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Game on for Maestro Mark

Te Awamutu darts player Mark Cleaver has won a spot competing with the biggest names in darts. Cleaver, known as the maestro (because of his guitar playing) confirmed his place in the Hamilton event at…

Visitor’s claim win

Kihikihi Bowling Club started its “Winter Programme” last week with a very successful Presidents’ Birthday tournament. President Dave Barnett sponsored the event and playing conditions were perfect with a full field of entries and $1000…

It’s driving them mad…

To the uninitiated, they are rocks compared to normal golf balls. We are talking about range balls – thousands of them are placed on tees on driving ranges around the country every day by club…

Waipā star Kango for it

Waikato interest in the biggest event of Cambridge Raceway’s calendar tomorrow has been boosted following a late withdrawal. Kango, trained at Cambridge Raceway by Arna Donnelly, is a  late starter in the feature race following…

Central wins in Kihikihi

A Cambridge Central combination won a successful tournament at Kihikihi last week. Skip Laurie Roycroft, with Ron Greenwood and Dennis Wilcock , secured first prize with four wins, 22 ends and 49 points. They headed…

Kicking the monkey to touch

At 2pm on March 19, a dozen boys in maroon and yellow sports uniforms huddle on a sideline at Albert Park, completely absorbed in their coach Matiu Paraone’s words. Experience has prepared the Te Awamutu…

Birthday on the runway

Kenzie Pivott was up early on Sunday for her birthday. But there was another reason for the Te Awamutu 12-year-old to be ready for a big day – it was starting with a run around…

Hoping for Maadi strokes of genius

Asarina Johnson says she went to a Te Awamutu Rowing Club open day in 2022, got in a boat and hasn’t wanted to come back to dry land since. “Rowing is my happy place, I…

Horsepower on show

Neville Clark can spot a champion polo horse a mile off. He spins around in the assembly area at Mystery Creek Polo Club and points out millions of dollars’ worth of horse flesh. The Gisborne…

Polo action at Mystery Creek

Mystery Creek Festival of Polo is galloping into town this weekend for those looking for something different to enjoy. The best polo players in New Zealand, thundering hooves, gripping polo action, and family-friendly fun promise…

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