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Te Reo speaking parrots amaze

Cambridge’s Wayne Morris and his te reo Māori-speaking parrots come as a delightful surprise to those who hear them communicating – their mastery of imitation has amazed many. The much-loved Amazon parrots have been heard…

Rescue exercise in town

The Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade, St John and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter were put through their paces last week, staging a rescue exercise behind the Gaslight Theatre on Alpha St. The scenario saw two injured…

Community board update to council

Cambridge Community Board chair, Mike Pettit, gave his annual report to the Waipa District Council last Tuesday, highlighting the board’s achievements for the past year and previewing activities for the coming year.  Mike went through…

Local airport wins from Auckland congestion

Congested Auckland roads may be contributing to an ongoing increase in air travellers choosing to use Hamilton Airport. The airport saw a 13 per cent increase in passengers across core routes (Wellington, Christchurch, Palmerston North)…

Charity ride roars through countryside

The Waikato Ulysses charity ride for the Child Cancer Foundation was held last Sunday, with 220 bikes taking part in the annual event.  This year, it started and finished in Te Awamutu, looping through Roto-o-Rangi,…

Pregnant mums pass on their periods

On International Women’s Day (8 March), pregnant women were encouraged to donate their new, unopened packs of sanitary pads and tampons to help Kiwi schoolgirls who are missing out on their education because of “period…

Flip flop set to cost dearly

Waipa District Council’s decision to back out of forming a shared water company with the Hamilton City Council could cost ratepayers dearly if a judicial review into the decision goes ahead. In a council meeting…

Keeping our kids safe

Cyber-safety guru John Parsons came to town last week, and Steph Bell-Jenkins went along for some tips. When I discovered cyber-safety expert John Parsons was giving a talk at Leamington School last Thursday night about…

Global banker comes home to Cambridge

Peter Nicholl attributes much of his success in international finance to his Waikato roots, from his sensible rural start and university training, to the rich and varied learnings he took out of 22 years working…

Lucky lotto store sells another winner

One Lotto player in Cambridge is $333,333 richer having won last Wednesday’s February 21 Lotto draw. The first division winner split the $1M prize with two other winners from Auckland, having bought their ticket from…

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