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Person of the Year: Who’s next?

The Cambridge News Person of the Year is back for its third rendition. The award, which is announced in our final edition of the year, celebrates Cambridge’s good sorts and recognises one special person for…

Vaping: Govt needs to step up, say principals

As the New Zealand government prepares to introduce a bill on vaping regulation – limiting vape product flavours to tobacco, menthol and mint – Cambridge principals are calling for stricter regulations on the modern ‘smoking’…

Kids Eco Festival brimful with ideas

The inaugural Kids Eco Festival held last weekend at Cambridge Primary School was hailed by organisers as a great success. Accessible sustainability was central to the event, with stands focusing on waste reduction, pest control,…

Heart-starter numbers rise

Cambridge now has 17 AEDs – automatic external defibrillators – available to the public around the clock. The latest, outside Wilkinson Transport Engineers, is in a lockbox in the entrance way of the Albert St…

Piarere petition launched

A petition to extend the Waikato expressway to Piarere is gathering momentum. National’s Taupo electorate MP Louise Upston launched the petition at Cambridge Lions Trash ‘n’ Treasure market and within two hours had gained over…

Just right fir Christmas

It was originally intended to be an artificial tree in front of the town hall – but a free, existing fir tree nearby, at the right shape and size, proved to be the perfect, and…

Christmas Festival elves ramp up the pace

After nine months of toil, tea and chatter, members of the Cambridge Christmas Festival Society are getting ready to move their festive crafts into the town hall this weekend. Between 30 and 40 of them…

A twin trim for dad

Two Cambridge girls are working to eliminate a staple in their dad’s life – his five-year-old beard. Twins Daisy and Ciara Claridge, 16, are fundraising to go on the Spirit of Adventure youth sea voyage,…

Tamahere crossing on the cards

Walking and biking to and from the Tamahere community centre is set to become a lot safer with the NZTA announcing last week it would go ahead with a $4.4 million project to build an…

Singing with a legend

Eleven-year-old Taye Purdy didn’t know who Tim Finn was two months ago – now he’s shared a stage with him. Taye’s mother Deb was amazed when her son came home from school at the start…

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