Sport

Reformed team takes title

The Metes took its second title in the Kaiwaka Fast Five Netball Module on October 29, beating The Pirates 25-20. The side won the competition in 2015 before it disbanded for a year after three players had knee surgery. Team manager Jodie Bennetto...... Read More

Soap Box Derby replaced by Swimarathon event

After a decade running the Soap Box Derby on the Hibiscus Coast, Whangaparaoa Rotary has called it quits, opting instead to start up a new event this summer. Rotary Area 3 Assistant Governor Sarah Carr says the cost of running the trolley derby kept...... Read More

Foiling takes SUP to the next level

Flying through the air at a rate of knots while standing on a board is an incredible sensation that many experienced paddleboarders and surfers are keen to try. Foiling on a standup paddleboard (SUP), surfboard or while kite surfing has been possible...... Read More

Surf carnival for Junior lifeguards

More than 500 Junior lifeguards are about to get their first taste of competition for the summer. The youngsters, aged seven-13 years, will descend on Orewa Beach for the Northern Region Junior Surf Interclub carnival on Saturday, November 25. Around...... Read More

College kids win sports awards

Five students from Rodney College and Otamatea High School received awards at the ASB Northland Secondary Schools Sports Awards last month. The event was held at the ASB Stadium in Whangarei on October 26 for students from Year 9 to Year 13. Rodney’s...... Read More

Marshall makes podium with Rodney riders

Tamara Marshall bagged two first place awards at the North Island Secondary Schools Show Jumping Champs last month. The 16-year-old from Rodney College competed in a team of four that came second overall. The rest of the team comprised Brooklyn Wilson...... Read More

Hibiscus cricket joins Rodney comp

A new competition and two Hibiscus Coast Cricket Club teams will give cricket in Rodney a boost this season. A Saturday hard ball tournament will be introduced, on top of the usual Friday night social sessions, to attract juniors. Rodney Cricket chair...... Read More

Speedy students

The Year 12 team from Whangaparaoa College, pictured, raced the two-wheeled electric vehicle that they built from scratch to second place in three events in the EVolocity Auckland regional finals and won the Report/documentation category. Mahurangi...... Read More

Full fields for summer rugby

A record number of teams have taken to the field in this year’s Mahurangi Touch Rugby Module in a battle for the titles. The module started on October 16 and will run until December 12, before it resumes for six weeks in February. Competition...... Read More

College sports stars receive silverware at Blues

Mariana Winiana (left) and Heather Niccolls shared the Sportswomen of the Year award with a long list of achievements between them. One of Rodney’s senior boys champions Kingi Herewini in action for the combined college First XV rugby team....... Read More