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Scholar heads for the stars  

Keith Illingsworth: 17.2.1924 – 15.4.2022 Keith Illingsworth will be remembered by many as the former principal of Cambridge Primary School, a kind community stalwart known for his love of words and quirky humour. It was…

Strategy missed the plane

The draft 30-year Waipā transport strategy pays little recognition to the importance of Hamilton Airport and Mystery Creek Events Centre, the two organisations have told the district council. A joint submission between the airport, Mystery…

Hall of fame bid rejected

A last minute $750,000 request for Waipā District Council to fund a Sports Hall of Fame at the Velodrome in Cambridge has been declined. But the council will first consult the community about the project…

Road issue ramped up

A quick fix for Cambridge’s traffic congestion has been rejected by Waka Kotahi. The suggestion to add on and off ramps to Waikato Expressway at the southern end of Cambridge near Cambridge Golf Club came…

Honouring Don

The Waipā community will give Cambridge fire chief Don Gerrand a huge send off on Saturday with a street parade and a service at the Town Hall. Don died in Waikato Hospital on Monday following…

It’s waste not, want not……..

A Waipā submission to the Ministry for the Environment about food recycling will include a suggestion to look at channelling some food waste to animals first before composting. The suggestion came from councillor Susan O’Regan…

Fire chief dies

Long serving Cambridge fire chief Don Gerrand has died. Waipa mayor Jim Mylchreest made the announcement at today’s Strategic Planning and Policy committee. Don, 72, who was Cambridge News’ Person of the Year last year,…

‘Toxic’ tree for the chop

A protected black walnut tree at the end of Le Quesnoy Place in Cambridge has been felled to make way for the latest home in a European-styled housing enclave. Cambridge Tree Trust chair John Moodie…

Residents put Fonterra on notice 

Relations between Fonterra and residents around their Hautapu plant remain frosty in the wake of approval being given for the dairy giant to build a wastewater treatment plant. The company said last week it was…

Anzac Day, as it should be

The crowds returned to Cambridge’s two Anzac Day services on Monday with standing room only in the Town Hall for the Commemorative Service. Support was back to pre-Covid days as in the still of a…

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