Sport

Red Beach club takes trophy

A bowling competition that has run for 30 years, the Jim McGlone Bowling Trophy, again brought teams together for a fun day of bowls. The competition is held by local clubs that were all formerly known as Probus. This year the competition was on May...... Read More

Butterfly champion flying high

Five weeks of illness, including a bout of flu and serious chest and sinus infections, was not the ideal build up to the recent NZ National Age Group Swimming Championships for Tindalls Bay swimmer Tori McTeigue. But Tori, aged 17, is a focused and...... Read More

Win in a class of its own

Last month, Sean Herbert of Manly, aged 16, joined a small, elite group of sailors as a two-time winner of the Starling National Championships (the John Peet Trophy). Some big names in New Zealand sailing have previously won the trophy, including Russell...... Read More

Hockey stalwart honoured

Last month Hibiscus Hockey Trust chair Merv Huxford of Orewa was the recipient of the prestigious Pakistan Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in New Zealand. The award is presented by Hockey NZ and was first awarded in 1976 to encourage relationships...... Read More

Club hits high with anniversary

The Omaha Beach Bowling Club celebrated its 25th anniversary last month. The club has more than 50 members and is continuing to offer more playing times and formats of the game. Club president Warwick Spicer says there were barely 20 members two years...... Read More

Muddy mayhem for runners

The Mahurangi College cross country competition was nothing short of a traditional affair this year, with plenty of mud, sweat and sunshine. Running took place at the Warkworth Showgrounds on May 4 with a 2.25km course, run once by junior and Year...... Read More

Mahurangi prepares for season against Seaforth

Mahurangi Rugby Football Club juniors will be better prepared for their upcoming season after taking on Seaforth Balgowlah in Sydney last month. Twenty players, aged between 10 and 12, travelled to Australia to play the sixth exchange between the two...... Read More

Mahurangi sailors make comeback statement

The Mahurangi College sailing team is clawing its way back to former glory days after finishing 10th at the Secondary Schools Team Sailing National Championships. The competition saw 32 teams compete at Algies Bay, from April 21 to 27. Since the competition’s...... Read More

Diver reaching for the stars

Holly Nutter’s diving (HM April 1) is reaching new heights. Last month the talented nine-year-old from Arkles Bay competed in her first national competition – the Diving NZ National and Autumn Championships. She won gold in her 5m platform...... Read More

Golden team brings home the gold

Some of the youngest members of the local water polo team came away with a gold medal from the Tauranga Under 12 Waterpolo Competition, played at Baywave Pools in The Mount over April 14–16. The aptly named Hibiscus Coast Gold team, pictured,...... Read More