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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 ...

Happyhire Eats and Beats 2020

The Happy Hire Eats and Beats is a festival of food and music combined with the ambiance of festoon and lantern lighting in Victoria Park on Percival Street.   Gather your friends, family and colleagues and come along to taste an enormous variety of food from across the world at Rangiora's only evening Food and Music Festival. This event caters for a range in ages from babies to pensioners.   Featuring Live Jazz and Classic Music, Popular Children's ...

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 ...