Cover up comes early 

Cover up comes early 

The annual display of blankets knitted by members of the local Operation Cover-Up team will take place next Thursday – almost a month earlier than usual. The July 7 display will be at the Cambridge…

Boxing for Ukraine

Many people who supported Rotary Cambridge’s recent Bookarama sale also donated to Rotary International’s ShelterBox Ukraine Emergency Appeal. An information desk and donation box positioned just inside the hall entrance alerted book enthusiasts to the…

Koran in te reo for Cambridge 

A copy of the Muslim holy book translated into te reo Māori – the Koran, or Kur’anu Tapu – has been gifted to Cambridge by members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The book was presented…

Plato’s influence on local exhibition

Cambridge abstract and figurative artist Raewyn Whaley has drawn on the influences of Plato’s allegory The Cave for her current exhibition. Themed ‘What is real’, the exhibition opened earlier this month at The Mandarin Tree…

Hard worker takes his rest 

ROY GOWER: 14.7.1934 – 31.5.2022 Roy Gower did many things during his well-lived 87 years. He had been a truck driver, real estate agent, hotel owner, station hand, historian and farmer. But the eulogies at…

Honour for Linda

Linda Roil, who founded Kids in Need Waikato and has helped brighten the lives of thousands of youngsters in care, has been presented with a Cambridge Community Board Community Service Award. In presenting the award…

Out of Africa, into Cambridge 

Author David ‘Dave’ Farrell is deeply grateful for his upbringing in the former Rhodesia. A free, rough-and-tumble childhood under the sun, later tempered by lessons learned in the English-style boarding school environment, gave him a…

Embracing new with old

The Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade’s new chief fire officer Dennis Hunt is promising a tenure that honours the work done by his predecessor Don Gerrand while acknowledging a need to bring the brigade into the…

‘Third age’ uni popular 

Interest in the formation of a University of the Third Age – U3A –  Cambridge has been so strong that the group’s founder, businesswoman Carey Church, has already secured a larger venue. The initial May…

 Thanking Red Cross volunteers 

Serving and retiring volunteer community drivers were thanked at a morning tea and presentation held late last month at Lauriston Park Homestead. The May 26 event was organised by Cambridge Community House (CCH), the organisation…