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Cambridge: why the fluoride

Public health officials have revealed why they told Waipā District Council to fluoridate Cambridge’s water supply and not other towns or villages. It simply came down to size and was a numbers’ game, the health…

Mayoral race: now it’s four

Two more candidates have put their hands up for the Waipā mayoralty. But only Bernard Westerbaan’s nomination had been acknowledged by elections.nz when this edition went to press. Kihikihi based Westerbaan, a ratepayers group member…

One for the books

Former Cambridge Library staffers celebrated its 150th birthday with existing staff and invited guests at a Wine and Cheese evening last week. Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest cut the birthday cake and recalled how he was…

Firefighters honoured

Two firefighters who between them have given 67 years’ service to Cambridge and attended over 14,200 calls and musters have been presented with life membership to the Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade. Don Weinberg and Andrew…

Waipā at LGNZ conference 

Four Waipā district elected representatives and two staff members attended last week’s Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) conference in Palmerston North costing ratepayers more than $12,000. The conference finished on July 22, only 77 days…

More talk about dogs 

Waipā council staff are on the road this week to get more comments from residents about dogs. They will be in Cambridge at the Farmers’ Market on Saturday and at the car-boot sale in Bank…

International banker talks 

Cambridge News columnist Peter Nicholl spoke of the complexities of knitting together a fractured Eastern European banking system when he became Cambridge U3A’s opening speaker. The mid-July gathering was the first held at the group’s…

Council chief plots road ahead 

Waipā needs astute, strategic and well-informed leaders for what chief executive Garry Dyet describes as a “pivotal time” to be an elected representative in the district. “We need people who will put the time and…

Coffee and breast milk

Cambridge breastfeeding support group La Leche League is inviting mums to a coffee morning on Monday as part of World Breastfeeding Week. The group will meet at Clementine cafe at 10am and anyone breastfeeding their…

St Peter’s School production rocks

Dewey Finn is a wannabe rock star who was kicked out of his band and can’t make his rent payments so he takes up his friend’s job by posing as a substitute teacher at the…

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