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Hautapu calms the Fury

Hautapu Sports club is on a roll after its top netball team beat SPFC Fury to take out the New World Cambridge Netball Centre premier championships. The victory came just over a week after the…

Ricki’s still on the ball

The day Ricki Herbert’s parents first handed him a football is etched in his mind. The former All Whites coach was four, and with it came a message they would regularly reinforce. “Chase your dreams….

Cricketers build on their innings

Work on a $300,000 pavilion upgrade at Cambridge Cricket Club is finally set in stone – or so far concrete. The first sod was turned for the project – about 10 years in the making…

Games delay leaves Walker in limbo

Four years ago, Cambridge BMX rider Sarah Walker had a choice to make. “Did I want to keep riding?,” the London 2012 silver medallist had to ask herself after a major crash and resulting serious…

Leaving them in his wake

One of his favourite tricks might put him in a spin, but Cambridge’s Luke Runciman is approaching his goals in wakeboarding – and now the wider world of water sports – with an entirely grounded…

Bowler brings home gold

Less than two years since Bruce Sayers saw bowls being played on the Thornton Rd green and decided to give it a go, he’s already represented the country on the world stage and just recently…

Racing’s plastic fantastic

Work on the country’s first synthetic racetrack is set to start next month, the Cambridge News understands. The project – which could cost up to $70 million – will make the region a national pacesetters…

World cup a boon for Waipa

The close proximity of the Velodrome to Cambridge has been a factor in ensuring the economic success of hosting a round of the the Track Cycling World Cup. The event returned for a second time…

A Sunday second despite late changes

It was a tough start for Nick Ross in the BNT V8s Championship in first round held at Pukekohe last weekend. Ross had gone into the event with high hopes but mechanical issues plagued the…

Tournament a “real coup” for Cambridge

While the Black Caps were crushing England in a commanding first test performance at Mt Maunganui last month, future cricket stars were making their own mark here in Cambridge. In a “real coup” for Cambridge…

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