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Trumpeting our Elephant

A Cambridge racehorse named Elephant has been winning hearts across Australasia with his quirky personality, goofy grin and athletic prowess. The five-year-old gelding got his name because when he curls his top lip it looks…

Purser swings in for St Peter’s

One of Waikato’s top home-grown golfers has joined the St Peter’s School Golf Academy in Cambridge. Mark Purser, 37, who grew up across the road from Hamilton Golf Club where the legendary Brian Boys coached…

Baker sets retirement day

Trainer Murray Baker has announced his retirement – at 75 – 22 years after moving to Cambridge from Woodville. “When Murray Baker confided to a few friends last spring that he was planning to retire…

Gone to the Dogs

Cambridge Dog Obedience Club’s annual Waitangi weekend championship show produced plenty of excitement and competition despite numbers being down. The event, held at McKinnon Park next to Cambridge High School on Saturday and Sunday, attracted…

Farewell to Merv

There would barely be a man alive who wouldn’t wish to exit this life on the same terms as 88-year-old Mervyn ‘Merv’ Addison. Almost to the day he died, he was driving, living in his…

Kaipaki too good

Samuel Foster starred with the bat as Kaipaki Green beat Melville Warriors by 15 runs in round six of the Hamilton Cup at Kaipaki Green on Saturday. Melville won the toss and elected to bowl…

Vincent in form

Cambridge right hand opener Keith Vincent was all class as he plundered the Hamilton Old Boys’ Black bowlers for 92 on the opening day of a two-day match on Victoria Square in Cambridge on Saturday….

Polo win for Waikato

Cambridge’s Bruce Watson was part of the Waikato team which won the inaugural Polo in the Bay event at Baypark in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. Waikato’s three man team of Watson and Te Akau father…

Devon eyes a Parisian prize 

Devon Briggs’ 18th birthday this month marks a significant step towards his goal of competing in the Paralympics. He is now of age to shoot for the dream he has grittily pursued for years, and with a successful result…

Home of Cycling No More?

The ‘Home of Cycling’ tag worth millions of dollars to the Waipā district economy is in danger of being taken away by an independent inquiry tasked with reviewing the sport’s future. As part of the…

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