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Rewarding roadie Rewarding roadie

The Waimak United men’s squads travelled to Ashburton in the weekend to face Mid Canterbury. The reserves had a fantastic win 6-0 to get the day off to a great start.  The CCL had a much tougher assignment. They were first to score when Danny Loney found the back of the net after beating his defender. But Mid Canterbury scored soon after, when Waimak failed to clear a ball clipped into the box, and ...
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Tight on the turf Tight on the turf

The Rangiora women's hockey team had a tight match at home on the Waimakariri Turf.  They faced top of the group, Marist, and took them all the way. In the end it was the visitors who came away with a 4-3 win.  The division one men did not have a match this weekend, but the men’s division three side defeated University of Canterbury 5-1. In the Platinum grades, the two Rangiora men's teams faced off ...

Kaiapoi businesses unite for all Kaiapoi businesses unite for all

A new initiative between Kaiapoi businesses and the Kaiapoi Promotions Association (KPA) is poised to pour plenty of collective energy into promoting the region’s river town. Destination Kaiapoi Collective’s (DKC) evolution came about after a catchy new jingle celebrating Kaiapoi first aired. Commissioned by local developer Jedd Pearce – of the PLC Group – it was a deliberate first stake in the ground that Kaiapoi is ready to take its marketing to the next level. Unprecedented marketing unity for Kaiapoi businesses Chairman of the KPA ...
Ashley Rean, pictured, has been selected for the South Island High School All Stars girls basketball team for the first time

All Star Honours All Star Honours

Along with the announcement of Caleb Murray last week, the Rangiora High School girls basketball team have had three players announced in the South Island High School All Stars girls basketball team. Brooke Palmer was selected for her second year, and Georgia Gold and Ashley Rean have been selected for the first time. This week the girls played St Andrews College in the Whelan Trophy Division one competition but were narrowly beaten 80-87. In Division ...
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Seniors back on court Seniors back on court

North Canterbury netball has been a little disrupted by Covid-19, however the top senior grades were back on court over the weekend. It was the clash of the two Ohoka premier teams, with Ohoka One coming out on top 73-32, and going to the top of the table. They were joined at the top by Central One, who defeated Amberley 53-35. Rangiora High School Senior A managed a hard fought win over Kaiapoi 50-46. There ...

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