Golf tournaments make the most of splendid isolation

From left, Yoon Colby, Michael Hendry, Anthony Pervan and Rex Gilbert played at the Omaha Pro Am. The annual Mondiale Omaha Beach Pro Am attracted a field of 52 professionals and 150 amateurs when it was played on March 14 and 15. Despite the dry conditions,...... Read More

Windfoilers get some air at Manly

Ian Young, who won the Masters Class, heads downwind at full speed. The packed start line in race 2 of the Windfoil Championships. Mathieu Verriez from New Caledonia rounds the bottom mark. Photos, Adam Mustill Photography. Windfoiling, a fast-growing...... Read More

Bowlers celebrate cover completion

Corks popped and speeches flowed at the ‘We are Undercover’ official opening of the roof over one of Bowls Orewa’s greens. The event, on March 13, was attended by around 180 members and invited guests, including representatives of...... Read More

Wainui champs crowned king of motocross

Six year old Kade Hawkins in action at the competition. Cole Davies, 12, “pinning it, to win it”! Wainui School entered a team of 18 motocross riders in the King of Schools competition in Otorohanga –  an event that took place...... Read More

Pro golfers take on amateurs in Gulf Harbour

Gulf Harbour Country Club is gearing up for what director of golf and NZ PGA member Frazer Bond says is the biggest event since the club hosted the NZ Open in 2006. The Pro Am tournament, to be held on March 30, gives amateur golfers the chance to...... Read More

Runners heading for Orewa

Runners will pour into Orewa this weekend, for the finale of the MTF Get Moving Festival. The finale, on March 22, includes Orewa’s new half marathon, the Orewa Summer Half – entries for this were around 300 and growing, early in March. The...... Read More

Representative players check out talent in Wellsford

The event coincided with NZ national children’s day. The junior netball season starts in Wellsford on May 9. Young netball players in Wellsford were joined by Northern Mystics players Emma Iverson and Grace Nweke for a training session at the...... Read More

Wellsford Cricket back to winning form

Back, from left, Ben and Nick Sundvick, Daniel Fogden, captain Steven MacDonald, Nikhil Aggarwal, Neville Porteous, Bruce Batten, Jack McLaren. Front, from left, Russell Fenwick, Ian and Ross Neal. The Wellsford Cricket Club has won the 40-over Rodney...... Read More

New green for club

Mahurangi East Bowling Club celebrated the opening of its new carpet green this month with a tournament that attracted 32 teams. Thanks to the efforts of organiser Gary Gibson, teams of triples filled the two greens with players coming from as far...... Read More

First national titles for local race car stars

Despite their name, the cars are only Corvettes in the sense that the bodies are moulded to the distinctive Chevrolet design. Tom Roberts gained his title after only five seasons of racing. Scott Lansdowne got his racing start at the Wellsford racing...... Read More