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More fun on the run

The annual Waipā Fun Run organised by Cambridge’s St Peter’s Catholic School is attracting a growing number of out-of-region participants. This year’s family fun walk and run event, which has Cambridge News as one of…

Eight Ball: it’s talk, not chalk

Members of the Eight Ball Group are used to being quizzed on the origins of their name. The reason has more to do with physiology than pool, it seems, because the four men who started…

An eye for the horses

Nathan Pearson isn’t your average teenage horse-enthusiast. His passion for horses began when he saddled up, aged four, for his lessons at Greenhithe Riding for the Disabled in Auckland. “I’d never seen him sit and…

Gymnasts face a hurdle

Cambridge’s gymnastics club is not struggling for members but without some more community support it might be forced to close its doors at the end of the term. The rental at its Shakespeare Street facility…

The carnival is over…

And just like that, the 125th birthday party is over. The ‘Summer of Celebration’ for Cambridge Bowling Club started in November last year with afternoon tea for dignitaries and life members and ended on Sunday…

Horsepower on show

Neville Clark can spot a champion polo horse a mile off. He spins around in the assembly area at Mystery Creek Polo Club and points out millions of dollars’ worth of horse flesh. The Gisborne…

Polo action at Mystery Creek

Mystery Creek Festival of Polo is galloping into town this weekend for those looking for something different to enjoy. The best polo players in New Zealand, thundering hooves, gripping polo action, and family-friendly fun promise…

It’s Supermac at the double

Cambridge jockey James McDonald successfully crossed the Tasman to take out the two big races at Ellerslie Racecourse in Auckland at the weekend. The expat, now based in Sydney, won the TAB Karaka Millions two…

Tributes paid to Benjamin

A service will be held in memory of racing identity David Benjamin at Te Awa Lifecare in Cambridge early next month. Benjamin, described as being a promoter ahead of his time, died aged 79 last…

Waka ama success celebrated

Gisborne’s Horouta Waka Hoe has entered unchartered waters – winning the Waka Ama Sprint Nationals Club Points trophy for the 10th straight year. The week-long 2024 sprint nationals at Lake Karāpiro wrapped up on Saturday…

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