Sport

Mahurangi Harbour hosts spectacle of sail

Sails of all colours and designs will be out in force for the annual Mahurangi Regatta, on the Mahurangi Harbour, on Saturday, January 25. More than 100 boats are expected to race in seven divisions. This will include sailing dinghies and small sailboats...... Read More

Business house tennis on again

The Warkworth Tennis and Squash club will again host its business house tennis tournament, which is played on Wednesday evenings from January 29. The competition, which is graded from social to advanced, has grown this year with more than 20 teams,...... Read More

Otamatea Open celebrates its 70th

The 70th annual Otamatea Tennis Open at the Kaiwaka Sports Association will be held on Anniversary Weekend of January 25-26.   Organiser Innes Andersen says the competition attracts top talent from across the North Island and gives locals the...... Read More

Crowds flock to rodeo despite protests

Around 3000 spectators enjoyed perfect conditions for the 2020 Warkworth Rodeo on New Years Day – marking the 60th time the event has been held at Warkworth Showgrounds. Warkworth Rodeo secretary Krista Fletcher said numbers were up slightly...... Read More

School making tracks

A team of senior Wainui School Year 7 and 8 cyclists biked more kilometres than any other school at the Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge on November 30, taking home the Schools Challenge Trophy for the second year in a row. The team was also awarded Best...... Read More

Get Moving catching on

A local walk/running event that is in its fourth year has been steadily growing, with organisers saying it is the focus on participation, rather than winning, which has attracted participants. The MTF Silverdale Get Moving Festival targets beginner...... Read More

Sports pavilion design revealed

A concept design for the Metro Park sportsfields pavilion was revealed to the local board earlier this month. The facility will provide a base for the local athletics, football, rugby and cricket clubs who use the grounds in Millwater. It will include...... Read More

Red Beach defends Owen Chapman Cup

Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club will play host to the region’s top surf athletes when it stages the Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival on Saturday, January 4. The event has always been contested at Red Beach; it was first held in 1957 as a picnic...... Read More

Omaha Beach hosts Tryathlon

Matakana’s Summer Sessions is hosting its third annual beach Tryathlon at Omaha Beach on Sunday, January 5 to raise funds for the Omaha Surf Club. The race involves swimming within the safety flags from end to end, biking on the sand for 2km...... Read More

College waka ama catches donation wave

Waka ama racing at Mahurangi College has had a financial shot in the arm following support from BlueSky Community Trust and Oxford Sports Trust. The donations have enabled the team to buy 12 paddles and 20 lifejacket vests. Team coach Gavin Jones...... Read More