Father and son share Crossfit podium

Getting into the Crossfit Nationals last month raised a sweat in itself for two local competitors. The qualifier consisted of five workouts, which were scored and the information loaded online. The scores had to be within the top eight in the country...... Read More

Table tennis looking for home on Coast

A table tennis institute founded by a former member of the Chinese national men’s team, Wei Yantao, and his wife, table tennis coach Christine Liu – is looking for a home. Christine told the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board last month that table...... Read More

Cup mix up at surf awards

Zac Franich receives Northern Region Pool Championships award on behalf of Orewa Surf Lifesaving. Michael Taylor with his Distinguished Service award. Red Beach’s Jasper Cornish was named U14 Sportsman of the Year. He is pictured, left, receiving...... Read More

New teams announced at Mahurangi rugby prize giving

“You’re never too pretty to play rugby,” and “forwards win games, and backs determine by how much,” were a couple of classic quotes gathered from the boys to start off the prizegiving at Mahurangi Rugby Club on Friday,...... Read More

Stars honoured at Kaipara

Two scholarships were handed out to young sportspeople at the Kaipara Flats Sports Club awards on July 13. Ella Rogers received the Young Persons Sporting Scholarship, after having been in the Northland tag football representative team from 2014 to...... Read More

2019 Northland Club Rugby senior season closes

Photo, Peter Nicholson Tomarata RFC knocked out in semis The season ended for Tomarata in the semi-finals after a loss to Mid Western. Mid Western ultimately went on to win the Northland club rugby championship south zone final. The game was played...... Read More

Strong winds propel youth sailing

The first of Gulf Harbour Yacht Club’s youth sailing programmes provided students with an opportunity to help sail Lion NZ in unexpectedly extreme weather conditions. The club turns 30 this year, and to mark the occasion, it sponsored seven...... Read More

Strong turnout for second Rotary Swimarathon

Rotarians, from left, Dan Healey, Don Eagleson and Roger Owles. Orewa Rotary president, Karen Bonnici, left, with secretary Sandy McInnes. Brian Mullan, left, with Rodney MP Mark Mitchell. Orewa Sharks - winners of the Basil Blackham Memorial Challenge...... Read More

Local Silver Fern returning home

Defender Michaela Sokolich-Beatson of Arkles Bay went to England with the Silver Ferns Netball World Cup team on July 3 but will return home following last week’s announcement that Katrina Rore was fit to play. Michaela, 22, travelled with the...... Read More

Interschool tournament a Rippa for the kids

Kingsway Primary School’s Thomas Tasker dodges tackles during a game against the Stella Maris boys’ team. Day one of North Harbour Rugby’s Rippa tournament saw 11 primary schools from the Hibiscus Coast and wider Rodney get stuck...... Read More