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Baking the ancient way

The next time a piece of warm, new bread has your taste buds dancing, spare a thought for those who had to find a safe way to bake it thousands of years ago. It’s a…

Heading to the top for charity

Four Cambridge volunteer firefighters joined around 950 others in a race up the Auckland Sky Tower last Saturday, taking the 1,103 steps to the top clad in full firefighting kit and breathing apparatus weighing up…

Breaking up with plastic, for good

With more and more of locals breaking up with single-use plastic bags in favour of reusable bags, the use of the ubiquitous shopping bag seems to be in decline. But the bags are just the…

Pool demolition underway

The morning’s heavy rain last Monday held off for just a moment to allow the site blessing of the new Cambridge pool complex to get underway. A rainbow suitably showed its colours as local iwi…

Sanitary donations help schoolgirls

Pregnant mums from around New Zealand have donated enough sanitary products to fill an entire pallet, with the donations destined to be distributed to Kiwi schoolgirls who are missing out on their education because of…

Armistice seeks vocal talent

Do you know a young female with a French accent? The Armistice in Cambridge group have several exciting projects planned as part of the 100 years celebration of the end of World War One, one…

Welcoming Candice Gollan

We have been lucky enough to have the services of Candice Gollan, who is writing for us as part of her studies. So, here’s a bit about her, since you’ll no doubt be seeing her…

Schools behind pink message

Last Friday, May 18, over 2,800 New Zealanders came together to celebrate diversity, spread kindness and stand together against bullying. Included in the 1,250 schools across the country celebrating Pink Shirt Day were Goodwood School, Cambridge…

Meraki open to all

It’s Techweek ’18 Waikato this week, part of an annual national festival, with a spotlight on innovation around the region. In honour of National Coworking Day, Meraki Workspace is offering free coworking days throughout this…

M. bovis – it’s here

Biosecurity New Zealand (a unit of the Ministry for Primary Industries) confirmed this week that a farm in the Cambridge area has tested positive for Mycoplasma bovis. The local dairy farm was identified through the…

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