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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…

Rams in a power play

Te Awamutu sides put in strong respective performances in the second round of the 2023 Power Farming Cup at Cambridge’s Memorial Park on Sunday. The Rams, made up of players from Te Awamutu Sports, Te…

New sport is put on the table

A potential new Special Olympics sporting code looks set to be served up in Te Awamutu. With a membership of more than 30 athletes, Special Olympics Te Awamutu has a sole sport – swimming –…

Racing, together, this time…

Waipā’s two racing clubs in Te Awamutu and Cambridge have joined forces with the big city Waikato club in Hamilton to become one multimillion dollar super entity called Waikato Thoroughbred Racing. The mega club’s first…

Matthew flies the flag

As he lined up to compete at the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games, Te Awamutu’s Matthew Smith had the words of coach Shelley Blair running through his mind. “Every time you swim, give your all…

Nothing fawlty about Cleese

There’s at least one similarity between this Cleese and his British actor namesake. Like John, the Waipā gelding – part owned by Te Awamutu racing syndicate JSP – is clearly bringing joy to those watching…

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