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Shakedown Cross Country Shakedown Cross Country

Canterbury Athletics held their first cross country event since lockdown, the Shakedown Cross Country, at Ascot Park.  The North Canterbury Athletics club had six runners competing, and they all achieved top 10 finishes. The youngest was Alice Barnes, competing in the U14 girls 3.5km event, where she finished 4th.  The best finish went to Jo Ramsay, who won the W40 5km event. John Marshall also picked up a podium finish, with second in the ...

Football Report Football Report

The Waimak United in-house football leagues started this weekend, on a brisk but sunny morning. The youngest Waimak United members have had to wait a while to get their seasons underway, but they did it with great enthusiasm. In the Canterbury United development leagues, there were big wins, 8-1, for the 13th and 14th grade teams over their FCTwenty11 counterparts, while the 15th grade were defeated 1-5 by Cashmere Technical.  The 18th grade girls continued ...

Basketball tips off Basketball tips off

The basketball ball season tipped off in the weekend for a few grades. For the North Canterbury Club, it was only the Premier men in action against University of Canterbury.  The match saw both teams going almost basket for basket, but it was the UC team that began to dominate and took the win 79-66.  The top scorer for the North Canterbury side was Nat Connell with 23 points. Next weekend sees the beginning for ...
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Summerfield slides out of lockdown to win Summerfield slides out of lockdown to win

The Autosport Car Club held their first rally since lockdown in the weekend, at Mt Alexander, in Waikari.  This was a great opportunity for the rally enthusiasts to get their cars back out racing.  Mt Alexander Road is 4.5kms of undulating gravel road, with a hard base. The first half is relatively open with a very long straight, two small fords and a bridge crossing. The course then becomes twisty and along the side ...

Level 1 means Te Mania’s annual sale goes ahead as planned Level 1 means Te Mania’s annual sale goes ahead as planned

Moving New Zealand to alert level 1 on Monday was music to the ears of North Canterbury’s premier seedstock beef producer, Te Mania Angus. The industry is in the midst of its annual run of close to 80 beef bull sales throughout the country. And, the chance for the industry to mix business with pleasure had been compromised to that point, with early sales relying on online selling. Everyone slated to sell after June 8 held ...

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