Rangi in the News

Rangi Ruru Student in UN+Youth Ambassador Programme

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Rangi Ruru Year 13 student, Georgia Reynolds has been chosen along with six other Christchurch high school students to participate in the UN+Youth Ambassador Programme for 2017.

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Win for Rangi Ruru at Inaugural Mounted Games

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Rangi Ruru riders competed in the inaugural South Island Schools’ Mounted Games competition where the Gold pair of Leah Zydenbos and Lily Buckley were named Champions of the day. More…


Picture Happiness on Earth Project Voting Now Open

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Voting is now open to select the winning video in the Picture Happiness on Earth Project, which will see a Rangi Ruru girl represent New Zealand at the Science Centre World Summit in Tokyo in November. More…


Rangi Ruru Tennis Team Shine at Nationals

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Rangi Ruru’s senior tennis team has capped off a fantastic season with a fifth place at the National Secondary School’s competition in Auckland. More…


Rangi Ruru Top Girls’ School at Maadi 2017

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Rangi Ruru retained its position as the top girls’ school at the Maadi Cup over the weekend, finishing an overall 5th equal in the national secondary schools rowing regatta. More…


Rangi Ruru Wins at Horse of the Year

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

After winning several national titles including the Saddle Hunter Pony of the Year at the Horse of the Year competition in Hastings earlier this month, Rangi Ruru equestrian student Grace Tripe (Year 12) has continued to impress to win a place representing New Zealand in Australia this month. More…


Welcome to New Director of Boarding

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

There’s no questioning the dedication to teenage girls when talking to Rangi Ruru’s new Director of Boarding, Kyleigh Lyth, she simply loves her job. In fact it’s more than a job, it’s a career.

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Rangi Ruru Touch Team Wins Super Touch Competition

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

It was a nail biting last two minutes that eventually saw Rangi Ruru Girls’ School win a hard-fought final in the Secondary Schools Super Touch competition. More…


Top Girls’ School in South Island Rowing Champs

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Rangi Ruru has won eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the South Island Secondary Schools’ rowing championships at Lake Ruataniwha over the weekend (11/12 March). More…


Rangi Ruru Soprano Joins NZ Opera Ambassador Programme

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Talented Rangi Ruru singer Holly Evans (Year 12) has been accepted as a student ambassador with the NZ Opera. More…


Canterbury Volleyball Title for Rangi Ruru

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Rangi Ruru’s Senior A Volleyball team has won Division 2 of the Mainland championship at Pioneer Stadium in Christchurch on Sunday 5 March.
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National Selection for Rangi Ruru Touch Players

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

1 March 2017 — Three Rangi Ruru Supertouch players have been selected to attend the Touch New Zealand under 18 and under 16 Pathways Training Camp to be held in … More…


We’d Love to Catch up and Swap Stories

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Rangi Ruru Roadshow: Tuesday 14 March, 6.30 – 8.00pm. Melton Estate Winery, West Melton. Drinks and nibbles provided. More…


Love Week Celebrates Positive Relationships

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School celebrated the importance of positive relationships during their annual Love Week which kicked off on Wednesday 22 February. More…


Bryony Gibson-Cornish Residency at Rangi Ruru

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Rangi Ruru is delighted to welcome back viola player and alumna Bryony Gibson-Cornish for a residency in the Music Department from Monday 3 April – Thursday 6 April. More…


Scholarships Bolster Rangi Ruru NCEA Successes

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Rangi Ruru’s exceptional 2016 NCEA results have been strengthened with the announcement of 34 scholarships awarded 25 students across 17 subject areas. More…


Happiness on the Agenda at Rangi Ruru

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

This month, Rangi Ruru has partnered with Christchurch’s Science Alive to participate in a Japanese-run project called Picture Happiness on Earth. More…


Tennis Success for Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Rangi Ruru’s premiere tennis team yesterday (8 February) won the Christchurch qualifying tournament beating Christchurch Girls’ High 6-0 and St Margaret’s College 4-2. More…


Exceptional NCEA Results for Rangi Ruru

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

A significant increase in the number of students achieving excellence in all NCEA levels is one of the new statistics making Rangi Ruru Girls’ School a standout in decile 8-10 schools across New Zealand. More…


Rangi Ruru Musician to Play with the CSO

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Year 13 student at Rangi Ruru, Isabella Gregory is one of two new Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Interns for 2017. More…


