Kids at Warkworth Educare preschool are taking their first swing at hockey thanks to new miniature Kookaburra sticks donated by Hibiscus Coast resident Colin Chester.
Colin and his brother Grant purchased 1000 hockey sticks and have distributed roughly half of them to schools and clubs in need around the country, via Hockey NZ.
Colin also has a programme of recycling second-hand gear, which he picks up from North Harbour Hockey and reconditions with paint and new grips.
He says he has gear for any school or club that wants to grow the game.
Colin is pictured with Reon Travers.