Matteo has the write stuff

Matteo has the write stuff

Matteo Di Maio’s dazzling intellect has already won him many admirers in the world of journalism. It also won him Cambridge High School’s coveted dux award last week. It’s a big call, labelling someone a…

A grand day had by all

At 1.10pm on Friday 21, Daniel Vivian leads his grandmother Marion Vivian through his classroom to a refreshments table, where tea, coffee, Milo and cartons of tropical punch are arranged beside a vase of pink…

From high heels to steel capped boots

Cambridge Police Station’s new youth aid officer is looking forward to helping children make positive changes in their lives. “I was brought up by a solo mum and she was a great role model,” Constable…

A sea of talent

A roar of excitement erupts from the audience as the house lights go down and the hall is bathed in darkness. Stage lights blaze to life, illuminating a painted backdrop of ocean, islands.  The auditorium…

Students on fire for fundraiser    

Twelve Cambridge Primary School students have raised $2772 for the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade. The money will help fit out the brigade’s new Ford F150 support vehicle with a water tank, pump and other “bits…

Cambridge Police base opens

Along with one of the fanciest fire stations in the country, Cambridge can now say that it has one of the fanciest police stations, says Waipa deputy mayor Liz Stolwyk. “And we couldn’t be prouder…

Alyssa aims for more gold 

Cambridge athletes brought home seven gold medals from the 2022 Aims Games last week. A total of 11,000 11-13 year-olds from 323 New Zealand schools converged on Tauranga to take part in 23 codes at…

Schools celebrate kapa haka return 

Nine schools competed at last week’s Combined Cambridge Schools’ Kapa Haka Festival. The annual festival has run for decades in Cambridge but hadn’t been held for two years because of Covid. Students performed at a…

Mermaids go better with Coke…

Stacey Ward has had the best excuse to drink Coca-Cola recently. The cans it comes in are a key ingredient in a glamorous garment her daughter Piper will be showcasing at Cambridge Primary School’s Sustainable…

Totara Springs triumphs

Cambridge Middle School took 36 athletes to Totara Springs camp in Matamata recently, competing in 30 different sports and bringing home four trophies. The school won croquet, boys’ indoor hockey, mixed outdoor hockey and boys’…