Local Sport

Jim does it again

Local cyclist Jim McMurray has been named the South Waikato Sportsperson of the Year for the fifth time, following the South Waikato District Sports Awards on November 15. Jim McMurray, who lives between Cambridge and…

Riders take on Aussie International

Local riders Jess Woods and Bundy Philpott competed in the Australian International 3 Day Event in Adelaide over last weekend, the Southern Hemisphere’s only 4* competition which was won last year by Matangi Olympian Clarke…

Cricket all-go at new venue

The Cambridge Junior Cricket Club is back into full swing for the year with summer cricket starting up in November at their new premises on Vogel St. October saw the club move under the same…

Summer football in full swing

The winter season may have finished but Cambridge football fans have plenty of action to watch as summer nears. About 400 spectators saw a national league double header at John Kerkhof Park last Sunday when…

Lacrosse team wins first game

The newly-formed Leamington Rugby Sports Club Men’s Lacrosse team has won their first game of the season, beating the Hamilton Devils 12-6. The game on November 14 started strongly with midfielder Lucas Thom winning the…

Local wins Xtreme off-road series

With nothing but podium finishes throughout the season, Cambridge’s Dylan Yearbury set a benchmark this year that was always going to be hard to beat. Two runner-up results and a third-place finish meant that, even…

Weekend of learning for Davison

It was a weekend of learning for 13-year-old Toyota 86 driver Connor Davison of Cambridge, following the first round of the championship at Pukekohe over the first weekend of November. Connor’s weekend was hampered early…

Smail NZ amateur golf champ

A Tamahere local and former St Peter’s student has made the biggest achievement in his young golfing career winning the 2018 New Zealand Amateur Golf Championship. Twenty-year-old Charlie Smail secured the title after defeating Wellington’s…

Local youngest Kiwi ever in Mongol Derby

Year 13 St Peter’s student Elise Stables has been selected as the youngest ever New Zealander to ride in the Mongol Derby — the longest, toughest horse race in the world. Riders cover 1000km of Mongolian wilderness…

Duo a fitness inspiration

Danny and Mel Burt returned to the New Zealand Fitness Model Search over October 27 – 28, a year after they competed in the 2017 edition, and came away with even better results than expected….

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