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Premier men win again Premier men win again

The North Canterbury men’s premier basketball team have picked up another win in their up and down season. Despite struggling for a bit of consistency they have been competitive against all teams. This week they defeated Lincoln University 89-81.  They were stayed ahead on the scoreboard throughout the match, despite a final quarter comeback by the students.  Ethan Rusbatch was the top scorer with 42 points, and Jon Martin added 14. The women’s premier team ...

Beloved pets inspire early childhood teacher’s first children’s book Beloved pets inspire early childhood teacher’s first children’s book

Burwood Kindercare’s early childhood teacher and Kaiapoi resident, Shannon Barker decided in high school that one day she would write a children’s book.  Today she gathers her preschool kids in a circle and reads to them her book Shadow and Willow - The Mouse Hunt. Shannon admits it felt exciting and kind of weird to read her own book to the children she teaches, but says they enjoyed it, asking for the book to be read ...

Close Encounters on the football field Close Encounters on the football field

The Waimak CCL men’s football team had another close encounter with Halswell United. The league leaders, Halswell were the first to score. Waimak were playing some great one touch football but as has been a problem all season, their domination couldn’t be converted to consistently scoring from their chances.  They did however manage to score through Danny Loney and tie the match up. Late in the match Halswell were able to take the lead ...
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Bulldogs beaten Bulldogs beaten

The Northern Bulldogs have had a terrific season in both the Premiership grade, and the Canterbury Cup reserves competition, making the grand finals in both. However, it was not to be for either side this season. The reserves went down in the first match of the afternoon, 34-14 to the Linwood Keas, in what was a tight first half. They were down 12-10 at halftime after Linwood scored first. The Bulldogs replied through Steven ...
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Top four fitting Top four fitting

The Rangiora High School 1st XV have made the top four of the UC rugby Championship for secondary schools. This is a fitting result following the hard work the local boys have put into the season.  In the final round of the competition they met bottom of the table Lincoln High combined, in what could have been a banana skin match.  They needed the win to finish in the top four ahead of nearest ...

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