Cambridge Badminton Club can be considered a success story in Waipa - membership is over 150 players, the club owns its own building, they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary - and they look after each other and have a strong sense of community. Those attributes came to the fore following a regular club day back in July, when a medical emergency emerged out of nowhere.

Life member Pearl Martin was playing a doubles match and feeling fine - until she bent over to pick up a shuttle.

"I had an instant loss of breath," she recalls.

Pearl was helped from

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