Top Girls School at SI Rowing Champs

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

An awesome outcome for Rangi Ruru Girls’ School at last weekend’s South Island Rowing Champs at Lake Ruataniwha. More…


Trees planted at Rangi Ruru

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Rangi Ruru recently had a planting session of trees given to the school as part of the Paper4Trees recycling scheme. More…


Rangi Ruru Students Selected for International STEM Project

Friday, December 16th, 2016

From more than 4000 applications, six students from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School are the only New Zealand participants selected for an international STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project. More…


Rangi Ruru receives Athletics Medals

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Rangi Ruru has picked up two medals at the New Zealand Secondary School’s Athletics Associations Track, Field and Road Race Championships in Auckland over the weekend.
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Rangi Ruru 2016 Gold Braid Awards

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has announced its 2016 Gold Braid Award winners at the end of year Prize Giving at Horncastle Arena on Monday 5 December. Congratulations to the girls’ who have received awards this year. More…


Rangi Ruru Announces 2017 Leaders

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Rangi Ruru has today announced their 2017 Student Leadership Team at an end of year celebration with the whole school. More…


Reflections of the Spirit Trophy Voyage

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

A group of girls from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School are now the very proud recipients of the Spirit of Adventure’s Spirit Trophy for Voyage 725B. More…


Recognition for Exceptional Rangi Ruru Musicians

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

It’s been another stunning year for Rangi Ruru’s musicians as they continue to achieve on the national stage, up against much older performers. More…


Canterbury Junior Tennis Titles for Rangi Ruru

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has won three titles at the Canterbury Secondary Schools Junior Tennis Championships in Christchurch this week. More…


New Director of Boarding for Rangi Ruru

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Kyleigh Lyth will join the school in January 2017, coming from Selwyn House School where she has been their Director of Boarding. More…


Alice in Wonderland on Stage at Rangi Ruru

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

‘Beautiful costumes and a dreamlike interpretation.’ That’s how the Director of Theatre Arts at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School describes the upcoming junior school production. More…


Sustainability Inspires Rangi Ruru Wearable Art

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Rangi Ruru’s Year 10 & 12 Textile Technology students have presented the school’s first Wearable Art project. More…


Recognition of Rangi Ruru Future Problem Solvers

Monday, November 7th, 2016

One of Rangi Ruru’s senior Future Problem Solving teams has secured a place at the International Future Problem Solving competition with a win and overall second place at the national finals held in Auckland on 29 and 30 October. More…


Badges Embrace Clan Spirit

Friday, November 4th, 2016

The Rangi Ruru 2016 Clan Leaders surprised students yesterday with the arrival of brand new Clan badges. The badges are available for purchase from the school office for $8 and from next year will be available from the Uniform Shop for $10. More…


Regional Young Enterprise Awards for Rangi Ruru

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Rangi Ruru Year 13 student Danielle Ackland has been awarded one of two Young Enterprise scholarships at the Regional Young Enterprise Scheme Awards. More…


Congratulations to Year 13 Scholarships Winners

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

1 November 2016 We are thrilled to announce the long list of Rangi Ruru Year 13 girls who have been awarded University Entrance Scholarships for 2016. Our warmest congratulations to … More…


World Vision Senior Scholarship Award

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

More than a third of the entire student body at Rangi Ruru took part in this year’s World Vision 40 Hour Famine after a hugely successful participation campaign led by two of the senior students. More…


Student Magazine First for Rangi Ruru

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

28 October 2016 Rangi Ruru will next week launch its first magazine written, edited and designed solely by its students. Inspired by the school name (translated to English Rangi Ruru means Wide … More…


Duke of Edinburgh Gold for Rangi Ruru Student

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Year 13 student Nicole Jackson has received the highest honour in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Awards. More…


Talented Rangi Ruru Singer Hits the Right Note

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Talented Rangi Ruru singer and musician, Holly Evans (Year 11) has accepted a place in the New Zealand Secondary Student’s Choir (NZSSC) on a two-year tenure. More…


Gold Medal For Rangi Ruru Writer

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Out of almost a million entries, Rangi Ruru student Mette van Pallandt has been awarded a gold medal in the Year 10 section of the ICAS Writing competition.
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Japanese Garden Dedicated to Longstanding Friendship

Friday, October 14th, 2016

A Japanese garden was officially dedicated this week in front of students from Yokohama Jogakuin and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. More…


Christchurch U20 Cycling Title for Rangi Ruru Riders

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Rangi Ruru cyclists have taken out the Scotty Brown Christchurch U20 team time trial series. More…


Art Inspires Award Winning Cantamaths Entry

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Applying a mathematical approach to beautiful design might not always seem logical but this is precisely what hundreds of students did at the 2016 Cantamaths competition held at Horncastle Area on 24 August.

