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Kids to rock n roll at nationals

A team of eight young dancers from the Cambridge Cruisers Rock n Roll Club will compete in the Rock n Roll Junior Nationals in Invercargill next month. It will be the first time the club…

Food in a Minute star in Cambridge for good

Allyson Gofton, the popular face from television’s Food in a Minute, says living in Cambridge is just brilliant after spending a quarter century in Auckland. “It’s called the town of trees and champions but they…

Model maker extraordinaire on festival arts tour

Twelve meticulously crafted model ships and boats made by local man Eric Hill will be on view as part of this month’s Cambridge Autumn Festival. He is among almost 30 local artists or groups who…

Man chased after bike taken

A Cambridge woman has been left with only her feet as a mode of transport after her bike was taken outside the Sheridan Dairy on February 26. CCTV footage captured the incident on Shakespeare Street,…

Plans underway to support population boom

Cambridge is growing, exponentially. Combined with the Waipa district, it needs around 212 new households per year to cover the growth. That’s why council staff and independent developers are putting plans in place to cater…

Tarbutts call time on a lengthy career

After more than 41 years in the game, Linda and John Tarbutt have pulled the shutters down on their dual careers as optometrists. They officially left the building on February 22 – that would be…

Singing praise for Molly G

Molly Goodeve has added another accolade to her collection after attending the 2019 New Zealander of the Year awards on February 13. Better known for her stage name as Molly G, the 16-year-old was awarded…

Local outlet closes after eight decades

A part of Cambridge’s past effectively disappeared when Wayne’s Lotto Shop closed its doors for the last time on Monday, March 4. With that turn of the key went almost 81 years of history and…

Students help kiwis settle in

Twelve Roto-o-Rangi School students played a part in reducing the decline of the western North Island brown kiwi last week, tramping their way through rugged bush to find the perfect spot for the maunga’s newest…

Changes ahead for Penmarric House

Cambridge’s Penmarric House, an iconic home built in the early part of the last century, will go under the hammer at the end of March. The 1883 m2 property in Hamilton Road will be auctioned…

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