Stuff – Press – Nigel Coates was a community sporting champion in Rangiora and the Waimakariri District as a life member of four local sporting clubs.

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  • Nigel Coates was a community sporting champion in Rangiora and the Waimakariri District as a life member of four local sporting clubs.
  • OBITUARY: With four life memberships to local sport clubs, Radio Sport always on, and often found down at the cricket oval – sport was the life of North Canterbury’s Nigel Coates.
  • He was a life member of Canterbury Country Cricket Association, Rangiora Rugby Club, Rangiora Golf Club and the Rangiora Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • READ MORE: * Waimakariri Community Service Awards recognise selfless volunteers * Life story: Groundbreaking health researcher David Fergusson was dedicated to helping the underprivileged * Life story: Peter Mason spent life preserving Māori traditions and helping guide childrenCoates was born in Rangiora on November 15, 1939, the youngest of Frank and Elsie Coates’ three children.
  • Coates received a Waimakariri District Council community services award in 2012 for his commitment to local sport.


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