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Abortion legislation divides regional MPs

Waikato MPs are split in the way they voted on the Abortion Legislation Bill, which passed its first reading on August 8. Taupo MP Louise Upston and Hamilton West MP Tim Macindoe were among the…

Dragon boats bring $6 million bonus

The announcement of up to 5000 breast cancer paddlers coming to Cambridge in 2022 for the International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission (IBCPC) already has Cambridge’s sporting and tourism industry experts planning for the big event….

“One day at a time’ for shooting victim

Jim Zheng is back at the helm of the Karapiro Café and Gifts store, four months after being shot there. “I think I’m lucky I didn’t die,” the 48-year-old told the Cambridge News. Zheng revealed…

Potholes to Piarere

Motorists have complained about State Highway 1 south of Cambridge, saying it has dangerous intersections, increasing use, a high crash rate and a flurry of potholes. “The road down to Rotorua is filled with potholes,”…

Major renovation for leading Stud

The owners of the renowned Cambridge Stud, Brendan and Jo Lindsay, have made significant changes since taking over two years ago – and will open a museum on the site. An overhaul at the 145-ha…

Knitting communities back together

Visitors to the Operation Cover-Up (OCU) display in Cambridge heard of the gratitude with which their gifts were received in impoverished parts of Eastern Europe. Guest speaker Andie Davies from the Auckland-based Mission without Borders…

Nearly three dozen babies at Latch On

It was quite the sight to see with a total of 34 babies and their mums breastfeeding at once inside the former Cambridge maternity hospital on Friday morning last week. The fourth consecutive Big Latch…

Volunteering with children A.O.K.

  Signing my family up for new things can be scary. Understandably, my three boys (all aged under 10) are sometimes reluctant to try stuff that will push them outside their comfort zones.  And just…

Puppy love gets life-changing results

The annual appeal week for Assistance Dogs NZ is on now – and the organisation hopes to see donors, volunteers and supporters come out in force. “We receive no government funding, we rely on donations…

Architect in the running

Two years after winning Home Magazine’s Home of the Year, Cambridge architect Christopher Beer has been shortlisted for another major national award. In May Chris won an award in the 2019 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture…

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