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Rangi Ruru Supports Include A Charity Week

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Include A Charity Week (5-11 September) is a time to think about leaving a gift in your will, making a positive difference to a charity, community or organisation that you are passionate about – a charity such as the Rangi Ruru Foundation. More…


Rangi Ruru Secures National Hockey Title

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Rangi Ruru’s second hockey team has taken out the national 2nd XI title winning the Chris Arthur Cup in Hamilton. More…


Bronze for Resolutions at Big Sing

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Rangi Ruru’s senior choir, Resolutions received a bronze award at the Big Sing National Finale in Dunedin over the weekend (27/28 August). More…


Rangi Ruru Wins Horse Trial

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Rangi Ruru’s Gold team has won the Jane Sullivan Canterbury Interschools One Day Horse Trial (ODHT) Trophy in wet and windy conditions on Sunday 27 August at the National Equestrian Centre at McLeans Island. More…


Changes to Years 7 and 8 in 2017

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Up until now Years 7 and 8 had been considered an intermediate level within the school but from next year, the change will see Year 7 and 8 students form part of a true Year 7-13 school. More…


Rangi Ruru Wins Canterbury Basketball Premiership

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

25 August 2016 Rangi Ruru Girls’ School are the new Canterbury Secondary School Basketball Champions winning the Whelan trophy on Wednesday 24 August at Cowles Stadium, against Christchurch Girls’ High … More…


Rangi Ruru Launches Stellar Music Programme

Friday, August 19th, 2016

19 August 2016 Dr Sandra Hastie, Dame Malvina Major and Janet Kingsbury at the launch of the Stellar Music Programme Stunning! A word heard many times at The Piano last … More…


Rangi Ruru Starts New Trial Bus Service

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has commencement of a new Red Bus service for students in South West Canterbury. More…


Rangi Ruru Athlete Only Canterbury Rep in Junior Tall Ferns

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Year 12 Rangi Ruru student, Esra McGoldrick, has been named in the Junior Tall Ferns, the only Canterbury representative in the team. More…


Rangi Ruru Art Teacher Receives ISNZ Award

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Rangi Ruru art teacher Kate Rivers has been recognised in the 2016 ISNZ Honours Awards for her service to art education. “Creative” would be one word to describe Kate but she is much more than that, she is humble, dedicated, insightful, collaborative and reflective. More…


2017 Entrance Scholarship Winners

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Congratulations to the following girls who have received 2017 Entrance Scholarships: Year 7: Academic Olivia Douglas                            Fendalton Open Air Primary Gabriella Kenton-Smith           Elmwood Normal School General Excellence Ella … More…


Rangi Ruru Collects Books for Donation to Children

Monday, July 11th, 2016

A fantastic initiative from by Year 13 student, Livvy Pride has seen the school collect in excess of 2000 books which will be gifted to children in need. More…


Exceptional Success is Music to Their Ears

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

It has been a hugely successful couple of weeks for Rangi Ruru music students. More…


Rewarding Exchange with Saint Kentigern Girls’ School

Monday, July 4th, 2016

The Rangi Ruru Year 7 and 8 girls students have recently spent 3 days being warmly hosted by St Kentigern Girls’ School in Auckland. More…


Groundbreaking Partnership Between Rangi Ruru and Crimson Consulting

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Rangi Ruru and innovative education and career pathway specialists, Crimson Consulting have announced a milestone collaboration in Christchurch. More…


Rangi Ruru Hosts Gifted Education Symposium

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

On 10 June CAGE (Canterbury Association for Gifted Education) held a full day symposium at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School titled Personalised Learning: adding depth and complexity to the classroom programme. More…


Gingerbread Surfboards Win Young Enterprise Dragons’ Den

Friday, June 17th, 2016

The desire to contribute to a worthy cause, spurred on a Rangi Ruru Young Enterprise team to take out the top prize in the 2016 Canterbury Regional Dragons’ Den awards. More…


