Local Sport

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…

Honours board found

When Community Sports Director Ollie Ward opened the Te Awamutu News, he went straight to page five – and saw the headline: A rugby mystery: who can solve it? He had the answer immediately –…

Honours board found

When Community Sports Director Ollie Ward opened the Te Awamutu News, he went straight to page five – and saw the headline: A rugby mystery: who can solve it? He had the answer immediately – he could. Ollie is in his…

A rugby mystery: Who can solve it? 

Te Awamutu’s sub union has just a few weeks to solve a seven-year-old puzzle. In 2014, the Te Awamutu Sports grandstand was renovated and photos and an honour board from the sub union clubroom went…

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…

Gym’s fundraising sweetener 

Te Awamutu Gymsports is hoping the lure of sweet family treats might help them fund the purchase of new equipment badly needed at its Palmer St premises. The team has launched a Sweet Treats Fundraiser, offering people an opportunity to…

Moo loo v Mooloo? 

It’s toilet training for cows – and it could be ringing alarm bells at Waikato rugby HQ. New Zealand media climbed all over a story this week which suggested cows could be trained to urinate in particular…

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…

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