Danny McBride (pictured) rowed his way to a bronze medal at the world championships at Lake Karapiro. An adaptive rower, McBride had only been rowing for 18 months and was in his first regatta.
An appeal against the resource consent for the Arapuni Milk dairy factory raised questions over the plant’s future. While Arapuni Milk’s owners remained confident they had also started looking at other potential sites.
A 65-year old Tokoroa grandmother was jailed for benefit fraud worth more than $140,000. The case was thought to be the biggest of its kind to appear before Tokoroa District Court.
Mountain biker Mike Northcott was named South Waikato sportsperson of the year. Northcott won two national titles and competed at two world championships in 2010.