ROUND-UP: Hautapu Premier Red start championship round with win

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Hautapu Premier Red have won their opening fixture in senior netball’s Premier championship round.

In the Monday night competition at St Peter’s, Cambridge, Hautapu Premier Red led 23-19 at half-time but steadily built their lead to win 46-34.

Playing the high-ranking Otorohanga Sports team, Hautapu Premier White trailed 18-15 at the quarter stage but their rivals built a 44-21 lead by half time.

In the second half, Otorohanga pulled clear to win 95-36.

In the Saturday competitions at the Cambridge Netball Courts, Hautapu Hot Shots beat Leamington Blue 19-14 in the A Grade (Section A) competition.

The Hot Shots came from behind at the first quarter to lead by one point at half-time.

Leamington Blue took a 12-10 lead but Hautapu finished strongly to win by their five-point margin.

Hautapu Hawks and Hautapu Hustlers both lost their Premier Reserve (Section A) games.

Hautapu Goal Diggers, unbeaten in the A2 competition, recorded a 28-20 win against CHS Senior Mawhero in a round of friendly games.

No Saturday matches are scheduled for Matariki weekend but Monday night netball continues on July 1.

Here’s our weekly round-up of Monday and Saturday competitions:


Games played on Monday June 24, 2024

Monday Premier Ladies (Section A)

Hautapu Premier Red 46
Leamington 34

Hautapu Premier White 36
Otorohanga Sports 95

Games played on Saturday June 22, 2024

Premier Reserve (Section A)

Hautapu Hustlers 29
TVP Stars 44

Leamington 46
Hautapu Hawks 36

A Grade (Section A)

Leamington Blue 14
Hautapu Hot Shots 19

A2 Grade (Section A)

Friendly game

Hautapu Goal Diggers 28
CHS Senior Mawhero 20


No Saturday games are scheduled for Matariki weekend.

Games to be played on Saturday July 6, 2024

Premier Reserve (Section A)

Hautapu Hustlers 
Still to be scheduled

Hautapu Hawks
Still to be scheduled

A Grade (Section A)

Hautapu Hot Shots
Still to be scheduled

Games to be played on Monday July 1, 2024

Monday Premier Ladies (Section A)

Rangers v Hautapu Premier White 
St Peter’s Cambridge, Court 1, 6.30pm

Hautapu Premier Red v United Matamata Sports
St Peter’s Cambridge, Court 2, 8pm

Fundraiser to help upgrade Hautapu Sports’ netball courts

Hautapu Sports have launched a calf stock scheme to raise funds to help upgrade the club’s netball courts.

The club seeks donors of 100kg calves for rearing, with monies raised from their sale going towards the upgrade project.

Currently, the court is the club’s only training surface for almost 48 junior teams and six senior teams, who use it to prepare for local Cambridge and Hamilton competitions.


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