Bombay and Karaka to battle in McNamara Cup Final

For the third time in four seasons Bombay Gough Cat and Karaka will play for the McNamara Cup in the Premier 1 final at EcoLight Stadium. Bombay will be hunting a fourth straight championship while Karaka will try once again for their maiden title after the top two sides in round robin play advanced to the decider. Bombay have dropped […]

SBW to miss local games due to ban

The All Blacks are trying to get Sonny Bill Williams back in play for the Bledisloe Cup test against Australia in August, but it is depending on whether Counties Manukau pre-season matches count as part of his suspension. Sonny Bill Williams was given a four-week ban for shoulder charging Anthony Watson during the second match against the British and Irish […]

NZRU Under 17/18 Girls Rugby sevens trialist

Pukekohe High School student Tahina Heta has been selected as a New Zealand Under 17/18 Girls Rugby Sevens trialist. A group of 120 current and recent schoolgirl players have been identified within each of the franchises throughout the country and will participate in a development camp from 12-17 December and will participate in a tournament on Saturday 16 December. The […]

Waiuku footballer selected for Women’s U17 Squad

 Waiuku’s Britney Cunningham-Lee is going from strength to strength in her football career. Football New Zealand announced last week that the teenager has made the the Women’s U17 Squad, who will be contesting the Oceania Football Confederation U-16 Championship next month. Britney, who plays as a forward for the Hamilton Wanderers, will be travelling to Samoa with 17 other girls, […]

Summiting Mt Kilimanjaro for mental health

Paul Emery is a man on a mission, to help raise awareness and make a difference for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand. As well as fundraising $4000 to help this national charity continue their work, Paul is taking his campaign one step further by summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. While Paul enjoys the occasional walk or two for […]

Waiuku Golf Results

Waiuku Golf Results Tuesday 4 July Haggle 1st Michael Croucher 38 2nd Jury Reedy 38 3rd Wiremu King 36 Two`s Graham Hira Wayne Nepia Saturday 8 July Haggle Div One 1st Fred Watts 39 2nd Wiremu King 38 3rd Grant Wilcock 37 Div Two 1st Kalvin Lowe 44 2nd Brian Deadman 3rd Arataki Minhinnick 38 Best Gross Div One Fred […]

Counties Power Rugby Round Up

A thrilling finish to the round robin saw Bombay Gough Cat and Karaka book home semifinals where they will play Ardmore Marist South Auckland Motors and Patumahoe Hotel respectively. The tight finish caps a terrific regular season in Counties Manukau club rugby this season. Pukekohe Mitre 10 Mega did their part in trying to sneak a playoff spot – winning […]

Prize winners at golf open day

A small number of players took part in Awhitu Golf Club’s June Open Day tournament. This was their third open day event for 2017 and was sponsored by Bugs Bleeker from Special Wire & Tube, who also presented the prizes to the winning players. The Onewhero visitors scooped the main prize table with Brenda Tulp recording the best stableford score […]

Counties players off to the World Cup

The Black Ferns squad for the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup (WRWC) was named last Wednesday 5 July. Seven Counties Manukau players were among the 28 women who made the team, and consists of forwards, Rawinia Everitt, Te-Kura Ngata-Aerengamate, Aroha Savage, Aotearoa (Katie) Mata’u and backs, Victoria Subritzky-Nafatali, Renee Wickliffe, Portia Woodman. The team will travel to Ireland on Tuesday […]

Wairua Week at Pukekohe High School

Pukekohe High School had their Wairua or Spirit week recently, which included many events that were all student-led. A large number of students took part across the whole school. The week was filled with great activities including a haka-off between the school’s Kapa Haka group and the first XV and second XV rugby teams. The teachers took on students at […]