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Police: and then there were two

Police numbers have been boosted in Cambridge with the addition of two new staff at the end of 2018, but police won’t say whether more are being lined up. New Zealand Police confirmed the two…

Running the Great Wall for great cause

Doing a marathon is one thing, climbing the Great Wall of China is another. Karen Grootscholten is doing both – taking on the 2019 Great Wall of China Marathon later this month. As part of…

Community Board wins supreme award

The Cambridge Community Board took top honours at the Sister Cities New Zealand Awards in Palmerston North on March 23, winning both the Supreme Award and the award for community organisations. Cambridge Community Board member…

Cambridge mum walks 100km

Rachel Pridham did what the average person would deem “impossible” or “unimaginable” recently, she walked over 100km. The mother of two is your normal Cambridge resident – not an elite athlete by any means, but…

Reading with ruby has special benefits

Reading has become one of the ‘cooler’ things to do at St Peter’s Catholic School since a delightful former student and Ruby the miniature schnauzer joined the reading programme run by literacy support teacher Heidi…

Avantidrome celebrates fifth anniversary

Within five years of its official opening by Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 12, 2014, the Avantidrome has become a jewel in Waipa’s crown and one of New Zealand’s most expansive success…

Block put on ramraiders

A “sterling” solution to halt a string of ram raids at Stirling Sports in Cambridge was set in stone quite literally this week. Two large rocks in the garden outside the store now provide a…

Fabric Fair this Saturday

Altrusa International Cambridge’s big Fabric Fair returns for 2019 this weekend, taking place at the Senior Citizens Hall, Milicich Place from 9.30am to 1pm. The event has now become a two-yearly event since it started…

Kaimanawas need homes fast

Georgia Bouzaid loves her “cheeky little pony”, an eight-year-old Kaimanawa pony which lived in the wild up until the 2014 Kaimanawa muster. She’s spent the past three showjumping seasons aboard Redcliff’s Bill as a sponsored…

Firefighter’s five decades officially recognised

Chief Fire Officer Don Gerrand was officially recognised for his service to Cambridge on Saturday night with a special medal presentation marking his 50 years of service with the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade. The Cambridge…

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