Articles Categorized: Sport

Champs crowned on Tarawera River

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KAWERAU hosted the New Zealand Canoe Slalom Championships over the weekend and the stars did not disappoint. Olympic silver medallist Luuka Jones romped to her…

Race two in the books

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THE Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club held the second race of its cross-country series on Saturday. The recent wet weather meant the surrounds of the…

Sweet and sour Easter sport

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CLOSED roads and downed trees may have had the biggest impact on Eastern Bay sports teams over Easter weekend. While the annual long weekend often…

Rees thrilled with final outcome

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THE verdict is out – Whakatane’s Tony Rees is New Zealand superbike champion for 2017. This season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships finished under a cloud…

Top of their game

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WHAKATANE bowlers Kathy Dempster-Rivett and Dianne Mackey, pictured, are the best in the Bay. The pair claimed the Bay of Plenty Champion of Champions title…

Tough second round for Spring

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WHAKATANE golfer Henry Spring missed the cut in the second leg of the Charles tour last week. He carded rounds of 77 an at the…

Waka on the rise for school

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DAVID Marshall is on a mission to resurrect waka ama at Whakatane High School. He took a handful of students to the Te Wananga o…

Wilson too fast in class

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HE says he has a need for speed and Whakatane’s Gary Wilson goes fast enough to win. The Onepu driver won the 1800cc class of…

Rees thrilled with final outcome

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THE verdict is out – Whakatane’s Tony Rees is New Zealand superbike champion for 2017. This season’s New Zealand Superbike Championships finished under a cloud…

Running series takes off

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THE first race of the Whakatane Athletic and Harrier Club cross-country series took place on Saturday. The race was held at Coastlands and included a…