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Community vaccination centre opens in Cambridge

The Cambridge Community Marae – Nga Hau E Wha is the latest community COVID-19 vaccination centre to open in the Waikato. Maree Munro, Waikato DHB COVID-19 vaccine programme lead, said at full capacity the site…

We’re going by train now…

The Waikato to Auckland Te Huia train service has carried more than 11,000 passengers in its first three months of operation and there are plans to extend weekday services. It was also proving popular with…

Three Waters carrot for councils 

Waipā is set to receive just under $21 million as part of a $2.5 billion Three Waters package for local governments if it accepts the offer. Under the formula Ōtorohanga will receive just over $10.6…

New liquor licence bid

Cambridge people are being urged to consider whether an application to establish the town’s ninth bottle store in the former Guthrie Bowron premises on Victoria St should proceed. The application for an Off Licence by…

Howling on Victoria St

Nothing says rural discontent better than a howling dog and so when Trev the Huntaway got his moment in the spotlight, he let rip. There he was, head of the parade on the back of a classic Kingswood HQ ute, his master Dean Bayley of…

Business breaker – 60-year-old dairy faces closure

A dairy in Grey Street is losing hundreds of customers and turnover has plunged 60 per cent since Waipā District Council blocked the Cambridge street for its Hamilton Road dual cycleway. As patrons abandon the family business in their droves,…

Vaccination centre to open in Cambridge

Waikato DHB confirmed today it will open a Covid 19 vaccination centre in Cambridge on Wednesday 28 July and in Te Awamutu early next month. The venue has yet to be confirmed but The News…

A fundraising star  

After beating the odds herself, Emmeline Lattin has raised $870 for Starship Children’s Hospital to help other New Zealand children get vital medical treatment. Emmeline, 13, has had ongoing care at Starship since a life-threatening…

Project fosters generosity

After meeting Kids in Need Waikato co-founder Linda Roil and collecting for her charity this term, Aidan Tidd and Ella Millar have a new appreciation for the struggles many foster children face. “They could be…

Matariki part of the culture

Matariki will not become an official national public holiday until June 24 next year, but for Cambridge High School, attempts to entrench the event in the school’s future culture have already begun. Friday 10 July…

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