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Community advisors see challenge ahead

Waipā District Council’s new commmunity advisors have a huge job ahead to help Waipā people recover equitably from the impacts of Covid-19. Just two weeks into the job Gina Scott and Corren Ngerengere have begun…

1,1,1 = three vehicles for St John

Cambridge couple Margaret and Bernie Pearson have donated a third vehicle to St John. The handover late last month was welcomed by St John Central Region fundraising and marketing manager Jeanette Horan, who said: “We…

Music triumphs over adversity

It’s been a tough year for Leamington School’s choir and orchestra, with practices disrupted and performances cancelled because of the pandemic – but students have found other ways to celebrate their music. “2020 has not…

Rocketspark tool has all the right words

New Zealand website builder Rocketspark has launched what it believes is the first Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool on the market that creates text content for its website users, helping get their businesses in front of…

Cambridge cycleways unveiled

Cambridge is set to get its first dual cycleway next year, marking the start of a move to transform the town into a hub for walking and cycling. The 2.8km cycleway, on Hamilton Road, will…

Creatively cultural workshops coming to museum in December

A series of workshops running at Te Awamutu Museum in the lead-up to Christmas are aimed at offering people ideas around festive crafts based in Māori culture and contemporary art. Toi Oriwa Creative public programmes…

Time to nominate Cambridge’s 2020 person of the year

It’s time once again for us to select the Cambridge News Person of the Year, and readers are being invited to send us their suggestions as to the person they think might be a worthy…

Dairy keeps Waipa’s economy running

The latest report from Wellington-based economists, Infometrics, says economic activity in the district has managed to “bounce back” in the September 2020 quarter. Waipā’s gross domestic product (GDP) was only 0.6 per cent lower than…

Rotary launches e-waste campaign

Rotary Cambridge has launched an innovative E-Waste Recycling programme that it hopes will take toxic waste out of landfills and educate people around the realities of recycling. Rotary members spent more than a year investigating…

Space: the photographic frontier

Cambridge photographer Lucy Rowden is searching for Cambridge’s secret spaces. She is working with Cambridge Museum to uncover spaces which were once seen by the community regularly – but not anymore. The Cambridge News uncovered…

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