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Growth fuelling Waipa water spend

Waipa District Council is looking down the barrel of an extra $100-plus million spend on water services over the coming decade. And while most of that money will be returned to the Council by land…

Car totalled on Thornton Rd

A visitor to Cambridge has been left with a bad taste in his mouth, after his parked car was written off on Saturday night.  Andrew Fowke was in town visiting his partner’s parents and had…

Simon Barton puts those heady days of air rescue behind him

The Air Desk is a national air ambulance helicopter service launched in Auckland seven months ago. It effectively centralises the dispatch and co-ordination of all emergency air ambulance helicopter resources throughout the country. As each…

Replica labour of love

  Cambridge retiree Roger Dean has almost finished his replica of St Andrew’s church, six years after he started it.  There were other projects in between, and Roger estimates that his 1:24 model of the…

Lions Shed revamped

The Cambridge Lions have been hard at work in the local Lions Shed lately – no different from their usual busy schedule – but this time they’ve been renovating and refurbishing the shed to make…

Jag fans unite

Jaguar owners, enthusiasts or fans of any kind are being invited to join a regional club being formed by Tamahere local, David Ingham. It’s all about cars – not cats – but David says you…

Louise does it again

It was all smiles at Louise Upston’s house on Sunday, as she hosted a small gathering of party faithful to celebrate her election victory.  Claire Castle went along for the festivities. After a gruelling interview…

Blue bus hits town

The National Party bus made a flying visit to Cambridge on Friday, travelling from Wellington to Auckland in a final burst of campaigning before Saturday’s election.  Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett and Finance Minister Steven…

Leamington teachers step it up

A three-year-old boy has inspired dozens of Leamington School teachers to go the distance for the Cerebral Palsy Society this month.  Cambridge News visited the school during a special fundraising day to find out more….

Easter Sunday no-go

Waipa District Council confirmed their official decision this week that there will be no Easter Sunday trading in the district.  Nearly 600 people gave submissions on the topic during the council’s consultation process, with 70…

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