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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 ...

Tough to take loss Tough to take loss

In the penultimate round of the Canterbury Championship football men’s football league, Waimak met FCTwenty11 at Kendall Park.  Waimak got off to a great start when a closely marked Danny Loney found enough room to get a shot off and slide the ball into the back of the net. However, FCTwenty11 began to exert some pressure of their own and found an equaliser and it was 1-1 heading into the break. Inexplicably, FCTwenty11 earned a ...
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Rangiora High School Eliminated Rangiora High School Eliminated

A spirited Rangiora High School 1st XV has been eliminated in the semi-finals of the UC Championship. They played Christchurch Boys High School at Straven Road, and initially struggled to get into the match. Christchurch Boys were able to convert a penalty in the first few minutes and then scored a try soon after, which was converted for a 10-0 lead. They scored another midway through the half when a grubber kick deep into ...
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Defeats for division one Defeats for division one

Both division one Rangiora Hockey teams were defeated this week. It was a close match for the women against Southern, going down 2-3. The men were comfortably defeated by Carlton Redcliffs 1-7. The Rangiora division three men had a good win over Southern though, and are second in the league. The Hinemoa Kaiapoi grass women now have an unassailable lead going into the last week of the season, having defeated the Hornby Cheetahs 3-0. The Rangiora ...

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