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First ultrafast broadband connection made in Matangi

Michael Cornelius has been hanging out for faster internet speeds and is very happy to be the first Ultrafast Fibre (UFF) connection in the Matangi/Tamahere area. The area is part of Ultrafast Fibre’s second phase…

Sporting success set in bronze

The road to success hasn’t stopped for a world-champion sportsman whose plaque on the Walk of Fame was unveiled on December 11. Long-time Cambridge local and three-time New Zealand representative Doug Mienie was commended for…

Grey Power award for Jocelyn Cooney

In accepting life membership from Cambridge Grey Power earlier this month, Jocelyn Cooney acknowledged the important work being done by the organisation. A strong admirer of Grey Power’s advocacy for the welfare and wellbeing of…

Industrial development set to bring jobs

Cambridge is set to see the employment of around 460 people over the next five years as Architectural Profiles Ltd (APL), New Zealand’s largest manufacturer of aluminum windows and doors, is set to move its…

Takahe spotted, and doing well

Cameras in hand, unsure of what we might see, a Cambridge News team ventured into Sanctuary Mountain’s wetland enclosure last week in hopes of spotting their new takahe chicks. Born in late October, the two…

New principal for Cambridge High

Cambridge High School has announced its new principal for the New Year, Greg Thornton. The Auckland native, who has spent the last five years as principal of Tin International College in Hong Kong, will shift…

Carols draw crowd

Hundreds of people visited the Monavale Homestead over the weekend as Capernwray New Zealand put on their annual Carols by Candlelight event. With about 350 people attending each night, centre director Peter Bichan said the…

Water polo club sets up at local pool

Waikato Water Polo Club has moved its main playing venue from Waterworld in Hamilton to a new, local venue: St Peters School in Cambridge. After the Hamilton site closed down for refurbishment work, the club…

Vandalism update

Police are encouraging members of the public to contact them with any information regarding the vandalism of a roller at Waipuke Park, which was severely damaged overnight on November 29 when someone put stones in…

RDA Show Day first of many

“We’re lucky to have our big arena roof,” Cambridge Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Operations Manager Vanessa Donnelly said after the Cambridge RDA Gala Day went ahead last Saturday, “even though the weather was fairly…

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