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Cycling brothers shown support

Olivers

Ben and Craig Oliver are fundraising to represent New Zealand at the junior world championships in South Africa.

Early mistake sends team on slippery slope

rugby

One mistake in the Saracens' backline after just 2 minutes of play set the scene for the dire consequences that were to follow for the North Canterbury rugby side.

Rangiora High triumph

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After losing four games, Rangiora High's first IV has had their first taste of triumph, with a victory over St Andrews.

Diff problems tackled and car tweaked in time for champs

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Marcus van Klink rally driver from Kaiapoi, is looking to get back on the leaderboard at this weekend's outing in Whangerei.

Thorne recalls goosebumps

Thorne

Reuben Thorne and Frank Endacott came together for an enjoyable fundraising breakfast for Big Brother Big Sister.

Rookie wins first fight

boxing

As far as dream starts to a new sport go, 16-year-old Logan Ritchie's boxing debut is right up there.

Mountainbiker eyes the summit

In three years, mountainbiker Anton Cooper could be one of our leading medal contenders at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. BEN STANLEY finds out just how good the Woodend teenager is.

Club hosting top amateurs

Boxing

More than 100 amateur boxers from around the South Island will contest the 2013 South Island Golden Gloves.

Football facilities get artificial turf boost

Soccer

Waimak United Football Club's Kendall Park will be home to North Canterbury’s first artificial playing surface.

Tough victory for Oxford

Oxford triumphed over a determined Saracens side on Wednesday night, but it was a close match for the winners.

Chelsea wins 400m, 800m

athletics

North Canterbury stood out at the Canterbury Secondary School Athletic Championships last weekend.

Loss pits Northern Bulldogs against Papanui Tigers

League

A close loss to last year's high fliers Halswell in the Canterbury Rugby League pre- season tournament means the Northern Bulldogs will play off against the Papanui Tigers.

Healthy medal haul from games

Athlete

North Canterbury was well represented at the Upper South Island Regional Special Olympic Games in Nelson last weekend.

Southbrook fall short, Sefton in win

cricket

Southbrook faltered at the last hurdle in their game against Oxford, and Sefton grabbed top spot in the North Canterbury cricket one-day competition.

Scurry off and racing

The new sport of scurry - like a pony and cart slalom race - has been introduced to NZ by two North Cantabrians.

Kaiapoi hosts softball club day

Kaiapoi Softball Club junior players were in action over Show Weekend.

Canterbury riders impress

horse

North Canterbury riders excelled at the Bates National Dressage Championships in Christchurch at the weekend.

Wolt and Rayner set record times

Swim

The Ruth Woolley Memorial Sprint meet was kind to North Canterbury swimmers.

Low end to top trip

Motocross

It was supposed to be a trip to remember - his first motocross event in the North Island.

Cantab to coach Indians

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North Canterbury cricketing legend John Wright is returning to India to coach the powerful Mumbai Indians.

Looking sharp

Darts

Dave Harrington may not have starred at the World Championships of Darts, but he was glad to be there at all.

Fast going

It was exciting going at the speedway last Saturday night with Swannanoa driver Aaron Rowlands racing away.

T20 goes to last ball

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Southbrook were performing their own version of the great escape to take the win in the North Canterbury sernior twenty/20 on Saturday.

Sevens this weekend

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Get along to Woodend this weekend for the 19th Tui Woodend Sevens which is shaping up to be a enthusiastic competition.

Young Cantabs make splash in Aus

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Young athletes from all over New Zealand and the world flew to Australia last week for the 2013 Youth Olympic Festival.

Supersport teen thrives

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Rangiora's Jake Lewis is heading for a third straight national title in the motorcycle racing this weekend.

Chasing the football dream

Bailey McCleary is hoping a football training clinic in Perth will start him on his way to turning pro.

Cricket: Lineup could include Fulton

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North Canterbury's Peter Fulton could be a prime pick for the upcoming test against England.

Bouncing off to Aus

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Fernside's Lizzie Stevenson is bounding back to a happy hunting ground in Australia where she will compete in trampolining.

Triathlon: Mike takes the win

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A Christchurch lad took home top honours at the Contact Tri Series event on Sunday.

Cricket: Junior tourney

Year-6 players are battling it out on the Mandeville Sports Ground this week.

Riders take a tumble

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New national champions Paul Humphrey and Ben Franklin took a rough fall at the New Zealand Sidecar championships at West Melton.

Cricket: Amberley blasts rivals

Second-grade Amberley cricketers collected a few scalps at the weekend, stepping up to play at a senior level.

Five-wicket over does damage

A well-compiled 66 not out from Rangiora batsman Marcus Mariu was not enough to stave off defeat by Sefton on Saturday.

First polo test match

Four young North Canterbury polo players make up the New Zealand Schools side who will be taking on their Australian counterparts at Sefton on Sunday.

Lucky escape, spectacular crash

Ryan Berry was a man with mixed emotions on Sunday afternoon.

Jump Jammers jump to top

North Loburn School is celebrating outstanding success in the South Island Jump Jam finals.

Book Day at Rangiora

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Organisers for Rangiora Borough School's second Pukapuka Book Day were thrilled.

Anyone for tennis?

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The Clarkville community tennis courts are ready for action after a facelift to its surfaces at a cost of under $30,000.

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