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10,000 steps for Hospice

Members of the Cambridge BNI group (Business Network International) have taken on quite a task for themselves this month – walking 10,000 steps each day as part of Foot Forward February. The initiative challenges each…

Grey Power’s views on medicinal cannabis

Cambridge Grey Power president Val Massey agrees with the organisation’s national president when he said the needs of ill people needing medicinal cannabis had been “clouded” by recreational users. Grey Power Federation president Tom O’Connor…

Mayor springs a major leak

Waipa mayor Jim Mylchreest is urging residents to check their pipes for water leaks after his latest water bill showed a massive increase in use. The first of two mock water meter bills will hit…

Water bills are coming – are you ready?

With the first mock bills coming out to Cambridge residents next month, Claire Castle sat down with Smart Water coordinator Cath Battersby and Waipa District Council demand management officer Renée Coutts to talk turkey about…

Rock ‘n’ roll is very much alive

Always keen to try new things, Claire Castle went to rock ‘n’ roll last week, and nobody was injured in the process. I was a bit nervous heading to rock ‘n’ roll. I’m not world…

Alpino on top

NZ Premium Foods and Service Foods recently awarded Noel Cimadom, owner and operator at Alpino Cucina e Vino in Cambridge first prize for his teams’ exquisite menu entries into their foodies for food lovers photography…

Bringing science to schools

Primary school kids could soon get the chance to have their science know-how boosted, with the introduction of House of Science kits into classrooms.  The initiative, which started in Tauranga in 2013, aims to help…

First step towards museum upgrade

A proposed $2.4 million extension to the Cambridge Museum, intended to protect the town’s stories for future generations, has been given an early ‘thumbs up’ by the Cambridge Community Board (CCB). Support for the project…

Scholarship grant for all-rounder

Altrusa International Cambridge recently gave one local the means to complete her science degree as well as volunteer her new skills and knowledge to help others. Cambridge High School 2015 graduate Monique Brownlee was awarded…

Tower watch

The Spark cell phone tower erected late November on the corner of Madison St and Watkins Rd has had a cosmetic improvement in recent weeks, now sporting green paint, but Spark says it won’t budge…

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