Trust’s Thursday turf time

Primary school hockey players enjoyed a coaching session from American U19 hockey player Sammy Popper at the Hibiscus Hockey Trust’s Metro Park East hockey turf on May 30. Sammy was in the country for 18 days on a hockey scholarship and came...... Read More

Hibiscus Hockey hero

Kids at Warkworth Educare preschool are taking their first swing at hockey thanks to new miniature Kookaburra sticks donated by Hibiscus Coast resident Colin Chester. Colin and his brother Grant purchased 1000 hockey sticks and have distributed roughly...... Read More

Football Fern ready for World Cup

On the eve of the Football Ferns’ first FIFA Women’s World Cup match in France, against the Netherlands, forward Paige Satchell told Hibiscus Matters that playing for your country is an indescribable feeling that never gets old. The former...... Read More

Roof raised on new hockey centre

The roof has been raised on a new National Hockey Centre, marking the halfway point in the construction of Harbour Hockey’s brand new facility at Rosedale. Harbour Hockey Charitable Trust chair Peter Felstead says seeing the roof on the new pavilion...... Read More

Hip hop Brigade out-dance competition to take global title

Two local dancers were part of a world-beating hip hop group that took on teams from eight other countries at the Global Cheer and Dance Games in Hawaii recently. Mahurangi College students Brandon Lewis, from Sandspit, and Jessie Chapman, of Algies...... Read More

Junior football alive and kicking in north Rodney

The Rodney Otamatea Soccer Association (ROSA) is going from strength to strength despite its independent status, with approximately 250 players and 30 teams in its junior football competition. Secretary Rachel Rewi says this season the association...... Read More

Warkworth U14 sets sights on winning league

Warkworth FC is fielding 13 junior football teams this season with around 100 players. Coordinator Arthur Waddell says the U14 team is playing in division one and is aiming to win that league, with a view to go on to conference next season. Meanwhile,...... Read More

Kaipara Flats gymnast jumps to new heights in Aussie champs

Kaipara Flats’ Sebastian Smith, 14, has returned from Melbourne having competed in the 2019 Australian Gymnastics Nationals in the standard, double mini, and synchronised trampoline events. At his first attempt at an international event, Smith...... Read More

Cheerleaders star in world champs

The Evermore team, Grand Champions of Junior 1. Immortal was hard on the heels of a top team from the USA. Local cheerleaders are again proving their high standards of performance, taking several titles at the Global Dance and Cheer Games. The Silverdale-based...... Read More