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Masson stopped in first title defence

“He couldn’t have taken a harder opponent if he tried.” So said the commentator watching Te Awamutu-born Floyd Masson early on in his WBO cruiserweight title fight – and eventual stoppage – in Brisbane on…

Admin honour for John

Te Awamutu Tennis Club’s John Robinson was named Administrator of the Year at the Waikato Tennis Trust’s 2022/23 awards. The accolade, club captain John says, was a “bit of a surprise” and one which caps…

Kihikihi goes artificial

Kihikihi School’s new artificial turf was officially opened for play last week. It was installed by Teamturf thanks to a $57,000 Grassroots Trust grant the school applied for in December. Principal Sunny West said “nearly…

Netballers score success…

Te Awamutu College’s senior premier netball team, pictured, capped off an impressive season with a premiere finals’ performance on Saturday. The side won the Paperplus Te Awamutu Netball Centre premier grade final, beating Fraser Tech…

Masters eye southern competition

Te Awamutu Rowing Club members are looking to make a splash at next month’s 2023 New Zealand Masters Championships. When the two-day event hits the water at Twizel’s Lake Ruataniwha on September 16 and 17,…

Masson to defend title in Australia

Te Awamutu-born IBO World Cruiserweight Champion Floyd Masson will make his first defence at Eatons Hill, Queensland, Australia against Belgium boxer Yves Ngabu on September 9. Floyd Masson won his world title in April this…

Waipā players picked for All Blacks

Waipā players Cameron Roigard and Luke Jacobson have been named for the All Blacks’ clash with the World Champion Springboks at Twickenham on Saturday (NZ time). It comes less than a week after Roigard returned…

Girls on the ball

The Women’s World Cup has sparked a huge surge of interest in football – and it was on show in Cambridge last weekend as Te Awamutu and Cambridge battled out an entertaining seven-aside Under-10s game….

Te Awamutu attracts golf open

“You’ve only got two choices in this world – you either lie down, or you stand up. “And disability golfers aren’t those to just lie down.” In meeting Te Awamutu golfer Mick Henderson, something’s immediately…

Jarrod’s golden slalom run

Jarrod Gilbert is about to trade the cold winter air of Wanaka for the warmer waters of the pool at Livingstone Aquatic Centre. And the Special Olympics Te Awamutu athlete will do so with two…

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