We hope you will find the following podcasts and interviews both interesting and informative.

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Latest uploads

Author Talk with Marie-Ann Quin

We talk to local author Marie-Ann Quin about her new book Emerald to Pounamu: A Midwife's Odyssey.

Author Talk with Dr Octavia Cade

We talk to Dr Octavia Cade about speculative fiction and her role as one of the two Ursula Bethell writers in residence at Canterbury University.

Let's Talk about Anxiety: with Claudia Laschet

Do you or a loved one suffer from anxiety? Clinical Hypnotherapist Claudia presents an introductory session on what anxiety is, symptoms, where it comes from and what you can do about it.

Cambridge Library 150 years: with Rosemary Bublitz

We talk to Rosemary Bublitz on the memories she has from working with Cambridge Library for almost 50 years as part of the 150 year celebrations.

Author month 2022

Dawn McMillan is a local New Zealand author of fiction and non-fiction titles for children. One of her most memorable publications to date is I need a new Bum (and other stories) which has been entertaining children and their parents and caregivers for the last 10 years. We talk to Dawn about this hilarious tale and her other works.

No stranger to Waipā District Libraries, we interview Cambridge local Nikki Crutchley - Author as part of Author Month 2022. We talk to Nikki about her latest release, To the Sea, her first book to be traditionally published through HarperCollins Publishers Australia, as well as what's on the horizon.

He's the author of popular titles such as Johnny Danger, The Invincibles, Dinos on the Bus and Pigs in Sheds. Amongst other things, we talk to Peter about his experience as an author and the influence his time on his Uncle's farm in Kihikihi and Te Awamutu had on his writing.

Heritage Month 2022 - Club Oral History Project

The Cambridge Bowling Club was first established by Walter Wright in 1898. The current club house dates back to 1914. We speak to current President Graeme Henshaw about the Club's history as part of Waipa District Libraries Club Oral History Project for Heritage Month 2022.

Get Active 2022

We talk to Cambridge local, Jason Mouat, about his first Tour Aotearoa, as part of Get Active 2021.

We talk with Prab Singh (Jetts Fitness Te Awamutu) as part of Get Active 2021.

Author Talk with Stephanie Parkyn, author of Into the World and Josephine's Garden. Her new book, The Freedom of Birds, launches in December 2021.

Tibet with Chris Smiley (you can follow the podcast with the image display here).

A Writer's Journey - Graeme Woodfield

Library history

Minutes of the first meeting of the newly elected Cambridge Library Committee:

Cambridge Public Library 21 March 1911:

By-laws: Cambridge Public Library 7 Nov 1922

Te Awamutu Library - Proposed new site 1931:

Te Awamutu Library - Site Discussions 1932:

Te Awamutu Library Annual Meeting 1932:

Te Awamutu Library Preparations and Reopening March/April 1933:


The naming of Cambridge:

Plough of the Pakeha:

The View from Pirongia:

Frontier Town: A History of Te Awamutu:

Plaque for Redoubt Site:

Te Awamutu 'Thirty Years Ago' 26 November 1931: