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Dux students preparing for a busy 2019

Cambridge’s top high school students will begin their tertiary study next month, following their passion for science. Ashley Barea, Cambridge High School’s Dux for 2018, plans to study a bachelor of science and environmental science…

2018: The year in review

Some say 2018 “flew” by, and it certainly feels that way in some respects, but when you sit and think back about what happened in Cambridge over last year, it’s been a pretty big year…

Trees gone, but not forgotten

  Four trees over 100 years old were removed from the Cambridge landscape last month. The iconic oak trees which line rural Victoria Rd, rumoured to have been planted between 1880 and 1900, were removed…

Fitting award for a very special person

Sometimes, the greatest treasures are to be found right in our midst. Jan Nesbit, Cambridge News’ newly-minted Person of the Year for 2018, is one of them. In the late 1960s, she was the first…

Departing ‘D-Team’ praised by Tree Trust

As he looks to mark his 80th birthday in 2019, local stalwart Don Willoughby has stepped down from his role as chairman of the Cambridge Tree Trust. Echoing his move is the club’s deputy chairman…

Signed, sealed, delivered

If you can take one thing away from our top three letter writers, it’s that Cambridge people, and New Zealanders too, should make their voice count. “What we really do need is more opinions,” said…

Wheelie bins replace recycling bins, at a cost

Wheelie bins will replace blue recycling crates in in Cambridge from July 2019, but it will cost users more. Each household around the Waipa district will receive two purpose-built wheelie bins; a smaller bin for…

Facelift for Cambridge’s family campground

Turning a tired old campground into a sought-after destination has been something of a labour of love for Caron and Sean Steffert. When the couple bought the one next to Leamington Domain on December 17,…

Now ‘ear this: there’s honest folk about

A needle in a haystack or an earring on a supermarket site? The chances of finding either are remote – but long-time Cambridge resident Sophie Read saw the odds beaten, thanks to someone showing real…

No regrets as Maree signs off

Departing Cambridge East School assistant principal Maree Woodall is going to be sorely missed for a host of reasons it seems … her drive and passion for the kids, her “full-steam ahead” approach to anything…

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