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Raeburn home becomes a Resthaven

  Lockdown at level four didn’t stop the quiet April 24 handover of Raeburn Lifecare rest-home into Cambridge Resthaven’s ownership. The facility also has a new name – Resthaven on Burns, named for the Leamington…

Anzac Day draws attention

As dawn broke over Cambridge on Anzac Day, a self-proclaimed “ordinary pensioner” made his way – shrouded in darkness – to the end of his driveway to pause for reflection and remembrance. It was the…

Prayers and platinum for Roy and Joan

God is the “firm foundation”, their family the cornerstone. Cambridge’s Roy and Joan Suisted marked their 70th – or platinum – wedding anniversary last week – and Joan said those factors have sustained them. “We’re…

Busy time for ‘essential’ staff

Wearing personal protective equipment, two Waipā Disrtict Council staff have continued an “especially significant” essential role throughout the nation-wide Covid-19 lockdown. Waipā District Council parks and reserves supervisors Craig McCurdy and Stephen Bagnall manage the…

Mayor cautious about zero-rate rise

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest has sounded a warning about the consequences of freezing rates in the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic. He said his council could not be short sighted and had to consider the…

Teamwork gets the shopping done

Cambridge Resthaven’s lockdown shopping for residents’ experience is unleashing a raft of positive outcomes for both parties. Bulk shopping for residents has become the new norm at the complex’s retirement village. The start of lockdown…

Heroes from our “other” pandemic

  As a lethal form of influenza ravaged its way across New Zealand in November 1918, Cambridge nurses Linda Veale and Margaret Watt worked quickly to transform the Town Hall into an emergency hospital. On…

Once upon a lockdown…

Mila Lockett couldn’t quite understand why her friends couldn’t join her to celebrate her fourth birthday. Mila loves fairies and was going to have a fairy themed birthday party. Just as it looked like the…

Stay at home tomorrow

The Western Waikato Emergency Operations Centre (WWEOC) is reminding people to stay at home in their lockdown bubbles on Anzac Day tomorrow – and not to visit Cenotaphs to lay wreaths. It is the first…

Government media ‘favouritism’ criticised

Cambridge and Te Awamutu News publisher David Mackenzie went into bat for the country’s community newspaper industry last week. The Government has been told community newspapers should have been permitted to print and deliver –…

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