Sport

Young sailor cultivating Olympic dream

Leigh sailor Cailen Rochford, aged 13, has set a course for the O’Pen Bic World Championships in Barcelona later this year, but will need some help from the community to get there. Rochford, who is a student at Wentworth College, started sailing...... Read More

Top field makes for nail-biting golf finale

A top field of competitors and a tied finish made for one of the most exciting Tom Bonnington Cup competitions last month. Mangawhai Golf Club’s annual tournament was played on May 26 and 27 for the 32nd year running. Things went down to the...... Read More

Fast five make Northland

Five Rodney College students were quick enough to place at the Lower North Cross Country champs on June 6. Georgia Brierly continued her strong running form this year with a first place in the senior girls division. Her brother Jackson Brierly also...... Read More

Rodney gets shot at nationals

The Rodney College golf team will get a second shot at trying to become the top secondary school in New Zealand, after cleaning up in the Northland qualifiers last month. The team is made up of Tarrin Rous (Year 11), Jack Oldfield (Year 12), Aaron...... Read More

Squash comp attracts juniors

A total of 34 players from as far as Kamo and Tauranga took to the court for a one-day tournament at the Warkworth Tennis and Squash Club on June 3. A number of local players grabbed prizes, with Josiah Joyce winning division three. Cameron Davey took...... Read More

Lady golfers give to Springboard

The Warkworth Golf Club rounded up $679 for Springboard Community Works last month with its annual charity day. A total of 18 teams entered, each made up of two ladies, to play a nine-hole competition.  Money was raised from entry fees and a raffle...... Read More

Young golfer drives towards pro career

Warkworth School student Dylan Lewis is swinging his way towards a career in golf, after winning the US Kids Golf Tour Autumn Series last month. The nine-year-old, who is a member of the Omaha Beach Golf Club, hit his best ever competition score of...... Read More

Fine form puts college in strong position

The Mahurangi College First XV rugby team has its sights set on a finals spot in the North Harbour 1B draw after winning its opening four games of the season. The team has already beaten Kaipara College, Rosmini College, Rangitoto College and defending...... Read More

Blues back for Mahurangi multi-clash

The Auckland Blues will return to Mahurangi Rugby Football Club for the second time this year on June 20, but this time will face three Mitre Ten Cup sides in one night. In February, the Blues played in the first ever Super Rugby match at the Warkworth...... Read More

Boots and all donation to Fiji

When Natalie Buchanan of Army Bay went to replace her son’s rugby boots recently, she remembered a family holiday in Fiji a few years ago when she saw children training in bare feet. “None of the kids kicking that rugby ball around had...... Read More