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Kaiapoi Softball Club Kaiapoi Softball Club

March 7th and 8th, was the penultimate week of the Canterbury Premier Softball competition. A full round of competition was played across both days of the weekend, really testing the depth of the squads. In the Premier Women’s competition, the Kaiapoi Queens came away with three wins, and a loss. They defeated the Halswell Hornets 10-3, Papanui 6-5, and Sydenham Kereru 9-2, but lost to the PCU Angels 1-3. This put them second on the league table, ...

Rage on the Rakahuri Rage on the Rakahuri

The Rakahuri Rage is a six hour team mountain bike relay race, held on the tracks near the Ashley river, and is open to riders 12 years and over. The event is organised by the North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust, with proceeds going to the Mainpower Waiswim program and Primary Schools Sports Coaching program. Riders can compete in teams of 2-4, in a number of categories, or as solo riders. The 7km loop ...

Oxford-Rangiora roll Sefton in T20 Cricket final Oxford-Rangiora roll Sefton in T20 Cricket final

The Canterbury Country T20 cricket final was played between Oxford-Rangiora and Sefton on a cool Friday evening, on the 6th of March, at Mainpower Oval. Recently returned NZ U19 Cricket World Cup representative, Rhys Mariu, showed his batting class, opening for Oxford-Rangiora. He batted through, scoring 101 not out, off 71 balls, including 11 fours.  Oxford-Rangiora put a total of 147/5 on the board, from their 20 overs.  The best of the bowlers for Sefton ...

New National Champion New National Champion

North Canterbury has a new National Champion for 2020.  Fourteen year old Jess Hendren, won the National Under 18 High Jump title, at the NZ Athletics Championships, at Nga Puna Wai, over the weekend. Starting at 1.58m, Hendren didn’t miss a jump through to her winning mark of 1.74m.  Her closest rivals, Olivia Power, Claudia Knight and Jenna Johnston, all went out at 1.66m.  Hendren heads to Australia soon, to represent NZ Secondary Schools. Rangiora ...
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Alpine Fault Roadshow Coming to Oxford Alpine Fault Roadshow Coming to Oxford

Waimakariri residents will have a chance to hear from leading earthquake scientists when the award-winning AF8 (Alpine Fault magnitude 8) Roadshow visits Oxford as part of a South Island tour. The AF8 Roadshow: The Science Beneath Our Feet features public science talks and interactive classroom sessions designed to share the story of the Alpine Fault, the impacts and consequences of a future magnitude 8 earthquake, and how people can become better prepared for it. The Roadshow arrives in ...

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