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Kōkako fights back

Numbers of one of New Zealand’s great songbirds have doubled at the country’s biggest inland sanctuary. The latest kōkako census at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari revealed a tally of 47 territorial pairs and seven single birds….

Clippers out for head boy

Scores of Cambridge High School students and several staff will line up on September 23 to have their heads shaved in support of one of their own. The decision to take part in Shave for…

Boatsheds in the top 10

The Boatshed Kayaks at Lake Karapiro is basking in another big win – it has scooped a 2020 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award, putting it in the top 10 percent of worldwide attractions based on customer…

Therapy workshops for children

An inaugural series of art therapy community workshops aimed at helping children cope with stress, particularly as it relates to Covid-19 changes, will be held in Cambridge and Te Awamutu this month. Assuming Covid-19 alert…

Friends in high places

Ten-year-old Elliot Ismay organised a day of fun for his schoolmates last week that raised nearly $2500 for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter service. The year six student teamed up with friends James Morgan, Daniel…

What’s the buzz?

Cambridge High School was far from alone when its plans for a student production were upturned by Covid-19. But it was one of few schools to push through with its musical, which CHS brought to…

Grape expectations

  The 2020 Blue Ruru Pinot Gris has a secondary link. Secondary school, to be accurate – the grapes for the wine are grown at St Peter’s Cambridge. The bottling of this year’s vintage, in…

New station – but hours the same

A proposed new police base in Cambridge will not be manned around the clock. The station could be the first in the Waikato built under a partnership agreement signed between New Zealand Police and Tainui…

Bunnings goes, space for rent

A major retailer which shut up shop in Waipā last week is remaining tight-lipped on what will occupy the two sizeable retail spaces left vacant by its departure. The collective jobs of more than 50…

Georgia’s winning ways

It was a song and dance at Cambridge High School on Saturday night as the school’s annual talent quest hit the stage. The event attracted about 10 acts, including everything from hip hop dancing to…

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