Open Boys Rugby Sevens 21st March

This was the first qualifying tournament for the open boys. The team had a minimal build up due to the unavailability of four players who were travelling overseas with an invitational sevens team.  Luckily, though there was enough depth and experience in the team from those that had been taught by Eric Rush in 2016 that everything clicked on the day. The boys went through undefeated and now progress to the finals on the 6th April.




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Kerikeri High School wins 2017 Harken Schools Regatta



The Kerikeri High School team helmed by Frankie Dair and his crew of Alice Autet, Jack Dalbeth-Hudson and Jack Bunce have won the 2017 Harken School Regatta. The team beat off fierce competition from the other nine teams in tough and immensely close racing today.

Separated by just one point was second overall Marlborough College on 20 points, with Westlake Boys High School placing 3rd.


The racing was extremely close and the fleet was very competitive with the top three teams being separated by a single point.

Youth Training Programme Coach Guy Pilkington commented “The racing today was very close. It was anybody’s regatta to win going into the last race“.

Despite conditions earlier this morning not looking very promising the Gold Fleet were able to complete the full five scheduled races. Race Officer Gerald Flynn commented “We were very pleased to complete all of the gold fleets racing this afternoon.  It was great to see so many out of town teams and we like to get the maximum amount of races in!”


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Kerikeri High School rugby girls take on travelling Canadian side

On Monday 20th March Northland Rugby organised a mini sevens tournament for a touring Canadian Secondary school team. Kerikeri High School fielded two teams, Whangarei Girls High School one and the Canadian side split into two.  Both our teams went through undefeated. We did not get the opportunity to play each other which was just as well as both sides would have taken the match far too seriously as neither would of wanted to loose.  The school is very lucky to have three dedicated coaches to the rugby girls programme and numbers are hovering around thirty five. The girls are really enjoying the chance to play the game as it has progressed into a fast, athletics not so rough aggressive game.

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NSSSA Track & Field Championships – Results

A team of 14 athletes were selected after they achieved the standards for entry to represent Kerikeri High School at the Northland Secondary School Track & Field Champs in Whangarei on Thursday 16th March.  Our athletes were very competitive and came away with some outstanding results, most notably Olivia Sherman with a record breaking put of 12.54m in the U16 girls shot put event and Anika Green equalling the U14 girls 70m hurdles record.  Other results are as follows:

Field Events:

Senior Boys High Jump: Caleb Hetaraka 3rd

Senior Girls Triple Jump: Jasmin Winikerei 2nd, Olivia Frear 3rd

Intermediate Girls Long Jump: Leah Dawson 1st, Manaia Webb 2nd

Senior Girls Long Jump: Olivia Frear 1st, Jasmin Winikerei 2nd

Intermediate Girls Shop Put: Olivia Sherman 1st (Record)

Intermediate Girls Discus: Olivia Sherman 3rd

Senior Boys Discus: Raul Duhalde Errazuriz 3rd

Intermediate Girls Discus: Olivia Sherman 3rd

Track Events:

Junior Girls Hurdles: Anika Green 70m 1st (equalled record) and 300m 1st

Junior Girls 100m: Anika Green 3rd

Intermediate Girls 200m: Leah Dawson 2nd

Senior Girls 100m: Olivia Frear 1st

1500m Intermediate Boys: Jared Thomson 2nd

3000m Intermediate Boys: Jared Thomson 1st

1500m Intermediate Girls: Maya Rodenburg-Broido 2nd

Intermediate Boys 200m: Bradley Foster 2nd

Other athletes that participated were: Bay Fielding, Summer Denize and Kayla Donaldson.

Student Officials: Kelle Roberts, Hannah Pearson and Samantha Dearley.

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Kerikeri High School Netball – Coaches and Managers urgently required

With the 2017 netball season fast approaching and the team selections almost complete, we find that some teams are without coaches.  Without coaches and managers allocated to teams we are unable to register those teams – registrations close Sunday 26th March.

We are urgently seeking coaches for the following teams:-

10B, 10C, Senior B, Senior C.

We are seeking parent Managers for all year 7&8 netball teams and the teams listed above.

Please contact Lyn Raines in the Sports Office tel: 407 8916 or email


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Northland Secondary Schools Under 15 Boys & Girls Rugby

A boys and girls team have been training hard under the guidance of Mark and Nicole Anderson, Belinda Edwards and Kamilia Wihongi (TIC) for the girls and Aaron Richards (TIC) for the boys.

For most of the girls, it was their first experience at full contact rugby and they did amazing. The coaches had been working hard on tackling and this showed with all the girls having excellent technique. The girls played four games winning three and drawing one. They now qualify for the finals in early Apirl.

The boys team saw five players return to the team after their Northland and Condors successes of last year. This gave the team a strong backbone of players who had been well drilled by the sevens master himself Eric Rush. Aaron simply had to bring the new boys up to speed with the moves and structure of sevens rugby. The boys went through undefeated on the day and also qualify for the finals in April.


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Kerikeri High School Senior Athletics Day Monday 27th Feb

This year saw a smaller field (around 120) take part in this championship event, previously athletics was compulsory for year 11 PE classes as it was a credit option but this year they had a choice between this and snorkelling. However the field of athletes competing were of a better quality. The day ran smoothly, Olivia Sherman broke the Shot put record and Leah Dawson broke the high jump record.

Year level winners were:

Year 11: Jared Thomson/Dennis Koro (equal points), Leah Dawson

Year 12: Bay Fielding, Jeyde Sadler

Year 13: Caleb Hetaraka, Olivia Frear


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