Green upgrades to grow bowling club

Bowls Warkworth will be back to its best next season with its grass green fully repaired and construction of a new carpet green underway. The grass green has undergone some intensive restoration work after the star weed surface was heavily damaged...... Read More

Rough weather dampens rock race

Kaiwaka’s Top of the Rock was no event for the faint-hearted this year, with torrential rain causing a drop in participants for the annual race. The event is in its eighth year and has recorded increased entries every year, until this month when...... Read More

Croquet champ climbs rankings

Warkworth Croquet Club member Nelson Morrow has jumped 54 places in the world rankings following the 2018 Association Croquet World Championships. The competition was held across five different venues in Wellington, from February 3 to 11. A total...... Read More

Rough waters for Waipu champs

Rough seas provided plenty of action for the BP North Island IRB (inflatable rescue boat) Championships at Waipu Cove earlier this month. Sunset Beach left the weekend as victors collecting 139 points, followed by East End Surf Life Saving Club and...... Read More

English football fairytale for mid-fielder

Mahurangi College student Samuel Telfer has completed an academy tour of the United Kingdom and is looking forward to bringing his new knowledge back to the local football field. The 15-year-old spent two weeks in England and Scotland last December,...... Read More

Bill Toohill farewelled in style

Around 600 people packed into Whangaparaoa Baptist Church on February 9 for the funeral of well-known local Bill Toohill – and the tributes flowed thick and fast. Hibiscus Coast Athletics Club president David Kayes says some of the stories were...... Read More

Strong Hurricanes blow Blues away

The Mahurangi Rugby Football Club delivered top rugby talent with a Super Rugby pre-season fixture, between Wellington’s Hurricanes and Auckland’s Blues, at the Warkworth Showgrounds on February 15. A number of current and former All Blacks...... Read More

Run for Ronald

McDonald’s Orewa is hosting a fun run/walk to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House. The event is on Sunday, March 11 and is open to all. Anyone who would like to take part is invited to meet at Moana Reserve, Orewa, in time to leave on the run/walk...... Read More

League player returns to Raiders roots

As he played an impromptu game of touch on the Hibiscus Coast Raiders field with around 30 of the club’s juniors, Shaun Johnson appeared to be in his element. The Warriors’ halfback was a welcome visitor to a registration session at the...... Read More

Red Beach rides wave to top spot at champs

Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club came out on top at the Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) Junior Championships at Omaha on February 3 and 4. The event saw over 330 juniors hit the water coming from as far as Ruakaka and Whakatane. Red Beach finished...... Read More