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Introducing Cambridge

The name says it all. Despite the rambunctious Waikato River looking nothing like the Cam, the good people of Cambridge have done all they can to assume an air of English gentility: village greens, avenues of deciduous trees, faux-Tudor houses... Even the public toilet looks like a Victorian cottage.

Famous for the breeding and training of thoroughbred horses, you can almost smell the wealth along the main street. Equine references are rife in public sculpture, and plaques boast of past Melbourne Cup winners.