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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…

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 w…

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The rugby season has begun…

The rugby season had its first non-competition tournament last Saturday at Moewai Park for Years 7 and 8 players.

The rugby season has begun…

The rugby season had its first non-competition tournament last Saturday at Moewai Park for Years 7 and 8 players.


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

Nineteen teams across three grades – First XV’s, Youth Boys, Open Girls – gathered from all parts of the Thames Valley for a grand one-day Rugby Union tournament at Moewai Sport Park, Whitianga, last Wednesday 27 march. All the teams got to play multiple twenty minute games with a very short turn around time. The playing fields were all full and busy.
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.

Water Sports

World’s largest billfish tournament right here

In 2023 it was the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, but now it is the largest in the world. This is the Kubota Classic Billfish Tournament. There are 420 boats with a waiting list. Each boat has four or five people on it. “That’s 2,000 people before they get off the water,” says Manager of Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club, John East. The prize money for this amazing tournament comes to around $1.8million in prizes. The heaviest billfish prize is $350,000 in cash. The lucky gate prize is a 5 tonne digger from Kubota valued at $115,000.

The Mercury Bay Boars enjoying the Breakers versus Tasmania basketball game in Auckland.

A Breakers night to remember

Friday night, 26 January,  25 invitees and 5 adults had an unforgettable night with the @breakersnz in Auckland as they took on Tasmania.

Two local boys – selected for Spain

Tylar, 13 and Curtis, 12, are two local, extremely talented footballers who have been selected to take up a truly remarkable opportunity to participate in a football training camp in Valencia, Spain.
Local Speedway Champion

Our local Speedway Champion in Dunedin and Christchurch

At the other end of the sporting scale Whitianga based speedway driver Bodie Abrahamson also crossed the Cook Strait in January to compete in the highly competitive NZ Super Saloon Championships held at the Central Motor Speedway track in Cromwell. 

Coromandel locals out and about as far as Dunedin

With SH25A back up and running and a hot summer on offer to welcome visitors back to the beautiful Coromandel to enjoy their summer break, the diehard locals are well and truly back believing they do really live in a slice of New Zealand paradise.  Some no doubt even wonder why they wo…
Poker Run

Twenty-two years of the Poker Run

What a great turn up of motor bikes, riders, friends and supporters to Mercury Bay Club, Whitianga on Saturday morning, 20 January for the 22nd annual Peninsula Poker Run organised by Peninsula Riderz Whitianga.