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Lakewood on the home stretch

The commercial and retail site above Te Kō Utu Lake known as Lakewood will mostly be completed by the end of next month. Still under construction is Block E – a collection of commercial and…

Power co warns of water dangers

The company which manages the region’s nine hydro plants is warning Cambridge residents to be wary of the potential dangers of the Waikato River and Karapiro Lake, after an increase in risky behaviour at the…

Saving a national taonga

Intrepid members of the Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society have completed their third summer trip to the mountain’s highest reaches to continue ongoing work protecting a rare New Zealand plant species. The group…

Op shop dumpers, looters strike again

Clearing out rubbish and unsellable items from shop fronts is becoming an increasing problem for op shops. Hospice Waikato Regional Retail Manager Teresa Bidlake estimated about 60 to 70 percent of items donated outside of…

Town growth: Now we’ll C it

Work is about to get started on one of Cambridge’s next big areas of growth and development. The C3 growth cell – one of several growth cells rezoned for commercial and residential development by Waipa…

Turning strip gets the chop

The New Zealand Transport Agency has confirmed the turning lane on Victoria Road at the intersection of Church Road, 8km north of Cambridge, is no more. The organisation said vehicles using the SH1B strip as…

Hair today – but going soon

Fundraising for the greater good is a special cause for the Brockelbank family. Son Nic, 17, has raised over $14,000 for the New Zealand Muscular Dystrophy Association over the past decade, and now his mum…

Judy’s story raises funds for the blind

A book chronicling the life of Cambridge’s Judy Hale has so far raised $2500 for Blind and Low Vision New Zealand (formerly The Blind Foundation) and Guide Dog Services. Sales from the book, entitled Bright…

Oliver’s oarsome: First 2020 baby

Cambridge Olympian Stephen Jones and his wife Anna kicked off the year with the unexpectedly early arrival of their firstborn child, Oliver Anthony Jones. Little Oliver, who right now sports considerably more hair than his…

Vape store owner hits back

A vape store owner in Te Awamutu says he wants to set the record straight following a call by Waipa and Auckland principals to usher in strict regulations on the growing trend of nicotine delivery….

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