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What’s the deal with Bridge?

Always one to try new things, Claire Castle headed along to a Bridge class at the Cambridge Bridge Club recently, to join in with beginners’ lessons. First, I need to confess that I am not…

Asbestos shuts down site

  Interior work at 60 Victoria street has ground to a halt, after the discovery of asbestos by Worksafe inspectors last week. The first and second floors of the building, which began refurbishment in July…

Remembering the Wahine, 50 years on

Cambridge’s Florence Shearman will undertake a poignant pilgrimage to Wellington next week. She will attend the city’s Wahine 50 commemoration – a full day of activities planned to mark the sinking on April 10, 1968,…

Charity makes dreams come true

Having five kids would be hard enough at the best of times, but for Leamington mum Hannah Meredith it’s made all the more difficult by raising them by herself.  It’s been tough since she separated…

Bus trip through history

Always keen for a free trip, Claire Castle hopped on the bus for a look around Cambridge and surrounds on the first council Discovery Tour over this side of Waipa. I was excited to learn…

Health WOF gets thumbs up

The March 16 Men’s Health Event at Cambridge Baptist Church has been given a firm “thumbs up” from all those concerned. A total of 125 men used the health event’s “warrant of fitness” card, 25…

Anna’s songs lead to Los Angeles spin-off

Six weeks spent at the ISINA music mentoring programme in Los Angeles has propelled Cambridge singer/songwriter Anna Saxton on a new and exciting career trajectory. Anna, who works under the name “Saxi”, spent over six…

Memories come flooding back

Murray Lopes’ memory went into overdrive after reading a recent Cambridge News story on the town pool’s $16.5 million facelift. After seeing the story about the pool’s closure pending the start of a massive redevelopment…

New Pare for Marae

The Cambridge Community Marae, Nga Hau E Wha, held a special ceremony last weekend to mark the arrival of a new carving.    

Cambridge dancers join Royal NZ Ballet on stage

Cambridge’s Isla Newlands and Gabi Hill joined the Royal NZ Ballet on stage in Auckland last weekend, performing in their production of The Piano: The Ballet. The pair, both friends who attend K.S. School of…

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