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Pre-season rugby tourney for youngsters this weekend

When it comes to passion for rugby former Magpies midfield back Sam Giddens is right up there. The 36-year-old is a former Havelock North, Napier Old Boys Mari...

Bay's Watts captures first national cross-country title

It was celebration time for Hawke's Bay's Tommy Watts at the weekend, with back-to-back wins in the South Island earning him his first national motorcycling cro...

Hastings Rugby and Sports lock eyes revenge against NOBM

Lock Jessie Lesa-Sipaia is relishing his leadership role with the Hastings Rugby and Sports premier rugby team this season. "You are seeing a fitter version of...

St. John’s College student has rugby career firmly in sight

The highlight of Bradley Campbell’s rugby career was attending a New Zealand Barbarians Hurricanes Age Grade Camp and it has given him a taste for a futur...

Rugby great to speak at St. John’s College Rugby Foundation fundraiser

All Blacks great Sir Michael Jones will pass on his knowledge and insights into the game at a St. John's College Rugby Foundation fundraiser next month. A nigh...

Bay sprinter upbeat despite training setbacks

Hawke's Bay's Auckland-based sprinter Georgia Hulls had it tough during the Covid-19 Level Three restrictions period up in the big smoke. Hulls, 21, was unable...

HBHS canoe polo juniors win gold

Hastings Boys' High School won the gold medal in the junior division of the Hawke's Bay Secondary School Canoe Polo Championships at the weekend. The tournamen...

Bay basketballers NZ training camp bound

Basketball Hawke's Bay is thrilled to see 12 of their athletes selected to take part in the BBNZ U14 national camp.  The invite-only gathering is being he...

Teen equals Napier Golf Club record

Way to redeem yourself Hawke's Bay golfer Zack Swanwick! A day after shooting a two-over par 74 during pennant team trials on his Napier Golf Club's Waiohiki c...

Aquahawks clubmates capture respective Ocean Swim titles

Hawke's Bay swimmer Jayden Wilson's relaxed approach paid off when he won the open men's 2.5km title in today's Napier Port Ocean Swim. "I didn't expect to win...

Winning farewells for Bay swimmers

It's fair to suggest Covid-19 took its toll on the national swimming scene last year. The global pandemic forced many youngsters to give up the sport after bec...

Hastings Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon cancelled due to changes in alert levels

The Hastings Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon set to be held at Mitre 10 Park on Tuesday has been cancelled due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels. The decision, sent...

Junior Champs produce future stars

There is perhaps no better launch-pad for young Kiwi racers hoping to achieve motocross fame and fortune than the New Zealand Junior Motocross Championships and...

Potential debut in tomorrow's Smash

The injury-hit Central Hinds could be introducing their fourth young debutante of the Dream11 Super Smash season tomorrow after Wairarapa 19-year-old Gemma Sims...

Annual Woodville Weekend had it all

It was a special weekend of motocross that had everything – high intensity dirt bike action, a slew of different race winners, weather that remarkably swi...

Hawke's Bay United footballer's inspirational life story

Hawke's Bay United football side's midfielder Ahmad Othman boasts a life story most Kiwis would struggle to comprehend. Now 21, Othman, arrived in New Zealand...

Bay boxer makes golden exit from cadet ranks

Hawke's Bay's Jett Varcoe celebrated his last year as a cadet fighter in style at the New Zealand Boxing Championships in Porirua last week. The Hastings Giant...

Double trouble for Central Hinds

Quick, somebody find a different coloured bat-grip. For the first time in 36 years, identical twins are in line to represent the Central Hinds together after An...

United's teen forward eyes more minutes

Zac Madsen has had a taste of New Zealand Football Championship play and is hungry for more. The 19-year-old wide forward got the final five minutes of Thirsty...

Bay golfing teen's year to remember

For many Hawke's Bay sports people 2020 has been a year of restricted or no play at all courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic. But promising Hawke's Bay golfer Zac...