Sport

Numbers spike for junior hockey competition

The Mahurangi Junior Hockey Club Tournament wrapped up on September 9 with a record number of teams participating. The competition, held at the Warkworth Showgrounds since 2015, had 24 teams play between Years 3 to 6. Mahurangi Junior Hockey Club...... Read More

Warkworth nails great escape, but left wanting

Finding the back of the net was a challenge for striker Rob Carty this year. The Warkworth Men’s First football team has pulled off a last gasp escape from being relegated, but fell well short of its pre-season goal. The team wrapped up a...... Read More

Good sport wins praise from Raiders

Good sportsmanship was the key to seven-year-old Kellan Turrell of Manly winning the opportunity to represent the Raiders at the NZ Warriors last home game of the season. Kellan, who goes to Stanmore Bay School, was chosen out of all the teams, U7–U16,...... Read More

Netballers break through to North Harbour final

Whangaparaoa College’s senior netball team has broken through sport’s equivalent of a “glass ceiling”, becoming the first Hibiscus Coast team to make the finals of North Harbour Netball’s college premier grade, where they...... Read More

Football academy ahead of tour

Ex-professional football player and coach Brian Derby is running a football academy at Mahurangi College ahead of the school’s proposed 2019 Australian tour. Brian takes students two days a week to work on skills and has also assumed the role...... Read More

Three-peat for Mahurangi hockey in Shield

As captain, Mariana Winiana (right) was heavily involved in winning the shield. The Mahurangi College First XI Girl’s Hockey team has snapped up its third consecutive title in the Greenwood Shield competition. The team beat Otamatea High School...... Read More

Omaha hosts Harbour comp

The Omaha Beach Golf Club hosted the annual North Harbour Men’s Stroke Play Championship for the first time last month. The competition saw 96 top amateurs from across NZ play 36 holes over two days, before the top 50 went on to play 36 holes...... Read More

Otamatea Ex reclaims Rodney netball crown

Taira Ohara’Lambert was a standout player in the shooting circle all season for Otamatea Ex. The Otamatea Ex netball side took back the Rodney Netball Centre Premier Grade crown last month on top of an unbeaten season. The team won all 10...... Read More

Three firsts for gymnastics

Three students from the Mahurangi Gymnastics Club took first place in their categories at the Northland Gymnastics Championships last month. Nine other clubs competed at the event – Whangarei, Bay of Islands, Fantastic Gymnastics, Kerikeri, Kaitaia,...... Read More

Podium place for shuttle smashers

A Rodney College team grabbed third spot last month at the Northland Secondary School Boy’s badminton competition. Rodney Gold was one of 18 teams to compete, with Whangarei Boy’s High claiming first and second place. Four players made up...... Read More