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Cambridge bands among the best at Rockquest

Nine young Cambridge musicians left the Clarence St Theatre still standing after figuratively ‘rocking the house down’ during the Smokefree Rockquest Waikato heats. Cambridge High School’s Betend Rocket, and two St Peter’s School groups made…

Jim’s on the mend

Jim Zheng could be home in a matter of weeks – but he will have to wait before he can return to work. Mr Zheng, 48, is in the process of making a remarkable recovery…

Food festival brings cultures together

Students at Cambridge High School revived a long-time school favourite last week – the Cambridge High School International Food Festival. The event hadn’t been held since 2016, but due to popular demand the school’s student…

Council working on bus situation

Waipa District Council says there is no intention to ban buses in the CBD after concerns around their mobility in town were discussed at the Cambridge growth strategy committee meeting on April 29. At that…

Health check for Cambridge businesses

Cambridge’s business sector has been advised to be more audacious and collaborative in shaping its future, ‘take the pulse’ of a changing consumer base, and plan now to head off a looming labour shortage. Those…

Redpath rewarded for musical dedication

Jack Redpath, winner of the Cambridge High School Ritchie Pickett Scholarship, is not your average music student. The dedicated saxophonist practices every day, sometimes several times a day. “Music is my greatest passion and if…

Making the disabled go the extra mile

Heather Brand is frustrated by the continuing abuse of Cambridge’s mobility parking spaces. She has Parkinson’s Disease and her condition leaves her unable to walk at times, and she must park close to shops as…

Tapas bar closure blindsides community

The sudden closure of Cambridge tapas bar Pony at the start of the Easter weekend has left some staffers confused, angry and out of pocket. They told Cambridge News that a new menu had been…

Ann’s fibre slice a winner

Cambridge fibre artist Ann Bell has won the supreme award at this year’s national Creative Fibre exhibition. “The festival is held every two years and I don’t remember the last time a Cambridge person won…

Mary Anne Gill, DHB dismissal: Reflecting on my first sacking

When Health Minister David Clark sacked sacked the Waikato District Health Board last week he cited ongoing performance issues and “continual adverse publicity”. He has installed a comissioner, Karen Poutasi,  who has resumed the process…

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