Local Sport

Waipā’s new seven of the best 

Waipā has acknowledged another seven of its finest – including six from Te Awamutu. The latest inductees to the Te Awamutu Walk of Fame announced this week are father and son wrestlers Brian and Shane…

Season over for Te Awamutu 

    Hautapu’s win in the battle for Waipā rugby supremacy at the weekend ended the season for Te Awamutu Sports. Hautapu saw off Te Awamutu 32-3 in a sudden death clash. Tairoa Crean played…

A special mention for Jarrod

Ask any cyclist at the Cambridge Velodrome who the most important person on the track is and most would point towards Jarrod Gilbert. As a world class competitor himself, the 28-year-old Cambridge caretaker understands the…

Schools return to battle

The battle of the Waipā high schools saw Te Awamutu College, St Peter’s and Cambridge High back competing on the sporting fields for the first time in four years last week. It was Cambridge that…

Belfield run continues 

Te Awamutu sprinter Leah Belfield has put herself into contention for a place in the New Zealand relay team as she continues her form the United States. West Texas A&M University sophomore has continued in…

Report knocks our ‘culture’

An inquiry into Cycling New Zealand’s high-performance programme has criticised the culture at its Cambridge home of cycling base saying it is “fragmented” and that life in such a small town exacerbates loneliness and one-dimensionality….

Farewell to the Narrows

I said farewell to a tract of land in Tamahere on Sunday which has played a big part in my life. The Narrows golf course has witnessed many shots from me which you would be…

Up for the cup

High flying Te Awamutu take on Rotorua club Lakes in the country’s oldest knockout competition on Anzac Day. Joint WaiBop football league leaders Te Awamutu go into the 2pm clash having clocked up successive wins,…

Waipā grabs BMX places

Te Awamutu rider Rebecca Petch swapped bikes and breeds to add another Oceania jersey to her collection after dominating the elite women’s racing in BMX competition at the Sleeman Track at Chandler in Brisbane. After…

Belfield on fire in America 

Te Awamutu sprinter Leah Belfield has bagged an American title and broken New Zealand records during a stellar period of form. The 21 year old excelled in conference finals last month to quality for the…

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