Local Sport

How hockey suited Nick

“You can’t be serious,” says Nick Goodwin as The News suggests the whole town needs to know about the lengths he went to for his hockey team on Friday night. Being a kind and generous…

Unity’s golden trip to Hokitika

Waipa para cyclist Unity Collins has become a national champion after winning gold at the Age Group Road Racing National Championships in Hokitika. The gutsy 27-year-old, who rides with the Morrinsville Wheelers Cycling Club, took…

Honours go to Central

Friendly competition was rife when Cambridge’s two lawn bowling clubs competed for the honour of winning the Elite Building Compliance Trophy last week. It was Cambridge’s turn to host and defend its two previous consecutive…

Deputy head’s life cycle 

Cambridge High School’s deputy principal John McDonnell will don his international cycling commissaire alter-ego yet again this July as he heads to Birmingham to officiate in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Games, which open on…

They’re oldies but goodies… 

The Cambridge Antiques cricket team has finished its season with bodies and minds intact and players’ stories already starting to become the stuff of legends. Two losses from 12 matches made for a great season…

Dirt bike series returns 

The more things change, the more things stay the same and that’s got to be a good thing as far at New Zealand’s dirt biking community is concerned. The popular Dirt Guide Cross-country Series has…

Big day out at Karāpiro

Lisa Carrington brought her star power to Waipā’s Lake Karāpiro at the weekend and had to call on all her fighting ability to even things up with K1 500m rival Aimee Fisher. Given all the…

Farewell to the Narrows

I said farewell to a tract of land in Tamahere on Sunday which has played a big part in my life. The Narrows golf course has witnessed many shots from me which you would be…

Slots a super success

A huge crowd at Cambridge Raceway last week witnessed one of the country’s best harness racing pacers strut its stuff in the inaugural $900,000 slot race. Self Assured, already a champion New Zealand and Auckland…

Victory for Cambridge squash legend

Cambridge squash player Joelle King has won the Manchester Open for the second time in four years. The 33-year-old defeated England’s Sarah-Jane Perry in three straight sets on Monday (NZ time) and moves up to…

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