HNPS Community Notices

November 2021

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We’re running a hockey course in the January 2022 holidays again. Numbers will be limited to make sure coach to player ratios are good and that the coaching is high quality.

The course is planned in detail as always . You know that all players are in a quality, safe and enjoyable learning environment.

Please book in as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

Details as below:

Venue: Hastings Boys’ High School Astroturf and Indoor Gym

Dates: Monday 17th - Wednesday 19th January 2022

Session Times: 9.00am – 3.00pm (8-14 years old)

Cost: $50 per day … $150 all days

Head Coach: Dean Hulls

Former Central Districts National Hockey League Coach

Hawke’s Bay Hockey High Performance Coach and Representative Manager

Hockey NZ L2 Qualified and IAAF Level 2 Qualified

Additional Coaches confirmed as follows (and based on participant numbers):

  • Marcus Collier
    Hawke's Bay Senior Men and Hawke's Bay Elite squad

  • Olivier Hillard
    Hawke's Bay U18 Men and Hawke's Bay Elite squad

  • Georgia Hulls
    NZ 200m Champion, NZ National Sprint Squad & Sprint Coach

  • Dom Hantz
    Hastings Boys and Akina Rovers HC 1st XI

  • Katelyn Garbes
    Hastings Girls and Akina Rovers HC 1st XI

All coaches are experienced coaches at this level, coached on multiple previous holiday courses and are focused on skill development in an enjoyable environment. On the last course we had eight experienced and professional coaches which was one coach for every seven players. Quality coaching from quality, professionally qualified coaches is a priority in getting the best value for money in terms of player improvement.


Book now to avoid disappointment!

Let me know if you need any more information!

Thanks again.


Mob: 027 270 6439


A new family needed for Peaches the Guinea Pig

Meet Peaches - she is a lovely natured guinea pig and about 4 years old. She is easy-going, can be picked up and cuddled (gently, of course) and is very chatty. Due to our daughter (Peaches' owner) soon going to boarding school, we decided Peaches would be better off with a different loving family. So she is up for adoption! Only the most caring, kindest families please, as guinea pigs have a fine bone structure and need to be handled with care. Peaches double-storey hutch comes included too, so this is a pretty great opportunity for anyone who looks to surprise their kids. If you already have a guinea pig, Peaches would make for a fine companion and it would make us very happy to know she'd have a buddy. Email your interest to and tell us a little about your circumstances.