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Premier A Basketball Defeat Hastings Boys' High School
by Gerard Atkin - Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 3:54 PM

The Prem A got out to a comfortable lead against a young Hastings team. Tama Fa'amausili, Jack Henry and Callum McRae top scored on 17 points each. Levi Penno had a lively game and the whole squad got plenty of court time. Final score was a 83 - 55 win to PNBHS.

Next game is against Te Awamutu at 5.45pm today.

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The National Maori Rugby U18 Development Team
by Ella Mitchell - Wednesday, 28 September 2016, 9:02 AM

The National Maori Rugby U18 Development Team

Congratulations to the National Maori Rugby U18 Development team who had a convincing win over the BOP Under 19 Maori team on Saturday  102 - Nil. Te Ariki had a strong 25 minute appearance. 

Photo attached:  Mr Anthony Rehutai (Assistant Coach),  Te Ariki Te Puni  and Mr Rua Wanoa (Coach), an Old Boy of PNBHS.


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Premier A Basketball Continue Winning Start at New Zealand Secondary Schools Tournament
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 8:31 PM

After the win against Rosmini this morning, the team were determined to keep up their high standards against Hamilton Boys' High School, who qualified top of Zone 2 ( Waikato ) at their regional tournament.

A slow start meant Hamilton went into the 1st break up 19 - 15. The prem A regrouped and had a strong 2nd quarter out- scoring Hamilton 22 - 10.

Both teams had strong defence but the Prem A's were relentless and got out to a 20 point lead mid way through the 4th quarter. Final score was a 75 - 55 win.

Haize Walker top scored with 27 points and Calum McRae secured 18 rebounds.

Tomorrow's games (Wednesday) are against Hastings Boys at 10:45am and Te Awamutu at 5:45pm

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Nippers Cup Water Polo
by Ella Mitchell - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 10:12 AM

Congratulations to the Under 14 Water Polo team who got 3rd in the Nippers Cup held in Lower Hutt over the weekend. The boys played 7 games over 2 days, winning 3 and drawing 1. The 8-7 victory over St Pats Town in the bronze medal capped off a weekend where the boys learnt a lot about the game.

The Under 16 Nationals start in Auckland on Wednesday and the Under 14 Nationals are in Tauranga starting on Wednesday next week. 


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Madi hartley-Brown and Campbell Stewart Win Points Race Titles
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 7:22 AM

The final day of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Road Cycling Championships saw Madi Hartley-Brown take out the Under 17 Points Race, while Campbell Stewart was victorious in the Under 20 Points Race. Congratulations Madi and Campbell, fantastic achievements.

Campbell's victory finished off an outstanding record for him in this event, having won the Points Race title in every age group he has contested while at secondary school - five titles in five years. Special mention must be made of David Martin, who rode a very strong and tactically astute race in support of Campbell and took a lot of pressure off him. David picked up two points to finish in ninth place.

Dylan Simpson capped off a fine weekend to finish in fifth place in the Under 17 race. Adam Francis showed that the future of PNBHS cycling is in good heart with a second place finish in the Under 14 Points Race. Other top placing riders included Aiden Jones, sixth in the under 15 race, and Angus Claasen, fourth in the under 16 event.

Overall, PNBHS placed third in New Zealand, a fantastic team effort on top of a number of notable individual performances. Well done team, and thanks to the many parents and other members of our school community who have shown their support of our young men over the last three days.


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Iose Selected in NZSS Rugby Team and Ruawai in NZ Barbarians Schools Team
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 7:20 AM

Congratulations to Brayden Iose, who has been named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rugby team, and to Matene Ruawai, who has been named in the New Zealand Barbarians Schools team. Brayden and Matene will play in Auckland against Fiji Schools and Australia Schools.


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Clay Target Team Finish Fifth at NZSS Championships
by Gerard Atkin - Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 7:18 AM

The Palmerston North Boys' High School Clay target Shooting team finished in fifth place at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships held in Christchurch over the weekend. Some individual highlights included Max Edwards, who picked up the South Island Points Score title and Jack Gibbs, who finished third in the Single Barrel competition.

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Dylan Simpson Secures New Zealand Under 17 Road Race Title
by Gerard Atkin - Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:36 PM

Day two of the New Zealand Secondary Schools Road Cycling Championships saw the road race contested on a course around Hiwinui School.  The outstanding performance of the day came from Dylan Simpson, who claimed the New Zealand Under 17 title.  Congratulations Dylan, a fantastic achievement.  Campbell Stewart rode strongly in a hotly contested under 20 race to finish in second place.

