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Students raring to row at world champs

Three Cambridge students will take the trip of a lifetime next month, travelling to Japan to represent New Zealand on the Junior rowing team. For Rebecca Leigh, named in the women’s quadruple scull, it’s her…

World cup kayakers now eyeing world champs

The NZ Men’s Kayak squad has returned to Cambridge after touring the world cup circuit in Europe. During their campaigns of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cups 1 and 2 the young paddlers managed to…

Club backs international reps

The Thornton Club is supporting two of its members onto the world stage this month. Former under 23 world rowing champion Sam Voss, who has worked at the club for the last four years, was…

Cycling talent recognized at awards evening

New Zealand’s best cycling talent was celebrated at the Cycling New Zealand Annual Awards dinner held in Cambridge last Saturday. The Annual Awards dinner recognises achievements by riders throughout the year across road, track, BMX,…

Maunga Mission wraps up

86 people trekked their way from one side of Maungatautari Mountain to the other last Sunday, competing in a multisport race which raised $860 for the ecological island Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari. The Maunga Mission challenged…

Dream win for Matangi Maddy

A Matangi equestrian rider’s season has just reached new heights after she secured the win at the DVS Home Ventilation CCI4*-L National Championship at the New Zealand Three Day Event Champs in Taupo. 25-year-old Madison…

Runner a record-success

Commitment is the key to success, says Annalies Kalma, who last month smashed the North Island Secondary School athletics record for the under 16 400m sprint, running it in 54.69 seconds. She is now ranked…

Swimmers earn national titles

Savanna Bourke has made her breakthrough onto the national podium at the New Zealand Age Group Swimming Championships. The 13-year-old swimmer capped off the meet in Wellington last month with a bronze medal in the…

Basketballers back from Greece

The St Peter’s Premier Girls basketball team have returned from the ISF World Championships in Greece ranked fifth in the world. The team, which was the first female team to represent New Zealand at the…

Lily’s in eleventh heaven…

Lily Greenough decided what her older brothers could do, she could do. Her Cambridge brothers Jack and Bennett Greenough made the Mighty 11 New Zealand BMX team when they were 11 – prompting Lily to…

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