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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…

National honours for TA players

Waikato won both the Girls and Boys New Zealand Lacrosse U15 National Championships at Tamahere Park over Labour Weekend – and also collected silver medals in both. It was an exceptional outcome for the region,…

King Country win for Ōtorohanga

Ōtorohanga College’s U14 rugby team has come out on top at the end of a particularly testing season. The team won the King Country Rugby Union (KCRU) Secondary Schools Competition’s U14 Cup on points. Covid-19…

The architects are on the board

  Te Awamutu had to wait to get the rub of the green, but when it came it was a key factor in securing the team’s first points of the season in the WaiBop football…

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