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High calibre finals for open

A strong field, including two top 100 players, made up the finals for the 67th Otamatea Tennis Open held at the Kaiwaka Sports Complex on January 28 and 29.

Maungaturoto trail ride fundraiser

The annual trail bike ride fundraiser for Maungaturoto Primary School is on Saturday February 26.

Bike and man battle clock

Ahuroa resident Chris Wiltshire, 42, will attempt to ride 1657 km in the space of 24 hours to raise money for an animal charity on February 21.  

Coast takes out crucial cricket match

Hibiscus Coast Cricket’s senior team is in a strong position after a crucial game against Eden Roskill.

Fun in the sun

Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club hosted a major event on Waitangi weekend, making the beach even busier than it normally would be on a sunny holiday weekend.

Half Marathon entries open

If your goal is to try your first ever running event, there are options to suit everyone in the Orewa Beach Half Marathon.

Rodney MP joins Parkinson’s fundraising ride

A personal experience with Parkinson’s disease has prompted Rodney MP Mark Mitchell to join a 160km bike ride across his constituency in June.

Raiders host ARL Nines

The Hibiscus Coast Raiders will host the Sportsafe Auckland Rugby League (ARL) Nines this week; it’s the first event on this year’s ARL calendar.

World Masters Games athlete profile: Lifelong love of cycling

At 76, keen Omaha cyclist John Winkie will compete in his first World Masters Games in Auckland in April. He will race in three events – the road race, criterium and mountain bike.

Rugby clubroom renovations benefit many

The Mahurangi Rugby Football Club building has undergone some major renovations and will be catering for a number of sports at the Warkworth Showgrounds this year.  

Heavy hitters line up for Warkworth ProAm

New Zealand’s only NZPGA-endorsed women’s golf ProAm will return to the Warkworth Golf Club next month after its inception in 2015.

High calibre coach joins Tomarata

Tomarata Rugby Football Club will welcome two new members to its committee for the 2017 season, including an Auckland Rugby Football Union centurion.

Mangawhai switches comps

The Mangawhai Football Club will leave the Rodney Otamatea Soccer Association (ROSA) to join the Northern Football Federation for the 2017 winter football season.

Kaiwaka challenge awaits

Kaiwaka’s seventh Top of the Rock challenge will be held this month offering courses from a 5km walk to a 30km mountain bike.

Boaties wanted for kids fishing day

The Warkworth Lions Club is appealing for all boat owners to help with the ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ family day at Sandspit Yacht Club on Sunday March 5.

Masters attracts local competitors

When a teacher called Mr Douglas at Kowhai Intermediate took a skinny kid called George Pearce under his wing, encouraging him to take part in sports, he could not have known that George would still remember him, and still be running, at the age of 85.

Croquet the winner on the day

Stormy weather did not prevent a single day’s play in the 26th annual Maygrove Village Association Croquet tournament, hosted by Orewa Croquet Club.

Clear idea for family business

A new business venture based at Goat Island is giving visitors a chance to peer under the surface of the ocean without getting wet.

Heated competition for junior champs

Mahurangi East Bowling Club was treated to a high standard of play in hot conditions in its Junior Singles Championship on January 11 and 12.

Puhoi Hotel carnival draws huge crowd (+video)

A record crowd attended a very hot Puhoi Woodchopping Carnival at the Puhoi Hotel on January 14.

Racing royalty supports Matakana carpark fundraiser

Amanda McLaren, daughter of legendary racing car champion Bruce McLaren, had a confession to make when she visited Matakana last month.
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