Sport

Raiders upgrade hopes continue

Going into their game against the Otara Scorpions on June 26, Hibiscus Coast Raiders were already assured of a chance of promotion from the Fox championship to Fox premiership grade. The Scorpions were also guaranteed a spot, but no one was marking...... Read More

Underwater hockey wins gold

Mahurangi College cemented its name as the top school in underwater hockey. The Mahurangi College Senior A underwater hockey team won gold from the regional championship in Tauranga, after a hard-fought final with Glendowie College. The team made ripples...... Read More

Mahurangi College rugby First XV unbeaten so far

The crouching lion is rebuilding its ranks. After a shaky preseason start, the Mahurangi College 1st XV rugby team has reached its second-round robin without having lost a single match. As Mahurangi Matters went to press, the team had nine wins from...... Read More

Batteries power new Coast cycling group

After peddling a bike for around 35 years, 76-year-old Robert Scott bought his first electric bike at the end of last year. The Ōrewa resident then found himself looking around for others to share his rides with, and this grew into a new community group...... Read More

New greens at Omaha Beach Golf Club

A full annual membership is $1150 at Omaha Beach Golf Club. The first of three greens being redeveloped at Omaha Beach Golf Club was opened last month. The 15th hole was designed by golf architect Kristine Kerr of Kura Design and includes a new “water...... Read More

Sports Briefs

Taniwha Cup in Wellsford The Taniwha Cup U16s rugby tournament is being held at Centennial Park in Wellsford this week, Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16 from 11am to 2.30pm each day. The Rodney Otamatea sub-union team is playing teams from Bay of...... Read More

Mahurangi College thrashes Hauraki rivals

Sweet victory as the trophy returns after more than a decade. The boys’ basketball team stepped it up a notch to win its first exchange. The girls’ netball  team won by a healthy margin. The girls’ football team played a...... Read More

Focus on female footballers

Getting more females into football is a key focus for Hibiscus Coast AFC, which held some sessions for girls aged 7-10 at Metro Park on June 18. Members of the club’s Women’s 1st team were on hand to encourage and inspire, along with younger...... Read More

Sports Briefs

Swimmers turn out at Leigh More than 100 swimmers took the plunge for the annual midwinter swim at Leigh on June 20. Leigh School raised $800 selling hot soup, bread rolls, donated by Ringawera Bakery, and baking made by parents, while Leigh Preschool...... Read More

Crucial win sees ‘Dale’ dig deep

A full day at Silverdale Rugby Club, on June 19, featured four home games, ending with a must-win clash between its Premier team and East Coast Bays. A win for the Prems would cement ‘the Dale’s’ position in the top four as it looks...... Read More