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May 14, 2024

Great day for the beach cross country

The senior boys picked up a tree trunk on their 6km beach run and brought it across the finishing line: Mr Irwin, busiess teacher, ran from start to finish with the senior boys: CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS: Year 9 Girls: 1, Lana Ducker; 2, Briar Toia; 3, Lara Sharman; 4, Summer Acke Year 9 Boys: 1, Noah Palmer; 2, Cruz Beaver; 3, Riley Flynn; 4, Cooper Mullins Junior Girls U16: 1, Leah Clow; 2, Charlotte Thurgood; 3, Isabella White; 4, Lizzie Till Junior Boys U16: 1=, Indy Marshall, Travis Thompson-Hudig; 2, Tom Lamason; 3, Taingarunui Hinds; 4, Caleb McLean Senior Girls: 1, Francie Li…

May 7, 2024

Motorcycle Club event fantastic!

“It was fantastic turnout,” said President Garth of the Mercury Bay Motorcycle Club. “It was so good that the track caters for all the disciplines of riding i.e. trail and motocross,” added Rata Drum, committee member. Congratulations to the motorcycle club which is run by a team of volunteers who formed a committee that organises the roster to run the track. The motorcycle track is open every Wednesday afternoon to cater for the school kids and local riders, and then every second weekend to cater for out-of-town visitors as well as locals. Rata says, “We would love to emphasise that the …

Apr 9, 2024

The rugby season has begun…

For some it was their first competitive game. Katikati, Paeroa, Thames, Whangamata, Te Aroha and Mercury Bay Area Schools were represented. It was great to see that our local business Gutherie Bowron was sponsoring MBAS team.  

Apr 2, 2024

A great day at the Sport Park for Thames Valley Rugby Union

There were three titles to be won with all the Colleges participating were: • The girls Open Championships – Hauraki Plains College • First XV Championship – technically won by Matamata College who are not in the Thames Valley region. This meant runner up, Paeroa College was the winner and they qualified with their points to enter the National Condor Sevens Cup later this year.

Mar 14, 2024
Kubota Classic 2024

Start of the 2024 Kubota Billfish Classic

If you missed it this morning—here’s some footage from the start of the Kubota Billfish Classic! Over 420 boats head out from Buffalo Beach in Whitianga in the world’s largest billfish tournament.

Mar 12, 2024

Football mentor for local clubs appointed

Shane will act as a co-ordinator and footballing mentor for clubs and schools in the eastern Coromandel Peninsula area – from Whangamata up to Coromandel town. Based in Whitianga, Shane is very active in his local football community, using his experience, skills and network to help enhance the local game. “There’s plenty of passion and enthusiasm for football in our area. One of my aims is to support and channel that by being a local point of contact and offering assistance to coaches, administrators and players,” he said. “Having been a ‘local’ for a while now, I understand the challen…

Feb 27, 2024
Water Sports

World’s largest billfish tournament right here

The Champion team prize is as yet undetermined as that is self-determined from the jackpots but all rational calculations seem to make it as high as $600,000-$700,000. Then there are four overseas trips and a variety of other product and machinery prizes that would dazzle any angler. The one man behind the success of this tournament is Tom Maxwell. “He has enabled its success to the level that it is,” says Manager, John East. “He is the Director of the Billfish Tournament and it is clearly his vision and drive that has led the team to making it such a success. The Mercury Bay Game Fishin…

Feb 6, 2024

A Breakers night to remember

Big thanks to Leisa McCleery who entered her Club into the  #courtofdreams competition. With the road closures and all the extra travel the teams had to undertake in the last year, Leisa felt the players deserved to be entered into this competition. “Our usual basketball season had to be modified to only a few home games and all other games were to be played in Thames or Te Aroha which meant up to five or six hours of travel to play games,” says Leisa. “Some teams did not want to travel to play us at home. This did not deter any of our players and they just took it in their stride with no…