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Bulldogs bounce back Bulldogs bounce back

After losing their opening match last weekend, a repeat of the 2020 grand final against the Linwood Keas, the Northern Bulldogs have bounced back with a convincing win at home, at Murphy Park. They met the Eastern Eagles, who were first to get the scoring underway, however one the Bulldogs found the mark, they romped away with a 54-14 win. The Bulldogs will be looking to continue that form this weekend when they face the ...
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Five from five Five from five

The Waimak Championship men’s team have maintained their unbeaten run this season. In the weekend they defeated FCTwenty 2-1 on the turf at Kendall Park. It was a tightly contested first half, with neither team having dominance over the other, although Waimak did have two goals denied due to offside and handball, and went into the halftime break confident they could find the back of the net.  In the second half, Waimak settled into their ...
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Opposite starts Opposite starts

The Rangiora Hockey division one men’s and women’s sides have had opposite starts to their seasons. The women have had two losses from their first two games, going down last week to Avon 1-3, and this weekend they suffered a heavy 0-7 loss to HSOB Burnside. By contrast, the men are two wins from two, with a close 2-1 win over Avon, and then winning 7-0 themselves, in their clash with HSOB Burnside. In the Sunday ...
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Restoring our fragile freshwater systems Restoring our fragile freshwater systems

When I started writing this piece, I was sitting in my Kaiapoi office on a sweltering 30-degree summer’s day, and I could hear faint “plops” as youngsters pulled "phat manus" and "bombs" off the bridge into the Kaiapoi River as generations before them have done.  Do they know that the river is deemed “unsuitable” for swimming with E. coli levels of up to 2420 per 100ml? This information is available on LAWA’s website Land, Air, ...
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Pegasus parkrun #240 run report Pegasus parkrun #240 run report

The weather seemed to be holding for the start of Pegasus parkrun #240 today, however a rain squall came over as the first runners reached the 2km mark on the out and back course. Fortunately, the rain did not last long, and we were treated to a spectacular rainbow over Lake Pegasus and the suspension bridge. We are quite lucky that the Geoffrechaun was not in attendance today – who knows what might have ...

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