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Going for a skate

A school holiday winter wonderland was in Cambridge this week. A synthetic ice-skating rink set up at Cambridge Raceway attracted about 1500 people – both parents and kids – during the course of its four-day…

Ayres and graces: the tale of the accidental poet

  “An L-plate poet who thought she knew nowt, Penned a few words while not allowed out. They swamped social media, lured ‘alternative’ fame, Were then picked to raise funds for those easing the pain.”…

Giant of a Lion laid to rest

  Peter Knox was every inch a fighter. He was tireless when helping others, and when news came that his own life would be cut short, he put up a battle so valiant that even…

Tree trust numbers up

  The 30-year-old Cambridge Tree Trust is back planting post Covid-19 – and its voluntary membership has grown it highest level. Chair Eric Todd said it is not uncommon for more than 30 people to…

Rippa of a coach

The bounce of the rugby ball has gone Hautapu School’s way. “We’ve had an offer from a rugby coach to come and work with the 6th grade team,” the email from Hautapu School sport co-ordinator…

Sian’s Trump Cards

  One evening, Sian Winmill’s head started twitching and repetitively banging her shoulder. For six hours it wouldn’t stop. The 18-year-old former St Peter’s School Cambridge student had previously mentioned “random twitching” she occasionally experienced…

Winston on a winner

  Racing Minister Winston Peters has called New Zealand’s first synthetic racetrack the chance of a lifetime after his first look at it. The deputy Prime Minister was joined by New Zealand First MP Clayton…

That winning feeling

      A Cambridge man was surrounded by his family when he discovered he had won $1 million with Lotto First Division. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was attending a family gathering…

Community spirit by the tank load

  Victoria was a bridge too far for Cambridge’s Lisa Payne. Last week as she drove daughter Ruby over Victoria Bridge to school from Leamington when she ran out of fuel. “I wasn’t even halfway…

Together again

  Moving to Cambridge from Denmark earlier this year was a dream come true for New Zealand-born Kelly Pacheco, but the dream rapidly turned into a nightmare when her husband and oldest daughter were prevented…

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