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Rogues come unstuck

The clash between Waipā’s more senior cricketers provided plenty of entertainment for spectators at Cambridge’s Victoria Park in the Sunday League. Cambridge Antiques won the toss and scored 216/9 off their 40 overs with top…

Gone to the Dogs

Cambridge Dog Obedience Club’s annual Waitangi weekend championship show produced plenty of excitement and competition despite numbers being down. The event, held at McKinnon Park next to Cambridge High School on Saturday and Sunday, attracted…

Waitete cut it fine

Te Awamutu Sports drop-in pitch proved tricky for batsmen in the sixth round of the Waikato Valley B Grade competition’s 40-over Peter Bennett Cup on Saturday with only Waitete opener Jamie Maarhuis showing any form….

Farewell to Merv

There would barely be a man alive who wouldn’t wish to exit this life on the same terms as 88-year-old Mervyn ‘Merv’ Addison. Almost to the day he died, he was driving, living in his…

Devon eyes a Parisian prize

Devon Briggs’ 18th birthday this month marks a significant step towards his goal of competing in the Paralympics. He is now of age to shoot for the dream he has grittily pursued for years, and with a successful result…

Teed up at Tīeke

The first rounds of golf have been played at New Zealand’s newest golf course situated in the Waipā district. The $15 million Tīeke Golf Estate is the former Lochiel course renovated over three years for…

Honours board found

When Community Sports Director Ollie Ward opened the Te Awamutu News, he went straight to page five – and saw the headline: A rugby mystery: who can solve it? He had the answer immediately –…

Honours board found

When Community Sports Director Ollie Ward opened the Te Awamutu News, he went straight to page five – and saw the headline: A rugby mystery: who can solve it? He had the answer immediately – he could. Ollie is in his…

A rugby mystery: Who can solve it? 

Te Awamutu’s sub union has just a few weeks to solve a seven-year-old puzzle. In 2014, the Te Awamutu Sports grandstand was renovated and photos and an honour board from the sub union clubroom went…

Costs cripple croquet club

By Luke East A Te Awamutu sports club has upped its membership fees by 60 percent – just to keep the lights on. The Te Awamutu Croquet Club, which played its first game in October…

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