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Farewell to the Narrows

I said farewell to a tract of land in Tamahere on Sunday which has played a big part in my life. The Narrows golf course has witnessed many shots from me which you would be…

Up for the cup

High flying Te Awamutu take on Rotorua club Lakes in the country’s oldest knockout competition on Anzac Day. Joint WaiBop football league leaders Te Awamutu go into the 2pm clash having clocked up successive wins,…

Waipā grabs BMX places

Te Awamutu rider Rebecca Petch swapped bikes and breeds to add another Oceania jersey to her collection after dominating the elite women’s racing in BMX competition at the Sleeman Track at Chandler in Brisbane. After…

Belfield on fire in America 

Te Awamutu sprinter Leah Belfield has bagged an American title and broken New Zealand records during a stellar period of form. The 21 year old excelled in conference finals last month to quality for the…

Rogues come unstuck

The clash between Waipā’s more senior cricketers provided plenty of entertainment for spectators at Cambridge’s Victoria Park in the Sunday League. Cambridge Antiques won the toss and scored 216/9 off their 40 overs with top…

Gone to the Dogs

Cambridge Dog Obedience Club’s annual Waitangi weekend championship show produced plenty of excitement and competition despite numbers being down. The event, held at McKinnon Park next to Cambridge High School on Saturday and Sunday, attracted…

Waitete cut it fine

Te Awamutu Sports drop-in pitch proved tricky for batsmen in the sixth round of the Waikato Valley B Grade competition’s 40-over Peter Bennett Cup on Saturday with only Waitete opener Jamie Maarhuis showing any form….

Farewell to Merv

There would barely be a man alive who wouldn’t wish to exit this life on the same terms as 88-year-old Mervyn ‘Merv’ Addison. Almost to the day he died, he was driving, living in his…

Devon eyes a Parisian prize

Devon Briggs’ 18th birthday this month marks a significant step towards his goal of competing in the Paralympics. He is now of age to shoot for the dream he has grittily pursued for years, and with a successful result…

Teed up at Tīeke

The first rounds of golf have been played at New Zealand’s newest golf course situated in the Waipā district. The $15 million Tīeke Golf Estate is the former Lochiel course renovated over three years for…

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