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Kids dress up for Book Week

Victoria St was splashed with colour last week as a contingent of Cambridge Primary School pupils strolled through town in their favourite book character costumes. The dress up parade was the culmination of the school’s…

Golden award for Molly G

It was a case of déjà vu for Cambridge’s Molly Goodeve when she took to the stage as overall winner at the 2018 New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards on Queen’s Birthday weekend. The Year 11…

Insights gained on Japan trip

A local teacher has touched down in Cambridge after a whirlwind trip across the Pacific as part of the Japan Sports Forum. Cambridge High School’s Joel Baker joined a group of ten physical education teachers…

Hangi celebrates Matariki

Cambridge Middle School hosted and fed over 750 people last week when the school held a special Matariki hangi for the community. It took 15 weeks of preparation by the school’s dedicated staff, as well…

New curtains at Gaslight

A new set of curtains were installed at the Gaslight Theatre on Tuesday. Cambridge Repertory Society member Colin Morley said the group, which runs the Gaslight Theatre, were rapt to see the curtains finally go…

Water spat turns nasty

A shared water meter has caused friction on Burns St, with a confrontation between neighbours over a water leak boiling over and resulting in a police call out. At issue, two of the 10 properties…

‘Thanks’ from Louise

A group of Cambridge volunteers were treated to morning tea on Monday, courtesy of local MP Louise Upston.  “More than one million New Zealanders are involved in some form of voluntary work in their communities,…

Relief in sight for shared meters

Waipa District Council is considering capping water bills for up to 140 households on cross-leased properties, disadvantaged by sharing a water meter. Last November the Council decided properties with shared water meters, most of them…

Roger Gordon’s take on four years at i-SITE

Cambridge i-SITE chief executive Roger Gordon sees his departure this week as a timely turning point for the organisation. Reflecting on his time at the helm, he said: “Those were a challenging four years. When…

Racist outburst shocks local

A nasty exchange last Saturday morning left a local woman reeling, after she was subjected to a racial slur. Marama*, a Māori woman who has lived in Cambridge for the past four years, was shocked…

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