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Pumping iron for the planet  

After bringing a new kind of ice cream to Cambridge in 2017, entrepreneur turned personal trainer Tom Montgomerie has cooked up another cool idea. The former St Peter’s School student now wants to raise $5000…

Repelling the Wallabies

Australian marsupials introduced in acts of extraordinary folly are headlined by the brushtail possum. After they were released in 1837 to create a fur trade, their numbers peaked at around 70 million. They have fallen…

Talking Piarere

Waka Kotahi staff will  front up to shoppers in Cambridge next Tuesday to discuss the proposed solution to one of the region’s biggest black spots. The intersection of State Highway 1 and 29 at Piarere is…

Riders raise warnings over cycleway

A car with an out-of-town driver leaving one of Cambridge’s motels allegedly hit a cyclist riding along the Hamilton Road Cycleway on Tuesday. Details of the incident appeared on social media posts with the cyclist…

What’s in a building’s name?

New Zealand-born cycling giant and now Swiss-owned cycling manufacturer Avanti will continue getting free publicity in Waipā, even though its 10-year naming rights deal with the Cambridge Velodrome has ended. The National Cycling Centre of…

Junior vaccinations start

Ethan Twaddle was one of 1220 Waikato tamariki vaccinated against Covid-19 with the child version of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday. The nine-year-old Cambridge Primary School student was a little apprehensive but quickly recovered to…

The millionaires’ club

Cambridge has joined the million-dollar housing club and outside of six suburbs in Hamilton, has the highest median house value in the Waikato. CoreLogic’s Mapping the Market Report released this week showed the median house…

Our own Dads’ Army

By Luke East Eight decades ago Cambridge’s very own Home Guard was protecting their patch from Nazi tyranny. The Cambridge Home Guard was formed in July 1940, following the example of the 1.5 million Brits…

Cambridge farewells museum manager 

After five years as Cambridge Museum manager, Kathryn Parsons has left to take up an appointment in Hamilton. She will take up a role this month as research librarian for Hamilton City Library’s Heritage Collection….

History is in the cupboard… 

Whenever someone asked Cambridge High School library manager Glenys Bichan for some historical information about their time at the school, she would head to a “Harry Potter” like cupboard and begin the mammoth effort to…

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