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Christmas is floating in

With six weeks until the end of the year Christmas is well and truly in the air. As shops bring out their Christmas specials and decorations are hung about the town, dozens of Cambridge’s community…

Armistice in Cambridge in pictures

It was a mixed bag for the Armistice in Cambridge event at Karapiro over the weekend, with beautiful weather welcoming 2000 people through the gate on Saturday for the 20th annual event. Then there was…

Hire centre boss laments police absence

Cambridge Hire Centre owner Seton Kibby says thieves are cashing in on the absence of round-the-clock policing in the town. His comments followed a raid which saw thieves destroy a fence to get into the…

Celebration for the Swart brothers  

Brothers Jack and Stephen Swart drew a big audience to the Cambridge Avantidrome last Saturday for the launch of Russell Jones’ new biography The Swart Brothers: Jack and Stephen. The brothers are both pillars who…

Sculpture enhances sister city relationship

The striking Le Quesnoy Sculpture commemorating the WW1 battle that forged a unique alliance between Cambridge and its French sister city of Le Quesnoy was unveiled on November 2. Relieved of its korowai, the stainless-steel…

A twin win for takahē

New Zealand’s first takahē chicks of the 2019/2020 season have hatched at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. A set of twins – i.e. two chicks in a single clutch – hatched inside the mountain’s southern enclosure, and…

Stolwyk plans to give job ‘1000 per cent’

New Waipa District Council Deputy Mayor Liz Stolwyk is pledging a full-steam ahead approach to her new role. Stolwyk has been engaged across a range of projects throughout her two terms as a Cambridge ward…

Aksel knows the score

For much of last Saturday, Aksel Bech was fielding an interview while trying hard not to stuff up the scoring for a cricket game at St Peter’s School. Cricket isn’t in his DNA, he says….

Our council – it’s official

Waipa’s new and returning councillors pledged their allegiance to the district recently in a swear-in ceremony to officiate four new councillors and ten returning councillors. It was a new experience for three of the five…

Art exhibition to show Cambridge’s best

The St Andrews Church Hall will become the centre stage for Cambridge’s artistic talent this weekend when the Cambridge Society of Arts (CSA) holds its Annual Art Exhibition. The free event, where all featured works…

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