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Premier Champions Premier Champions

After an unbeaten season, the North Canterbury Premier women’s basketball team are champions. They defeated Halswell in the final 87-47. The North Canterbury team were dominant from start to finish, leading by 12 at the end of the first quarter, doubling their lead by halftime, to 50-24, and increasing the momentum in the third quarter. They could be forgiven for a quiet fourth quarter by their standards, as they controlled the period and celebrated ...
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Battle to the end Battle to the end

The Rangiora division one men’s team went down 1-4 to a determined Marist side, at Marist Park in the weekend. Despite a few chances, they were unable to break the Marist defence more than once but battled to the end. The side can be reasonably happy with making the top five and certainly the competitive games each can only help their future progress. The Rangiora division one women’s team had better luck when they turned ...
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Ohoka One lead Ohoka One lead

Ohoka One have taken a four-point lead in the North Canterbury Netball Premier competition after their win over Central One in the weekend 48-40. Rangiora High School Senior A had a strong win over Ohoka Two 50-20, and Kaiapoi won the battle of the middle of the table over Amberley 51-44. Points: Ohoka One 12, Central 8, RHS SnrA 8, Kaiapoi 5, Amberley 4, Ohoka Two 0. In the Senior A grade Kaiapoi High School now ...
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Rangiora New Life through to final Rangiora New Life through to final

There were two North Canterbury schools in the semifinals of Thompson Trophy Division Two secondary school basketball competition this week. Rangiora New Life School faced Cathedral College and came away with a 98-84 win to take their place in the final. Unfortunately, Kaiapoi High School couldn’t make it an all North Canterbury final, as they were defeated by Rolleston College 99-112. It was a tough day at the office for the North Canterbury basketball teams ...
Martin Pugh says TimeBank is re-connecting people within their community.

“Before you can share, you need to connect” “Before you can share, you need to connect”

TimeBank Waimakariri’s vision continues to reverse the disconnect and lack of sharing within local communities. Martin Pugh, who shares Timebank’s coordinator role with Jennifer Penwell, said life had happened to many communities in a way that had made neighbours and communities strangers. Volunteering time through TimeBank Waimakariri has instead given the community a proactive platform to connect, re-connect, and also to give back. “That sharing already does happen in our community, but a lot less now than it did years ...

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