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Māori badminton player selected for NZ squad

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... Read More

Top Seeds Shine at NZSS Badminton Championships

Top Seeds Shine at NZSS Badminton Championships
Badminton New Zealand: It was a week that went entirely to plan for the top seeds at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships, with both Westlake Boys’ High School and Macleans College coming through the boys’ and girls’ competitions undefeated. Both teams showed they deserved their seeding, with their skills and experience being tested in two knife-edge contests with the eventual runners-up, Saint Kentigern College and Westlake Girls’ High School. Westlake Boys’ started the week in strong fashion, with convincing 6-0 wins over both Southland Boys’ High and Macleans College.... Read More