Sporting legends of the Mahurangi region

The Mahurangi region has produced or been home to a number of sporting names that have played at the highest level for New Zealand. Dudley Wright attended the Empire Games, now the Commonwealth Games, in 1950 and went on to be the president of the Assassins...... Read More

Smashing results for tennis juniors

The winning team, from left, Isaac Munro, Cole Tussock, Sammy Munro, Sam Burton, Bowen Clint and coach Hugo Santos. Runners-up, from left, Abby Hurt, Emma Munro, Leo Wissman, Ben Hooper and Leonardo Soriano. The Warkworth...... Read More

Club gets on track

The recently-established Warkworth Running Club is on the lookout for more people to tie up their laces and become a member. The club was setup by four runners, including co-founder Dan Auber, in September. “I lived in a village in France last...... Read More

Facelift for Pt Wells bowlers

The Point Wells Bowls Club has brightened up its clubroom entrance with a series of paintings. The club is situated down an alleyway, behind another property, and club president Chris Jensen says the paintings make it a lot more inviting. “Before,...... Read More

New nets catch top coach

The Rodney Cricket Association continues to ramp up its player development programme this summer with the appointment of ex-Black Cap Brendon Bracewell as coach. Bracewell is working with both junior and senior cricketers in the area, after moving...... Read More

Whites win summer sevens

CDL Whites hit its way through seven rounds of hockey to take out the Warkworth Hockey Club Summer Competition last month. A record 24 teams participated in the tournament and club committee member Monique Hatfull is pleased with the season. “We...... Read More

Headmaster heads south

Kaipara Flats School principal Gary O’Brien has resigned after three years to take up the position of principal at Torbay School in Auckland. Mr O’Brien joined Kaipara Flats following five years as a Year 8 teacher at Mahurangi College. “It...... Read More

Development in full swing

The final stages of Red Beach Surf Club’s building redevelopment are in full swing. Builders moved on to the site in early October for the final round of renovation work. Cranes have lifted pre-cast concrete slabs into position. Pre-cast concrete...... Read More

Jetski on patrol in Orewa

In a first for the Hibiscus Coast, a surf lifesaving rescue jetski will be stationed at Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club for the summer. The jetski will be used for a wide range of rescues, throughout the Coast and up into Rodney, including as a first responder...... Read More

Surf carnival attracts top field

Selectors from Surf Lifesaving Northern Region will keep a keen eye on this summer’s Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival at Red Beach. Red Beach Surf Club will host many of New Zealand’s top surf lifeguards at the event, on January 6. The Owen...... Read More