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How next year computes 

Every dentist appointment and family gathering; every awkwardly silent moment that to everyone but me begs for Smalltalk seems to herald the arrival of the same question these last few months: ‘so, what are you…

Accolades for two writers 

There are journalists and there are reporters. And there are reporters masquerading as journalists. Sadly, television in this country has a preponderance of the latter. And there are invited opinion writers like me who have…

A planting exercise  

Tom Montgomerie has walked the walk – and lunged the lunges. Tom, passionate about tackling climate change, has just donated more than $2700 to the Cambridge Tree Trust after using his skills to tackle a…

We Say Streaming must stay

Local bodies around the country responded to the Covid outbreak by turning to digital media. Meetings were held using the Zoom app, and more and more were livestreamed for the public to watch. A consequence…

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…

Matariki goes off with a banger 

Cambridge Middle School normally treats students and their families to a traditional hangi feast at its Matariki open day – this year, thanks to Covid, it was a sausage sizzle. But although bangers in bread…

Fat Bottomed Girls bust butts for bowel cancer  

After doing her bit for breasts, Debra Jenkins has given bottoms a boost. Inspired by breakfast television presenter Jenny-May Clarkson, the big-hearted local has spent this month exercising to raise money for Bowel Cancer NZ….

Dealing with family harm 

Hello again, as I write, I am one of the many who have succumbed to the winter flu (luckily not Covid19). Doctors say it is very prevalent at the moment, so I hope that you…

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…

In the trust, we trust….

Waipā District Council will provide a $750,000 loan guarantee to the trust behind an application to bring the New Zealand Sporting Hall of Fame to the district. In briefing councillors about the proposal, deputy chief…

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