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Well that’s an­other Olympics done and dusted.

I must say I re­ally en­joyed these Olympics and not just be­cause New Zealand brought home more medals than they ever have.

For me this Olympics had it all.

Yes it had your typ­i­cal gold medal wins and amaz­ing ath­letes on show- but it also had some great hu­man in­ter­est sto­ries.

On top of that it also had some gen­uine news sto­ries - ev­ery­thing from fab­ri­cated rob­beries to me­dia buses be­ing shot at.

For a news junkie like me, that made it ex­cit­ing to fol­low.

It was also nice to see the South Waikato well rep­re­sented at the games.

I mean we now have a gold medal­list thanks to Amy Turner, even if the Aussies also lay claim to it.

I’d also like to give a big shout out to Joe Webber (Sev­ens), Regan Ware (Sev­ens), Sam Gaze (Moun­tain Bik­ing) and Tracy Keith-matchitt (Swim­ming - Cook Is­lands) who also did us proud.

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