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Essentially, Pooh is just a gas

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” It’s fitting Winnie the Pooh said that because he has been exemplifying that very sentiment in an effort to brighten people’s days during…

A dog’s tale, river style

Man’s best friend has been reunited with, well, his best friend. Some quick thinking from those aboard the passing Camjet jet boat tour saved a dog from drowning in the Waikato River after it fell…

Gloria has bags of time

They may be called Boomerang Bags, but Cambridge’s Gloria Scott doesn’t do it because she expects anything back. “I just enjoy the creative process,” she said. Gloria has been a member of Plastic Free Cambridge…

School Centenary Delayed A Year

Celebrations to mark fact Te Miro School is 100 this year have been postponed following Government directives around efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. The Te Miro School and District Centenary committee had…

Seeing The Positives

“Every day you can choose to get out of bed and be positive.” Given what Cambridge’s Jan Nesbit has been through, that statement is profound. Just over a decade ago, Jan was diagnosed with Cone-rod…

399 Straws For A Guinness

One of these could well have been the last straw. The last straw which – pending official confirmation – will soon see Cambridge become home to its latest world record holder. On Sunday, Anatole Ivanow…

Short film: it almost a wrap  

Work is wrapping up on a New Zealand short film which had a four-day shoot in Cambridge earlier this month – and it could be on screen in April. The cast and crew of Worthy…

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…

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