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In the mood…

  It was while on a quiet evening stroll with fellow Cambridge Camera Club members that Derek Teague shot the photograph that won him the 2020 Cambridge Photo Competition. The moody picture of the gates…

Council Zooms online with rates relief plan

Waipā District Council will roll out a series of rates relief measures – including lower rates penalties and longer payment deadlines for penalty remissions. In a move it said was aimed at assisting district ratepayers…

Church gets back in tune

A two-year, $150,000 so-called “organ transplant” of sorts at Cambridge’s St Andrew’s Church is on hold – for now. But when normality returns, Vicar Malcolm French hopes work on the ‘key’ feature will continue and…

Where has all the flour gone?

New Zealanders at home in lockdown have upped their flour buying four-fold since the start of the Covid-19 scare. Despite constant media reports denying there is a shortage, there has not enough to go around…

Businesses battle

Business owners are facing “tough questions” as the Waipā’s Te Awamutu and Cambridge Chambers of Commerce look for ways to help members through the Covid-19 lockdown and its after affects. Cambridge chamber chief Kelly Bouzaid…

Life in our sister cities

On the Rue Victorien Cantineu, just out of Cambridge’s “Sister City” Le Quesnoy, a recently pitched makeshift banner reads “Merci a Nos Heros. Aidez-les, restez chez vous.” The translation is “Thanks to our [medical] heroes….

We’re sticking with you

Today we celebrate the third of our “lockdown” News editions with a pledge to continue to keep you informed and entertained, through thick and thin. Keep an eye out for this front page. The Cambridge…

The return of Super Ted

A Waipā couple has taken the national teddy bear hunt happening during lockdown to new heights. About four metres high to be exact. For those lucky enough to be close enough in their ‘bubble’ to…

Super (market) heroes

Pratiksha Patel is exhausted after working up to 18 hours a day through the Covid-19 crisis, but she and her husband Krishnaa are determined to continue serving their community. The couple bought Cambridge’s Red Berry…

Essentially, Pooh is just a gas

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” It’s fitting Winnie the Pooh said that because he has been exemplifying that very sentiment in an effort to brighten people’s days during…

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