Results for PNBHS riders are below (apologies for any mistakes or omissions in this list):

Under 14 Boys

Adam Francis – 7th

Sam Parry – 8th

Fergus Lloyd – 10th

Logan Hey – 21st

Caleb Falkner – 22nd

Logan McKinnon – 24th

Fraser Edwards – 29th

Under 15 Boys B

Jack Pronk – 2nd

Taine Ata – 8th

Matthew Cooper – 9th

Under 15 Boys A

Michael Richmond – 4th

Jamie Dennis – 12th

Blain Quinn – 17th

Sam Russell – 23rd

Aiden Jones – 25th

Nathan Greenwood – 43rd

Under 16 Boys B

Samuel Phillips – 11th

Nick Tuck – 18th

Under 16 Boys A

Max Taylor – 7th

Ethan Craine – 15th

Angus Claasen – 17th

Caleb Botcher – 38th

Under 17 Boys

Dylan Simpson – 1st

Adam Martin – 11th

Madi Hartley-Brown – 16th

Thomas Stannard – 31st

Denith Rajapakse – 40th

William Kelly – 48th

Under 20

Campbell Stewart – 2nd

David Martin – 16th

Andrew McKenzie – 38th


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National Maori Rugby U18 Development team
by Ella Mitchell - Sunday, 25 September 2016, 11:46 AM
Congratulations to Te Ariki Te Puni who will be part of the National Maori Rugby U18 Development team playing in Rotorua today. It is also fantastic to have Mr Anthony Rehutai, who is on staff at PNBHS, involved as an assistant coach. We wish them both the very best for their fixture today.

The National Maori Rugby U18 Development team will be coached by Rua Wanoa (Ngati Porou), Reuben Parkinson (Te Whanau-a-Apanui) and supported by Anthony Rehutai (Ngati Porou), and Kahu Carey (Rangitane/Ngati Apa). The team will be managed by Mark Seymour (Ngati Hikairo).

Match details:
Date: Sunday, 25 September
Kick off: 2pm (prior to Bay of Plenty Steamers v Auckland in round six of the Mitre 10 Cup)
Venue: Rotorua International Stadium

About E Tu Toa:
E Tu Toa rugby development camps are open to Maori rugby players of high school age around New Zealand and are run by NZR. The camps focus on tikanga and taha Maori. Young players are encouraged to continue to play rugby and become rangatira within their communities and for their whanau. It is also an opportunity for identifying and developing Maori rugby talent.

National Maori Rugby U18 Development team:
Rhys Reiri - Wairarapa College (Ngati Kahungunu)
Tahu Hollis - Hamilton Boys' High School (Ngati Pukenga, Ngapuhi/ Ngati Porou)
Jarryd Broughton - Gisborne Boys' High School (Nga Ariki Kaiputahi)
Blake Bird - Rotorua Boys' High School (Ngati Kahungunu)
Tane Hohipa - Hastings Boys' High School (Ngati Porou/ Tamatakutai)
Jarrod Harawira - St Patrick’s College (Silverstream Te Whakatohea/ Rongowhakaata)
Jakob Teneti - Gisborne Boys' High School (Ngati Porou/ Te Whanau-a-Apanui)
Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta - St Kentigern College (Ngati Porou/ Te Whanau-a-Apanui/ Ngapuhi)
Ronin Ainsley - Te Wharekura o Mauao (Ngaiterangi/ Hauraki/ Te Arawa/ Tainui)
Rameka Poihipi - Hamilton Boys’ High School (Te Arawa)
Hunta Marsh - Hastings Boys’ High School (Ngati Kahungunu)
Judah Andrews - Mid Northern Rugby Club (Te Rarawa/ Ngatiwa/ Ngati Hau)
Devin Te Tai - Whakatane Marist RFC (Ngapuhi/ Ngati Awa/ Ngai Tuhoe)
Regan Wilson - Southland Boys’ High School (Ngai Tuhoe / Ngati Awa)
Rewita Biddle - St Peter’s School Cambridge (Te Whakatohea)
Te Ariki Te Puni - Palmerston North Boys’ High School (Ngati Raukawa/ Rangitane o Manawatu/ Ngati Porou)
Chandler Hayward-Kingi - New Plymouth Boys’ High School (Ngati Maniapoto / Te Ati Awa)
Tanara Haenga - Wainuiomata High School (Ngati Porou)
Gabriel Te Kani - Gisborne Boys’ High School (Ngati Porou)
Tiare Day-Jones - Marist Albion RFC (Ngati Porou/ Ngati Mutunga)
Nathan Rangihuna - Gisborne Boys’ High School (Ngati Porou/ Ngati Hikairo/ Ngapuhi/ Ngai Tuhoe)
Jackson Borchert - St Peter's College Auckland (Ngati Whatua/ Ngati Porou)
Quade Tapsel - Gisborne Boys' High School (Ngati Porou/ Ngai Taharoa/ Ngati Whakaue)


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Senior A Cycling Team win NZSS Team Time Trial
by Gerard Atkin - Saturday, 24 September 2016, 8:37 PM

Congratulations to the PNBHS Senior A Cycling team, who today won the Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy for the top under 20 boys team in the Team Time Trial at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Road Cycling Championships. The team is: Campbell Stewart (Captain), David Martin, Andrew McKennzie, Madi Hartley- Brown and Dylan Simpson. The racing was incredibly tight with the second place Auckland Grammar team only a fraction of a second behind - PNBHS 21:33:19, Auckland Grammar 21:33:24. Well done also to the PNBHS Senior B team, who finished in a very credible 15th place in a time of 23:52:97.

In the under 16 Division the PNBHS B team were 10th, the PNBHS A team 12th, the PNBHS D team 25th, the PNBHS C team 26th, the PNBHS F team 30th, the PNBHS E team 32nd and the PNBHS G team 33rd. Great to see such large numbers of cyclists in the junior ranks.