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Phones away; students chat

Cambridge High School students are chatting, laughing and playing games together more during break times since cellphones were banned in New Zealand schools, says principal Greg Thornton. “Previously they would all gather around a phone,…

Krippner puts museum in the picture

Volcanologist Dr Janine Krippner has made an explosive discovery. Century old views of Mount Ngāuruhoe on the Central Plateau in eruption held by the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington are a smouldering sham. Krippner, a…

Faith and family: Eddie’s North Star

Edward ‘Eddie’ Webb was a rare gem. Not only was he a hugely successful businessman, a talented and competitive singer and outstanding Rotarian, but he was an indefatigable champion for his community, a faith-driven man…

Skilled cyclists the aim

Renae Townsend’s students weren’t the only ones to benefit from a new bike skills programme which got underway at Cambridge East Primary School this week. The Year three and four teacher readily admitted she had…

Weeds worry residents

Bamboo, convolvulus and jasmine have taken over parts of Lake Te Koo Utu’s steep banks. The weed growth in Cambridge is generating concern within the community, Community Services manager Brad Ward told the Service Delivery…

Playground in mind

Design for a playground renewal at King’s Garden in Cambridge is underway following iwi engagement. The playground – on the corner of Tulip Place and Carnation Court – was donated by the subdivision’s developer but…

Sextortion looms as growing concern

Sexual exploitation, exposure to objectionable pornographic material and internet-based abuse are the biggest threats to children’s safety online, says a cyber safety expert. John Parsons delivers child protection training around Aotearoa alongside the Police, Oranga…

Aussies eye our airport

Regular scheduled trans-Tasman flights could be back on at Hamilton Airport with the first “credible engagement” between international airlines and the airport company in a decade. The introduction of smaller Embraer E190 and Airbus A220…

News …. in brief

i-Site to stay open Cambridge’s i-Site will remain in the Town Hall after July 1 despite its funding from Waipā District Council discontinuing from that date. Destination Cambridge general manager Ruth Crampton made the announcement…

Kiwi House’s wētā workshop

They have been around for millions of years, often don’t live long enough to celebrate a second birthday – and without human help they will die out. So the opening of a new wing at…

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