For the love of community sport

Active Voicewith Daniel HarrisonCommunity Sport Team Leader   Sport, in all its forms, is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, physical abilities, and cultural and social backgrounds, and getting more people involved (and for longer)... Read More

A century of history around the ring

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz You could almost feel over a century of history around the ring, when the Boxing New Zealand senior titles were decided in Rotorua on Friday night. The first National Championships... Read More

A nail biting weekend of rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It was nail-biting times for Sideline Sid last weekend as the two rugby sides that he supports with a passion, were made to fight for victory.  While the All Blacks were expected... Read More

AIMing for an inclusive New Zealand

Active Voicewith Cherryl ThomsonDisability Sport Adviser He waka eke noa, mō Aotearoa whanui (We are all in this waka together, for all of New Zealand) It's all happening this week! AIMS Games is in town, with the Opening Ceremony held... Read More

Memories of a sports nut

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Memories came flooding back when Sideline Sid was ringside at TGA Box on Waihi Road on Sunday, to watch regional training for the up-coming Boxing New Zealand amateur championships... Read More

Fiji moved me

Active Voicewith Heidi LitchwarkSport BOP CEO During a holiday in Fiji, I was reminded how much fun people seem to have with a less sedentary lifestyle. Of course, being on holiday in a warm climate, the swimming, snorkeling, water slides and beach... Read More

The Steamers Mitre 10 contingent

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Ask the participants in this season Mitre 10 Cup about their future rugby aspirations and the majority of replies are sure to be to play at a higher level in the game. This seasons... Read More

Communication is a two-way street

Active Voicewith Laura WeaserSport BOP Communication Advisor “What do you do?” Four little words; one complicated answer. In an organisation where many roles and titles are easy to understand, my title ‘Communication Advisor'... Read More

Hunt for the magic elixir

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid is on a mission to track down the elixir that was given to the Northland team at half-time against the Bay of Plenty Steamers, in their Mitre 10 Cup clash in Whangarei... Read More

What players really want from their club

Active Voicewith Chloe PettersonSport BOP Insights Analyst As the winter sports season draws to a close, it's a time to reflect on the reasons why players feel engaged with their club. Sport NZ research into club satisfaction shows 61% of... Read More



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