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The Black Stick accountant

In the early hours of January 23, Black Sticks goalkeeper Leon Hayward walked out onto the bright blue turf at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India, with New Zealand’s hopes resting on his shoulders. The Black…

And the new …….

The Aussies are claiming him – but new IBO world cruiserweight champion Floyd Masson is one of Te Awamutu’s own. Brisbane based Masson, whose nationality is listed as Australian by the online boxing bible Boxrec,…

Mission: ‘build’ women’s football

Te Awamutu goalkeeper Angela Hammond-Tutty was only minutes into the opening game of a pre-season tournament in Cambridge on Sunday when disaster happened. As she went to clear the ball, she got kicked in the…

Walker claims BMX crown

Waipā riders were to the fore at last weekend’s national BMX champs in Tauranga. Cambridge’s Leila Walker and North Harbour’s Rico Bearman claimed the overall elite honours – both also had under-23 Union Cycliste Internationale…

Fun runners flock back

The return of the Waipā Fun Run on Sunday March 5 was welcomed by both competitors and organisers as an impressive 647 runners and walkers completed the course. Read more

Masson gets title shot 

A Te Awamutu born boxer is to fight for title vacated by Joseph Parker’s last opponent. Brisbane based southpaw Floyd Masson fights Italian Fabio Turchi  – also a southpaw – for the vacant IBO World…

Beale up sticks for pro career

One of the best hockey players Waipā has produced has secured a professional contract with a leading Dutch club. Jackson Beale, 18, will make his debut for Hockey Club (HC) Houten sometime in the next…

BMX club celebrates

The Te Awamutu BMX club returned from racing in the South Island Titles BMX event with five champions. Darci Dumbell, 8 year old girls, Baiden Prescott, 9 year old boys, Leon Dumbell, 11 year old…

Golfers support chopper trust

Waipā golf clubs will continue a long tradition of supporting the Waikato Westpac rescue helicopter service next week. A full field of 34 four-player teams will contest the Waikato District Veteran Golf Association’s 2023 four-day…

Special times at the Olympics

It’s the only sporting event I can recall where the competitors make a point of  approaching the media to say hello. The national Special Olympics in Hamilton wrapped up last weekend at the somewhat stunted…

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