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Face Behind the Store - 9: Onyx!

Jo Ostler and Terry McDonnell have owned Onyx for two years, loving the place, the people and the staff. ...

November 17, 2018

Face Behind the Store - 8: Colonial Heritage Antiques!

Colonial Heritage Antiques is an antique in itself – on the corner of Empire Street, the green-fronted store has been an emerald in the Cambridge crown for 45 years.  It was started by the very same hands that handles the valuables now; Ken Sheldrick opened the store in 1972 with his wife Beverley, who sadly passed away four years ago. A born and bred Sydney man, Ken met Cambridge lass Beverley on a ship set for England – and the rest, as they say, is history.  Married in London, t...

October 28, 2018

Face Behind the Store - 7: Holmes & Co!

Barbara Holmes was in shop ownership from the get-go, 19-years-old with her own store selling ladies clothing.  “It was down in Duke Street, next door to the Post Office,” she said. “I would make my own clothing and sell it out the front.” Running it for seven years, she took on the mum life and took a break from retail while she raised her son and daughter.  “Fifteen years ago we opened Holmes and Co; it was across the road from where we are now for 12 years, and we moved to...

October 11, 2018

Face Behind the Store Series - 6: Heritage Gallery!

A studio potter herself, it was friends adding their weaving and painting and woodwork to her home collection that drew Sandra Webb into owning Heritage Gallery.  “The shop is an extension of that,” she said. “It just sort of grew. “And I loved the retail side, the people. A friend had a shop in Hamilton that she was about to shut the doors on, so I persuaded her to join forces. Three years on she retired, so I moved from where Instone is to this bigger space, and here we are.” A ...

September 27, 2018

Face Behind the Store - 5: Stirling Sports!

Cambridge Stirling Sports owner Sarah Nicholls loves Cambridge.  “It’s beautiful and full of lovely people,” she enthuses. “And I really appreciate people’s desire to shop locally and to support local businesses. “I also love the access to nature and the fact that it’s so central – you can be at the beach or at the mountains in no more than half a day.” It was this love that drew her and partner Hayden to open Stirling Sports in Cambridge’s main street in July 2016. ...

September 13, 2018

Face Behind the Store Series - 4: HEALTH 2000 CAMBRIDGE

2018 marks 20 years of owning and operating Cambridge Health 2000 for Linda Cairns – and she still loves everything about it.  “My favourite part of the store is still serving customers and helping them find the right products for them,” she said.  Originally a Christchurch girl, Linda, her husband and two boys made the move to the Waikato in the early 90s. “In 1996 I lost both of my parents quite suddenly,” she said. “I used some of the inheritance to start Health 2000 Cam...

September 5, 2018

Face Behind the Store Series - 3: GABRIELS

It was the water and centrality of Cambridge that coaxed Fay and Warren Haakma to the Waikato.  “We’re from New Plymouth and love the ‘Naki, but we love Cambridge more,” Fay said. “We decided to head north about 20 months ago to be nearer our children and the water, and it was a no-brainer to pick Cambridge.” With a background in hairdressing, retail store ownership and defensive driving teaching, Fay started casting her eyes around for the next venture. Gabriels Fashion Shop ca...

July 21, 2018

Face Behind the Store Series - 2: DANTE'S FINE FOODS

Dante’s Fine Foods – and fine all round, really.  In the heart of Duke Street, Dante’s has been owned by local lass Kelly Mita-Skeet for just over a year. “My favourite thing about owning the store is interacting with all the different types of people that walk through the door,” Kelly said. “And just finding those special things that they want to eat, that they remember from their childhood, or helping them experience a different taste they’re not used to. And then, of course...

July 20, 2018

Face Behind The Store Series 1: FOOTLOOSE CAMBRIDGE

Owning a shoe store was the next step for Debbie Simes.  Relocating to Cambridge in 2001, Debbie worked as a truancy officer for Life Skills in Cambridge for 18 months before moving into the position of coordinator for Victim Support. While in that role, she and her husband saw the opportunity to open the franchise in Cambridge.  “We pursued that and in March 2011 we became the owners of Footloose Cambridge,” Debbie said. “We’re now in our eighth year and I just love it.” And...

July 15, 2018

Newest to LC - Angels!

Love Cambridge welcomes its newest member to the collective – Angels Lingerie & Baby Boutique! Angels offers Cambridge customers – and those popping through town - the chance to purchase special items from hand-selected brands. Their boutique products include an array of lingerie, hosiery, sleepwear, kids’ clothes, baby toys and merino products – none of which you would find in chain stores.  Under the ownership of local lass Stacey Bax, she has had the store for two years come Sept...

June 27, 2018

Making her Mark

There’s a new Master in town. Last week, local lady and Alys Antiques owner Jutta Mark graduated from Waikato University with a Master’s Thesis in Art. Having started the research in 2012, Jutta was “delighted” to not only don her gown and be capped, but also be awarded First Class Honours for her chosen line of exploration - Cabaret and Art as Expression of the Modern Era in Berlin from 1900 to 1945. “I felt overjoyed as I walked onto that stage,” she said. “It was a real sense o...

May 14, 2018

Health 2000 Cambridge turns 20!

