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Xanthe Jane on her way to wining the Nick Willis Scholarship

Jane wins Scholarship Jane wins Scholarship

In her last year at the Colgate games, North Canterbury athlete Xanthe Jane, has been awarded a Nick Willis Scholarship. This follows a successful games in Nelson, where she won gold in the 14 girls 800m, silver in the 1500m, and bronze in the 400m and High Jump.  Her times in the 400m and 800m were new Pb’s too. Jake Boyd also picked up a bronze medal in the 10 boys Shot Put. And the 9 ...
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Pegasus parkrun #228 run report Pegasus parkrun #228 run report

As a newbie to parkrun, I’ve found one overhaul theme this week whilst reading and listening about parkrun, that it is global. I read this extract from an old run report from 2017. “The thing I love most about parkrun is the global family it creates. It doesn't matter where you come from, or where you go, you can turn up at a parkrun anywhere in the world with your trusty barcode and immediately, you ...
Jim Harland, the new Chief Executive for Waimakariri District Council

New Chief Executive Appointed for Waimakariri District Council New Chief Executive Appointed for Waimakariri District Council

Mayor Dan Gordon today announced the appointment of Waimakariri District Council’s new Chief Executive, Jim Harland. Most recently Mr Harland was the director of regional relationships for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.  Before joining the transport agency Jim was Chief Executive of Dunedin City Council for 11 years. Prior to that role he held the position of Director of Strategy and Policy, then Policy and Planning at North Shore City Council utilising Jim’s background in planning ...
Riley Smart in action at the Mainland North Region Championships

Promising results Promising results

North Canterbury BMX riders were competing in the Mainland North Region Championships, held across the weekend at the Christchurch City BMX track, and at home at the North Canterbury BMX track in Rangiora. They had some promising results leading into what will be a very big weekend at the North Canterbury club this weekend, as they host the South Island Championships. Making the podium were Leo Gardner 8boys 3rd, Riley Smart 11boys 1st, Tahlia Hansen ...

‘Come and meet us’ ‘Come and meet us’

A New Zealand-born television celebrity who is making a living catching rogue bulls in Australia’s Northern Territory won the barrel racing section, and took over the No. 1 spot in the race for the nationals at the Te Mania Angus Canterbury rodeo recently. Liz Cook competed at the Mandeville Sports Ground on her Australian-bred horse, Mate, who was able to come with her to New Zealand while she was visiting her parents. The barrel racing ...

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