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Cambridge barista quite the coffee connoisseur

A lovely young barista here in Cambridge has been recognized for her brewing brilliance at the 2017 Columbus Coffee Barista Champs. 18 year old Millie Taylor finished the national competition with a first place finish…

Political banter heats up at Meet the Candidates event

It was an interesting display of politics at the “Meet the Candidates” event on Sunday, where about 50 locals gathered at the St Andrews Church Hall to hear from four political candidates; Louise Upston for…

Photo picks for billboards put to public

Waipa’s iconic Home of Champions billboards are being updated after 8 years of being exposed to the elements. The eleven billboards have stood at key entry points to the district, proclaiming Waipa’s status as New…

Local reporter first in Editor’s chair

Next week marks another milestone for the Cambridge News, when the paper gets its first editor.  Local journalist Claire Castle will take up the position next Monday, reflecting the Cambridge News’ commitment to providing the…

Kapa haka festival draws record numbers

The beauty of Maori culture was showcased, celebrated and enjoyed immensely by the local community last week when Cambridge students of all ages took to the stage for the Combined Cambridge Schools Kapa Haka Festival….

EV racers all set to compete

Two electric-cart building teams from Cambridge High School (CHS) are reasonably ready and rearing to go heading into the EVolocity Regional Finals in Tamahere this weekend. Five CHS year 13 students have been working on…

Cambridge daffodil champion of show

A single-stem, white, geometric daffodil known as “Cosmic Ice”, grown by Ian Fisher and Rob Hill of Fisher Nurseries in Cambridge, won the top award at the North Island National Daffodil Show in Gisborne over…

Cambridge cars on show at Classic Car Parade

The Hamilton Classic Car Parade held recently in the city’s CBD has a fantastic turnout of 160 cars and saw just under $1900 raised for the Waikato / Bay of Plenty Cancer Society. Organised by…

Feedback sought on Avantidrome intersection

Initial plans to significantly improve road safety at Hanlin and Cambridge Roads have been revealed. Waipa District Council and NZ Transport Agency want improvements at the popular intersection that provides access to the Avantidrome, St…

Regional Council backs Auckland rail link with public transport options study

A fresh study looking at public transport needs between the Waikato and Auckland, including a possible passenger rail service, was agreed to this week by Waikato Regional Council’s multi-agency regional transport committee. “The development of…

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