Ride on: Leo’s big target 

Ride on: Leo’s big target 

‘Outside the comfort zone is where you grow.’ “It was a saying on the Nutri-Grain box,” says Leo Piper, when The News asks if he’s daunted by the prospect of cycling for six hours straight….

Teen’s Olympic dream 

It’s a jungle out there in the competitive swimming world, but Cambridge’s own ‘Tarzan’ is up for the challenge. At just 14, Cambridge High School year 9 student Corné Diener is nearly two metres and…

Carol ends 20-year teaching stretch 

After 20 years at Cambridge Kindergarten Carol Tancock has retired from full-time teaching. Carol arrived at the kindergarten in 2002 and was head teacher until last year, when a bout of ill health prompted her…

Crying over spilt milk

Three-year-old Tobias Overwater sits beside his mother Jenny on their living room sofa, quietly pulling apart the aeroplane he built with Stickle Bricks. There’s no indication he hasn’t had a proper meal for five days…

Learning from the best   

Training with the Gallagher Chiefs on Friday afternoon was a dream come true for Cambridge Middle School student Riley McBeth. Riley started playing rugby when he was four and has never missed a Saturday game…

How hockey suited Nick

“You can’t be serious,” says Nick Goodwin as The News suggests the whole town needs to know about the lengths he went to for his hockey team on Friday night. Being a kind and generous…

A bonnie wee photo competition 

For 10 years, Cambridge Camera Club members have been inspired to reach new heights of photographic excellence by like-minded shutterbugs living 18,000km away. Former Cambridge police detective and camera club member Scott McDougall, who died…

Maddi brings gold and silver

Cambridge rowers returned home with two gold and two silver medals after a successful 2022 Aon Maadi Cup this week. This year marked the 75th anniversary of the prestigious New Zealand secondary schools rowing championships,…

Golden moments at Aon Maadi Cup

Three hours after winning gold in the girls U16 double sculls event at the Aon Maadi Cup on Saturday, Izie Murray and Lucy Eastwood were still buzzing. “When they give you the cup you’re like…

Give us head with hair…

As the lunch bell rings at Cambridge Middle School, students surge from their classrooms, sprinting towards the cricket pitch in the centre of the playing field. The long concrete strip has been converted to a…