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Cambridge Christmas cheer for others

It may seem a bit on the early side to be thinking about Christmas, but the Cambridge Committee of Social Services (CCOSS) is well underway with organising its Christmas Cheer, an annual initiative to help…

Waikato Kidz Kartz

Cambridge horsewoman Jordyn Bublitz continued her family’s passion when she achieved a cup week double by taking out the Templeton Medical NZ Cup Prelude and the Westview/Catch Driver NZ Kidz Kartz Trotting Cup last week….

Sister Cities – what’s the cost?

The Waipā District Council has spent more than $113,000 on Cambridge’s sister city relationships with Bihoro in Japan and Le Quesnoy in France in the past 12 years. The recent $150,000 contribution to the museum…

Deerly beloved

Sitting on 227 hectares just out of Cambridge, the Raroa Red Deer Stud has been producing venison, velvet and trophy deer for the past 30 years. At the helm for 21 of those years is…

Parade fun for all

There will be black nose sheep at the Santa Parade on Sunday, but no blackface floats, according to Destination Cambridge CEO Miff McDiarmid. There will be no confederate flags either, with none of the expected…

Starship fundraising wrapped up

Kate Pridham, a young girl who has spent the year fundraising for Starship Hospital with the help of her mum Rachel, brother George and best friend Indi Kardas, drew the winner of a long-awaited fundraising…

Bandmates and soulmates

Jean and John Hargreaves are possibly the most embedded band members anywhere in New Zealand. They have been part of the Cambridge Brass Band for a staggering 71 years, and as long-time band patrons, neither…

St John Youth Awards celebrate achievement

Saturday’s St John Waipā Area Youth Awards celebrated more than 40 young people in the region and their commitment to one of the world’s oldest service organisations. The 2018 Youth Awards ceremony was held on…

Mobility Scooters in spotlight

Life Unlimited is running a Mobility Scooter Safety Awareness Day this Wednesday, November 28, as concern grows over safety of the vehicles, some of which can reach over 40kmh. There is currently no speed limit…

Cambridge shines bright at awards

Cambridge came away with more than its fair share of accolades from last week’s Waipā Networks District Sports Awards, with our athletes, coaches and administrators cleaning up at the ceremony on Monday night. The awards…

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