Sport

Hibiscus hockey hits home

Orewa North won the inaugural Year 5 and 6 Primary Schools hockey competition, held at the turfs in Metro Park East. The competition is run by the Hockey Hibiscus Trust and attracted eight Year 5 and 6 teams in the division won by Orewa North. There...... Read More

Silverdale club hosts major women’s rugby tournament

More than 1100 rugby players will descend on Silverdale this weekend for a women’s tournament that is thought to be the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the first time in the NZ Women’s Rugby Invitational Tournament’s six-year...... Read More

Coast competitor diving into international event

Arkles Bay diver Holly Nutter is the youngest competitor in the Pacific Junior Diving Championships, which take place in Wellington from August 23-25. Divers from New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia who are 18-years and younger will take part in three...... Read More

Bogan runners spotted in Millwater

Will Hall plays Detective Mike McCarthy in Westside. For the warm down, he changed into McCarthy’s 1983 towelling robe, from season three. Simon Holroyd of Takapuna celebrates his 50th Parkrun. Millwater runner Troy Harold gets into the Westie theme. Black...... Read More

Mitre 10 Cup begins with Northern pre-season showdown

It was a classic game of two halves when Northland faced off against North Harbour at Mahurangi Rugby Club on August 1 for a pre-season game. During the first 50 minutes the teams were well matched, but Northland had a clear upper hand, reflected in...... Read More

Omaha surf lifesaving still going strong after 30 years

The Omaha surf lifesaving club celebrated in style, with past and present supporters, to mark its 30th anniversary on August 3. Lifeguard Frank Maher says not much has changed with the club in the last three decades, but the beach has certainly become...... Read More

Rodney Rams charging towards 2020 with new teams

Rams junior coordinator Craig Lees says he’s got 2020 vision – he’s looking toward next year as being the season to write a new chapter of the Whangateau Rams club’s history since its clubhouse burned down in 2014. The club...... Read More

Warkworth women bring storm on to the field

In a high energy final for the D3 grade women’s hockey championship, Warkworth and Hibiscus Dairy Flat (HDF) remained undeterred by torrential winter rain. Despite a solid effort from both sides, Warkworth dominated on the scoreboard with an...... Read More

Father and son share Crossfit podium

Getting into the Crossfit Nationals last month raised a sweat in itself for two local competitors. The qualifier consisted of five workouts, which were scored and the information loaded online. The scores had to be within the top eight in the country...... Read More

Table tennis looking for home on Coast

A table tennis institute founded by a former member of the Chinese national men’s team, Wei Yantao, and his wife, table tennis coach Christine Liu – is looking for a home. Christine told the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board last month that table...... Read More