Bowling group may fold after 30 years

Members of an indoor bowls group set up almost 30 years ago for partially sighted people are desperate to keep it going. The group plays weekly at St Andrews Presbyterian Church hall in Orewa. Volunteer drivers collect the bowlers and take them to...... Read More

Squash club looks for new members

The Red Beach Squash Club recently had two working bees to clean and repair its courts as the club looks to boost membership numbers under a new committee. It is also keen to add to its two interclub teams and hopes to have a women’s team entered...... Read More

Netball off to enthusiastic start

It was a cold, windy and rainy start to the netball season at Hibiscus Coast Netball Centre in Manly, but the enthusiasm of the primary school aged players shone through. Players in Year 3-6 played their first games of the season on July 22 and 23,...... Read More

Whangaparāoa hosting New Zealand title fight

Boxing fans won’t have far to go to see a professional fight, as local boxer Nik Charalampous fights for the cruiserweight NZ title in Whangaparāoa this month. Nik, 27, who has been boxing since the age of 12 and turned professional around seven...... Read More

Crews celebrate yachting wins

Although Covid 19 caused the cancellation of a few races, it did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of club members, friends and sponsors who gathered at the Gulf Harbour Yacht Club on July 18 for prizegiving. The event, normally held in May, was delayed...... Read More

Coast cricket promoted to Premier status

The recent announcement that Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club has been promoted to premier cricket status has got members very excited. The Auckland Cricket Association confirmed the club’s promotion at a recent meeting. Club manager, Gair McSkimming,...... Read More

Big day for Silverdale rugby on home ground

With five senior teams playing at home, it was a big day at Silverdale Rugby Club on Saturday, July 25. There was a mixed result – two losses, two wins and a draw – with the home advantage coming through for all but two of the teams. One...... Read More

Northland Rugby secures funding for Women’s World Cup

New Zealand will host the Women’s Rugby World Cup for the first time next year having won the tournament in Ireland in 2017. Northland Rugby says it is on track to co-host the Women’s Rugby World Cup in September 2021, thanks to a $1.5 million...... Read More

Super Saturday at the showgrounds

As Mahurangi Matters went to press, The Warkworth women’s hockey team was so far unbeaten this season. Four local teams will be playing at the Warkworth Showgrounds this Saturday, August 8. The Warkworth Hockey turf is hosting a double header...... Read More

Former Whangateau racer on track in California

Farmer raced with Kiwi team Seamount Racing at the Sydney Speedway. Scotty Farmer attended school in Warkworth. Warkworth’s Scotty Farmer has made his way to the USA following his signing to racing team Maxwell Industries for the midget circuit. Farmer’s...... Read More