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Floating in a float pod: What to expect

What’s it like… floating in a float pod? I must say I was excited to get this opportunity to try Loulous’ new float pod – I’m always keen to try new things and getting some…

Fantastic night of fireworks

The Mighty River Domain played host to around five thousand people last Saturday as families gathered at Lake Karapiro for a night of Guy Fawkes celebrations. It was another ripper turn out this year for…

Festive acts of kindness

Children can have creative fun while spreading Christmas cheer this December thanks to local organisation Act of Kindness (AOK). Launched by Cambridge mother Rebecca Broadbent in June, the service connects Waipa people with family-friendly volunteer…

Smash-and-grab, again

Stirling Sports Cambridge was the target of yet another ram raid last weekend. For third time in the last 14 months, thieves reversed their vehicle into the shop front early on Sunday morning. Ploughing through…

New taxis on the block

A taxi turf war is brewing in Cambridge, with recent changes to legislation opening the door for outside competition in the town. This week, Hamilton Taxis announced they will send three cars to Cambridge, initially…

Student prompts $5K Lions donation to CMS

Students at Cambridge Middle School were met with a surprise at their school assembly last week when a member of the Cambridge Lions presented them with a cheque for five thousand dollars. Faye Gohns, on…

Public opinion on expressway

A public information day held by the NZ Transport Agency last week gave locals the chance to have their say and get the details on the proposed route and interchange options for the southern extension…

Council ‘no’ to Māori seat

  Waipa District Council has voted not to establish a Māori seat on Council for the next local body elections.  With five votes in favour and eight votes against, the outcome of Tuesday’s meeting was…

Community behind Lifeskills

Local schools have been invited to take part in Cambridge Lifeskills Day on Tuesday (November 7) to help the organisation fund its counselling work with children and families. The annual day originated as a Melbourne-Cup-day…

Rā Maumahara honours lives lost in land wars

A community event to celebrate the first ever New Zealand Wars National Day of Commemoration was held in Te Awaumutu on Saturday. Last year the government announced Rā Maumahara National Day of Commemoration will be…

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