Sport

Coasties take on bike series

A Masters cycling team based on the Hibiscus Coast has been able to step up to another level with new sponsors on board. Commonwealth Games Bronze medallist, Gordon McCauley of GMC Cycling in Silverdale, is the hub of the team. He says they are out...... Read More

Chase back on the water

Gulf Harbour Yacht Club is delighted to have their club support and safety boat, called Chase, back on the water thanks to funding from Pub Charity. The boat was unable to be used for more than eight weeks due to a worn out and unreliable outboard...... Read More

Scholarships support sailors

Two local sailors, Jaimee Gray of Tindalls Bay (aged 11) and William Stewart of Orewa, 13, will start the 2018/19 sailing season in October with a huge boost after receiving a Russell Coutts Sailing Foundation Scholarship. This is the second year that...... Read More

Big win for footballers

The Hibiscus Coast Football Club’s 10th grade team (9 and 10-year-olds) came away with a big win at a tournament in Papamoa this month. Teams from all over the North Island took part in the tournament (which is held annually for 10th grade teams)...... Read More

Runners take on six half marathon challenge

Three Whangaparaoa College students developed a taste for half marathons after taking part in one or two. Seamus Kelly, aged 17, Nick Goodall and Sam Creevey, both 16, say once they have their music on and they are running hard, all else is forgotten...... Read More

Hibiscus Coast lifesavers make medal splash

Wade Downey – Instructor of the Year. Patrick Makgill, U16 Sportsman of the Year Orewa: Faron Turner was a finalist in three categories, and won Examiner of the Year. Coach of the Year, Mark McCarthny. Kailen Brackebush is U14 Sportsman of the...... Read More

Life saving stars recognised

Club captain Brad Kehoe with Jess Costello who received a Life Membership award. Rookie of the Year Isaac Johnson was busy at Mangawhai Heads beach this season. After 20 years of membership and over 1000 hours of service, Jess Costello was recognised...... Read More

Hard-fought exchange ends in nail-biting finale

Boys basketball proved to be the biggest draw card in the exchange, with the match going down to the wire. Girls football Player of the Day Chloe Billington, left, and her team mates had to settle for a 0-0 draw. Hauraki Plains College came up trumps...... Read More

Wellsford falls short as time runs out

The Wellsford Rugby Football Club Premier team will look to next season after falling one place short of making the play-offs in the Joe Morgan Memorial competition. The side finished fifth, 11 points shy of fourth placed Old Boys Marist, after picking...... Read More

Athlete to compete across the Tasman

Matakana resident Jamie Peterson is in training for the Lifesaving World Championships later this year. The 20-year-old former Mahurangi College student will head to Adelaide in November to represent Piha Surf Life Saving Club. “This trip is...... Read More