On July 23, 2016, Waverley Harvesting Border and Byford's Readimix Taihape played out one of the best grand finals seen since the Tasman Tanning Premier's showcase game has been moved to Cooks Gardens.

Underdogs after being mauled 53-8 only a couple of weeks before in their previous round-robin meeting, Taihape came within the width of the lower left-hand goal post to claiming their first top grade club championship since the pre-amalgamation Huia club were victorious in the early 1980's, as Border clung on 17-16 for their first title since the mid-1990's.

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