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Gold star for Waipā firefighter

Murry Gillard’s 50 years as a firefighter have been were celebrated at a medal ceremony. Over 160 people, including family, friends, several senior brigade personnel from around the region and more than 20 Brigade life…

Race against time

Time waits for no man, so the saying goes, but as daylight savings kicks in at 2am on Sunday, the Cambridge town clock may be waiting a wee while before an expert arrives to set…

Trying a little kindness

Three years ago Cambridge woman Rebecca Broadbent launched an initiative designed make a positive difference in the Waipā community at grassroots level. “There were some awful things being reported in the media at the time…

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…

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