Fight night at Whangaparaoa

New Zealand professional boxer Gunnar ‘The Stunna’ Jackson from Tauranga will fight local kickboxer Marcus Heywood in the main event at a Sportscave Sportsfest in Stanmore Bay on Saturday, February 23. Jackson, who has a record of 45 fights,...... Read More

Growth curve for basketball

The Hibiscus Coast Basketball Association expects to see a 50 percent increase in player numbers from last year, once the selection of this years’ representative teams is complete. About 110 players have already trialed for seven of this years’...... Read More

Impressive swim performance

Fourteen members of the Kowhai Swimming Club competed in the Anthony Mosse Classic Swim, held over three days in Auckland recently. The Mahurangi swimmers came up against teams from across the Pacific, including Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, Soloman...... Read More

Medal haul for tennis seniors

Four Warkworth-based Lower Northland Tennis Seniors competed in the New Zealand Seniors Tennis Championships in Auckland last month, winning four gold medals. A total of 240 players, aged from 35 to 85 years, competed overall including players from...... Read More

Rugby coaches bed-down team’s development

Training has started in earnest at the Mahurangi Rugby Club where the Premier team is feeling confident of turning around its fortunes this season. The team has had only one win in the past 42 regular season games of rugby, but Premier coach Amasio...... Read More

Classics steal Mahurangi sailing show

The outer Mahurangi Harbour was ablaze with sails for the annual Mahurangi Regatta held on Saturday January 26. Altogether, 94 boats of all shapes and sizes competed, with more than 1000 boats on the water to enjoy the spectacle. The 74-foot classic...... Read More

New roadmap for school rugby

NZ Rugby recently announced the completion of an independent review that aimed to better understand college rugby. The review was commissioned from educational consultancy EdSol NZ last June in light of dropping participation numbers. In 2016 North...... Read More

Get in early for kids’ TRYathlon

The Hibiscus Coast Weetbix Kids TRYathlon is on Sunday, March 24 and earlybird entries remain open until February 24. The swim, cycle and running course in Manly Park and Beach is designed to be achievable for participants (individuals or teams of...... Read More

Moving event for Coast walkers and runners

The Get Moving Festival began last month, encouraging residents of the Hibiscus Coast and Rodney to get moving – and it is not too late to join in. This is the third year that this walk/run series has been held. It consists of four run/walks,...... Read More

Cup returns to Peninsula Club cabinet

Since it’s inception in 2013, the PenMan Bowling Tournament has been played seven times. The tournament takes place between the bowlers of the Peninsula Club retirement village and the Manly Bowling Club. It came about when Chris Lambert, the...... Read More