It was a great day out for competitors, spectators and organisers as the Tremains Corporate Triathlon celebrated their 21st year in action.
The starting gun went off with a bang at 10.30 am on Sunday with approximately 350 athletes in attendance.
With the starting line at Ahuriri's Pandora Pond the 600m swim, 1700m kayak, 5km run, and 20km cycle certainly got the competitors hearts pumping.
City Fitness Machines came out on top for the male teams with an impressive time of 1:00:14 with Pulp Power close behind posting a time of 1:00:27.
Gannet Beach Adventures won the female teams division with a time of 1:03:46 and Nursing it Along coming in second with a time of 1:03:53.
Aon 2 were tough to beat in the mixed teams winning with a time of 1:02:47 over second placed Awesome Foursome - Ainsworth & Collinson Ltd.
Hawkes Bay United have lost to Team Wellington in a hard fought away game.
Team Wellington's win boosts them into the ASB Premiership grand final after beating Hawkes Bay 1-0.
Unsurprisingly, Chris Greatholder's Hawkes Bay side were keen to attack from the opening whistle to earn the two goals required to win the tie.
The HBHS Junior and Senior basketball teams travelled to Hamilton on Friday for a one-day basketball blitz.
The Junior team was too strong for the opposition beating both Hamilton Boys teams by convincing margins and going on to win the final against Kelston by 77 to 42.
Isaia Jones was the player of the tournament but all 10 players should be proud of their effort and sportsmanship.
The Senior A’s played almost everybody 20 minutes a game and looked very quick and played as a team beyond Head Coach Curtis Wooten's preseason expectations.
They beat Kelston 58-16 with Mataeus Marsh Player of the Match.
The team then beat Hamilton Boys 73-58 with Harrison Solomon playing a starring role
Kaleb Edward's efforts at both ends of the court featured in the win against Rotorua BHS 72-39.
In the Championship final HBHS played New Plymouth Boys who are consistently very strong. After getting behind with a slow start the team went on a 14 to 0 scoring streak at the end of the first quarter to take the lead . From then on they managed to control the game and win 49-44. The Player of the Match was Harlan Solomon.
Under 15 Boy's
Latrell Smiler-Ah Kiong
Under 15 Girl's
Under 17 Boy's
Under 17 Girl's
This is a fantastic, picturesque course traversing iconic Hawke's Bay landmarks. It meanders up and down the three main peaks of Mt Erin, Mt Kahuranaki and the historic Te Mata Peak. Much of it on private land, this course provides a unique Hawke's Bay experience meeting the needs of beginners and experienced participants alike.
50km ultra Marathon
Solo Mountain Bike
Solo Run (run or jog or walk)
Solo Walk (walking only)
New Event - TeMata Traverse Fun Run/Walk 10-13km approx.
Team Run - Relay Teams of 3 (run or jog or walk)
Team Walk - Relay Teams of 3 (walking only)
Team Run - Relay Teams of 6 (run or jog or walk)
Team Walk - Relay Teams of 6 (walking only)
School Run – Relay Teams of 3 (run or jog or walk)
Medals for place getters
(Prizes include a Merida Bike)
Event T-Shirts for sale
A Great Event Village
A Challenge for everyone
Part of the New Zealand Mountain Running Series
When: Sat 15 Mar 2014, 6:00am–6:00pm
Where: Havelock North Domain, Napier Rd, Havelock North
Restrictions: All Ages
Website: Triple Peaks Challenge
Hosting a Wellington Phoenix League football game boosted the region's economy by over $660,000 but the event hosts are unlikely to look to attract other major sport events.
Team Hawke's Bay Trust brought the Wellington Phoenix game against Newcastle jets to Napier's McLean Park, but says a better underwriting model with significant support from the region's councils is needed.
Team Hawke's Bay chairman Kevin Murphy said the trust took the gamble on the game financially breaking even, which it did.
Hosting the game cost $160,000 including paying a match fee to the Phoenix, venue hire and promoting the game.
"The game would not have happened without the underwriting by some local businesses, the commitment of Team Hawke's Bay Trust and Sport Hawke's Bay providing event management support at no charge.
"This isn't the most ideal model, we either need financial support by councils or skin in the game from the team or sport body.
"If you look at the success of the Auckland Rugby League Nines, this event was funded by the Auckland council's economic growth agency (ATEED), which sees events as a key boost to tourism.
"That's how serious we have to be here, we need to create new sport events and also look to attract games from the likes of the NRL, AFL and A League," Mr Murphy said.
Greater collaboration and financial support from councils is vital if the region wants to host more major sport events, a report by Team Hawke's Bay Trust states.
The game was also a test of using sport events as a tourism boost and how facilities such as McLean Park are prepared for hosting televised large-scale sport events.
Trust chairman Kevin Murphy said the social and economic benefits of hosting major sport events is well proven but the trust would not take on the risk again without greater commitment and support from other regional stakeholders.
"This event would not have come to the region had it not been for the financial backing of local businesses, the commitment of Team Hawke's Bay Trust and energy and event management support from Sport Hawke's Bay. In the report provided to Sport Hawke's Bay, The Phoenix and Napier City Council, that there was a refreshingly more positive approach towards the end of the planning stages due to the appointment of Wayne Jack, as the council's new chief executive. "It was obvious that Wayne understands the value of hosting large scale events and there was an increased willingness to assist and make the event happen.
