Strong field for masters despite Covid

Club captain Rex Ingham presented Michael Toi the first division net trophy. A 27-hole master mixed open tournament was held at the Wellsford Golf Club this month. A field of 75 players entered the event despite it having been postponed a week due...... Read More

Pro Am forges ahead

Robin Groombridge, Fran Weinstein and Jan Parish with Mehran Zareian of Barfoot and Thompson. A total of 84 amateur players and 30 professionals took part in the fifth Barfoot & Thompson Women’s Pro Am at Warkworth Golf Club this month. Committee...... Read More

Splash of cash for Kowhai swimmers

Mahurangi Community Trading Post committee presents a cheque to the Kowhai Swimming Club. The Mahurangi Community Trading Post donated $5000 to the Kowhai Swimming Club this month. The money will be used to replace worn out lane dividers at the Mahurangi...... Read More

Omaha surfs through Covid

Senior lifeguards such as Jamie Peterson have had their competitive season curtailed by Covid. Omaha Beach Surf Lifesaving will wrap up a successful season on Easter weekend, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 lockdowns. A total of 232 children...... Read More

Loggerhead longboards back

Longboarding has returned to popularity. The eighth annual Loggerheads traditional longboard surfing event will be held at Mangawhai Heads beach on Saturday, April 17. Organiser Tony Baker says the event is taking place later in the year than it typically...... Read More

First Queen of the Coast crowned by boating club

Fishing competitions are a monthly attraction at Hibiscus Coast Boating Club in Stanmore Bay. But this is the first time in the club’s history that it has held a women’s only contest – the Queen of the Coast Ladies’ Fishing...... Read More

Zephyrs zoom into Manly

The beach and reserve around Manly Sailing Club will be humming with activity when the club hosts the 65th Zephyr National Championships, from April 9-12. More than 70 of this dinghy sailing class are entered, with sailors coming from all over New...... Read More

Hibiscus Coast cricketer in overseas invitational side

Last month the bowling and batting attacks stepped up a notch for cricket all-rounder Ramesh Lakmal as he competed against some of Auckland’s best players. He was selected to play for an international XI against the Auckland President’s...... Read More

Battle of the Dome shakes showgrounds

Matt Wright assists Sage Walters-Hansen Snatches were made. Both sides in the first two quarters had chances, although failed to capitalise. There were also U21 players on Wellsford’s reserve team. Wellsford and Mahurangi Rugby Clubs locked...... Read More

Omaha juniors reach their peak at Oceans’ 21 nationals

Nine Omaha junior lifeguards competed. Omaha Beach Surf Lifesaving Club lifeguards concluded their final season as juniors on a high note at a national competition in Mount Maunganui last month. A total of 849 junior lifeguards from 47 clubs around...... Read More