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King and Petch are Games queens

Waipā-born athletes have excelled at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Cambridge squash queen Joelle King picked up two gold medals in Birmingham this week to take her career medal tally from four Commonwealth Games to…

Three of the best for BMX club 

The Te Awamutu BMX Club is celebrating after one of its members picked up a Commonwealth Games gold medal and two others shone at the BMX world champs – where one finished with a ranking…

We will welcome them

Street parades will be held in Waipā for the district’s Commonwealth Games athletes to recognise their achievements in Birmingham. The games still have another four days to go so there might be even more successes…

Up for the cup

Te Awamutu youngsters soaked up some of the atmosphere last week at a promotion event in Hamilton for next year’s football World Cup. The women’s tournament will be held in Australia and New Zealand and…

Waipā’s new seven of the best 

Waipā has acknowledged another seven of its finest – including six from Te Awamutu. The latest inductees to the Te Awamutu Walk of Fame announced this week are father and son wrestlers Brian and Shane…

Season over for Te Awamutu 

    Hautapu’s win in the battle for Waipā rugby supremacy at the weekend ended the season for Te Awamutu Sports. Hautapu saw off Te Awamutu 32-3 in a sudden death clash. Tairoa Crean played…

A special mention for Jarrod

Ask any cyclist at the Cambridge Velodrome who the most important person on the track is and most would point towards Jarrod Gilbert. As a world class competitor himself, the 28-year-old Cambridge caretaker understands the…

Schools return to battle

The battle of the Waipā high schools saw Te Awamutu College, St Peter’s and Cambridge High back competing on the sporting fields for the first time in four years last week. It was Cambridge that…

Belfield run continues 

Te Awamutu sprinter Leah Belfield has put herself into contention for a place in the New Zealand relay team as she continues her form the United States. West Texas A&M University sophomore has continued in…

Report knocks our ‘culture’

An inquiry into Cycling New Zealand’s high-performance programme has criticised the culture at its Cambridge home of cycling base saying it is “fragmented” and that life in such a small town exacerbates loneliness and one-dimensionality….

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