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5.20pm 24 May One person has died following a crash on State Highway 3, Ōhaupō this afternoon. The crash, involving two vehicles, was reported to Police at around 1.50pm. A second person sustained minor injuries….

Well known auctioneer mourned

A man described as an iconic stock agent, Alan Douglas (Hizzy) Hiscox died at his Taumarunui home on May 2. In a career stretching back to the 1970s, Alan became a top Central North Island…

Tight rein on farm data

Logan Dawson used data driven decision making to double dairy farm revenue. Dawson, who with his wife Sian was runner up in the 2024 Dairy Industry Association Awards Share Farmer of the Year Award, is…

Fly free, little princess

Female motorcyclists from around the central North Island will converge on Te Awamutu tomorrow (Friday) for the funeral of Donna Gaye McCauley. The 51-year-old died last week at Te Poi near Matamata following a crash…

Born to be a farmer

Nithmount Farm Cow 494 affectionately nuzzles 2024 New Zealand dairy trainee of the year Kirwyn Ellis. The encounter in a paddock on Hamish and Sharee Germann’s 130ha dairy farm – nestled between Mt Pirongia and…

New film through Māori lens

A new movie in te reo Māori about the battle of O-Rākau will be the first in New Zealand cinema history to share the history from a Māori perspective. It will be released during Matariki…

Bumper turnout for creative fibre

It’s another thumbs up for all at this month’s Cambridge Creative Fibre Exhibition and Fibre Fair held in the Cambridge Town Hall. More than 400 people came through the doors on the only Fibre and…

New ute for tree trust

It might have already racked up the kilometres and seen its fair share of dirty gardening business, but Cambridge Tree Trust is happy with its new ‘old’ ute. The 2011 Mitsubishi Triton will go quickly…

Rotary rocks the hall

A specially adapted performance of ‘Something Tells Me You’re in for Something Good’ by Cambridge Rotary’s own band, The Bruised Brothers knocked the socks off hundreds of Rotarians gathered in Cambridge last weekend. The social…

Burning ring of chilli fire

It’s a fine line between pleasure and pain, as the Divinyls’ song goes, but it’s a line Jim Thomassen gets a kick out of walking. Jim, 55, is a competitive chilli eater who will take…

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