Sport

Bright future for tennis club

With little fanfare, Whangaparaoa Tennis Club quietly became the first club in the northern region to have LED lights installed. The lights were first switched on back in May and members have been enjoying the increased light over the winter months....... Read More

Running in the genes

David Kayes’ sons grew up supporting him when he went on some of his 100km “mad, long runs”, as well as long training runs. Training would sometimes see David run from Devonport to Millwater on a Friday afternoon and then back to...... Read More

Raiders team surprised by generous gift

Jonte Bennett tries the new boots on. Ahead of a grand final, the Raiders U12/13 Restricted (Gold) team was given a generous gift, coupled with a surprise visit from Warrior Shaun Johnson – a former player at the club. The U12/13 team was at...... Read More

Lifesavers compete in Rescue Run

Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club has a team in the Rescue Run, to be held in Woodhill Forest on September 8. The Rescue Run is a fundraising event that involves teams of six including at least two women. Teams complete challenges that include disaster scenarios,...... Read More

Pair hope for rugby career

Rodney College students Kingi Herewini and Javarne Porter are hoping for a career in rugby after coming up trumps with the Blues U18 development squad. Their team downed the Hurricanes U18 squad at Owen Delaney Park in Taupo on July 16 with a score...... Read More

Student snaps up tour chance

Rodney College student Georgia Brierly will head to Europe next month after jumping at the chance to represent a barbarian side in women’s sevens rugby. The 16-year-old will head to London on September 28 before travelling to Amsterdam and then...... Read More

Northland racers dominate sprint rally

Northland Car Club took all three podium spots when 37 drivers put the pedal to the metal in the Kaipara Hills bent sprint rally race on July 29. The event was hosted by the Hibiscus Coast Motorsport Club with competitors coming from five different...... Read More

Anglers reel in awards

Max Stenbeck It was a good year with the rod for Brian Copestake who caught his first ever marlin and picked up a national award for a snapper catch. He was one of many anglers recognised at the Warkworth Game Fish Club annual prize giving held on...... Read More

Ruthless Mahu seals three-peat

The Mahurangi College Senior Boys Hockey team was unstoppable as it snapped up the Lower North Shield for a third consecutive year, scoring 33 goals in just three games. The competition was moved from the Warkworth Showgrounds this year to be played...... Read More

Mahu dominates final to grab cup

The Mahurangi College Senior Girls Netball team beat Otamatea High School 46-34 to seal their fourth consecutive victory in the Matoma Cup. The match was played at Mahurangi College on August 7. The competition is in its 21st year. Mahurangi College...... Read More