Sport

Performing on national stage

While surf lifesaving is primarily about water safety, the organisation also offers members the opportunity to compete at national and international levels in more of a sport capacity. Selection in the NZ High Performance Squad is based on performance...... Read More

Lifeguards meet surf challenge

Surf athletes met with tricky surf conditions when they gathered at Muriwai Beach on November 7 for the first interclub carnival of the summer. Because of the water turbulence, events were limited to surf  and board races, while surf skis sat...... Read More

Waves get surfers pumping

Surfers of all ages took advantage of great waves at local beaches after an onshore storm in early November. Local surfers are always on the look out for just this combination of wind and wave and they hit the water in big numbers. This was despite...... Read More

60-year tradition kept afloat

The club owns a range of boats, including dinghies from the 50s and 60s, purchased from the garages of local residents. The Sandspit Yacht Club is looking for a small intake of sailors for its 8-week basic training course starting in February and ending...... Read More

Tait coaches riders

Coach Blyth Tait, centre. Photo, Kari Meachin. Mahurangi riders benefited from a coaching clinic with Olympic medallist and double eventing world champion Blyth Tait, held at the Warkworth Pony Club last month. Thirty riders from the Warkworth and Matakana...... Read More

Cricket opens for business

Hibiscus Coast Cricket’s Year 9/10 invitation 11 cricket team was undefeated at a Labour Weekend tournament in Hawkes Bay, beating Wellington College, Onslow College, and the Upper Hutt Development 11. Gair McSkimming, who took the team to the...... Read More

Double silverware for Ōrewa College hockey

The Orewa College Boys 1st XI hockey team bookended their year with trophies in both their first and last competition games of the Covid-19 shortened season.  In the first competitive match of the season, the team beat Mahurangi College, taking...... Read More

Basketball patch up possible

It looks likely that the public basketball court on Orewa Beach reserve will receive repairs to the surface, which are urgently needed. Representatives of the Coast Streetball Community facebook group, Caitlin Watson and Sam Mills, told the local board...... Read More

Injury ends come-back hopes

Netball defender Michaela Sokolich-Beatson understandably does not want to talk about the recent injury which put her back in rehab just one day away from her Silver Ferns comeback. After nine months successfully recovering from a ruptured right Achilles...... Read More

Surfboat legends remembered at Red Beach reunion

Sunday training sessions are underway for Red Beach’s Juniors. Photo, Ross Malyon Fine weather over Labour weekend heralded the arrival of summer and enthusiasm is running high among the Red Beach Surf Lifesaving Club members. Registration days...... Read More