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Cambridge, New Zealand

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Cambridge is a town in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. It is situated 24 kilometres southeast of Hamilton, on the banks of the Waikato River. It has a population of 13,700 (2001 census).

Before European settlement Cambridge was the site of the Horotiu Pa, a powerful Maori stronghold. Each man of the Third Waikato Regiment was allocated a 200,000 m2 block of land and a residential section in Cambridge.

The town is now best known for its thoroughbred horse stables, which have produced many champion horses in the sports of racing and showjumping.

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