Derby day at Ruatoria

'Playing your neighbours is never easy' The derby match — 1 v 5 — between competition leaders Hikurangi and fifth-placed Ruatoria City at Whakarua Park didn’t eventuate on April 7, but nothing’s going to stop that game going ahead this Saturday. “Playing your neighbours is never easy — it’s always a challenge,


As one door closes, another opens is the philosophy Ngati Porou East Coast coach Whetu Haerewa (left) is taking in his first season in charge of the Sky Blues. The Coast have lost multiple players from last year’s Heartland Championship squad, meaning a level of rebuilding is ahead of them this