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  Reel talk – Cambridge’s Tivoli Cinema remains the only Waikato cinema to have reopened since the country shifted to Covid-19 Alert Level 2. But, a government announcement this week increasing the size limit on…

It’s back to school – with social distancing

  During lockdown, Cambridge High School principal Greg Thornton began his commute to work by walking down his hallway to his son’s bedroom. From this makeshift “office,” Thornton directed the school’s Covid-19 response, recording video…

Community offers a helping hand

Cambridge is answering the kindness call in spades, with offers of help pouring in to cover an extended period of hardship. As lockdown started, Waipa District Councillor and long-time Cambridge resident Philip Coles joined others…

Life post clock-down

Ask not for whom the bell tolls in Cambridge – because since the start of lockdown the answer has been for no one. But now thanks to a group of Council parks and reserves team…

The tallest tale in Waipā

If you ask Murray Smith about it, he’s a little reticent. “It’s a bit of a sad ‘claim to fame’ really isn’t it? I just really love giraffes.” And there’s your hint as to what…

Good Local is how to go local

  By Roy Pilott – News Director The return to Level 2 is the biggest sign yet that the long battle with Covid-19 is being won. The battle ahead, though, will be just as difficult…

Lions cook up hot lunches for the needy

  An initiative linking the Lions Club of Cambridge with Cambridge Community House (CCH) launched last week with the free distribution of hot food to families in need. Orders for the Monday, Wednesday and Friday…

Some will, some won’t Councils on different pages

Leaders of Waikato’s two largest local bodies have announced they will surrender portions of their pay because of the Covid-19 lockdown – but there is no national consensus and it appears unlikely others in Waikato…

Number’s up for plastics

The country’s major supermarkets say they have plans to eliminate plastics which Waipā District Council has voted to remove from recycling bins. Countdown – owned by Woolworths New Zealand – and Foodstuffs, which oversees New…

Tourism: The five year plan

It could be five years before Waikato’s tourism sector rebounds to pre-Covid-19 lockdown levels, Waipā District Council’s Finance and Corporate Committee has been told. But Waipā’s strategic geographic location, natural environment and world-class event venues…

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