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Deck the halls for December

Christmas is right around the corner, and homes around Cambridge are beginning to shine at night. While some may simply staple a row of fairy lights across their front porch, others go all-out with their…

Revaluations: What they mean

An average rise in property values in Waipā of around 25 per cent in three years has underlined a growing demand to live in the region. And the latest valuations which show industrial land values…

Driver testing could return

There could be a light at the end of the tunnel for those hoping for a return of practical driver licence testing in Cambridge. NZTA has announced it  will undertake a review in the next…

Deputy’s salary drop ‘not a gender issue’

Salaries for Waipa district councillors were approved at a council meeting last week, when all but one voted in favour of a new distribution of pay to accommodate for an additional councillor, which resulted in…

Person of the Year: Who’s next?

The Cambridge News Person of the Year is back for its third rendition. The award, which is announced in our final edition of the year, celebrates Cambridge’s good sorts and recognises one special person for…

Vaping: Govt needs to step up, say principals

As the New Zealand government prepares to introduce a bill on vaping regulation – limiting vape product flavours to tobacco, menthol and mint – Cambridge principals are calling for stricter regulations on the modern ‘smoking’…

Kids Eco Festival brimful with ideas

The inaugural Kids Eco Festival held last weekend at Cambridge Primary School was hailed by organisers as a great success. Accessible sustainability was central to the event, with stands focusing on waste reduction, pest control,…

Heart-starter numbers rise

Cambridge now has 17 AEDs – automatic external defibrillators – available to the public around the clock. The latest, outside Wilkinson Transport Engineers, is in a lockbox in the entrance way of the Albert St…

Piarere petition launched

A petition to extend the Waikato expressway to Piarere is gathering momentum. National’s Taupo electorate MP Louise Upston launched the petition at Cambridge Lions Trash ‘n’ Treasure market and within two hours had gained over…

Just right fir Christmas

It was originally intended to be an artificial tree in front of the town hall – but a free, existing fir tree nearby, at the right shape and size, proved to be the perfect, and…

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