Sport

Swimmers go to great lengths for good cause

It seems appropriate that water-based organisations will be the major beneficiaries of this year’s Generation Homes Rotary Swimarathon. The event, which is jointly run by the three local Rotary Clubs, is raising funds for Orewa and Red Beach...... Read More

Sport’s popularity sees junior basketball numbers double

A junior basketball programme started by a group of dads to give 7 to 11 year olds an opportunity to learn the game has nearly doubled its numbers to 50 kids. The Mahurangi Junior Basketball kids play Tuesday nights at the Mahurangi College gym and...... Read More

Junior baseballer represents NZ

Warkworth baseballer Jaden Takiari, 12, will play for New Zealand in the Asia Pacific regional qualifiers in Hwaseong, South Korea in July. Takiari was selected for the Auckland baseball side in January. The team then competed against other regional...... Read More

New Warkworth hockey club fills local gap

Warkworth has formed a second hockey club. The existing Mahurangi Hockey Club practises on Auckland’s North Shore and most of its members are based there, which has left a gap in the sport locally. The new club – Warkworth Hockey Club...... Read More

Kaipara on top

Kaipara Flats has been named the best overall premier club cricket team, receiving the Dargaville Shield at the Northland Cricket prizegiving on April 5. The silverware cabinet is looking healthy with Kaipara retaining the Oxford Trust two-day championship,...... Read More

Mahurangi Pacers thrash Auckland in first season

The Year Six Mahurangi Pacers hardball cricket team beat 12 Auckland teams to win the Auckland Cricket Year 6 T20 Saturday post-Christmas competition. The team finished its first competitive season undefeated and received their winners’ pendants...... Read More

Rugby luncheon returns

It’s been five years since Silverdale Rugby Club held one of its popular fundraising luncheons and the club hopes for a great turnout when the event returns on May 3. Club chair Terry Wilson says the fundraisers were started in 2003 by championship...... Read More

Raiders top teams desperately seeking more players

The Hibiscus Coast Raiders are in desperate need of more senior players to bolster their ranks. The Premier team is able to name a 17-man squad for match days without too much trouble, but the Premier Reserve team, in contrast, is left scrambling to...... Read More

Ōrewa Primary ultimate winners

The Silverdale Aces say they are “keen as” to keep playing Ultimate after the competition ends. The Disc Devils, from Ōrewa Primary School, won the sixth annual Hibiscus Coast Interschool Ultimate Frisbee competition held at Metro Park...... Read More

User pays football coaches

Football season has begun and, for the top youth teams at the Hibiscus Coast Football Club, this means working with a professional coach. It is the first time that this level of coaching has been provided to all the club’s youth A teams, and...... Read More