The report which included an economic impact study by Sean Bevin of Economic Analysis for Success (ESL) stated that of the 8250 attending the
game, over 3000 were visitors to the region. The game boosted the economy by $660,000 mostly through accommodation and hospitality.
"This is money that would not have been pumped into the region." Wellington Phoenix general manager David Dome said the franchise is open
to returning but only if the business model was right. "We were very impressed by the proactive and can do attitude of the Team Hawkes Bay Charitable Trust. The Trust was a credit to the region in their courage to put on an A-League match and the event was very successful and well supported by the people of Hawkes Bay. He added that although the club is committed to hosting most of its games in Wellington, it would continue to look to host games elsewhere. "Investigating in bringing another Phoenix A-League match in Hawke's Bay would be something the club would be interested in looking at," Mr Dome said. One of the event underwriters, Mike Purchas of sportsground.co.nz hopes for more support from councils and relevant agencies. In the report Team Hawke's Bay said the Napier City Council was "good to deal with through this process but were tied to policy when negotiating terms". "They (The Phoenix) were surprised at how hard we had to work to get this part of the process confirmed and we feel that the current model does not really work when taking into account the number of visitors the game bought to the area," the report said.
In organising the game other issues revolved around lack of volunteers, ticketing for Phoenix club member ticket holders and lack of internet accessibility at entrances to the park.
"We got no revenue from Phoenix ticket holders as it was classed as a home game for members, while lack of internet at the entrances meant 'print your own ticket holders' could only access the ground from one entrance," Mr Murphy said.
One of the great sporting events on the calendar gets underway at the Hawke’s Bay Showgrounds in Hastings this month when the NRM New Zealand Horse of the Year Show begins on 18th March and culminates on Sunday 23rd March with the JB Olympic Cup.
With 2600 horses, 1800 riders, 28 arenas, 400 volunteers involved in numerous equestrian disciplines the NRM Horse of the Year Show is quite simply one of the largest equestrian events in the world.
The sheer scale of the event has to be seen to be believed and one of the challenges for Event Director Kevin Hansen and his amazing team has always been to convince the Hawke’s Bay public that this is not just an event for the ‘horsey fraternity’. Billed as a “A Celebration of All Things Equestrian”, it is my belief that the event is actually a celebration of Hawke’s Bay and what Hawke’s Bay people can do when they work together.
Each year the Horse of the Year Show Team score another coup and in 2014 they have surpassed themselves, with the confirmation that the reigning world champion showjumper Philippe le Jeune from Belgium will compete this year. In sporting language that’s like getting basketball’s LeBron James to guest for the Hawks! Le Jeune will compete in the Norwood Gold Cup and the JB Olympic Cup.
This Year’s Show will also feature Classic Cross Country action on Saturday 22nd March right through the centre of the Showgrounds with one of the features being the water jump in the magnificent Waikoko Gardens, while a Tri-Series Show Jumping event will see New Zealand take on Australia and China. China are emerging as one of the new powerhouses of equestrian sport catapulted by the incredible wealth of the ever growing Chinese middle class and the legacy on Chinese horsemanship which goes back over a thousand years.
Add to this the pure stunning elegance of dressage, the return of Sir Mark Todd, who will captain the New Zealand Team in the Tri-Series and the numerous other equestrian disciplines and the NRM New Zealand Horse of the Year Show is something all Hawke’s Bay people can be proud of. Last year over 70,000 people attended over the week. Will you be one of those this year?
The equestrian week begins with a fantastic taster, Showjumping’s Holy Grail event at Church Road Winery, Taradale on Sunday 16th March. This quick action speed and height event will feature a Trans-Tasman match-up between New Zealand and Australia and is billed as equestrian’s version of T20 Cricket, fast paced and over in a few hours.
So there is plenty for us in Hawke’s Bay to the proud of. Both these events need support from the locals, so pack away the cricket whites and the football and be prepared to be entertained like never before in a ‘Celebration of All Things Equestrian”.
Visit www.hoy.co.nz for details
Sport Hawkes Bay
- Central Hawkes Bay Mana Wahine Try-athlon
- Wellington beat Hawkes Bay United for the third time this season.
- Hawke's Bay shearers really well at Golden Shears.
- Hawkes Bay coaches can find out more about sports nutrition.
- Prove you're a Tough Kid and get down to the Sports Park Hawkes Bay.
- Support Hawkes Bay United for their semi final against Team Wellington in Napier
- Does Hawkes Bay have the next Junior Tiger?
- The future looks brighter for former Hawkes Bay rugby player Hika Elliot
- Hastings driver Tom Curran completes a clean sweep
- Central Hawkes Bay schools are set to host a fun triathlon series.
- Enjoy the Gentle Annie ride between Napier and Taihape
- Wellington leapfrog Hawkes Bay United to the ASB Premiership semi-finals.
- Hawkes Bay is set to revolutionise showjumping.
- Hawke's Bay champ Tom Curran set to dictate in the KZ2 Masterclass.
- Hawkes Bay well represented at the NZ Rotax Max Challenge
- Catch Hawkes Bay United this weekend
- Rising Hawke's Bay star Aimee Fisher takes on the best
- Hawkes Bay United secure a playoff spot
- Napier celebrates as the countdown begins until the Cricket World Cup
- Iron Maori started in Hawkes Bay and is now taking over Nelson!