Sport

Basketball battle at Leisure Centre

Basketball – currently the fastest growing sport in NZ – will be showcased in a new event to be held on Saturday, December 12 at the Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre. Incoming chair of the Hibiscus Coast Basketball Association, Brett Forsyth,...... Read More

Memories flow at Red Beach rowers’ reunion

Crew members of Red Beach’s very first surf boat Miss Findlay which made an appearance in late-1967. Ex-rowers Steve Westlake, left, and Scott Hurdley. Red Beach surf boat rowers from the 1980s. Photos, Ross Malyon With the theme of ‘Red...... Read More

Wrestler primed for Olympics

Dairy Flat wrestler Brahm Richards is making sure he is fully prepared for next year’s Olympic Games, after he was selected by the NZ Wrestling Federation last month. The 23-year-old has been NZ Wrestling champ seven times and NZ Judo champ six...... Read More

Competitive father and son team snatch third place

Scott and Zach Noyes. A Puhoi father and son duo came third in the men’s open category at the Rodney Coast Challenge multisport event last month, after entering their first competition as a team. Scott Noyes, 55, and son Zach Noyes, 15, named...... Read More

New coach for Puhoi

Introducing coach John Ellis. Puhoi SC has appointed John Ellis as the new coach of the men’s first team for the 2021 conference league. Ellis has worked in coaching roles at conference level with West Auckland clubs, including Ranui and Glen...... Read More

Final push for Northland

Northland has been winning games where it counts this season. Northland Rugby has come back from a string of close losses in the Mitre 10 Cup to land itself a place in the finals. The reversal of the team’s fortunes started in Kaikohe with a...... Read More

Final push for Northland

Northland has been winning games where it counts this season. Northland Rugby has come back from a string of close losses in the Mitre 10 Cup to land itself a place in the finals. The reversal of the team’s fortunes started in Kaikohe with a...... Read More

Old Battle of the Hill trophy revived

Tomarata United includes players from Tomarata and Mangawhai. The homemade trophy has history. The Tomarata Domain has been tidied up to be able to host matches. An old trophy that has sat at the cricket clubhouse on the Tomarata Domain for years...... Read More

Point Wells cricket pavilion best in field

A private cricket ground on Omaha Flats Road. Photo, David St George. Richard Fisher’s cricket pavilion in Point Wells has been named category winner for “best small project” in the 2020 New Zealand Architecture Awards. The uniformly...... Read More

Top rally drivers rip through the hills

Raana Horan’s Skoda Fabia R5 was chasing Hayden Paddon all day, but couldn’t beat the NZ champ. Emma Gilmour finished fourth overall in her Suzuki Swift AP4. Dylan Turner had a hard landing in his Audi S1 AP4 on the second Puhoi stage. This...... Read More