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Pam Fraser

Pam FraserI have been around sport all my life and am an avid photographer.  Having completed a degree in communications, became a sports administrator. I also enjoy coaching.  Recently I decided to follow my passion and join the freelance world, in photography and journalism.  My husband and I have three children and enjoy watching their sport, and travelling.

Excellent end to club season

North Canterbury junior athletes were making their way on to the podium again this weekend, at the final meeting of the Canterbury athletics club season. The Canterbury Children’s Athletics championships were held at Nga Puna Wai, and several of our local athletes were in hot form. Recently crowned National U18 high jump champion, Jess Hendren, backed up that title with the Canterbury junior 14 girls title. She also finished 4th in the long jump, and 5th ...
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And then there were two

The finalists for the Canterbury Country Cricket 45 over competition have been found, with Leeston- Southbridge defeating Oxford-Rangiora, and Cheviot overcoming Southbrook. Oxford-Rangiora set a target of 186 from their 45 overs, with Rhys Mariu top scoring with 68.  The middle order got starts but were unable to go on, with Ethan Hobbs and Mitch Power getting 20 and 24 respectively.  Sam Chamberlain was the best bowler for Leeston-Southbridge, taking 4/38.  Oxford-Rangiora picked up the ...

Kaiapoi Softball Club

March 7th and 8th, was the penultimate week of the Canterbury Premier Softball competition. A full round of competition was played across both days of the weekend, really testing the depth of the squads. In the Premier Women’s competition, the Kaiapoi Queens came away with three wins, and a loss. They defeated the Halswell Hornets 10-3, Papanui 6-5, and Sydenham Kereru 9-2, but lost to the PCU Angels 1-3. This put them second on the league table, ...

Rage on the Rakahuri

The Rakahuri Rage is a six hour team mountain bike relay race, held on the tracks near the Ashley river, and is open to riders 12 years and over. The event is organised by the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust, with proceeds going to the Mainpower Waiswim program and Primary Schools Sports Coaching program. Riders can compete in teams of 2-4, in a number of categories, or as solo riders. The 7km loop ...

Oxford-Rangiora roll Sefton in T20 Cricket final

The Canterbury Country T20 cricket final was played between Oxford-Rangiora and Sefton on a cool Friday evening, on the 6th of March, at Mainpower Oval. Recently returned NZ U19 Cricket World Cup representative, Rhys Mariu, showed his batting class, opening for Oxford-Rangiora. He batted through, scoring 101 not out, off 71 balls, including 11 fours.  Oxford-Rangiora put a total of 147/5 on the board, from their 20 overs.  The best of the bowlers for Sefton ...