Inter-schools athletics action at Metro Park

Orewa North students get into the swing of things. Courtney Joss of Dairy Flat School looks over her shoulder at the eventual winner of the Y5 Girls 800m race, Chilli Jameson of Mahurangi Combined. A Gulf Harbour School student putting the shot. The Year...... Read More

Wainui School cyclists ride away with top Taupo prize

Members of the winning team, from left, Cian O’Brien, Caleb Waller, Reilly Irvine, Anneke Tinsel, Evie Alexander, Honoka Seino, Bojan Paladin, and Thomas Steen. Photo Jeremy Fourie. Right, In Taupo, the team collect the winners’ trophy....... Read More

Opportunities for up-and-coming athletes

An Owen Chapman Cup surf carnival underway at Red Beach. The start of a men’s board race at an Owen Chapman Cup carnival. Photos, Ross Malyon Promising surf lifesaving competitors will get their chance to shine at the 63rd Owen Chapman Cup surf...... Read More

Young lifesaver inspires others

A winter of training in the pool has prepared Orewa Surf Lifesaving Club member Kate Wignell to compete in the World Surf Lifesaving Championships, which are taking place now in Adelaide. The 15-year-old from Orewa is competing the U19 Youth category,...... Read More

Top sailors heading for Manly Beach event in New Year

A sailing event that is expected to attract 150-200 competitors of all ages will be hosted by Manly Sailing Club next month. The New Zealand Laser National Championships run from January 12-15 and is a showcase of New Zealand’s elite men and...... Read More

Zellabu and Remington steal Warkworth dressage show

Both Emma McMurray-cartwright and Hazel Thompson wowed the crowd with back-to-back first places at the Warkworth Dressage Club event on November 18. McMurray-cartwright, partnered with horse Zellabu, competed in level three, while Thompson, on Remington...... Read More

Kaipara Flats players dig deep to send team to top of table

A series of strong performances with the bat from unlikely heroes has put Kaipara Flats Cricket Club Premier team in the driving seat for the Lion Red Cup. The side leads the 40-over competition with five wins and two losses, three points ahead of...... Read More

Inter-schools athletics action at Metro Park

About 350 Year 5 and 6 students from 14 Rodney schools assembled at Metro Park on Tuesday, November 27, to participate in the inter-schools Athletics Zone Day, hosted by the Hibiscus Coast Athletics Club. Spectators sat in deck chairs on the embankment...... Read More

Local tennis veteran recognised

Matakana Tennis Club ramped up towards its summer season with the presentation of its first honorary life membership to long-time local tennis player Des Sharp. The event was held at Leigh Sawmill Brewery on November 30. Sharp has an extensive history...... Read More

Beach carnival for Whangaparāoa students

After torrential rains lashed the Peninsula the day before, Year 7 and Year 8 students from Whangaparāoa College took advantage of the clear skies and headed down to Stanmore Bay Beach for some end of year merriment on Wednesday, December 5. The day,...... Read More