Local Sport

Costs cripple croquet club

By Luke East A Te Awamutu sports club has upped its membership fees by 60 percent – just to keep the lights on. The Te Awamutu Croquet Club, which played its first game in October…

Pirongia gets a helping hand

Pirongia Rugby and Sports Club is the oldest club in the Waikato and the third oldest in Aotearoa – with facilities to match. Now a grant which comes with $10,000 worth of materials will help…

Carla’s back in black 

After a return from injury and the sacrifice of leaving her family, Kihikihi’s Carla Hohepa is putting it all on the line to get back into the black jersey. The 36-year-old has been named in…

Nikita’s ready to take the plunge

Waipā’s Nikita Howarth is at her third Paralympics – at just 22. “The delayed Games hadn’t affected me much… just meant that we had to hold out to get here and get raring to go,”…

Gwynne Shield girl power  

While the Gwynne Shield showed off the dazzling talent from some of the region’s next generation of rugby stars it’s the girls who have been showing what they can do as the women’s game continues…

Fire hawks turn up the heat

League is back on the rise in Waipā. The Te Awamutu Sports Firehawks will play in the reserve grade of the new season’s Waikato competition under coach Victor Heke, and the club has also established…

Golden moment at the Maadi cup

Double sculls combination Jenna Markgraaf and Brylee Deacon  provided the highlight for Waipā schools at the 2021 Maadi Cup competition on Lake Karapiro. The U17 Double Sculls from Cambridge High collected the sole Waipā gold…

Young riders sign off difficult year with fun competition

Young riders at Te Awamutu’s RDA Group showed what they had learned over the past year at a partly competitive, mostly fun riding competition held in Kihikihi late last month. The November 24 joint Client/Riders…

Eagles, Braves are beaten

Te Awamutu teams came off second best in the latest round of Waikato lacrosse matches. Defending champions Hamilton-based Suburbs Falcons secured their second win in the A Division of the Women’s Summer Club League at…

Win for TA in summer league lacrosse

Te Awamutu Sports Lions won their opening match of the Waikato Lacrosse Women’s Summer Club League at Tamahere Park, beating Kaipaki Phoenix Yellow 16-4. Defending champions Suburbs Falcons also had a win against Kaipaki Phoenix…

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