Local Sport

Croquet: Give it a go

Members of the Leamington Croquet Club are welcoming locals of all ages to try out the game for themselves. They meet regularly three times a week and would love to see more young people get…

Carrington takes 9th title at Karapiro

Lisa Carrington showed her power on Lake Karapiro last week as the NZ Canoe Sprint Championships took place Friday to Sunday. Just two weeks after winning the Halberg Sportswoman of the Year award, Carrington collected…

Record attempt a success

The Cambridge Central Bowling Club has added what will likely be a third Guinness World Record to their name. Though it will still be a few weeks until it’s officially confirmed, club members Alistair Carter…

Chance for locals to host Melbourne Cup

Cambridge businesses and organisations will have the chance to host the Melbourne Cup at their premises when it comes to town later this year. The iconic horseracing trophy will embark on its sixteenth annual tour…

Local cyclists make Commonwealth team

New Zealand announced its biggest ever cycling team for the Commonwealth Games last weekend, naming 18-year-old Ellesse Andrews as the country’s youngest track rider to compete in the games. Andrews’ selection follows her recent ‘emerging…

Students to be the change

Sports charity The Waterboy came to St Peter’s last week with its Everybody’s Game speaker series, aiming to fight homophobia in sport. The Waterboy’s founder, Thomas Nabbs, told senior students on Thursday that homophobia is…

Wheels in Motion going places

  Riding along on a bike, with the wind in your hair, has got to be one of the most freeing sensations people can experience.  However, for Allan – who as well as being both…

Pinhooking pays off

Former Waikato rugby player turned Landsdowne Park owner Dave Duley has pulled off “probably the biggest pinhook of the year” at this year’s Karaka sale, according to Windsor Park Stud owner Rodney Schick. Pinhooking involves…

Archery expert makes NZ team

Levi Wesford, a Cambridge Middle School student taking the archery world by storm, came back from the New Zealand Archery Outdoor Nationals last month with incredible results, national records and a spot on the Trans-Tasman…

Close finishes for Mahe

Cambridge local Mahe Drysdale gave an impressive string of performances at the New Zealand Rowing Champs last week, competing across three premier events – the men’s pair, four and single –making the podium twice despite…

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