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Redpath rewarded for musical dedication

Jack Redpath, winner of the Cambridge High School Ritchie Pickett Scholarship, is not your average music student. The dedicated saxophonist practices every day, sometimes several times a day. “Music is my greatest passion and if…

Making the disabled go the extra mile

Heather Brand is frustrated by the continuing abuse of Cambridge’s mobility parking spaces. She has Parkinson’s Disease and her condition leaves her unable to walk at times, and she must park close to shops as…

Tapas bar closure blindsides community

The sudden closure of Cambridge tapas bar Pony at the start of the Easter weekend has left some staffers confused, angry and out of pocket. They told Cambridge News that a new menu had been…

Ann’s fibre slice a winner

Cambridge fibre artist Ann Bell has won the supreme award at this year’s national Creative Fibre exhibition. “The festival is held every two years and I don’t remember the last time a Cambridge person won…

Mary Anne Gill, DHB dismissal: Reflecting on my first sacking

When Health Minister David Clark sacked sacked the Waikato District Health Board last week he cited ongoing performance issues and “continual adverse publicity”. He has installed a comissioner, Karen Poutasi,  who has resumed the process…

Pony club wins training day with famed event rider

The Parenga Pony Club recently hosted high profile New Zealand event rider Bundy Philpott, a former pony clubber herself, for a training day for its members. The special day came about after the local club…

Homes for all after Kaimanawa muster

The Kaimanawa muster at the end of April was a huge success, with all the 70 horses taken from the wild being rehomed. Cambridge showjumper Georgia Bouzaid, a sponsored Kaimanawa rider and owner of Kaimanawa…

Speeds look set to drop

Cambridge principals have welcomed indications that speeds outside Cambridge schools will most likely be reduced this year, along with over 200 speed changes across the district. Waipa District Council proposed the speed limit changes in…

Artists come out of the closet

A group of Cambridge artists have had had a significant confidence boost after the success of their art exhibition last weekend. The exhibition in St Andrews Church Hall, Cambridge, saw five closet artists, Henriette Mathiesen,…

Security in your hands

Cambridge businesses are becoming more vigilant as the town’s population continues to grow and security can be in the palm of their hands. In the wake of burglaries, ramraids and vandalism shop owners are now…

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