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Huge opportunity for Cambridge driver

When renowned rally driver Hayden Padden produced a clear win at the second round of the New Zealand Rally Championship in Whangarei last weekend, he did so with a Cambridge man by his side, co-driver…

Rowers set for world champs

Rowing New Zealand recently announced the national team which will contest the 2018 Junior World Rowing Championships in August. Two St Peter’s girls were named on the squad competing in the Czech Republic in August,…

Trans-Tasman success for Lakeview Archers

Four members of the local Lakeview Archers club have returned from the recent Trans-Tasman Archery event in Australia with an excellent collection of medals. The bi-annual competition was held in Morwell, Victoria, over four days…

Inspirational local aiming for gold

Para-cyclist Mitch Wilson has Olympic gold firmly on his radar, and he’s not letting the loss of his eyesight stop him. The 25-year-old became legally blind in his late teens due to a misdiagnosed brain…

Shooter has success in his sights

A Cambridge teenager has been selected for a special training programme after proving his skill with a gun. Liam McDonald was recently selected for Target Shooting New Zealand’s Junior Development Squad, having completed the organisation’s…

Top results for powerlifters

Last weekend’s Waikato Bay of Plenty Power Lifting Championships saw two local powerlifters come away with top results in their divisions, and the medals to prove it. Doug McWatters, 38, and Josh Manuel, 41, who…

Reds coach plans to finish on high note

Cambridge head coach Mike Woodlock hopes to end his 10 years with the town’s football club on a high this weekend as the Reds face their biggest match of the season. After coaching at Cambridge…

Group Greys retired

Cambridge-trained Thee Auld Floozie has been retired following her last start in the Group Two Travis Stakes (2000m) at Te Rapa last Saturday. The Stephen Marsh-trained and part-owned daughter of Mastercraftsman, affectionately nick-named “Floozie”, won…

Record numbers at cycling festival

Around 700 people raced the streets of Cambridge last week in the annual Podium Lodge Cambridge Cycling Festival, the biggest of its kind so far. “It’s definitely the most we’ve had in the three years…

Cambridge horses quinella the Champagne Stakes

Cambridge-trained Rubira fought stablemate Ole Ole home to take out the Listed Diamond Lodge Champagne Stakes (1600m) at Pukekohe last Saturday. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained Rubira and Ole Ole fought through the Heavy10…

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