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All creatures great and small

St Andrew’s Church played host to a gathering of animals and their owners on Sunday for the annual pet blessing service, which offered the chance for pets of every kind, furry or feathered, to be…

‘Mr G’ farewelled after 40 years

A farewell assembly was held last week to bid goodbye to Cambridge Middle School’s longest standing teacher, Mr Richard Glover, who retired in August after more than 40 years with the school. Mr Glover has…

Walkers support senior citizens

Undaunted by blustery weather conditions, dozens of hardy souls walked the Cambridge Raceway track on Monday morning in recognition of senior citizens. Buttoned up against the wind, they stepped out as part of the International…

Embroidery skills on display

The three are members of the Waikato Guild and number among around 19 locals whose expertise with a needle and thread will be on show in Hamilton this month. The exhibition will feature a collection…

Ecoblitz at St Peter’s

A never-before-seen moth was discovered in Cambridge at the weekend, as students and scientists teamed up for St Peter’s School’s 2017 Ecoblitz. “An Ecoblitz is a way of systematically surveying different habitats in a way that…

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…

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