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CCTV will keep bridge safe

Waipa District Council is installing measures which could save ratepayers tens of thousands of dollars from oversized vehicles damaging the Victoria St bridge. The organisation announced it is installing thirteen cameras across Cambridge and Te…

Group set to keep Cambridge beautiful

The call is out for Cambridge residents who are passionate about their community. With the aim of securing a place as New Zealand’s “Most Beautiful Town”, a Cambridge branch of Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB)…

Louise Upston: Gun buy back

If the government is going to ban guns, then the buy back scheme is the right way to go, Louise Upston said at her Coffee Catch Up meeting in Cambridge earlier this month. “I just…

Donation boosts toys for community

The Cambridge Toy Library has purchased a suite of new educational toys thanks to a recent donation of nearly one thousand dollars to the non-profit community service on Taylor St. Operating out of the Cambridge…

Shop lifter makes low blow

Shop lifters have been caught targeting Cambridge’s most valued retailers – charity op shops. At least two such stores have been targeted in recent weeks. Donna Young, founder/director of New Lives Animal Rescue Op Shop,…

Girls set to star on Clarence St stage

The stage show hit The Lion King Jr may be done and dusted for Cambridge Middle School, but it’s just getting started at the Clarence St Theatre this weekend. An all-youth cast from Cambridge, Hamilton…

Toy display perfect for school holidays

A man best known in Cambridge for his pink meringues has turned out to be a closet master toymaker as well. Jim Kerr has been building and fixing toys for as long as he can…

Curbing mistake makes $40K cost for ratepayers

Residents in Birchwood Lane are up in arms about a curbing mistake which will cost Tamahere ratepayers an additional $40,000 to seal and extend the street. $350,000 was set aside for the project which involves…

Uni student finds opportunity in Singapore exchange

A young man from Hautapu will soon trade in his green Kiwi surroundings for a high-rise city environment when he takes on his final semester of study, and he can’t wait. Twenty-year-old Waikato University student…

Lion King a roaring success

Audience reaction said it all as Cambridge Middle School’s production of The Lion King Jr ran to sell-out audiences earlier this month. “It was just outstanding,” said Hamilton music therapist Shona How, summing up the…

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