Getting back to basics for a lifelong love of sport

Active Voicewith Debbie GareaSport BOP Fundamentals Advisor Not every child wants to be a sporting star or elite athlete – but every child does have a desire and ability to move. However, the way we encourage and foster this ability will... Read More

Volunteering for the World Squash Championships

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid had a busy time last week, after putting his hand up to volunteer at the World Junior Squash championships being held in Tauranga until July 29. The biggest and most prestigious... Read More

Big or small, your goals count

Active Voicewith Belinda MullerSport BOP GRx Advisor In the last 12 months, more than 3000 Bay of Plenty people have linked to Sport Bay of Plenty's healthy lifestyle programme: Green Prescription. Green Prescription is a six-month starter... Read More

A dramatic afternoon of rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A real measure of a sporting competition is that it goes down to the wire at the end of the season. The Baywide club rugby premier championship qualifying that concluded last Saturday,... Read More

Baywide rugby premier matches

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The last throw of the dice will take place in Baywide rugby premier matches this Saturday, in the last round of the championship qualifying round.  A general consensus around the... Read More

Busy second term for Bay school sport

Active Voicewith Buddy MeyerSport BOP Primary School Sport Director Term 2 is probably the busiest on the primary school sport calendars – there is plenty on offer across the Bay of Plenty for our aspiring athletes and also those just wanting... Read More

Play young and move for life

Active Voicewith Karen StantonSport BOP Active Families Advisor The Ministry of Health (in collaboration with Sport NZ and the Health Promotion Agency) released their new Active Play Guidelines for Under Fives last month. The guidelines form part... Read More

'Lions Rampant' a personal view of the 71 Lions' tour

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While a little disappointed with the All Blacks defeat inflicted by the Lions last weekend, it sets up a likely thriller at Eden Park next Saturday night.  In the last few days,... Read More

Whanau snap up the challenge

Active Voicewith Michelle BarnsSport BOP Recreation Advisor Matariki Whanau Day took place on Sunday 25 June, the finale to four weeks of fantastic events around Tauranga which included live performances, exhibitions, nature walks and celestial... Read More

Huge wins for New Zealand

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Kiwi sporting euphoria has continued over the last seven days, with the mighty All Blacks overcoming the Lions in style and Team New Zealand bringing home the America's Cup to the... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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