Sport - the winner on the day

The Mahurangi hockey team, which plays in division two of North Harbour hockey’s competition had a nail biting final on Saturday, August 24. The team includes a number of Hibiscus Coast players – including Hibiscus Matters’ graphic designer Lorry McCarthy (centre). The game, against East Coast Bays, included a 3-all draw, penalty shoot out, a stroke, which took it back to draw, and then ‘sudden death’ decider that awarded the win to East Coast Bays.


Hibiscus Coast netballers won the Oldfield Shield at the Rodney Netball Centre on Sunday, August 18. The competition has been hotly contested since Elsie Oldfield donated the shield to Rodney Netball Centre in 1965. Year 7, 8, U15 and senior netball teams from the Hibiscus Coast, Kaipara (Helensville) and Rodney (Wellsford) took part in the competition. At the end of the day, the wins for each team are tallied up and the club with the most takes the shield. Pictured are the Hibiscus Coast junior team captains and players receiving the shield. from, back right, Samantha Oldfield and Leah Mainland who are Elsie Oldfield’s granddaughters and Rodney club players.


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