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Louise does it again

It was all smiles at Louise Upston’s house on Sunday, as she hosted a small gathering of party faithful to celebrate her election victory.  Claire Castle went along for the festivities. After a gruelling interview…

Blue bus hits town

The National Party bus made a flying visit to Cambridge on Friday, travelling from Wellington to Auckland in a final burst of campaigning before Saturday’s election.  Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett and Finance Minister Steven…

Leamington teachers step it up

A three-year-old boy has inspired dozens of Leamington School teachers to go the distance for the Cerebral Palsy Society this month.  Cambridge News visited the school during a special fundraising day to find out more….

Easter Sunday no-go

Waipa District Council confirmed their official decision this week that there will be no Easter Sunday trading in the district.  Nearly 600 people gave submissions on the topic during the council’s consultation process, with 70…

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…

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