Riley Smart rides for the North Canterbury BMX Club. He sets his achievements high and his two goals were to make the Mighty 11 team (the pinnacle achievement of junior BMX in NZ) and to win the NZ National Championships – he achieved both!! He diligently reached out for sponsorship to assist his family with the costs and Townsend Fields are very proud to support Riley and his family and be part of his BMX journey.
The Mighty 11’s was held in Brisbane recently and unfortunately Riley’s team suffered injuries losing two members just prior to the race. The girls team however had an amazing race and won!
Riley also competed in the individual class and absolutely smashed it, taking the win!!
A big Congratulations to you Riley! We are mighty proud of you and your fellow Mighty 11’s, and are honoured to be part of the sponsorship allowing youth to achieve their goals and dreams.
Stage 2 sections are ready for their new owners to start building their dream home.
A BIG thank you to all the creative kids of Te Matauru School who entered our recent colouring competition sponsored by Townsend Fields. Cherie Stevenson and Limei Zhao helped me judge the entries. It was extremely difficult to pick winners because they all had something we loved about their creation. Congratulations to our 9 winners who received vouchers to spend at The Warehouse.
Great News! Our Titles for Stage 1 are now available so you can begin building your dream home asap.
The following We are pleased to share with the community our new school name –
“Te Matauru Primary”
The following is an excerpt from today’s Northern Outlook which explains more about the origins and aspirations of our name.
“Rangiora’s new school now has a fitting new name, replacing the interim name of Rangiora West School.
The new school’s establishment board of trustees approached local rūnanga Ngāi Tūāhuriri with a view to them gifting a name which would have more significance for the school.
Principal Danny Nicholls said he was grateful to Ngāi Tūāhuriri for their careful consideration, and he was thrilled with the name they came back with: Te Matauru, meaning the eye to the west.
The name is broken into mata (face or eye) and uru (west). Mata is also short for taumata, which means summit, top of hill or resting place.
The school is situated in west Rangiora, and when built will look out to the west. While the school site is near a Māori reserve, it was not a place of major settlement.
The rūnanga also gifted a vision statement to the school: Ekea Ka Taumata Ki Te Uru, meaning ‘look to the peaks of the alps and ascend to great heights’.
Nicholls said the establishment board had accepted the gifted name and the Ministry of Education has confirmed that the school name shall be named Te Matauru Primary.”