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Spring Rally Triumph Spring Rally Triumph

Matt Summerfield and co-driver Nicole Summerfield, were triumphant over the weekend at the Spring Rally in South Canterbury.  Despite being behind after the first stage, the Summerfields won the next seven stages to dominate the race, and finish nearly a minute ahead of their closest rivals. Robbie Stokes and co-driver Amy Stokes, who won the first stage finished second, and Josh Marston and Andrew Graves were third. With no NZ Rally Championship this season, the ...
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Three of a kind Three of a kind

The Rangiora Hockey club can boast three senior titles for the 2020 season. The division three men won their final 2-1 over Southern. The Platinum division two Rangiora A men’s team finished 3-3 in their final with Avon but were able to win their shoot out. And midweek the Rangiora Hurunui division two women defeated HSOB Burnside to win their final.  The Rangiora division one men had the bye this weekend but finish the season ...

Top fours all round Top fours all round

The CCL men’s league wrapped up, with the Waimak United team going down 4-1 to Burwood. Burwood were dominant throughout the match, but Waimak were not without their chances. They did take one when Alex Kedslie met a corner from Luke Fraser, pounding his header onto the post, and Mitchell Quigley was able to follow in for the goal. The team finish the Canterbury Championship League in 4th place. In the CCL Reserves match, a ...
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Sea of colour Sea of colour

The Netball season may have come to an abrupt end as a result of a Covid interrupted season, but the courts at Dudley Park were a sea of colour, as participants took part in the annual Jellybean Tournament. It was a nice way to sign off the season, given the difficulties over the course of the 2020 season. Whilst no titles were handed out this season, the final games were played, and in the Premier ...

Taking the girl out of the country… Taking the girl out of the country…

You can take the girl out of the country, but not the country out of the girl. Former Silver Fern captain Julie Seymour was raised on Ashgrove St, in Rangiora. Sitting down to a cup of tea on a promising Canterbury spring morning, Seymour is reflective and philosophical about her 16-year national netball career, which earned her a Member of the New Zealand Order Of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2003. This workaholic mid-courter played ...

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