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Young athlete amongst NZ’s best

A Cambridge student has smashed the North Island Secondary School athletics record for the under 16 400m sprint, running it in 54.69 seconds – a rare achievement for high school runners. Her outstanding time now…

Another notch in belt for softballer

Daniel de Jong has returned from a whirlwind trip in Australia, competing in the New South Whales U14 International Challenge in Sydney. It was quite the achievement for the now-14 year old, not only representing…

Reds among early pacemakers for title

Cambridge are among the early pacesetters to challenge for football’s Northern League second division title. With a quarter of their programme completed, the Reds are showing they have the talent – and a new-found resilience…

Wakeboarder on top at nationals

Cambridge wakeboarder Morgan Haakma successfully defended her open women’s title for the first time at the New Zealand Wakeboarding National Champs held at Piarere over the weekend. The 22-year-old Cambridge resident was competing in the…

Oh-so-close for Reds in football derby

Cambridge went within a few seconds of keeping their 100% winning start to the Northern League season but conceded a draw to Claudelands Rovers with the last kick of the match. With six minutes of…

First world-win for basketballers

The St Peter’s Premier Girls Basketball team said their farewells this week as they departed for Greece on their first world championship excursion. The team will be the first female team from New Zealand to…

Sailor wins championship twice

A Cambridge sailor has defended the JJ Gilitan trophy in stunning fashion after claiming the win in five of nine races in the JJ Gilitan Championship last month – the “world championships” of 18-foot skiff…

Reds set for new Northern League season

Cambridge Football Club’s Reds team are ready for their 2019 Northern League season after completing their pre-season campaign with a double header at Tauranga City United. The Reds headed over the Kaimai Ranges for their…

Maadi Cup on now

Over two thousand teenage athletes are racing across Lake Karapiro this week in the national secondary schools rowing championships, more famously known as Maadi Cup. A record 131 schools totalling 2,166 rowers are entered in…

Paddlers heading for world stage

Performance on the water for members of the NZ Men’s Kayak squad has improved tenfold since the canoe racing team moved to Cambridge at the start of last year. Now with their training base at…

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