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Respected veteran turns 100

One of Cambridge’s well-known veterans, Ray Moncur, turned 100 on June 7. He marked the occasion with several special gatherings, more cake than he could eat, and the stated gratitude of a gentleman to all…

Postal services shift to Paper Plus next month

Cambridge’s PostShop is moving most of its postal operations into the local Paper Plus outlet from July 4. From that date, all postal services, with the exception of postboxes and courier pick-ups, will be available…

Being Catholic rocks at St Peter’s

Cambridge’s St Peter’s Catholic School marked National Catholic Schools Day on May 28 in the style it knows best – celebrating faith alongside loads of fun. This time, however, there was an interesting twist. School…

Pet owner warning over rat poison

Treatment for one Cambridge cat continues this week after potentially ingesting poison. Sharon Barnett took all three of her cats to the Cambridge Pet Vets after finding a piece of rat bait had been brought…

Former mayor stepping out of office

A veteran of public service recently announced he’ll hang up his hat in October after more than two decades in local government. Alan Livingston said it had been hard work and challenging, but also “an…

Cambridge girl a Rural Catch

When Charlotte Leach saw that the Fieldays Rural Bachelor competition had changed to the “Rural Catch” competition last year, essentially making it a competition for both sexes, she thought she’d give it a try and…

Bring back licence testing, says Cambridge

Cambridge officials want to bring practical driving tests back to Cambridge. At last Thursday’s full Council meeting, members of the Cambridge Community Board asked Waipa District councillors to approach the NZTA and lobby to get…

Teachers have had enough

A dozen teachers and a few passionate children gathered in town last Wednesday, mustering support from the public as they advocated for serious improvements to the education system. “We don’t refer to it as a…

Sewing project wins award for second time

An initiative designed to teach Vanuatu women sewing skills and help them lead more independent lives has just won an international award for the Cambridge Altrusa Club for the second consecutive year. The club’s Threads…

Popular Mosaic Choir concert coming up

Another annual concert featuring the ever-popular Mosaic Waikato Modern Choir is set to charm local audiences next month. The two performances at Cambridge’s St Andrew’s Church on Saturday June 15 will comprise a short one-hour…

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