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New citizens welcomed 

Covid’s tentacles even stretch to citizenship ceremonies.  A new cluster of naturalised New Zealanders attended a ceremony in Te Awamutu last Friday, and mayor Jim Mylchreest noted that, thanks to Covid, the number of such events – and…

A second chance to entertain 

Last year, it’s fair to say, was not a good year to host a school musical. Covid-19 hit Cambridge High School’s 2020 Jesus Christ, Superstar production effort hard: shifting schedules, and prompting cancellations—and meaning the…

‘Our’ headmaster merits birthday honour

For 30 years Cambridge has been Susan Hassall’s haven while she forged a ground-breaking role as the first and only woman to lead a New Zealand boys’ school. Hassall was made an Officer of the New Zealand…

Roundabout site close – but residents want express delivery

Waka Kotahi plans to announce the preferred site for a roundabout at Piarere by the end of this month. But as the transport agency ploughs ahead, the call for a return to the original plan –…

More call for Expressway work 

A further two deaths on the stretch of road which the Government cut from Waikato Expressway extensions has further fuelled calls for the Karapiro section to be upgraded. Four people died in three crashes on…

Meet the cupped crusader… 

Sam Scott is a man on a mission.  The Waikato University business student has teamed up with a national cup lending system called Again Again in an effort to turn Cambridge into a hot coffee…

Tutoring strikes a chord with future Olympian 

Sign up for guitar or piano lessons at Cambridge Middle School and you might end up being tutored by a future Olympian. Champion canoeist Max Brown moved to Cambridge in January 2018 when Canoe Racing…

Council approves homes scheme 

A sustainable homes scheme called “different and visionary” will be rolled out by the Waikato Regional Council. The plan, featured in the News earlier this year, will assist homeowners by making loans available to make…

More trains coming 

Waikato Regional Council will roll out more Te Huia train services – and sooner – in response to public feedback on its long term plan. It’s one of a number of decisions made during deliberations…

This new series will unlock our secrets

The stories behind some of Cambridge’s historic buildings and the characters who have occupied them are central to a new Cambridge Museum series starting in next week’s Cambridge News. ‘Backchat’ will feature curtain-twitcher tales linked…

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