Supercars Taupō 2024

The festivities kicked off on Thursday in Taupō ahead of the three-day Supercars event, the inaugural year for the town.

Kaimanawa wild horse muster
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Kaimanawa wild horse muster

Wild Kaimanawa horses are rounded up on the Central Plateau and sent off to become domestic horses. The horses disturb unique native flora and fauna if the population gets too large so must be thinned out each year.

Boon Street Art Festival 2023
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Boon Street Art Festival 2023

Boon Street Art Festival brightened up Hamilton East and the CBD on the weekend. Seven artists brought love and colour to blank walls across the city, most of the walls were located near the newly opened Made Market precinct. The artists painting the town not only red were Jesse Mosen, Cinzah, Gary Venn, Kell Sunshine, Haser and Alice Alva and Koryu. The Waikato Herald went along and captured some of the action.

Te Awamutu College First XV v NZ Barbarians Area Schools
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Te Awamutu College First XV v NZ Barbarians Area Schools

Wednesday afternoon saw Te Awamutu College First XV take on the NZ Barbarians Area Schools team at Albert Park in their final match of 2023. The friendly game saw the NZ Barbarians Area Schools win 34-7. Te Awamutu College scored their points through an impressive Corbin Fleming try and a Thomas Frandi conversion.

Starinsure MotoFest at Hampton Downs revvs up
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Starinsure MotoFest at Hampton Downs revvs up

The fourth MotoFest at Hampton Downs celebrated all things motorbike and racing last weekend. The event was headlined by the Shoei Superbikes and was a highlight for motorbike buffs big and small. The Waikato Herald went along and captured some of the action.

Classic motorbike buffs farewell Pukekohe
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Classic motorbike buffs farewell Pukekohe

The New Zealand Classic Motorcycle Racing Register (NZCMRR) farewelled "Puke" last weekend at their 43rd Classic Festival. The whole New Zealand motorsport community is sad to see this piece of its history go and while Supercars said their goodbyes last year, it was now time for the classic motorbike community. Despite the circumstances, every racer and every spectator was in great spirits. The Waikato Herald went along and captured the vibe.

APS Classic Motorcycle Racing Festival
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APS Classic Motorcycle Racing Festival

Feilding was roaring on the weekend when over 1000 motorbikes - including racing and road bikes - descended on Manfeild Circuit Chris Amon for the APS Classic Motorcycle Racing Festival. It was the first time, the festival was held there, after Pukekohe Park Raceway, the festival's home of 43 years, closed to motorsport events last year.

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