This month the team at Health 2000 Cambridge are celebrating 20 years in our town. An incredible milestone in retail, all thanks to hard working owner Linda Cairns and her fantastic staff. Over the month of April, the team will be giving away all sorts of goodies to customers including; products, hand massages and free cake from the ladies at Forage.Linda says "we would love to see you in store to help us celebrate".Check out the clip for more info:...

April 2, 2018

Hello Chocolate Lovers!!

Its almost Easter, so we caught up with Owner, Kelly Mita-Skeet, of Dantes Fine Foods to see what they have in store. Not only do they have a delicious range of decadent chocolate eggs for that more unique Easter gift, they also have a great range for those who are dairy and gluten intolerant. Let's face it....its not fair these kids miss out at Easter, so pop in to Dantes and checkout the treats!  Clip below:...

March 17, 2018

Van Dyks Flooring Xtra Transformation

Here at Love Cambridge HQ, we've been tracking Van Dyks Flooring Xtra on one of their latest jobs. The team were incredibly professional and it was great to see the installation at a new build. The flooring was the final touch in this home and it certainly transformed the space. Take a look at the clip, and see info on the clients flooring choice below: Carpet: Batise Weave with 11m underlayFloorboards: Vue - Mountain Oak Natural Laminate 12mm on 2mm underlay To get in contact with the team at V...

March 5, 2018

Top items at Heritage Gallery Cambridge

We caught up with Sandra from Heritage Gallery, Cambridge. Sandra is a passionate and knowledgeable connoisseur of art, whose skill in selecting the right pieces to display is second to none. Take a look at her top picks in store this month. Click through to: Heritage Gallery Website ...

March 1, 2018

Welcome to World Masters Games Competitors & Visitors

The welcome mat is out, the signs are up, and banners are being prepared as we excitedly await the start of the World Masters Games and the two events being hosted in Cambridge; track cycling and rowing. The community has come together to make it easy to get to/from these venues and a brilliant way to spend time in and around Cambridge. Busit has produced a special schedule and fares, so check out the best way for you to make the most of this event and the region. ...

April 18, 2017

The Cambridge Autumn Festival 2017

It's a week and a half of pretty much non-stop festival fun… ...

April 6, 2017

Be the Book Photography Competition

This is a photography competition with a difference! Waipa Libraries have teamed up with the Cambridge Autumn Festival with a quirky and fun competition. Entrants simply match up their face or body with a book's cover and take a photo. Sounds simple? It is! There are just 3 rules: The competition is open to all those living in the Waipa District. The book must be a Waipa District Libraries book, and NO photoshop allowed! The competition runs till Friday 7 April, and winners will be announced...

April 6, 2017

Cooney Insurance Short Story Competition.

This is about a small town doing something big! It's a national competition, attracting entries from all over New Zealand, and a number of the winners from previous years have gone on to publish books. The great prizes are definitely a drawcard - 1 st prize $1000, 2nd prize $500 and 3rd prize $250 - as is the recognition from winning a writing competition. Also very unique to this competition is an additional award given to the 1st prize winner - it's in the form of a customised handcrafted book...

April 6, 2017

The World Masters Games are coming!

The World Master's Games (WMG's) is the largest multisport event in the world, with 28 sports, 45 disciplines across 45+ competition venues. Between 21-30 April 2017 WMG's is being hosted in New Zealand and will bring rowing and track cycling events to the Avantidrome and Lake Karapiro between 24-28 April 2017. In total the event expects to attract more than 25,000 athletes to New Zealand, ranging from elite through to social sports persons and their avid supporters. More than half of the com...

April 3, 2017

Pewter is popular once again!

by Jutta Mark, Alys Antiques, Cambridge...

March 2, 2017

How's your nutrition?

Health 2000 Cambridge can help you make better nutritional, lifestyle and environmental choices with a 15 minute hair follicle scan. How it works: Four follicles of your hair are digitally processed at the initial 15 minute appointment. The data is sent securely to a German super-computer which maps over 800 key wellness indicators and charts the information which makes up your 90 day wellness plan. The price for this is just $80. And then you get a 20 minute follow-up naturopathic con...

February 7, 2017

Having a break from competition?

Pop into the Mercury Energy tent at the Cambridge Town Cup on Lake Karapiro and snap a pic in our LoveCambridge photo frame. Post it to facebook here, share our post and you could win LoveCambridge shopping vouchers!...

January 27, 2017

Heritage Gallery Celebrates

Heritage Gallery is turning 21! They've revamped, dressed up, and would love for you to join them to celebrate with a chance to meet some of the talented artists that work with Heritage Gallery. Sunday 20 November, 4-6pm, wine and nibbles provided. As an added birthday treat, all floor stock items will be 20% off* - so get in quick to take advantage of this sale! *T's&C's Apply. No laybuys or holds, some commissioned stock not included in sale....

November 16, 2016

Rouge Lunch Special

Yum Yum! Strawberry & Asparagus Salad (GF+V) Enjoy two delicious seasonal superstars in this beautiful salad of strawberries, asparagus, feta cheese and red wine vinaigrette. $16.50 Optional: add free range bacon $19.50 Suggested wine match: Richmond Plains Rose ...

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