Expo will have news on stream

Expo will have news on stream

Information on the progress being made on an ecological corridor linking Maungatautari and Pirongia maunga will form part of an Ecology Expo taking place at the Te Awamutu Museum on Sunday. The event brings together…

New whānau rooms in house

Cambridge Community House’s new whānau whare was officially blessed and opened last week, providing an easier working environment for one of the agency’s busier teams. The four-roomed addition adds capacity to facilities at Cambridge Community…

U3A reaches milestone

Cambridge U3A (University of the Third Age) might just be one of the town’s fastest-growing groups. With over 420 registered members, the stage has been reached where monthly meetings are usually over-booked, which means waiting…

A game changer for Cambridge

The story of the Victoria Bridge – or high-level bridge – is one crucial to Cambridge’s development. Cambridge Museum records show it was built over a seven-month period in 1907, using a kitset sent out…

‘Gems’ from our history

A few colourful tales have emerged from recent events linked to Waipā District Libraries’ Heritage Month. Saturday’s talk on ‘Small town, Big stories – Photographs from the Museum’, presented by Cambridge Museum manager Elizabeth Harvey,…

More fun on the run

The annual Waipā Fun Run organised by Cambridge’s St Peter’s Catholic School is attracting a growing number of out-of-region participants. This year’s family fun walk and run event, which has Cambridge News as one of…

Eight Ball: it’s talk, not chalk

Members of the Eight Ball Group are used to being quizzed on the origins of their name. The reason has more to do with physiology than pool, it seems, because the four men who started…

Celtic start to Heritage Month

Waipā District Libraries launched its annual Heritage Month last week with a talk on New Zealanders who have Scottish and Irish blood coursing through their veins. ‘Southern Celts’ was hosted at Cambridge Library by Celine…

Covid’s disabling sting

Disappearing work contracts spell tough times for disability employment agencies.  Viv Posselt talks to one of them, Achievement House in Cambridge. Achievement House is feeling the post-Covid pinch as a drop in the number of…

Santa scheme continues

Cambridge Altrusa’s inaugural December ‘Santa to a Senior’ initiative enjoyed such success that it is already firmly fixed on the club’s 2024 programme. One of the project’s organisers, club member Alison Burr, described the response…