Dedication to Boarding Recognised at Rangi Ruru

Friday, June 17th, 2016

One of Rangi Ruru’s much loved and longest-serving staff members has been recognised for her contribution and dedication at the Boarding School Association’s national conference in Queenstown. More…


Talented Musicians Win Jazz Title

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Rangi Ruru’s talented musicians have once again been recognised with a national title, this time in the traditionally male-dominated genre of jazz. More…


Collaboration Delivers New Hockey Turf

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Rangi Ruru’s new artificial hockey turf was officially dedicated on 8 June providing a new home for our national champion hockey team. More…


International Awards for Rangi Ruru Problem Solver

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Rangi Ruru student, Sarah Lawrence, has been recognised for her problem solving skills at the Future Problem Solving Program International Conference at Michigan State University, in Michigan, USA. More…


Footballer to Trial for U20 Women’s World Cup

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Rangi Ruru’s Una Foyle is off to Auckland to trial for New Zealand’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup football team that will play in Papua New Guinea in November. More…


Rangi Ruru Collaborates on Fair Trade In Art Exhibition

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Rangi Ruru and Heaton Normal Intermediate are aiming, through two exhibitions, to raise awareness around fair trade and ethical consumerism. More…


Rangi Ruru Performs in Cavell Leitch International Jazz and Blues Festival

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Jazz Band and Jazz Combo wowed audiences last Sunday when they gave their first performances of the year at the Cavell Leitch International Jazz and Blues Festival. More…


Our House – A Maelstrom of Music, Movement and Madness

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Christchurch audiences now have an opportunity to see this hugely successful show, as Our House is this year’s senior joint production between Rangi Ruru Girls’ School and Christ’s College, opening in mid-May More…


Places in Demand After Impressive Open Day Turnout

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School had an impressive turnout for their annual Open Day on Monday 16 May with in excess of 600 people through the gates. More…


New Creative Technology Hub to Open at Rangi Ruru

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School is launching a new Creative Technology Hub on campus. Principal Dr Sandra Hastie says the Hub will support students to prepare for a future where most of the jobs they will be working in, don’t even exist yet. More…


Three Rangi Ruru Girls Chosen for National Youth Orchestra

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Three of Rangi Ruru’s multi-talented music scholars have won positions in the 2016 NZSO National Youth Orchestra. More…


Rangi Ruru New Zealand’s #1 Girls’ Rowing School

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has been named the Top Girls’ School at the Maadi Cup over the weekend, finishing an overall 4th in the national secondary schools rowing regatta. More…


Record Number of Rangi Ruru Musicians Selected for NZSSSO

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Fifteen musicians from Rangi Ruru Girls’ School have been selected for the 2016 NZSSSO (New Zealand Secondary Schools’ Symphony Orchestra) which will perform in Christchurch on Saturday 23 April. More…


Rangi Ruru Student Wins New Zealand Linguistics Olympiad

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Three Rangi Ruru Girls’ School students competed at the New Zealand Linguistics Olympiad Final in Auckland on 1 April, with one team going on to take out the title. More…


Masterclasses Lets Girls Bring their Horses to School

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Around twelve girls, including a number from a variety of Christchurch girl’s schools, got up close to a horse at Rangi Ruru last week. More…


Medal Haul for Rangi Ruru at South Island Athletics Championships

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

One gold, three silver and four bronze make up the medal count for Rangi Ruru Girls’ School at the South Island Secondary School’s Athletics Championships held in Timaru over the weekend. More…


Student Awarded Grade 8 Scholarship in Speech and Drama

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School student Amy Huang has been awarded the Speech NZ National Scholarship in Speech and Drama, Grade 8 for 2015. More…


Canterbury Triple Jump Record for Rangi Ruru

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Rangi Ruru student Lauren Stapylton-Smith, on only her third outing at the U14 Triple Jump, has broken the Canterbury age-group record she had set at the preliminary competition only two days prior. More…


Rangi Ruru Top Girls’ School in Weekend SI Rowing Champs

Monday, March 21st, 2016

With a total of 12 medals including gold in the U17 fours, U18 novice eights, U16 eights and U16 fours, Rangi Ruru finished as the top achieving girl’s school. More…


