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Free wrestling academy for children to open in Hastings

A new, free, wrestling academy will open in Hastings next month to enable local children to learn the skills and personal disciplines that go with American &ldq...

Bay boxer makes golden exit from cadet ranks

Hawke's Bay's Jett Varcoe celebrated his last year as a cadet fighter in style at the New Zealand Boxing Championships in Porirua last week. The Hastings Giant...

Special needs taekwon-do world online champs tomorrow night

The Special Needs Taekwon-Do International (SNTI) World Championships Online Video Entries are in and results have been put together for the Live Streaming to b...

Bay boxer focused on lessons after debut

Hawke's Bay boxer Tiopira TeHuia Rarere lost his debut bout by a split decision on Saturday. The son of former world kickboxing champion and multiple national...

Bay boxer a chip off the old block

As a youngster growing up in Hawke's Bay Tiopira TeHuia Rarere never took much interest in the exploits of his world title-winning kickboxing father Jason Rarer...

Bay hosts ‘fantastic’ international Special Needs Taekwon-Do games

New Zealand cleaned up at the International Special Needs Taekwon-Do games held in Napier on Saturday, scoring 37 gold, 41 silver and six bronze medals. Second...

Bay welcoming 10 countries for International Special Needs Taekwon-Do Games

The biggest team heading to New Zealand for the International Special Needs Taekwon-Do Games being held in Hawke’s Bay will arrive at Napier Airport on Tu...

Hawke’s Bay to host International Special Needs Taekwon-Do Games

The Pettigrew Green Arena in Taradale will host an inspiring event in October – the International Special Needs Taekwon-Do Games. New Zealand’s tea...

Flaxmere pulling the gloves on

It will be a huge day for Flaxmere on Saturday, hosting the Hawke’s Bay Boxing Championships at the Flaxmere Community Centre. There are 91 boxers lined...

Funding support for Flaxmere Boxing Academy

Inspirational photos and stories line the walls of the Flaxmere Boxing Academy, built up over the eight years the initiative has encouraged young people to be &...

Hastings Giant’s Boxing Academy: four years of changing lives

The Hastings Giants Boxing Academy will have been at their Eastbourne Street location for four years next month, within which time the programme has made a diff...

UFC fighter fronts for men’s wellness seminar

The Lab Training Centre is holding a Men's Wellness Seminar on Saturday with special guest UFC Fighter Shane Young (Ngāti Kahungunu). A practical seminar deliv...