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The ultimate kiwiana

A Cambridge chip shop has been named the best in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay in the 2013 Best Chip Shop competition.

Uninjured motorists "so lucky"

tree

A motorist was lucky to escape uninjured when a tree fell across SH1 on Sunday, hitting their car.

Plane rides set to be highlight

Armistice

It could be the ride of a lifetime for aviation fans at this year’s Armistice in Cambridge in November.

Sporting stars shine

ken strap

Perago Trust has opened its second funding round - it closes at the end of the month.

Candidate meetings to be held

elections

There are four chances to get up close and personal with candidates standing in this year's local body elections, with two meetings in Cambridge, as well as gatherings both Te Awamutu and Ngahinapouri.

Off to Cambodia

Cambodia

Cambridge couple Derek and Gay Savage are about to set off on a three month trip to Cambodia.

Gone to the dogs

pooch

Pooch racing - and even the Re-X Factor is coming to town.

Times are changing

Noeline

Cambridge Greypower is looking to move forward in step with changing times.

Teen's television debut

Shortland Street

Shortland Street the first step in a long acting career.

Namesake releases kiwi

Murray

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The 50th kiwi to be released on Maungatautari has been named Murray, after Olympic rower Eric Murray.

School gets $1000 prize

water

Entering a Think Water Local Hero initiative has netted Cambridge High School financial reward.

21 years goes fast

Robyn

Cambridge police's watch house officer Robyn Wright has been recognised for 21 years service to the police.

Taking on the world

bmx

About 60 riders from Cambridge BMX Club will represent New Zealand at the BMX World Championships in Auckland.

Businesses celebrate

business awards

The 2013 Waipa Networks Business Awards were held at the Don Rowlands Centre at Mighty River Domain on Friday night.

Food a little wild

wild

Cambridge's GPO Bar & Braserie has entered this year's Monteith's Wild Food Challenge 2013.

Dancing diva

dance

Roto-o-Rangi School student Molly Robinson won six trophies at a recent dance competition.

A robot in Leamington?

robot

In a Cambridge first, a machine known as a 'robot' has arrived at Unichem Leamington Pharmacy.

Working with the web

Michael

New project stems from a love of technology.

Harry hits the note

harry

Cambridge's Harry Parsons won his category at this year's Smokefreerockquest and a band from St Peter's School placed second in the band section.

Tunnel to take shape

Peter

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The first sod for a new tunnel at the model railway track at Leamington Domain was turned on Saturday.

Milestone marked

citizens

Cambridge Citizens Advice Bureau is 30 years old.

Julie pens popular tale

Julie

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Cambridge author Julie Thomas' book The Keeper Of Secrets is gaining international attention.

Finalists aspirations grow

Miguel

Cambridge Miguel Peterle is a final is a region fruit growing competition being held today.

Event continues stunning journey

Fieldays

Fieldays 2013 marked the latest instalment of what has been an astronomical journey for the event's founders and the organisers since its inception.

Brazen act raise ire

The public's help is been sought to stop a recent spate of tagging in Cambridge - with the perpetrators even targeting the town cenotaph.

Goodbye Eris

Eris

After a 25 year association with Cambridge Museum, former curator Eris Parker has retired. - saying she'll miss the job but is looking forward to more time with her family.

Step up for Cambridge Chamber of Commerce head

raewyn

Cambridge Chamber of Commerce CEO appointed to national body of chambers of commerce and industry.

Archaeology conference comes to Cambridge

conference

National archaeology conference comes to Cambridge for the first time next week.

Fieldays closes on a high

fieldays

National Fieldays at Mystery Creek closes after attracting huge crowds and scoring record business activity.

Junior masterchef competiton at the GPO

GPO

Cambridge schools enjoy mini-masterchef competition at iconic GPO building.

Red noses galore

red

Little Einsteins marked Red Nose Day recently.

Play a hit

playstrap

Cambridge East School's production Hat Tricks debuted on stage last week.

Moving towards March

Avanti

March 29 - the same weekend as the 2014 Cambridge Autumn Festival - has been announced as the official opening date of the Avantidrome in Cambridge.

Mayor farewelled

Alan

After 12 years as Mayor - and 18 on Waipa District Council - Mayor Alan Livingston was farewelled at two separate functions last week.

Puppy theft devastating

The theft of two British bulldog puppies has had a big impact on a Cambridge breeder's future.

Lifted to success

cheer

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A group of Cambridge High School cheerleaders has won a gold medal at a national competition.

History made

Eric

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Cambridge-based rowers Eric Murray and Hamish Bond have set an international rowing record.

Delightful Daffodil efforts

Daffodil

About $15,000 was raised during this year's Daffodil Day efforts in Cambridge last Friday.

Report results in

Hautapu

A Ministry of Primary Industries report into the Fonterra botulism scare was released last week.

First sod turned

The first sod of the Cambridge Expressway was turned on Friday.

Award winners

Ed

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Cambridge's Edward Dinger and Bill Garland scooped two top awards at an awards evening in Invercargill.

Phenominal photos

bird

Two Cambridge photograghers have snapped shots which turned heads in a recent photo competition.

Rocking out

smokestrap

Two Cambridge acts - a solo artist from Cambridge High School and a band from St Peter's School have made the national final of this year's Smokefreerockquest.

Tough guys and gals

challenge

A team from Leamington School has competed in this year's Toug Guys and Gals Challenge in Rotorua.

Child care to the fore

childstrap

A conference held in Cambridge recently looked to tackle 'the real issues surrounding vulnerable children.'

Road needs thought

road

Residents wanting certainty when it comes to a roading link between Cambridge and Hamilton.

Business on the up

In a recent business survey, Cambridge business owners were confident the business climate in New Zealand was improving, and would continue to do so over the next six months.

Smashing squash

squash

The North Island Secondary School Squash Championships featured games in Cambridge last weekend.

Parking no problem

parking

With safety reasons in mind, the angle of parks on Alpha St has been changed.

Candidates announced

vote

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The Cambridge candidates standing in October's local body elections have been announced.

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