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Cambridge Lions largest in NZ

The Cambridge Lions received some remarkable news last week – the group is currently the largest Lions club in the country. The local good sorts say it’s because of the Cambridge community that they’re able…

Busking their way to Uni

Heard the sound of drums in town recently? They may have sounded like bongos, but in fact it was a Cajón that could be heard throughout the CBD – a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from…

Community Te Reo course coming up

People of all ages keen to learn more about Māori culture and the basics of Te Reo are being invited to join the second community language course being held at the Cambridge Community Marae. Te…

Volunteering Waikato turns 25

Volunteering Waikato is marking 25 years of supporting the Waikato community this year, with more reason to celebrate as the past year has seen record numbers of volunteers. Established in Hamilton in 1993, the organisation…

Uniforms under the spotlight

A Cambridge High School student has launched an online survey, seeking feedback from the school community into the high school’s uniforms.  Charlie Else, in Year 12 this year, had received 179 responses to her survey…

Burglars target model trains

Members of the community have rallied behind the Cambridge Model Engineering Society after it was targeted by burglars four times in recent months. This week BTG Electrical stepped in to help the non-profit organisation following…

Saying goodbye to country haven

Peter and Eunice Martin have had a great 25 years on their rural property, but now it’s time for some new blood, they reckon.  It wasn’t an easy decision to make for the couple, who…

Dust nuisance closes driveway

Having to close their main driveway and use another access 70 metres down the road instead might not seem like a big deal, it’s left a sour taste in the mouths of the owners of…

A steak, a pie and a beer

Colin Brown is a man on a mission.  At Colin and wife Keryn’s property, appropriately called Lake Farm, on the banks of Lake Karapiro, work is underway to produce the perfect mouth-watering Angus steak. Part…

Mammoth Flexi Tank installed

The rain held off while the first one million litre Flexi tank in the country was rolled into position on Friday.  Weighing in at 2 tonnes, the tank is a flexible bladder made from seven…

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