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White Ribbon rides again

The message of respect was heard loud and clear on Monday as motorbikes rumbled through town. It was a contingent of about 40 motorcyclists known as the White Ribbon Riders (WRR), bringing with them the…

Cross leases in the crosshairs

Decision time is looming as Council considers a $100,000 report on how to manage water metering for around 1,000 cross-lease properties across the district.  Claire Castle did her best to understand the four options under…

Local cat a Facebook star

A Cambridge cat is taking the world of social media by storm, with his classic cat persona and grumpy Grinch face to boot. Pedro the Loiterer, a 6-year-old Maine Coon living on Williams Street, has…

A week on call with the volunteer fire brigade

Cambridge News editor Claire Castle spent a week over Guy Fawkes attached to a pager, on call with the Cambridge volunteer fire brigade.  This is what happened… I convinced chief fire officer Don Gerrand to…

Fashionable success for CMS

Cambridge Middle School’s fashion department has now had great success two years in a row at the HETTANZ Student Fashion Awards, coming away from the 2017 round with top placings once again. On the back…

Uplifting those in need

Marie Coles and her friends Brigid Morton and Natalie Davis had to giggle when they came across a card from a Huntly woman while sorting donated bras last week: “Those post-menopausal hormones keep changing the…

Switch to online sparks reward

One of Cambridge’s many good sorts was recognized last week with the gift of a $50 Good Union voucher, donated by the local restaurant for a competition organised by Cambridge Rotary. The Good Sorts with…

New bike track officially open

Cambridge Primary School opened their new bike and scooter tracks with a roar on Friday as scooters, bikes and even motocross riders took to the track. Cambridge’s world-class BMX star Sarah Walker was on hand…

Wandering Poppy returns

Cambridge’s globetrotting wedding celebrant, journalist and yoga teacher, Poppy Wortman, is back in town for the summer. Fourteen weddings booked and more in the pipeline have called the wandering Poppy home after six months abroad,…

Death and Taxe$ at Gaslight

The Gaslight Theatre’s latest show has a little bit of everything for everyone – classic farce flair, animated antics, spooky themes, cleaver comedy, but with a heap of sexual references you wouldn’t want to take…

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