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Free health checks could save lives

Local men are being urged to pick up potential health snags early by getting a free “warrant of fitness” check at Friday’s Men’s Health Event at the Cambridge Baptist Church. Organising the event for the…

Pizzini’s Cambridge roots

Dave Pizzini, the man who beat four other challengers to win the Manurewa Local Board by-election by a healthy margin, has strong connections to Cambridge. The son of long-time locals Alison and Theo Pizzini, Dave…

Big plans for community house

  The Cambridge Community House has a pretty obvious problem – the two portable buildings out the front are spelling out the service’s need for more space.  Manager Joanne Turner (formerly MacLennan), who took over…

Big shoes to fill at gardens

A pillar of the Cambridge community has been forced to step back from his role at the Cambridge Community Gardens and hopes more people will help keep the spirit of the gardens alive and well….

Smart Water starts with next generation

Children’s performer Chris Lam Sam flew in from Wellington last week to teach Cambridge children about saving water through the Smart Water campaign, which aims to change how water is used and viewed. Smart Water…

Te Reo speaking parrots amaze

Cambridge’s Wayne Morris and his te reo Māori-speaking parrots come as a delightful surprise to those who hear them communicating – their mastery of imitation has amazed many. The much-loved Amazon parrots have been heard…

Rescue exercise in town

The Cambridge Volunteer Fire Brigade, St John and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter were put through their paces last week, staging a rescue exercise behind the Gaslight Theatre on Alpha St. The scenario saw two injured…

Community board update to council

Cambridge Community Board chair, Mike Pettit, gave his annual report to the Waipa District Council last Tuesday, highlighting the board’s achievements for the past year and previewing activities for the coming year.  Mike went through…

Local airport wins from Auckland congestion

Congested Auckland roads may be contributing to an ongoing increase in air travellers choosing to use Hamilton Airport. The airport saw a 13 per cent increase in passengers across core routes (Wellington, Christchurch, Palmerston North)…

Charity ride roars through countryside

The Waikato Ulysses charity ride for the Child Cancer Foundation was held last Sunday, with 220 bikes taking part in the annual event.  This year, it started and finished in Te Awamutu, looping through Roto-o-Rangi,…

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