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Ben Merito back in town

  It’s been 10 years since Cambridge musician Ben Merito crossed the ditch to pursue his music career in Australia, but the town still has a special place in his heart.  “No matter how long…

Armistice sculpture in the works

A permanent commemoration of the liberation of the French town of Le Quesnoy in 1918 is to be placed at the entrance to the town, near St Andrew’s Church on Hamilton Rd. Standing over 5m…

Another Guinness World Record for bowlers

The Cambridge Central Bowling Club will be attempting to add yet another Guinness World Record (GWR) to their name this weekend, this time for the longest singles endurance lawn bowls marathon. Club members Alistair Carter…

Podium Lodge drawcard for Cambridge

The Auckland Blues training squad hit town last Monday, staying at the recently-opened Podium Lodge on Peake Rd.  With 54 players and 16 support staff, the lodge was buzzing this week as the rugby players…

Step up for Alfresco Bites

Organiser of Alfresco Bites, Taryn ‘Taz’ Lyford has a passion for Cambridge and a clear idea of what she would like to bring to the town, but she needs a bit of help to continue…

Looking for Judy

Rosanne Birch, who placed a message in the classified section of Cambridge News recently, is delighted to report that she found her friend, Cambridge local Judy Tod. Judy had once lived near Rosanne, a Nelson…

New life for former rower

An elite rower-turned trainer has shifted the way she motivates others, moving from the podium to the gym as a local trainer, and now with a beautiful baby in tow. Erin Monique O’Brien, known locally…

Student honoured in Wellington

Paul Seideman was a Czech teenager in 1941 when he first suffered the horrors of the Auschwitz death camp, and later other concentration camps, during World War 2. Now approaching 90, he lives quietly at…

Church fair best yet

In a stark contrast to October’s soggy event, the sun shone down on St Andrew’s twice-yearly craft fair last Monday.  A fixture of the Cambridge calendar since 1996, the fair is held each Labour Day…

House blaze guts kitchen

The volunteer fire brigade was called out to a house fire on Robinson St just after 12.30am last Wednesday, arriving to find a Housing New Zealand house ablaze. Fortunately, the house was empty at the…

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