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Mixed hockey results Mixed hockey results

Unfortunately, it was another loss for the Rangiora division one women’s team over the weekend. They went down 0-2 to Hornby. However, the Rangiora division one men’s team are flying high at the top of the table, despite having a draw with Mid Canterbury 4-4, and a 3-5 lost to Hornby. In the Sunday Championship men’s league, the Rangiora Two team had the bye, whilst Rangiora Three went down 2-3 in a close match with ...
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Cup battles Cup battles

The Waimak women’s team faced Coastal Spirit in the first round of the Kate Sheppard National Women’s Knockout Cup over the weekend. In the previous weekend they had been beaten by the league leaders 6-1, so it was always going to be a tough ask. But Cup ties can often bring out the best in teams, and so it was for 70 minutes of the match. Waimak denied attempt after attempt by Coastal Spirit ...
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Two unbeaten sides remain Two unbeaten sides remain

Two teams remain unbeaten in Pool C of the Country Combined division one rugby competition. Saracens win over Kaiapoi at Southbrook Park kept them at the top of the pool. After leading 10-7 at the halftime break, and Kaiapoi going down to 14 just before halftime, Saracens went on to win 30-7. Glenmark Cheviot are the other unbeaten side. This weekend saw the club celebrating their belated Centenary, after Covid-19 delayed last year's plans. They ...
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Keen to improve Waimakariri’s biodiversity? Keen to improve Waimakariri’s biodiversity?

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee Biodiversity Working Group is seeking trustees for an independent community-based Biodiversity Trust that will work collaboratively to improve the local environment. Biodiversity Working Group member Dr Judith Roper-Lindsay says they are seeking people from a variety of age groups and backgrounds to reflect the diverse range of people living in Waimakariri who are interested in the protection, restoration, and development of native biodiversity.  “We’re aiming for a collaborative approach and want ...
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Sombre day at Murphy Park Sombre day at Murphy Park

The Northern Bulldogs marked the passing of club stalwart Glenn Scott, before their match against the Riccarton Knights at Murphy Park. The match was a battle as the Bulldogs took the lead early with tries to Keeghan Woolley and Ethan Plaskett, and a goal from Josh Endacott. However, by halftime, it was the visitors who had wrestled back the lead, and were up 16-10. The Bulldogs fought with everything they had, and Woolley scored his ...

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