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Nestled in the heart of Waipā, Cambridge is a picturesque village town, offering a unique blend of rich history, cutting-edge innovation, and a captivating lifestyle. Immerse yourself in the stories of our entrepreneurs, and discover the pulse of this remarkable town. From fascinating startup journeys to cultural delights and local treasures, our stories paint a vivid picture of Cambridge's charm.

Join us in celebrating the allure of Cambridge – read about the captivating lifestyle that makes it truly special.

A word from the mayor

Cambridge is a vibrant town in the heart of the Waikato which many people – and certainly our residents – consider as one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand.

Welcome to Cambridge

Nestled in the picturesque Waipā district in the heart of the North Island, more people than ever before are calling Cambridge home.

In the footsteps of our forebears

Cambridge's rich heritage includes thriving Māori communities before European settlement, land wars and post-colonial building and development. Here are 10 quick snippets showcasing the history of our town and its people.

Eat, drink, shop, repeat.

If you haven’t had the chance to explore our boutique shops, eateries and bars yet, you're in for a treat. 

State-of-the-art manufacturing

Cambridge’s northern industrial zone experienced remarkable transformation in recent years, most notably with APL’s relocation to Hautapu in 2021.

Takapoto Estate

Takapoto Estate is a living sanctuary and family legacy. It encapsulates everything that is beautiful about its surroundings and provides a place for future generations to enjoy its bounty.

Bootstrapped to building a global business

The process of designing, building and launching a website used to be a daunting one for the non-tech savvy. Until three kiwi flatmates teamed up with one of their brothers working abroad and realised there was a better way. 

Preserving legacy for future generations

Cambridge past and present

Transforming a vision into a dream home

When building a truly unique and beautifully designed house, GD Pringle Building’s exceptional work and dedication to the craft have made them an award-winning local construction company.

Meat with a mission

Award-winning family business Wholly Cow is on the cutting edge of a circular meat movement, run out of a Cambridge butchery.

Keeping our lights on and community connected

Waipā Networks is a consumer-owned Electricity Distribution Business (EDB) that serves the Waipā region in New Zealand. 

A journey of creativity, craft, and connection

At the bottom end of Victoria Street lies The Glass Printery, owned by Carly and Rick Dean. Their passion for glassware and ceramic printing has brought them to this perfect spot in the midst of Cambridge's thriving community. 

Hamilton Airport, a vital gateway

Hamilton Airport is where people from around New Zealand and the world come together, pathways cross, and new connections are formed. 

Educational opportunities in Cambridge

Cambridge has a reputation for excellent schools and early childhood centres, something which draws new families to the town. 

A retirement dream

As the golden years beckon, finding the perfect place to retire is a top priority.

Community groups ignite connection

The flourishing Cambridge community owes much of its vibrancy to the clubs and groups that bring people together and encourage meaningful connections.

A place to nurture your wellbeing

Moving to a new town can be an exciting adventure, but it can also be overwhelming as you adjust to a new setting.

Luckily, Cambridge offers an abundance of health and wellness choices, ranging from general practice care, physiotherapy and osteotherapy, to podiatry, dentistry, health and fitness, and relaxation services.

The magic of the maunga

Rising above Lake Karāpiro, an ancient forest blankets the slopes of one of the largest pest-free sanctuaries in the world.

Showcasing the best of agriculture

Head down the road to Mystery Creek each June, and you’ll discover a truly iconic event – Fieldays – where Kiwis put New Zealand’s primary sector on the global stage. 

There’s always something on in Cambridge

Cambridge and its surrounding areas offer a rich tapestry of events that showcase our vibrant community spirit. From exhilarating sporting spectacles to cultural festivities, there is something for everyone to enjoy throughout
the year.

Sport and recreation - spoiled for choice 

When it comes to world-class facilities for athletes, national and international sporting events, and a rich grassroots club scene, Cambridge delivers more than its share of sport and recreation opportunities.

Ride the river

Thanks to a great vision and over a decade of work to pull it all together, Te Awa – The Great New Zealand River Ride offers the chance to take in magnificent waterside scenery by bike or on foot.

Five reasons to love Lake Karāpiro

A taonga, a source of power and a hub for water sport lovers, the picturesque Lake Karāpiro lies just six kilometres south east of Cambridge.

Exploring our beautiful backyard

Have fun discovering the parks, walkways and other recreational gems around Cambridge.

Safer Cambridge communities

When you move to Cambridge, you’ll quickly notice thriving businesses, the pataka kai, community gardens, and trees, which exist because of the kindness and generosity of local businesses and community volunteers.  

Venture down the road

While there are so many treasures to unlock in and around Cambridge,
there are many hotspots waiting to be discovered within a two-hour drive too.

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Charlotte Fitzpatrick
Belle PR  |


Lisa Nicholls
Kaz – Design. Brand. Web  |


Michael Jeans, Craig Brown Photography, Picture Show, Te Awa Lifecare, Resthaven, Destination Cambridge, PixInk, Cheleken Photography, Jude Eades, Graeme Murray, Waipā DC, Cambridge Pickleball, Bicycle Revolution.

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The stories presented in this publication represent the diverse and vibrant community in Cambridge. They provide a snapshot of Cambridge's businesses, organisations, and activities, but may not encompass all entities or activities within the area. Stories were developed based on the information available at the time of creation and may be subject to change. We have made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy and relevance of the content; however, we cannot guarantee its completeness or currency. We encourage readers to conduct further research and engage with relevant sources for the most up-to-date and comprehensive information.


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