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Hautapu takes the cup

It’s third time lucky for Fonterra’s Hautapu site, who have once again taken out the Sustainability Cup at the Co-op’s Best Site Cup Awards for making sustainability a part of everyday decision making. Fonterra’s Best…

Mobility scheme coming

Steps are being taken to make life easier for Waipa’s seniors. Cambridge and Te Awamutu will soon see the introduction of the Total Mobility Scheme (TMS), a subsidised taxi service aimed at easing transportation issues for…

Fun activities mark 20th

Cambridge Library is celebrating two decades at 23 Wilson Street with a week of fun activities. Everyone is invited to join in the festivities, which include behind the scene tours, activities, competitions, cake and a…

Left in the lurch

Parents on the Leamington side of the river have been left scrambling, after a Ministry of Education ruling which means Year 9 and 10 students will be ineligible to catch the bus to Cambridge High…

Maioro behind plastic-free July

Well-known Cambridge wheelchair athlete Maioro Barton has thrown his support behind Plastic Free July, signing up to be one of four locals taking the Waipa District Council’s Top 4 challenge this month. In return for…

Community events boosted

Eleven community events in the Waipa have been named as the first recipients of a new Community Event Fund established by Waipa District Council. The $30,000 fund aims to support grass-roots events which help build…

Road marking fail

A dead pukeko received an unexpected paint job last week, courtesy of council contractors. The bird was sprayed over on Peake Rd – assuming it wasn’t taken out by the road marking truck in the…

Limit drop could cripple eel industry

Fisheries New Zealand launched a public consultation last month on catch limits for longfin freshwater eels in the North Island – proposing the option of sticking with the status quo or reducing the limit by…

Concert adds $3K to band fundraising

Last month’s concert at St Peter’s School added another $3000 to the Cambridge Brass Band’s fundraising efforts for its November visit to France. The Cambridge Brass Band is one of the oldest community bands in…

St Peter’s fifth at Lit Quiz national final

St Peter’s School’s Lit Quiz team successfully put their book knowledge to the test at the Lit Quiz national final in Wellington on June 10, finishing fifth out of 16 teams representing their regions. Having…

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