Sports

Axemen come to town

Axemen and women from far and wide competed in the annual carnival at the Waiuku Cosmopolitan Club. Competitors took to the Honey Arena over the weekend of November 11 and 12, and put on several great performances much to the delight of sponsors, supporters and spectators who watched from the Ruth Douglas Terraces. Saturday saw the closely contested Underhand and […]

Young mariners take to the land

Last month, Franklin Young Mariners headed to Karioitahi Beach. Often found having fun in sail boats, it was land based fun the group had their eyes on this time around. The group of girls from Franklin Young Mariners stayed the night at the surf club after tackling a climb up Peace Hill. Young Mariner, Lily Hilton, aged nine said, “It […]

Rower named rising star at sports awards

ACG Strathallan rower Scarlet Billingham has been recently named Rising Female Star of the Year at the Counties Manukau Sport and Papakura Local Board Sports Awards. Scarlet was selected by a panel of judges that included former All Black and local gym owner, Keven Mealamu. “I was shocked when they called my name,” she said. “I couldn’t believe what I […]

Countdown to the Counties Cup

The annual SsangYong Counties Cup Day returns to Pukekohe Park for the second year after a brief hiatus while the track upgrade took place and the team have announced some exciting developments to the 2017 version. Following the successful return to horseracing at Pukekohe Park in 2016, the Counties Racing Club saw over 4,000 people through the gates to witness […]

Counties Manukau to honour Phil Kingsley Jones

Global rugby icon and proud Welshman Phil Kinglsey Jones is to be honoured by Counties Manukau Rugby. The dynamic and gifted performer has decided that, after fifteen years of service to Counties Manukau Rugby, it is time to blow the final whistle on an illustrious career with the union.  However, he has been made an ambassador of the Provincial Union […]

Aaron skiing his way to success

“Four years ago, I wouldn’t have dreamt that I would be representing my country, not in a million years.” That statement sums up how Tuakau’s Aaron Ewen feels about being recently named in New Zealand’s national skiing team. “You don’t think about that sort of thing, but the longer you participate in a sport, the more competitive you get,” he […]

Waiuku Group Day Results

The following are the champion results from the Waiuku Combined Schools Calf Club Association Group Day held at the end of October. Goats Junior Leading Champion: Brayden Bottomley, Otaua; Senior leading Champion: Emma Singleton, Glenbrook; Junior Child Effort: Dante Oldfield, Waiuku; Reserve Champion: Joel Watkins, Sandspit Combined; Senior Child Effort: Soraya Watkins, Sandspit Combined; Reserve Champion: Georgia Roberts, Oatua; Champion […]

Pukekohe Croquet host Northern Championship

Pukekohe Croquet Club recently hosted ‘The 32nd Northern Veterans’ Croquet Championship’. Held over five days, it included Association and Golf Croquet events for ‘veterans’—over 60! Players from Northland, Auckland, Waikato-King-Country, Thames Valley and Bay of Plenty as well as Counties-Manukau enjoyed reasonable weather and good competition—and good prizes from sponsor ‘Possum Bourne’ Ryman Village. Counties-Manukau players who featured in placings […]

BMX riders place at Champs

Riders from Sunset Coast BMX Club headed to Whangerai over Labour weekend for the 2017 BMX North Island Championship. They were racing against the top riders around New Zealand, with some also competing against the top Australian riders in their age class. Sixteen riders entered from the local club, and nine of those riders placed in the top eight. Sunset […]

Pukekohe High’s straight shooters

Pukekohe High School’s clay target shooters have been recognised for their achievements at the North Island and New Zealand Secondary Schools Clay Target shooting competitions. In particular, year 11 student Hamish Nicholls and year 12 Ben McKenzie. Held on 30 September and 1 October the two boys, along with the Pukekohe High School clay target shooting team attended the back to […]


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