70 days ago

Manurewa netball president awarded for ‘selfless’ contributions

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Manukau Courier

The president of a south Auckland netball club, who spends 20 hours a week coaching while pregnant, has been awarded for her contributions.

Motor Chicks Netball Club president Sandina Cameron said she was “shocked” to be honoured as an ANZ local legend.

“I cried because I’m usually the one who does the nominating. For somebody to actually notice me, I wasn’t expecting it,” she said.

Cameron spends 20 hours a week coaching netball, on top of studying and working full time.

She is also pregnant and due in September, but said she has no signs of slowing down.

Her colleague describes her as having a “heart for the people, the community and the game”.

Cameron will receive the lease of an indoor training venue and clubroom valued around $12,000 for her club for the next three seasons.

“It’ll take so much pressure off and means that we don’t have to fundraise,” Sandina said.

“It’ll keep the fees down for the parents too. Being in a low socio-economic area the parents and community will appreciate that.”

ANZ Local Legends recognises the thousands of unpaid volunteers who support New Zealand’s netball players.

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4 days ago

What should we learn from 107 days of Covid-19 lockdown?

Todd Niall Reporter from Community News

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5 days ago

Poll: Where would you most like to go once NZ borders open?

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7 hours ago

Parts of North Island moving to Red Light this Friday

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The regions which will be moving into the new Covid-19 Protection Framework at Red on Friday have been announced.

Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes Districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki Districts, Gisborne District, Wairoa District, Rangitikei, Whanganui and Ruapehu Districts will all move to Red. The rest of the North Island and all of the South Island will move into Orange. These settings will next be reviewed on 13 December.

The existing Auckland boundary will remain in place until 17 January, and no new travel restrictions will be put in place. Vaccine passes will also come into force with the traffic light system.

Find out more about the new traffic light settings by region on this interactive map.