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Getting over the hump 

A small Waipā farm is catering for a growing demand for raw milk. Humpbridge Milk, which opened in 2018, has become a popular service, giving customers an insight into milk production. The self-serve shop and…

Walk will go ahead 

This year’s global walk to celebrate the value of older people will go ahead at Cambridge Raceway as planned on September 27, unless there is a reversal of Covid levels. Organiser Florence Shearman said the event would proceed if current…

Business worries grow says MP 

Businesses in Cambridge are increasingly concerned about surviving alert level 2, Taupō MP Louise Upston says. She said that was the feedback she was getting from Cambridge Chamber of Commerce chief Kelly Bouzaid “Businesses reaching out to my electorate office too report the…

Time runs out for horologist 

OBITUARY: ROGER JENNINGS: 1.07.1950 – 31.08.2021 In Roger Jennings’ world, there was scarcely a stopped timepiece he couldn’t re-start. For more than five decades, he thrilled at the precision workings of clocks and watches.  Big or small,…

Lockdown lunacy 

Tuesday’s apology by Auckland couple William Willis and Hannah Rawnsley for a flagrant breach of Lockdown rules was as orchestrated as the trip they took. The best one could say about the couple was that…

Three waters: a quick hit

Any financial benefits in changing the management of water services throughout New Zealand are unlikely to have a long-term significant impact in Waipā, district councillors have been told. A Service Delivery workshop was held on Tuesday to prepare councillors to make a…

Slips closes track 

Waipā District Council has closed off one of its popular Lake Te Koo Utu tracks due to slips. The 245m Sam Lewis Track at the south-west of the lake which comes out opposite the Good Union Cambridge…

A new country every day… 

Frank Broekmans and Kevin Pepperell might be two of Cambridge’s newest residents, but they’ve quickly endeared themselves to the community with their collection of flags. Every day Frank hoists a nation’s flag on the flag post outside their…

Nourishing Cambridge 

Auckland’s loss has been Cambridge’s delicious gain since celebrity food writer Allyson Gofton and her family moved to Waipā two years ago. Gofton and her husband Warwick lived in Meadowbank, Auckland, for 20 years before…

Forty years of sulky success

In a town chock-a-block with sporting champions, you’d be hard-pressed to recognise arguably one of its greatest. David Butcher has been at or near the top of his harness racing game since he drove his…

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