Age no barrier to Ironman

At the age of 65, Heather Allison of Red Beach says she couldn’t turn down an opportunity to take part in next month’s Ironman World Championships, 10 years after she last competed in that same event. She qualified by winning a hard core...... Read More

Top surf volunteer up for further award

Dylan Turner’s hard work for Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club was rewarded last month with a win in the Northern Region Awards of Excellence (HM August 16). He is now the only local finalist in the national Awards of Excellence, to be held this...... Read More

Red Beach lifeguards get head start on season

Red Beach lifeguards demonstrated their enthusiasm for the upcoming surf lifesaving season with a 16km row and paddle down the Puhoi River to Red Beach on September 9. The annual Pub to Club event involved 70 club members – 55 paddled on single...... Read More

Big challenge for rescue boat crew

It’s the first time that Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club has entered a team in the 90 Mile Classic IRB Challenge. The event took place last weekend, on September 16, and includes not only racing an inflatable rescue boat (IRB) in big surf but also...... Read More

See Cup up close at Gulf Harbour

The America’s Cup is paying a special visit to Gulf Harbour Yacht Club this week, on Friday, September 22, ahead of its official tour around the country, which starts next month. Since it was won by Team NZ in June and held high at parades around...... Read More

Underwater hockey rebuilds

Both the Mahurangi College Junior Open and Senior Open underwater hockey sides have made a top six finish at this year’s National Secondary Schools’ Championships. The senior open side, which finished eighth last year, has been rebuilding...... Read More

Teams tackle schools tournament week

Otamatea finished sixth. Mahurangi College, Rodney College and Otamatea High School sent teams to compete in the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council winter tournament this month. The teams played at venues around the country from September...... Read More

Twilight netball launched

The Warkworth Showgrounds will finally welcome netball following the installation of its LED lighting system. The Warkworth Netball Club will introduce the sport with its twilight netball competition on October 18. Club president Pania Beazley-Searle...... Read More

Matakana rise to reclaim ROSA football title

The Matakana FC men’s team has claimed the Rodney Otamatea Soccer Association Open Grade title for the first time in at least five years. The team grabbed top spot with a 2-1 win over title rivals Quik Auto Wellsford. This put them five points...... Read More

Call for support

A call has gone out to former athletes and coaches who might be able to assist with the Warkworth Athletics Club coaching programme this year. The athletics season will start on Wednesday October 18, at 5.30pm, and run during the fourth and first school...... Read More