Waimakariri Within Reach
Loading

Waimakariri Community Updates

Local news, Sports, Information, Events and much more...

Bulldogs_Presidents_Grade_v_Papanui.jpg

Bulldogs Batter Lions Bulldogs Batter Lions

Rugby League was back on the park over the weekend for the first time since lockdown.  The Northern Bulldogs faced the Celebration Lions at Cuthberts Green, and picked up a 34-12 win.  The Canterbury Cup reserves travelled down to Ashburton to face the Barbarians, and they too got up over their opposition 46-20. Over at the Papanui Domain, the Presidents side had a good battle with the Papanui Tigers, but were eventually defeated 28-20. Midweek the ...
Rangiora_Hockey_Div1_women.jpg

Top Sticks in Action Top Sticks in Action

This weekend saw the men’s and women’s division one hockey competitions begin on turfs around Canterbury.  The Rangiora teams were at home on the Waimakariri Turf, which saw the men’s team defeated by Southern 0-2. The women’s team had a better result, with a 1-0 win over Southern, in an exciting end to end game. The Rangiora team scored in the first half and were able to keep that lead for the win. In the ...

Heaps of Hoops Heaps of Hoops

The North Canterbury Premier Men’s basketball side suffered a tough fought defeat, 63-71 at the hands of Pioneer over the weekend. Bede Marsters scored 15 points for the North Canterbury side, with Jordyn Kauta chipping in 12. Some of the women’s grades also began, with the North Canterbury U21 women going down 49-70 to StAC. StAC always had the upper hand, but the North Canterbury girls worked hard throughout the game trying to stay in ...

Powerful average for Te Mania Powerful average for Te Mania

The take-home message from last week’s annual bull sale at Te Mania Angus in North Canterbury was its solid average. Te Mania, owned by the Wilding family, is one of the jewels in North Canterbury’s crown – a 1300-hectare slice of paradise which lies about 32km south of the Kaikoura Peninsula on the Conway Flat. It is also – importantly – the industry price barometer within an ongoing calendar of almost 80 bull sales which ...

Kindness counts… Kindness counts…

An Angus bull charged to the fund-raising rescue of two of Cheviot’s essential services last week. Every year within Te Mania Angus’ on-farm auction, the Wilding family gifts the proceeds of one of their bulls to charity. This year that bull was lot 99A. He made $14,000, and the proceeds were split equally between Cheviot’s St John Ambulance Service, and the Cheviot Home and School (the funding body for the area school). The announcement was perfect ...

What they are saying...