Turf wars as new club gains toe-hold

There is a new sports club in town offering football to local players, which members say has brought it into conflict with the Northern Football Federation and established club Hibiscus Coast AFC. The club, Rodney District Sports & Community Association...... Read More

Course to steer young sailors

A Youth Sailing Programme at Gulf Harbour Yacht Club (GHYC) is underway again with students from Whangaparaoa College’s newly-formed sailing club. The course is an introduction to keel boat sailing and covers the basic skills necessary to keep...... Read More

Council warms to multi million dollar ice sports project

Plans have been unveiled for two ice rinks – one for curling and the other for ice skating sports – in Silverdale, adjacent to Snowplanet. The project is being driven by Ice Sports, a project team representing curling, ice figure skating,...... Read More

Tennis and netball still talking

A court-sharing proposal between the Whangaparaoa Tennis Club and the Hibiscus Coast Netball Centre, both based at Edith Hopper Park, is still in limbo while club representatives digest a $25,000 feasibility study. The report was released in April,...... Read More

Basketball brings new super league

A new super basketball league is expected to attract keen interest among school-age players, as it provides more opportunities to get hands on the ball. Hibiscus Coast Basketball is promoting its new 3 x 3 super league to local primary schools and...... Read More

Mahurangi triumph in Murray Jones rematch

Captain Eli Hallam raises the Murray Jones shield. Ty Connolly charged through Orewa’s ranks. Ian Thysse took advantage of the situation. Mahurangi College’s 1st XV made history this month by taking the Murray Jones Shield off rivals...... Read More

Inspiration from sporting stars

Craig Ashton, Orewa College Year 7 and 8 sports coordinator, had a busy lockdown, creating a series of online videos of interviews with sporting stars and coaches including boxer Joseph Parker, rugby player Anton Lienert Brown and netballer Alex Mcleod-Smith. He...... Read More

Nine times running for Orewa

Orewa College’s 1st XV team is entering the Harbour Rugby season with a win under its belt after defeating rivals Mahurangi College in the annual Murray Jones Shield pre-season match. Having been undefeated for the last nine years, Orewa was...... Read More

Mahurangi eyes new Greenwood trophy

The Greenwood family has had a long association with hockey in both Mahurangi and Hibiscus Coast. Hamish Greenwood from Orewa College, left, and Griffin Crawford from Mahurangi College. Secondary school hockey began at Harbour Hockey this month and...... Read More

Winter swim fulfils quest for adventure

Leigh resident Frederike van Lowijde was one of dozens who braved freezing waters and rainy weather to participate in the annual Leigh Community Mid-Winter swim. This year, the swim was held on Sunday, June 21 – the shortest day of the year. Frederike...... Read More