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Excavation work creating a stir in Cambridge

Excavation work underway at Cambridge North has cranked up the Cambridge rumour-mill. Excavation work started last week at Victoria Rd site and speculation has already begun on social media about what is being built. Waipa…

All go in Leamington

The Leamington commercial district is getting another boost, with a new 400m2 building behind the Four Square on Campbell St nearing completion. Divided into six shops for now, the internal walls can be reconfigured to…

New Homecoming Cross for town entrance

Members of the community who rallied behind the cause to bring back Cambridge’s iconic Homecoming Cross were rapt to see a new cross returned to the original spot over Te Kō Utu Lake last week….

Creative Fibre open to all

Those with a creative flair, a knack for craft or a simple enjoyment of making clothing and other items may find the perfect home at Cambridge Creative Fibre. Originally started as Cambridge Spinners & Weavers…

Latest box spruce up

Artist Amanda Herbert has been at it again, livening up a telecommunications cabinet in Leamington as part of a Keep New Zealand Beautiful initiative. Her latest project, sits on Shakespeare St near the corner of…

Trip sounds right note for band

Cambridge Brass Band members are trickling back into town after taking part in New Zealand’s World War One centennial commemorations in the French town of Le Quesnoy. Those already home turned up at Monday’s band…

Foul play kills trees

Waipā mayor Jim Mylchreest and Cambridge Tree Trust chair Don Willoughby are devastated by the poisoning of five established trees on the southern side of Cambridge’s Lake Te Kō Utu. The trees, including three native…

Head girl powering potential

Cambridge High School’s recently “retired” head girl Nu’umoe Duffy will travel to Wellington next week for an opportunity to learn from some of the country’s best and brightest scientific minds. The 2018 Powering Potential event…

Water use plummets with meters

Water use across the Waipā district has dropped by 20 per cent since water meters were installed. Waipa District Council installed water meters during 2016/17, meaning every residential, commercial and industrial property across the district…

Christmas labour of love

Christmas comes all year round for members of the Cambridge Christmas Festival, who have been working their crafting magic ready for next week’s festival at the Town Hall. Meeting every Tuesday at the band hall…

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