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Market time for Tamahere

With Christmas just around the corner, the annual Christmas Festival at St Stephen’s Church in Tamahere has begun. And one of the highlights, a Twilight Market will run from 4pm to 8pm on Saturday. The…

Fieldays in the sun

Fieldays wrapped up on Saturday after four days with mixed reviews about the event being held at the end of spring and into summer, traditionally a busy time on  most New Zealand farms. Some of…

Gaye’s day

Friends and supporters of Gaye Bezzant celebrated as her bronze plaque was unveiled in Cambridge’s Duke Street last week. Gaye was thrilled with the position she is in outside Flooring Xtra and sandwiched between two…

Christmas Parade brings hundreds out

Cambridge’s Christmas parade was back after a year’s absence and what a stunning day it was. Thirty four organisations and hundreds of people took part in the parade itself watched by 2000 bystanders lining the…

Resthaven celebrates a half century 

A gathering of four decades of “matrons to managers” was among the highlights as Cambridge’s Resthaven celebrated its 50th anniversary over two days last week. When Resthaven opened, the head role was the matron and…

The carriage awaits… 

Waikato’s horse drawn vehicles society celebrated fine weather – and the success of new members – at a two-day event at Kihikihi last weekend. The Waikato Horse Drawn Vehicles Society is the Waikato area club…

Spending up in Waipā

Credit card spending in Waipā is holding up better than Hamilton. The information comes from data produced to the Waipā District Council as part of its newly-elected member induction. Infometrics principal economist and director Brad…

MP joins bridge call 

Louise Upston has told Waipā District Council it is vital it identifies a site for a third bridge in Cambridge so the issue is on central Government and Waka Kotahi’s radar. The Taupō MP broke…

How a good app saved Chinnell 

An app which alerts people with CPR training to emergencies helped save the life of a woman in Cambridge. Off-duty emergency medical technician Nichola Higgins was walking her dog when the Good Sam app she…

New role for Bech 

Aksel Bech has been snapped up as new Waikato Housing Initiative chief after his political aspirations  were hit for six at the local body elections. The former deputy mayor of Waikato District threw his hat…

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