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Courtney’s special target

Courtney Duncan’s build up to the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Hamilton couldn’t go much better. The swimmer turned powerlifter is setting personal bests with just a couple of weeks to go to the…

A Battle of the Bridge: Messam vs Watt

Hautapu and Leamington will go head-to-head in a corporate ‘fight night’ next month. The boxing event will be headlined by a matchup featuring  Hautapu’s former All Black forward Liam Messam. For the second time in…

Fresh fields for football

A $900,000 project to provide two more year-round pitches starts next week at the home of Cambridge football. The work will involve two fields to the north of the existing playing fields outside the northern…

It’s a family affair…

David Butcher and sons Zachary and Benjamin created history at the New Zealand Trotting Cup meeting in Christchurch yesterday, but it wasn’t for having prize-winning drives. Cambridge-based David, 58, has been involved as a driver…

Rowing for Clive

Rowing legend Clive Steenson will be remembered at the Te Awamutu Rowing Club’s annual regatta on Saturday. “Without his tenacity and enthusiasm, I don’t think we would be here today,” said club treasurer Shane Swinerd….

Alyssa aims for more gold 

Cambridge athletes brought home seven gold medals from the 2022 Aims Games last week. A total of 11,000 11-13 year-olds from 323 New Zealand schools converged on Tauranga to take part in 23 codes at…

He had fast horses – but no fast cars 

Cambridge based Peter Setchell, founder and former proprietor of Millfield Stud, has died after battling cancer. His funeral service was scheduled for today at the Woodside Estate in Matangi. Setchell, his late brother Graham and…

Totara Springs triumphs

Cambridge Middle School took 36 athletes to Totara Springs camp in Matamata recently, competing in 30 different sports and bringing home four trophies. The school won croquet, boys’ indoor hockey, mixed outdoor hockey and boys’…

Back in the slot 

Cambridge Raceway officials are expected to reveal this week plans to hold the country’s richest harness racing night following on from the success of the inaugural event in April. The News asked Raceway chief executive…

Fastest feet in the Waikato

Cambridge Middle School beat nine other schools to win the Waikato Intermediate and Middle Schools (WIMS) cross country championships last week. CMS took 24 year 7 and 8 athletes to the annual championships, held at…

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