Netball makes hard call

Last week, Netball NZ announced the cancellation of all this year’s secondary school regional and national tournaments such as AIMS and UNISS. The organisation says the decision was made in conjunction with organisers of those events, due to...... Read More

Hockey first team sport back

Caroline Leakey and her son Rea. Brothers Hamish, left, and Ethan Greenwood were among the first to get back on turf. Under Alert Level 2, team sports are back. However, the hockey turfs in Millwater were in a unique position to enable groups of people,...... Read More

Runner completes Hibiscus ‘Hundy’ at home

Family – daughters Cheyenne, 15, and Amelia, 9 – provide a much-needed massage. A trophy made by daughter Cheyenne was presented to Maree on completion of her lockdown ultra-marathon. An ultra marathon is an enormous test of physical and...... Read More

Coastguard funding issue sorted

Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee found a way to ensure that the service continues to receive funding, to get around a legal issue caused by Coastguard Northern Region’s (CNR) decision to merge into Coastguard NZ. The merger means...... Read More

Changes for sports clubs

Individual sports, including tennis and golf, were first out of the blocks and back playing under Alert Level 3 restrictions. Whangaparaoa Tennis Club president Alf Sayer says the closure of the club in Manly for 33 days of lockdown had a number of...... Read More

Upswing in interest in golf

Golf clubs across the district saw a surge of bookings and new membership applications as the country emerged from Alert Level 4, as players were keen to make use of reduced restrictions. Despite being open only to members, the Warkworth Golf Club...... Read More

Teams return to the field as lockdown restrictions ease

Guidelines released by Sport New Zealand have allowed for training to resume in Alert Level 2 of lockdown and local clubs are gearing up for when competitions resume. The scramble to be match ready is especially acute for community rugby clubs...... Read More

Children build their lockdown skate park

While you’ve been in front of the computer in your pyjamas during lockdown, the Bell family in Matakana has been building a skate park in their driveway. Nina, 7, and Woody, 6, have been learning how to knock wood pallets into various projects...... Read More

Hopes alive for winter sport

Winter sports are in limbo but there are hopes for some kind of season for players of team sports like rugby, netball, hockey, football and league. Although details remain unclear, it appears that team sports will not be back in training until at least...... Read More

Brevet provides ‘bike bubble’

Andrew Peddie. Around half the trail was off road. Snacks left out for riders by “trail angels”. Andrew Peddie of Manly looks back on the mountain bike ride that took him from Cape Reinga to Bluff in 184 hours as a physical, mental...... Read More