Warkworth dressage comes of age

Christeen Maunsall-Wade won two novice classes on her horse Macaroany. From left, life members Julie Barclay, Julia Fraser and Gillian Carline. The Warkworth Dressage Group celebrated its 21st anniversary last month with a display of horsemanship...... Read More

Kaiwaka Top of the Rock confirmed

It will be the 10th Top of the Rock. The annual Top of the Rock fun run will be held on Sunday, March 7. The new route, which was first used last year, reaches the highest point in the Brynderwyn Range. The path is informally known as the cattle mount. There...... Read More

Lifetime of tennis offered

The new lights will be the next step in an overhaul of the club grounds that began in 2017 with new AstroTurf courts. The Matakana Tennis Club has come up with a novel way to fundraise for new lights. The club is offering 12 lifetime memberships for...... Read More

Bowling stalwart recognised

Joy Harper-Keeley and Francois Loubser. Bowling stalwart and renowned caterer, Joy Harper-Keeley, was recognised for her service to Bowls Warkworth last month. From time to time, club members sponsor a ‘roll up’ evening providing prizes...... Read More

Locals struggle to make their mark at Warkworth Rodeo

High speed action in the Rope and Tie. High speed action in the Rope and Tie. The steer wrestling was a crowd pleaser. Local hopeful Jack Retimana failed to hang on for the required eight seconds. The women’s barrel race proved another...... Read More

Entries open for classic yacht regatta

The Mahurangi Cruising Club Regatta – the largest one-day regatta for classic yachts in the southern hemisphere – will be held on the Mahurangi Harbour on Saturday, January 30. Entries should be made online at Read More

Golfers swing for cancer fundraiser

From left, James Mordaunt, Anthony Koers and Dylan Lewis. Warkworth golfers Dylan Lewis, 12, and James Mordaunt, 11, played an incredible 72 holes in one sitting last month for what they described as “endurance golf”. The boys exceeded...... Read More

Mahurangi College touch closes on rivals

Mahurangi College has made the final two years in a row. The Mahurangi mixed touch team came second at the NZ Secondary Schools Touch Nationals last month. The team faced old rivals Howick in the final – the same team Mahurangi lost to in the...... Read More

Carnival a summer highlight

The Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival has been a feature of summer at Red Beach Surf Club for 65 years. More than 300 surf lifesavers from the Northern and Bay of Plenty regions, along with competitors from clubs further south, are expected to take part...... Read More

Athletics day the winner

Students from eight local primary schools ran, threw and jumped in the Athletics Interschool champs, held on December 1 in Millwater. The event was run by the Hibiscus Coast Athletics Club and appeared to be hitting the mark of combining fun and sporting...... Read More