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 […]


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