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Hautapu School students keep up the fight against plastic

Hautapu School students did more than just make environmentally-friendly bags during Plastic Free July. It’s been a busy few months for environmentally-minded students and teachers at Hautapu School. Earlier this year, two young students piqued…

Cambridge BMX rider wins 5th consecutive world title

Cambridge local Leila Walker has continued her remarkable run of performances to win a fifth-straight UCI BMX World Championship title in the USA. The Cambridge Middle School student won the 12-year-old girls’ title on the…

New electric vehicle station for Cambridge

A new electric car (EV) station was opened in Cambridge last week, at the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets. It is one of 105 charging stations set to be opened across the country by…

Truck tip causes road closure

A section of State Highway 1 south of Cambridge was closed for several hours on Monday after a truck tipped, causing several volatile chemicals to spill onto the road. Detours via Taotaoroa Road were put…

“C for Cambridge” – No official changes, says Mayor

  Waipa District Mayor Jim Mylchreest is assuring locals that nothing is changing in terms of the identity and official branding of Cambridge, following a recent announcement from the Cambridge i-SITE (Destination Cambridge) and Cambridge…

Anniversary exhibition offers rare visual history of Cambridge

A 60th anniversary exhibition organised by the Cambridge Camera Club and called “Moments in Time – Snapshots of Day Gone By” promises a tantalising peek into the town’s past. Celebrations marking the club’s 60th anniversary…

The many faces of Paul Murphy

For the most part, he’s probably best known in these parts as Paul Murphy the Cambridge Brass Band secretary, or Paul Murphy the bloke with a thing for miniature trains. Few would realise there are…

Proposed military museum could become New Zealand enclave in Europe

A Bastille Day gathering at Cambridge’s St Andrew’s Church launched an awareness and fundraising campaign aimed at establishing a permanent New Zealand Memorial Museum in our French sister city, Le Quesnoy. The gathering launched the…

Teen group and supporters off to help youngsters in Thailand

A combined group of young people from Cambridge Baptist, Cambridge Elim and Cambridge Bridges churches left for Thailand earlier this week to participate in programmes with young Thais in various parts of the country. After…

Strong response to Acts of Kindness

Cambridge mother Rebecca Broadbent has been “hugely encouraged” by the response to a new service she has launched to connect local people with family-friendly volunteer work. Named Act of Kindness (AOK), the free service is…

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