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Uni student finds opportunity in Singapore exchange

A young man from Hautapu will soon trade in his green Kiwi surroundings for a high-rise city environment when he takes on his final semester of study, and he can’t wait. Twenty-year-old Waikato University student…

Lion King a roaring success

Audience reaction said it all as Cambridge Middle School’s production of The Lion King Jr ran to sell-out audiences earlier this month. “It was just outstanding,” said Hamilton music therapist Shona How, summing up the…

World-tour couple smitten with Cambridge

An English couple have found a comforting refuge in Cambridge during their meandering cycle around the world. Dan Burns and Jennie Burton started their self-made trip “The Slow Race” in April last year, riding simple…

Rockers eying national final

Cambridge musician George Roberts hopes his band Casper will be able to one-up their 2018 performance in the nationwide 2019 Smokefree Rockquest competition. The high school band won three awards at the Rockquest regional final…

Students’ five-tonne tractor haul earns the trophy

Their smiles said it all – a team of twenty Tauwhare School students pulled off a massive feat of strength on Thursday, June 27, hauling a five-tonne tractor at a rate of one metre per…

Hundreds farewell ‘extraordinary’ Jack Reid

Jack Reid, devoted family man, tireless advocate for education, kept his superb organisational skills honed to the end. Knowing he would soon succumb to cancer, Jack meticulously organised his funeral, not because he wanted control,…

Waipā falls flat on cycle classic

The Cycle Classic brought to Waipā for a three-year stint is gone after one, and organisers say one reason is the lack of a decent hill to ride up. The five-day international elite men’s road…

New president for Cambridge Rotary

Robyn Crickett was inducted as Rotary Cambridge’s new president at its Changeover of Presidents event last week. She is the organisation’s fourth female president since it was first chartered in 1946. “It is appropriate and…

Greyhound club welcomes public for education day

Waikato Greyhound Racing Club held an open educational day at the Cambridge Raceway recently, helping those who had adopted retired greyhounds. “This is the third time the club has held one of these and was…

Council defers decision on speed changes

Waipā District Council is taking additional time to consider the 200-plus proposed changes to speed limits on Waipā roads, after already spending $100,000 on the process. Council proposed the more-than 200 speed limit changes in…

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