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Senior League underway Senior League underway

The Bulldogs Presidents grade kicked off the season at Murphy Park with their match against Hornby played in good spirits.  But it was the clash of the titans to start the season for the Premiers and Reserves, who faced the Linwood Keas, in a repeat of last year's final. The Keas are chasing their 6th consecutive title. The Bulldogs were certainly up for the game at Nga Puna Wai, with Nick Wain racking up his ...

Kaiapoi Promotion Association bring fun free events closer to Waimakariri schools Kaiapoi Promotion Association bring fun free events closer to Waimakariri schools

Four Waimakariri District schools went head to head at Kaiapoi Promotion Association’s first interschool challenge yesterday at Murphy Park, competing for a trophy donated by the Lions Club of Pegasus Town. All 350 year five to eight students from Ohoka, Pegasus Town, Kaiapoi Borough and St Patricks were buzzing with excitement as they lined up for the big loop track and relay race made up of twelve inflatable obstacles provided by Inflatarun. Inflatarun director Graham Moss says ...
Pai Wynard competing at the 2021 South Island Secondary Schools Championships

Performances in track and field Performances in track and field

North Canterbury Secondary Schools athletes picked up six South Island Secondary School titles over the weekend, with another three titles going to North Canterbury Athletics Club members. Pai Wynyard from Kaiapoi High School is the U16 boys 1500m and 3000m champion. Zack Lappin from Rangiora New Life School is junior boys para javelin and discus champion, as well as getting 3rd in the 400m. Jess Hendren from Rangiora High School is U16 girls high ...

Necessity is the mother of invention Necessity is the mother of invention

Doggie Daycare has been the silver lining in the challenge left by Covid-19 for North Canterbury kennel Snuggle Inn. When the lockdown first hit, partners in life and business Michael Stossel [Snuggle Inn Kennels] and Noeline King [Snuggle Inn Cattery] faced the overnight decimation of their business.  Business broadside during Covid The couple run two of the bigger boarding facilities in the South Island for their customers’ four-legged friends. Their bookings took a 75% to 80% broadside ...
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Pegasus parkrun #239 run report Pegasus parkrun #239 run report

Wow!! This just has to be Canterbury’s Premiere Run/Walk Event weekend! Bookended by, first and foremost by parkruns 3 events HAGLEY(207), FOSTER(49) and of course PEGASUS (62) incredible as it may seem 24 members of the same family attended these parkruns, they were from the Unknown family (#DFYB) and on Sunday the iconic Christchurch Marathon event (700+ over the 3 distances). Rangiora was also hosting the 12hr Relay For Life fundraising for the Cancer Society. An ...

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