Kate Pahina would love to see more talented young hockey players remain in Tauranga.

She grew up playing hockey at Oropi Primary School from the age of about 7 and since then she has enjoyed many highlights in her sporting career including winning National Hockey League with both the North Harbour and Midlands teams, playing a junior world cup and playing an international season in Belgium.

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She knows what it's like to move away from Tauranga to chase a dream, living and playing in North Harbour for about 10 years before moving back to Tauranga and joining the CMS Mount

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