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Oarsome turnout for regatta

Rowing was back on the water at Lake Karāpiro on the weekend and it was the Te Awamutu Rowing Club which got the season off to a great start. Reporter Jeremy Smith was there to…

A special meeting

Athletes from around New Zealand were at the Livingstone Aquatic Centre as Special Olympics Te Awamutu hosted one of its biggest annual swim meets on Sunday. The long-standing meet attracted about 120 athletes representing 13…

Batting for a new sport

An inaugural open day has served up a winner – and the community appears to be rallying around the idea of adding a potential new Special Olympics sporting code in Te Awamutu. With a membership…

Silver linings

Two Te Awamutu Primary School students had the “best day of their lives” on Monday. Payton Dent and Frankie Britton, both eight, were among 30 students aged eight to 14 who had the chance to…

Te Awamutu wins ‘World Cup’

On a sporting weekend when the All Blacks suffered their first-ever loss in World Cup pool play, the Warriors went down to the Panthers in their NRL qualifying final and Te Awamutu born boxer Floyd…

Masson stopped in first title defence

“He couldn’t have taken a harder opponent if he tried.” So said the commentator watching Te Awamutu-born Floyd Masson early on in his WBO cruiserweight title fight – and eventual stoppage – in Brisbane on…

Admin honour for John

Te Awamutu Tennis Club’s John Robinson was named Administrator of the Year at the Waikato Tennis Trust’s 2022/23 awards. The accolade, club captain John says, was a “bit of a surprise” and one which caps…

Kihikihi goes artificial

Kihikihi School’s new artificial turf was officially opened for play last week. It was installed by Teamturf thanks to a $57,000 Grassroots Trust grant the school applied for in December. Principal Sunny West said “nearly…

Netballers score success…

Te Awamutu College’s senior premier netball team, pictured, capped off an impressive season with a premiere finals’ performance on Saturday. The side won the Paperplus Te Awamutu Netball Centre premier grade final, beating Fraser Tech…

Masters eye southern competition

Te Awamutu Rowing Club members are looking to make a splash at next month’s 2023 New Zealand Masters Championships. When the two-day event hits the water at Twizel’s Lake Ruataniwha on September 16 and 17,…

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