Farewell to netball godmother

Farewell to netball godmother

An online tribute to Diana Galletta suggested that God think twice before arming the netball legend with a whistle as she passed through the pearly gates. “Those who knew Diana will all remember her voice…

King Country couple take new dealership to Fieldays

Ōtorohanga musicians and entrepreneurs, Allan and Jan Barclay, will be at the National Fieldays later this month to help market the grunty petrol and electric Tuatara ATV, said to be one of the best vehicles…

Resthaven looks ahead

November’s celebrations marking Cambridge Resthaven’s 50th anniversary come with a pledge to futureproof the organisation’s place as Cambridge’s only community rest home. Upcoming events will celebrate the official opening on November 25, 1972, of the…

Company plugs Christmas shortfall 

A windfall donation has given a boost to this year’s Christmas Cheer initiative. After hearing Cambridge Community House’s Amy Watkins talk at a recent Rotary Cambridge gathering, club member and Legacy Funerals’ Cambridge funeral director…

New playwright wins praise 

Fred Simpson’s first play, centred on the woes of MIQ entrapment may well have set the Cambridge doctor-turned author onto a new path. ‘Stop, Watch’ followed the testy musings of seniors Joan and Henry, locked…

Were you there in ’72?

Cambridge Resthaven is poised to celebrate its half century later this month, with events planned for November 25 and 26. The commemorations celebrate the opening on November 25, 1972, of the Cambridge Resthaven community-owned rest…

Interest high in garden festival

Tickets for this year’s Rotary Garden Festival are flying out the door. Rotarian and event organiser Carey Church said two-thirds of available tickets for the November 20 event have already gone. The annual garden festival…

Lions take a well earned rest

Two Lions who have given a fair chunk of their time to helping others are finally easing up. After a decade behind the wheel of the Cambridge Lions Shed truck, Graham Wiseman is hanging up…

Facing a global challenge 

New Zealand is in ‘unchartered waters’ with the dual threat of a more assertive China making us more exposed economically than ever before, and the precarious challenges presented by the Russia/Ukraine conflict. Speaking in Cambridge…

Changes ahead for health and community centre 

An open day at the Cambridge Health and Community Centre will serve the dual purpose of unveiling a new name and vision for the centre and celebrating the 60th anniversary of the maternity home that…