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Restoration work on war graves begins

A restoration project aimed at protecting Cambridge’s war graves is underway, and RSA member Alan Sherris wants to hear from families either linked to the graves or interested in the restoration programme itself. The move…

City opposes Māori wards

Hamilton will go to the 2022 local body elections without a Māori seat. The city council voted 8-4 against establishing a Māori ward in the first vote on the issue in the province since the…

Kaumatua backs bowel cancer screening program

A senior kaumatua to the Kīngitanga movement, is lending his mana and own story to the launch the National Bowel Screening programme across Waikato. The free screening programme is rolling out across the region for…

Entries open for youth awards

Nominations have opened for the 19th 2021 Waipā District Council Youth Awards, which celebrate the achievements of the 14- to 18-year-old. The awards recognise achievements in academic, community service, leadership, sporting and arts/culture categories. Last…

Suicide awareness fundraiser at gym

The Mates Matter Charitable Trust founder Craig Bulloch is holding a fundraiser in Cambridge on April 17 to fund suicide prevention programmes at Cambridge Community House. ‘The 654 Challenge’, named for the 654 people who…

Leaders unveil new rail service

The new Te Huia passenger rail service launched this week will be a crucial connection between Hamilton and Auckland for an initial 300 people a day, Waikato Regional Council chairman Russ Rimmington says. An open…

Tall fern turns heads in the US

St Peters Cambridge student Charlisse Leger-Walker has won All-American honours with her college basketball team. Leger-Walker – who features in a Waipā youth awards story – has become the first player from the Washington Cougars…

Obituary: Part of the ‘whakapapa of this place’

Faith was front and centre of Margaret Vosper’s life. It steeled her against tragedy, became her family’s life-blood and was a beacon for decades spent serving others. Stephanie Vosper, one of her three surviving children,…

Disco to the rescue — again

Two special dogs whose lives are intertwined through veterinary procedures met face-to-face for the first time recently – one a life-saving blood donor greyhound called Disco, and the other an ailing labradoodle called Skylar, who…

Opinion: a positive perspective on Streets for the People

A novel plan to make Cambridge road safer has arrived with fluorescent hit sticks and polka dots. The response in the News to date has been less than positive. Below, we hear from a Cambridge writer…

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