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Alpino on top

NZ Premium Foods and Service Foods recently awarded Noel Cimadom, owner and operator at Alpino Cucina e Vino in Cambridge first prize for his teams’ exquisite menu entries into their foodies for food lovers photography…

Bringing science to schools

Primary school kids could soon get the chance to have their science know-how boosted, with the introduction of House of Science kits into classrooms.  The initiative, which started in Tauranga in 2013, aims to help…

First step towards museum upgrade

A proposed $2.4 million extension to the Cambridge Museum, intended to protect the town’s stories for future generations, has been given an early ‘thumbs up’ by the Cambridge Community Board (CCB). Support for the project…

Scholarship grant for all-rounder

Altrusa International Cambridge recently gave one local the means to complete her science degree as well as volunteer her new skills and knowledge to help others. Cambridge High School 2015 graduate Monique Brownlee was awarded…

Tower watch

The Spark cell phone tower erected late November on the corner of Madison St and Watkins Rd has had a cosmetic improvement in recent weeks, now sporting green paint, but Spark says it won’t budge…

Near miss at river

A near-drowning in the river has given a local resident the fright of his life, and now Lakshay Kang is seeking the stranger who pulled him to safety on Waitangi Day. Lakshay and his partner,…

Coupe de Ville in Chow and Tipple line-up

Coupe de Ville will be joining a stellar line-up at Chow and Tipple on February 24, with lead singer Dan McIntyre excited to be part of the event for the second year. Dan and his…

Resthaven’s craft room open to all

The craft room at Cambridge Resthaven’s Village Centre has been enjoyed by residents and creative folk since the centre opened in October 2015, and patrons hope to see more locals and community groups make the…

Builder steps up with new roof

After donating some building labour to the Cambridge Playcentre on Vogel St as part of a Facebook promotion, Kit Markin Homes has stepped up to help with a new roof.  General manager Josh Jennings explained…

Goodbye, plastic bags

Following a massive sewing effort by Plastic Bag Free Cambridge, and some woodworking skills by a couple of volunteers, three reusable bag stands are now in place around Cambridge.  Launched on Saturday, the stands at…

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