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Remembering Christchurch

Around 100 people bowed their heads outside the Cambridge Town Hall on Friday, March 22 to commemorate one week since the Christchurch terror attacks. The crowd surrounded the collection of flowers and messages left for…

Taking tech and recycling to a new generation

One year after Geoff Bentley started running a community workshop during Trash & Treasure Sundays, the Cambridge Repair Co-Op is fulfilling its brief while Geoff prepares to take his “recycle and re-use” mantra to a…

Millie’s remarkable innings

Millie McComb puts her remarkable age – an impressive 103 – down to good living, fresh vegetables, and a life spent without smoking or drinking alcohol. “I’ve never been sick in my life,” she said….

Salvation Army food bank topped up

The Cambridge Salvation Army collected over a thousand cans in this year’s Resene Hunger for Colour campaign. Now in its fifth year, the initiative encourages Kiwis to swap cans of food for paint test pots…

Ambassador marks women’s war efforts

Cambridge hosted the New Zealand Belgian Ambassador for the first time this week, with His Excellency Marc Mullie making a special presentation at Hautapu Cemetary. For their extensive fundraising efforts for Belgium during World War…

Cambridge Autumn Festival all-go

The Cambridge Autumn Festival is in full swing this week. Activities started on Friday with the Cambridge Can Dance event inside the Cambridge Town Hall, followed by the Main Street Carnival on Sunday where hundreds…

What Now is what’s next for Sam

Sam Webb is living the dream after signing up as a junior reporter for the popular television programme What Now. The 12-year-old Cambridge resident, a sports and rugby fanatic, has already completed one report for…

Churches stand with New Zealand’s Muslim community

  In the wake of the March 15 terror attacks in Christchurch, Cambridge’s religious leaders have called on people to respect the common humanity of all. Speaking almost as one, they denounced the bigotry and…

Garden festival funds distributed

Most of the almost $30,000 raised through last year’s Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival was presented to two of the three charities earlier this month. The inaugural event held last November saw more than 1000 tickets…

Closure coming to Gaslight Theatre

If you’ve seen signs around town reading, “Gaslight Theatre: CLOSURE” – rest assured the local theatre is still alive and well. Closure is the name of the next show to hit the local stage, kicking…

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