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Winners told to keep learning

Three apprentices who received Smiths Scholarship Awards last month were told their futures would be shaped by their willingness to undergo on-going training. Auckland’s Caroline Edwards and Ian Barnes, and Tauranga’s Jessica Liggett-Bowring were presented…

Elder abuse a hot topic

Those manning the elder abuse awareness stand outside Comins Pharmacy last Friday said there had been more interest shown in the topic this year than in previous years. They fielded questions around the different types…

Local musos top of Rockquest final

Two Cambridge bands took out the top two spots at the Smokefree Rockquest regional final on June 16. Hamilton Boys’ High School band Casper, with St Peter’s student George Roberts as lead singer and bassist,…

Parks taken by electric vehicle charging

Two prime parks outside The Warehouse on Wilson St have now been reserved for electric vehicle recharging, marked out with blue paint to deter other vehicles from parking there. Rather than put the recharging stations…

Special week for volunteers

Cambridge’s robust volunteers were doing what they do best as the country marked National Volunteer Week over June 17 to 23 – just getting on with the job at hand. This is a town rich…

Educators gather at CHS

Friday, June 15 saw 320 members of staff from 10 local schools gather at Cambridge High School for a professional development day. Held during a teacher only day, it was the first time that almost…

Successful fundraiser for burns victims

A successful networking effort spearheaded by Cambridge’s Crouchman family has raised $1400 for the Burns Support Group Charitable Trust. Spurred on by the support the Burns Unit offered 10-year-old Anna Crouchman when she was burned…

Student songwriter wins national award

A Cambridge High School student’s musical masterpiece won a prestigious award at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival National Award Ceremony in Wellington on June 3. James Ter-Moushuizen’s original song, Status Quo, earned him the title…

Fieldays done and dusted for another year

The weather may have played a part in a slightly decreased number of visitors through the gate at Fieldays this year, with 130,866 people turning out compared with 133,588 last year. Friday was still the…

Old hospital a spooky drawcard

Something spooky was happening at the Heritage Village during the Fieldays’ 50-year anniversary last week. Legend has it the former Waikato Hospital, located in the village, is haunted. “It’s very possible that it’s haunted,” Cambridge…

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