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Going with the water flow 

Blair Voorend takes readers through Waipā new water treatment plant.  With water a big issue talked about around the country, in Waipā the Water Treatment Plant on Parallel Road is close to completion. But many…

Florence celebrates radio racing

The return of racing to the airways this month as part of a new sports radio network leaves Cambridge’s Florence Shearman feeling vindicated in her efforts to bring racing back to the fans. Radio Sport…

Five are a hive of industry 

A honey of an idea has got five Cambridge High School students off to a flying start in the 2021 Young Enterprise Scheme (Yes). Run by the Lion Foundation, Yes is a nationwide competition that…

Clark highlights trafficking issue

The potential for trafficking vulnerable girls is heightened in countries facing the dual dangers of abject poverty combined with the absence of a welfare safety net, says Helen Clark, particularly in a pandemic-stressed environment. The…

Aucklanders eye Waipā move 

  A quarter of the recent house sales in Cambridge have been to Aucklanders and the manager of a local real estate agency is one of them. Matt Gilray, 37, moved south saying he wanted…

St Peter’s up to the ‘test’

This was to be a week of relaxation and celebration for St Peter’s School in Cambridge a welcome break after a term of turmoil which started with allegations of bullying, the resignation of principal Dale…

Subdivision Plan on hold

Plans for a 40-hectare subdivision on the western outskirts of Cambridge have taken a hit with the announcement independent hearing commissioners have refused the developers’ resource consent application. Chairperson Greg Hill and Tara Hills said…

An untapped workforce 

Hiring disabled people can bring huge benefits to businesses and increase bottom line profitability, says Selwyn Cook. The Tauwhare-based disability employment facilitator says 24 percent of New Zealanders have a disability or long term injury…

Expressway business case given approval 

Waka Kotahi has approved the business case for extending the Waikato Expressway 16km south to Piarere – but the road is unlikely to be built for at least six years. Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency…

Bridge cam checks on the big rigs 

A new camera has been installed at the northern end of Cambridge’s historic High Level (Victoria) Bridge to detect if large vehicles are complying with warning signals. The installation was completed last month and involves…

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