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Battle on at Bushmere

The weather threatened to de-rail proceedings but the Poverty Bay Polo Open came to a successful conclusion at the Bushmere grounds over the weekend.

Poverty Bay B flew the home flag high, winning the low grade open round-robin.

For more on the polo, see today's sports section here.

The B team are pictured in action against two teams from Hastings polo club Birchleigh. The B team's Andy Moore chases Richard Kettle, of Birchleigh AHD Ltd. Pictures by Paul Rickard
PB B's Laura Clark (red) controls the ball as Birchleigh Eastern Trucks' Julia Coddington at full stretch tries to stop her.
FUN IN THE MUD: Just as the polo ground was beginning to deteriorate — raising safety concerns — the rain stopped and the sun broke through to dramatically improve conditions. But there was still plenty of mud and water around for the Coddington children — Sophia, Taylor and Luke — to have some slip-slide fun.