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With and without… the evidence 

Drone images of two sections of the Papakai Block in the Coromandel forest released by the Department of Conservation this week have illustrated the enduring benefits of waging war on introduced pests.    Its media release didn’t mention…

Black walnut among the biggest 

  A massive black walnut tree – stately even as it stands leafless in its Cambridge garden – is believed to be the largest in New Zealand and the southern hemisphere, and the fourth largest in the world. This particular specimen of Jurglans nigra, or eastern American black walnut,…

Borrowed helmet a lifesaver 

Kath and Chris Dobson want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped their son George after he was concussed at the Cambridge pump track. “Thank God the right people were there at…

Acts of kindness praised 

St Peter’s School Cambridge campus principal Julie Small has acknowledged the “continuous support, kindness, thoughtfulness and genuine care” parents displayed during the school’s challenging times. In the school’s newsletter she thanked them and students for…

St Peter’s gives charity a boost 

St Peter’s School Cambridge remains the only unbeaten rugby team in the Central North Island first XV competition after a 26-0 win over previously unbeaten St Paul’s Collegiate at Cambridge last Saturday. The team, which also won…

New citizens welcomed 

Covid’s tentacles even stretch to citizenship ceremonies.  A new cluster of naturalised New Zealanders attended a ceremony in Te Awamutu last Friday, and mayor Jim Mylchreest noted that, thanks to Covid, the number of such events – and…

A second chance to entertain 

Last year, it’s fair to say, was not a good year to host a school musical. Covid-19 hit Cambridge High School’s 2020 Jesus Christ, Superstar production effort hard: shifting schedules, and prompting cancellations—and meaning the…

‘Our’ headmaster merits birthday honour

For 30 years Cambridge has been Susan Hassall’s haven while she forged a ground-breaking role as the first and only woman to lead a New Zealand boys’ school. Hassall was made an Officer of the New Zealand…

Roundabout site close – but residents want express delivery

Waka Kotahi plans to announce the preferred site for a roundabout at Piarere by the end of this month. But as the transport agency ploughs ahead, the call for a return to the original plan –…

More call for Expressway work 

A further two deaths on the stretch of road which the Government cut from Waikato Expressway extensions has further fuelled calls for the Karapiro section to be upgraded. Four people died in three crashes on…

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