Local Sport

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…

Girls on the front foot

Te Awamutu College’s junior girls’ football team made a discovery – of sorts – in Hamilton last Sunday. They’re at their best when attacking. At Flagstaff’s Discovery Park in Hamilton – the home of Northern…

Go you good thing!

It all hinged on a late penalty at the end of extra time – and when Marist missed, Te Awamutu Sports could celebrate winning the premiership B Waikato rugby title in Hamilton on Saturday. The…

Sports win a thriller

Te Awamutu have won an epic Waikato rugby development grand final this afternoon, beating Marist in Hamilton 30-28 after extra time. It was surely the most dramatic of a series of finals involving Waipā teams…

Waipā to get BMX nationals

Te Awamutu will host the 2026 national BMX championships. Club president Rodney Prescott told The News he hoped the three day event would bring about 5000 people to town. The decision to bring the event…

Strength in reserve

Hopes for a Waipā derby in the Waikato Draught Breweries Shield Premiership final on Saturday were dashed by Hamilton Marist last weekend – but Te Awamutu Sports still has a final to prepare for. Te…

Jimmy’s fired up for dragons

Te Awamutu Intermediate School deputy principal Jimmy Heta is set to make a splash on the world stage next month. He’s been selected in the New Zealand Black Dragons team to compete at the 2023…

Kihikihi club aims high

With a new $35,000 roof over members’ heads, Kihikihi Rugby Sports Club members are kicking on with a simply-stated aim – grow rugby in the region. The roof, completed thanks to Grassroots Trust funding, was…

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