Māori badminton player selected for NZ squad

Māori Television: Westlake Girls High School student Tamara Otene has been selected for the New Zealand Junior Badminton team to take part in the World Championships in October. Otene is the only Māori player to be selected and is using the SkyCity New Zealand Badminton Open at the North Shore Event Centre in Auckland this week to prepare for Indonesia. Otene is relishing the opportunity to compete against players much older than her. It’s an experience that will put her in good stead come October. Otene (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) says, “For New…

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Kurtis Selected to take on the Aussies

The Post: If running 60 to 80kms per week, and traipsing up and down hills as part of your weekly training regime sounds like hard work, you’re not Kurtis Shuker. The 18 year old Waiuku College student has been selected to represent New Zealand as part of a four strong team, competing for the Southern Cross Trophy at the upcoming 2017 Australian Schools’ Orienteering Championships, and he will be training hard to ensure he’s at his best. The Australian event will be held later this month in Bathurst, New South…

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