West Coast puts on waves for Logger Heads

Open logger 2021 champion Daniel Procter of Gisborne. Baylys Beach, on north Kaipara’s west coast, hosted pumping surf conditions for competitors at the eighth annual Logger Heads surfing event. With an almost non-existent swell forecasted at...... Read More

North Harbour Rugby Union helps out homeless

From left, players Luteru Tolai and Dillon Hunt, Eddie Uini of Orange Sky, and players Jacob Pierce and Karl Tu’inukuafe. What’s black, maroon and orange all over? Answer: A North Harbour Rugby Union partnership with charity Orange Sky....... Read More

Every day Red Beach runner

Red Beach marathon runner Troy Harold, 50, says he has been a runner ever since his school days. However, it was only once he challenged himself to complete a run every day – regardless of the weather, or how he was feeling – that he stopped...... Read More

Rough seas for 10kg comp

Grant Hamilton’s 80cm winning snapper. Despite rough stormy seas, the Warkworth Gamefish Club 10kg competition on Queen’s Birthday weekend proved that the best time to catch snapper is after the conclusion of the silly season. The largest...... Read More

Going the distance earns run of good results

Long distance running requires a certain kind of grit and the ability to pace yourself – something that running coach and ultra marathon competitor Jaime Stevenson says makes the format perfect for women to shine. Jaime and two friends, physiotherapist...... Read More

Netball reps train Wellsford players

Grace Nweke instructs young netballers. Elisapeta Toeava lead drills. Players from the Northern Mystics netball team visited Wellsford School this month for a hands-on training session with budding netballers. Goal defence Kate Burley, goal shooter...... Read More

Red Beach rower making his mark

Red Beach rower Blake Bradshaw signed off his first season of competing in the United States for the University of Washington with success at the Inter-Collegiate Rowing Association’s National Championship held last month in New Jersey. Blake’s...... Read More

Kowhai swimmers off to short course champs

From left, Joe Kuwant, Aaron Skipper, Xanthee Austin, Caroline Gilpin, Grace Richards and Siina Cooke. Four athletes from the Kowhai Swimming Club have qualified for the NZ Short Course Championships in August, after a spectacular performance at national...... Read More

Swift wins Ironwoman

Warkworth’s George Swift took first place in the women’s open “Ironwoman” category at the Moto Mountain Run event in Ohakuri, near Taupo, last month. The race required her to ride 40km on a dirt bike and then get changed...... Read More

Raiders on track for Fox playoffs

The so-far unbeaten Raiders Premier team was expected to dominate the game it played at home against bottom of the table Papatoetoe Panthers on May 29. Even so, the half-time score of 52-0 was impressive. The Raiders’ win was a team effort. However,...... Read More