Dame Malvina Major Nurturing New Talent at Rangi Ruru

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Rangi Ruru musicians were treated to a special masterclass with internationally renowned soprano Dame Malvina Major. 2017 Music Scholarship Applications now open. More…


Top Class Showing at Horse of the Year

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Rangi Ruru equestrienne Grace Tripe has been awarded 3 national titles at the recent Horse of the Year competition adding to the school’s recent achievements. More…


Multiple Golds For Rangi Ruru Rowers

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School had a stunning outing at the Canterbury Schools Rowing championships held at Lake Hood with five gold, two silver and two bronze medals. More…


Rangi Ruru Showjumpers Win Regional Champs

Friday, February 19th, 2016

The Rangi Ruru “Gold” Equestrian Show Jumping team has been placed first at the Canterbury Interschools Champs held on Wednesday 17 February at the National Equine Centre on McLeans Island. More…


Seeing Double at Rangi Ruru

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

A record number of twins are together in the same class at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch. More…


Rangi Ruru Student Receives LTCL Diploma with Distinction

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Year 13 music scholar and Head of Music Karen Hu has just found out that she achieved her LTCL Diploma on the cello with Distinction. This examination, which she sat at the end of last year, is a professional qualification and an exceedingly difficult one to pass. More…


Top Sports Coaching and Support Team Announced

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School has confirmed that former Silver Fern and current Canterbury Tactix squad member Anna Thompson has been signed as head netball coach. More…


Rangi Ruru’s Amazing Scholarship Results

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Congratulations to the students who sat Scholarship exams in 2015. The results are out today and we are extremely proud of the girls and their achievements. More…


New Rangi Ruru Boarders Have Some Fun in the City

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Around 20 new boarders at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School were introduced to a number of Christchurch activities at the weekend, much to the delight of passing tourists. More…


A moving Powhiri at Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

28 January 2016 A moving Powhiri in Christchurch yesterday as Rangi Ruru Girls’ School welcomed their new Principal, Dr Sandra Hastie. With her husband Bruce, Dr Hastie walked through the … More…


New Principal Finds Family Link

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

An unknown family link has been discovered by the new Principal, Dr Sandra Hastie. Dr Hastie was already aware of several relatives having attended Rangi Ruru however one was news to her. More…


Rangi Ruru Achieves Inspirational NCEA Results

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

One hundred percent achievement at Level 2 illustrates an outstanding year for Rangi Ruru across all levels of NCEA in 2015. More…


New Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Principal Announced

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Highly respected educationalist Dr Sandra Hastie has been appointed as the Principal of Rangi Ruru. Board of Governors Chair, Stuart Nattrass, announced the appointment of Dr Hastie, who will start in early January 2016. More…


Rangi Ruru 2015 Gold Braid Awards

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School announced its 2015 Gold Braid Award recipients at the end of year Prize Giving on Wednesday 2 December at Horncastle Arena. Congratulations to the girls’ who have received awards this year. More…


Rangi Ruru Announces 2016 Leaders

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Rangi Ruru has today announced their 2016 Leaders at an end of year celebration with the whole school. Year 12 student, Gabi Newman has been appointed to Head of School for next year and will lead a team of girls across eight portfolios. More…


Core Samples Provide Unique View

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

In October 2014, Tonkin and Taylor presented Rangi Ruru Girls’ School with five boxes of core samples from land underneath the new Science Centre which opened in April 2014. More…


Women of Influence to Present at Rangi Ruru

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Rangi Ruru promises ‘An education that will inspire, challenge and empower’ and that is clearly evident in the upcoming speakers’ series which presents inspiring role models to young women. More…


Trampoline Champ Reaches New Heights

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Young Rangi Ruru sports woman, Brittany Wang has achieved a fantastic result with a haul of medals at the Trampoline Nationals in Auckland. More…


New Play Wins at Norfolk Island Theatre Festival

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Rangi Ruru has won Best Youth Production and Runner-up Best Overall Production at the acclaimed Norfolk Island Theatre Festival, with Director of Theatre Arts, Robert Gilbert named as Best Director for the sixth time. More…


Rangi Ruru Clinches U20 Road Cycling Title

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Rangi Ruru cyclist Sarah McLeod has topped a successful season winning the under 20 points title at the New Zealand Schools Road Cycling Championships in the Manawatu. More…