It was a long time coming, the last year's event having been cancelled due to bad weather, but it was worth the wait for the Kaikoura Netball Centre's meeting with the Hurunui Netball Association.
The annual fixture is played for the Hurunui Netball Association Jubilee Salver which was presented by Hurunui in 1996.
While rain clouds were forecast again this year, the sun shone through on Sunday and provided perfect playing conditions.
The visiting junior team proved too tough for the Kaikoura Primary team, beating the home side 18-43, however, the under-15 and senior teams both held convincing advantages throughout and secured the plate for another year.
Hurunui last won the plate in 2007.
Kaikoura Primary 18, Hurunui 43;
(Quarter scores KK – 6, 8, 18, HU – 10, 21, 29)
Kaikoura Under 15 62, Hurunui 15;
(Quarter scores KK – 15, 30, 47, HU – 1, 4, 12)
Kaikoura Senior 61, Hurunui 28;
(Quarter scores KK – 14, 30, 48, HU – 10, 17, 23)
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