One of harness racing's biggest events, the New Zealand Championship Series (known as the Harness Jewels), is held at Cambridge Raceway every second year, with pacers competing for more than $1.2 million in prizemoney. The event draws spectators from all over the country and a park and ride scheme operates between Auckland and Cambridge.
New Zealand's National Agricultural Fieldays event takes place at the Mystery Creek Events Centre every June. It's the largest event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, attracting more than 120,000 visitors, and the four-day event showcases all things agricultural - new products and services, technologies and innovations, as well as celebrating the achievements of the rural community.
The Maungatautari Mission is a multi-sport race in which contestants run, cycle and kayak their way from Leamington, around Maungatautari Mountain and then up the Waikato River to the finish line.
The 24-week Super Rugby Championship enters its play-off stage every July with fans of the Waikato Chiefs hopeful their heroes can repeat their title-winning feats of the past.
Every second year, the Machine Quilters' New Zealand Conference is held over two days at the Cambridge Town Hall.