Sport

Two-year plan sees Coast playing premier cricket

Officials from the Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club went in to bat for their sport at a recent meeting of the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board. The club’s business chair Jeff Olufson, who is also a trustee on Metro Park Community Sports Charitable Trust,...... Read More

10 pin bowlers striking hard times on Hibiscus Coast

Whangaparāoa 10 Pin Bowling Club recently marked its 20th birthday, and members fear it could be the last. President Wayne Dickinson has been a member since the club was formed in 2000 by the Whangaparāoa bowling alley owner. He remembers the days...... Read More

Open invitation to open day

Meanwhile, Hibiscus Coast cricket will hold an open day at Metro Park, in Millwater, on Sunday October 18, from 10am to 1pm. Club manager Gair McSkimming says the event will be an opportunity for anyone interested in playing cricket to learn more about...... Read More

Golf coach calls out vandal

It’s not rabbits. Vandals have damaged the Omaha course with holes. The person who hacked chunks out of the ground on the chipping green at Omaha Golf Club is being urged to come forward and fess up.     NZPGA professional golfer...... Read More

Rising bowls star in Warkworth

Bowls Warkworth is congratulating Jules Loubser for winning the women’s champion of champion open singles at North Harbour Bowls in just her third year of playing the sport. She beat Takapuna’s international star Wendy Jensen 21 to 20 in...... Read More

Coastguard salutes skipper

Kawau Rescue skipper Thelma Wilson has been named the Northern Region Volunteer of the Year by New Zealand Coastguard. The Volunteer of the Year award recognises crew members who have demonstrated exemplary dedication and skill. Thelma has been a...... Read More

Rodney cricket season returns after shake-up

The Waitemata T20 Cup. Whangateau Rams won the T20 last season. Cricket begins this month. The Rodney Cricket Association competition has increased to six teams with the return of a Tomarata-Mangawhai team based in Tomarata. Executive committee...... Read More

Tennis clubs looking for love

Local tennis clubs, including Orewa, Whangaparaoa and Manly Park Seniors are joining tennis clubs around the country in holding a Love Tennis recruitment drive this month. The event is on at all the clubs on the weekend of 10 and 11 October, 1pm-4pm....... Read More

Basketball tribes come to Coast

Young people from different areas of the Hibiscus Coast will soon have the opportunity to play basketball against each other with a new structure starting next term. Hibiscus Coast Basketball president Dan Bungard says forming four new basketball “tribes”...... Read More

New goals for hockey

Rainwater tanks are an environmentally friendly option for hockey turfs. The number of Primary aged hockey players at Hibiscus Hockey in Millwater increased this year to 39 teams (from 23 teams last year). This positive development required four...... Read More