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Tamahere School pool revealed

After three years in the making Tamahere School officially opened their new swimming pool complex last week. The whole school, along with sponsors, supporters, families and dignitaries lined the new complex on Friday last week…

Town Hall Christmas wonderland

This year’s Cambridge Christmas Festival more than lives up to its 2017 theme, “Deck the Halls”. From December 1 to 16, it will fill almost every inch of the Cambridge Town Hall with the sights…

Cell phone tower sparks concerns

Residents in Cambridge East are up in arms after a Spark cell phone tower was erected on the corner of Robinson and Madison streets last week. The tower sits right in the middle of the…

St Peter’s Catholic future-proofing

St Peter’s Catholic School is approaching the end of 2017 with a series of festive school functions and news of building projects aimed at meeting long-term needs. Their November 21 Grandparents’ Day was the first…

Shoeboxes of love

Cambridge teenager Grace Andrews has a love of Christmas, and she wants to share it with families in need. Grace has come up with Project with a Purpose, a way of spreading Christmas joy to…

Cambridge’s summer sound

Cambridge musician Dylan Clark is hoping that his music is going to feature on summer soundtracks around town, and he’s already off to a good start. Dylan, 18, performing under the name Dyl, has attracted…

A & P Show best of bunch

Despite competing with Equitana Auckland last weekend, Cambridge’s 114th annual A&P Show attracted a strong showing, leaving organisers “rapt”. “It went really well…we had some of the best entries that we’ve seen so far this…

Charity car show draws crowds

The annual Stragglers Rod and Kustom Charity Car Show is over for another year, the event raising money for kids with special needs and entertaining thousands of visitors at Lake Karapiro in the process. They…

BBQ spreads message

The annual White Ribbon barbeque fed hungry crowds on Friday, with 150 Wholly Cow sausages eaten, 3.5 kgs of onions consumed, 10 loaves of bread from Vege fresh, lots of sauces, serviettes and rubbish sacks…

Another stuck truck

An ETL truck fell victim to the usual story of a driver following the GPS onto the high-level bridge at lunchtime on Friday.  Fortunately, there was no damage to the bridge this time, however traffic…

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