Tales of the un­ex­pected

The Northland Age - - Sport -

Any­one wish­ing to pro­mote their neigh­bour­hood ath­lete, whare, team, club and code should sub­mit all re­sults, news, pho­tos and no­tice of up­com­ing events — along with re­turn con­tact de­tails —to Age sports­buster, Fran­cis ‘The Off­sider’ Mal­ley, via land­line 408-0330. Al­ter­na­tively, post to PO Box 45 in Kaitaia, call into our of­fices in Kaitaia or Kerik­eri to dis­cuss, or email . . . [email protected]­landage.co.nz

Michelle Wed­ding (hold­ing rod, third from back right) cel­e­brates with fam­ily and friends af­ter claim­ing one of the two ma­jor cash prizes of $10,000 up for grabs in the 2018 Houhora One Base af­ter reel­ing in this 222.2kg blue mar­lin last Thurs­day. Her boat Gio­vanni also won the team prize while Marty Doody won the Ellis-Ut­ting Tro­phy for be­ing the skip­per of the boat which pro­duced the event’s heav­i­est bill­fish. It wasn’t the most mem­o­rable One Base in the club’s his­tory with very few fish of note while con­di­tions out at sea were un­com­fort­able for many. Re­port to come.


LO­CAL CON­TENT: Kaitaia mates Mar­cus Barker and Riki Green were rapt at plac­ing first and fifth re­spec­tively in the male divi­sion of the half marathon, in what was the first Te Houtaewa Chal­lenge for both.

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