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Woman dies after freakish winds topple tree

A woman who sheltered from the bad weather under a pin oak tree in Cambridge’s Victoria Square has died in Waikato Hospital after the tree fell and trapped her under it. The woman was treated…

Report knocks our ‘culture’

An inquiry into Cycling New Zealand’s high-performance programme has criticised the culture at its Cambridge home of cycling base saying it is “fragmented” and that life in such a small town exacerbates loneliness and one-dimensionality….

Do the planning now, council told

Plans should be made immediately to ensure a five-month $2.5 million makeover of Cambridge’s historic Victoria Bridge has little impact on the town’s traffic. Waipā deputy mayor Liz Stolwyk made the plea at this week’s…

July date set for trust

A charitable trust tasked with turning around the fortunes of the Cambridge Town Hall has finally reached an agreement with Waipā District Council more than a year after its formation. The 20-year agreement has a…

Bid made for four quarries

Beacon Hill Contracting has unveiled plans for four quarries extracting 125,000 tonnes of sand a year from its Maungatautari base. In a resource consent, filed with Waipā District Council last week, the company reveals there…

Anglican vicar welcomed

Rev Jennie Savage’s move to take the reins as the new St Andrew’s Church vicar had a bumpy start. Flip-flopping Covid restrictions meant the family dog Saga arrived in Cambridge three months before her owners…

Making the pieces fit

A new competition run by Waipā District Libraries during the April school holidays found a clever solution to the problem of jigsaws made maddeningly frustrating through lost bits. ‘Jigsaw Art’ ran across both Cambridge and…

Kaipaki faces fence battle  

The conflict between rural-based industries and lifestylers is something Waipā District Council says is not uncommon – and the latest example is in Kaipaki. Agricultural contractor Karl Schwitzer has resource consent to operate a contractors’…

The bridge Cambridge does have… 

After a Covid-induced hiatus, the Cambridge Bridge Club is back in action and has a series of 10 free beginner bridge lessons starting next Tuesday. Club secretary Ailsa Henderson said it marks a welcome return…

Council checks out quarry

Waikato’s environmental watch dog has visited the site of an illegal Waipā sand quarry – 28 days after it was alerted to its existence. Waikato Regional Council says there were no “apparent risks” to the…

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