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Three decades of advice delivered with a smile

After 30 years’ volunteering with the Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau, Anne Galbraith is casting her eye on other pursuits and is planning to hand in her keys. She’s keen to research her family genealogy, so…

Seniors minister to talk in Cambridge

New Zealand’s Minister for Seniors, Tracey Martin, will attend an open meeting organised by Cambridge Grey Power on October 2. Cambridge Grey Power president Val Massey said she decided to open the organisation’s regular monthly…

Elm commemorates attacks

A two-metre elm planted last month on a grassy rise overlooking Thornton Road’s Cambridge Bowling Club will have a special role to play in the town’s commemoration next March of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The…

End-of-Life Bill lurches over another hurdle

David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill moved closer to finality last week when proposed amendments on accountability around assisted dying were debated in Parliament. The changes he suggested were voted though 68 to 52…

Rural schools race

Over 300 students from five rural schools raced around Karapiro’s Mighty River Domain recently for the Combined Rural Schools Cross Country. Students from Karapiro, Roto-o-Rangi, Kaipaki, Te Miro and Horahora schools raced distances from 560m…

Care and craft group celebrates 42 years

The Cambridge Care and Craft Group marked its 42nd birthday earlier this month with a special tea for its members. Since starting in 1977, their weekly gatherings have provided a rich source of companionship and…

Classroom delivery makes CHS rebuild-ready

Nine temporary classrooms are being installed at Cambridge High School to help facilitate the rebuild of a classroom block, support weather tightening work and provide temporary teaching spaces for a growing student roll. The first…

Peter Knox recognised for contribution to Cambridge

Wily old fox that he is, Peter Knox succeeded in sniffing out what so many had been trying to keep secret last week. Those involved in organising the September 4 presentation to Peter of a…

Preserving history for the future

One of Cambridge’s most historic buildings has been immortalized in cyber space thanks to a scanning project which has created a virtual reality tour of the iconic St Andrews Church. Cambridge resident Clint Lawson had…

Toy display moves to library

Jim Kerr’s impressive collection of toys was installed in Cambridge Library earlier this month. The display of mainly agricultural vehicles and machinery will remain there until after the upcoming school holidays.  Plans are also afoot…

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