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DIY sale returns

The Great DIY Sale is returning to Hautapu on October 20, giving residents a chance to divert would-be rubbish from landfill and repurpose building materials in their own DIY and construction projects. The ‘brain child’…

Will you have a cup with that?

Despite Kermit the Frog’s protestations, it might be easy being green after all – as Cambridge’s In Stone Café has discovered. The Victoria St café has been offering customers the option of having their takeaway…

More kiwi for Maungatautari

Friday last week with the arrival of Tama Oha, a month-old Kiwi chick found in the wild in Taranaki and hatched at the National Kiwi Hatchery in Rotorua. Named by Taranaki iwi Ngāti Tama, Tama…

Grand Prior Award for St John cadet

Cambridge’s Sarah Rix has topped eight years of hard work with a memorable visit to Government House to receive her St John Grand Prior Award from New Zealand Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy. Sarah, 17, was…

Basketballer heals fast for national win

Maioro Barton has returned to the court better than ever after breaking his hand during the Whangarei round of the Northern League Wheelchair Basketball Champs in June. The Cambridge basketballer played on for a game…

Back to school for cyclists

There was more than one reason to smile on the last day of term for the children of Cambridge Primary School when they were visited by two World Championship medal winning cyclists, Tom Sexton and…

Historical birthing centre explained

As interest grows in local archaeological discoveries, Cambridge Historical Society president Grant Middlemiss is keen to encourage people to join the group.  “This area was the centre of so much habitation… there are more and…

Voting still open this Saturday

It’s now down to hours. Polls for the 2019 local body elections close across the country tomorrow – and voters who still want to have their say will have to use their feet to meet…

Halloween horrors promised at spooky fundraiser

October has arrived and Halloween looms … seems the time is right to dust off whatever hobgoblin horrors rattle your chains and head across to the Fox-Worthingtons for a scaring that just might top them…

Life membership marks extraordinary service

Two stalwarts in the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade – Win Steen and Steve Russell – have been awarded life membership by Chief Fire Officer Don Gerrand. The prestigious honour was bestowed at a September 28…

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