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Swamp clean-up a hit

Cambridge mother of three Emily Lee admits she was a tad nervous about taking her children to help haul logs out of Huihuitaha wetland with local volunteer service Act of Kindness (AOK) on Saturday. “I…

Orange flexi-posts gone

The orange flexi-posts that separated traffic on the Victoria Bridge were replaced by cats eyes two weeks ago, in an attempt to reduce damage to cars and cut down the cost of maintenance, Council said….

Lucky escape

A motorist had a lucky escape on Thursday morning last week, falling asleep at the wheel of his car just after 6am near Karapiro. The man, who has been a truck driver for 33 years,…

Streamlined Christmas giving

Families receiving Christmas donations through the generosity of others will do so this year using a more streamlined system. The Cambridge Committee of Social Services (CCOSS) is working on a new template that will see…

Anna nearly there

The finish line is in sight for Cambridge’s Anna Saxton, as she enters the final week of a singing competition in Los Angeles. If successful, Anna will come out ahead of 15 other singers to…

YES for smoothie creators

It’s been a year of growth for the Zalamero Eureka Smoothies team, blooming from an initial concept in the classroom to a full-blown bottled smoothie business now stocking stores and cafes, and an enterprise award…

More smash-and-grabs

  In the early hours of Tuesday morning last week, both the Spark and Vodafone shops on Victoria Street were targeted by thieves who smashed through their frontages to gain access. The Spark store was…

Farewell to Richard Wright

The hallmark of a good send-off is that those attending leave knowing the departed individual with renewed understanding and delight. That would have been the case in spades for the hundreds of people who packed…

‘Weather is rubbish’ – Science

Cambridge people have good reason to be fed up with the rain, with 2017 shaping up to be one of the wettest years on record. Waikato Regional Council water science team leader Bevan Jenkins said…

5km paint spill marks road

Waipa District Council has decided not to clean up a five-kilometre paint spill stretching the entire length of Shakespeare St because it would cost tens of thousands of dollars. The spill happened around lunchtime on…

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