Off the beaten track

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Last week Sideline Sid and Mrs Sid took off for a few days of R&R in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. One of Sid's missions in the last few years while on holiday, has been to visit places... Read More

Big news in New Zealand boxing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian The big news in New Zealand boxing in the New Year is the agreement of the parties involved with Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury. The arguement is for their boxers to meet (somewhere... Read More

Cycling cranks up around the Bay

Lauren AtkinsonRecreation AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty Cycling activity across the Bay of Plenty is about to crank up with Sport Bay of Plenty's Bike Month and the national Aotearoa Bike Challenge now underway for February. The Aotearoa Bike... Read More

The ups and downs of the New Zealand Warriors

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Thousands of people around the country are getting ready for a roller coaster ride. No, they're not headed for Rainbows End, but are getting ready for the ups and downs of following... Read More

"Why did I do that" award

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Sideline Sid has a nomination for the 2017 "Why did I do that" award - putting forward the captain of the Counties Manukau cricket team, who won the toss against Bay of Plenty in their... Read More

The so-called demise of the Wellington Sevens

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian It's been interesting to hear and read in the media about the so-called demise of the Wellington Sevens, which is being staged at the Cake Tin in New Zealand's capital city this... Read More

Nothing boring about test cricket

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Anyone that says test cricket is boring and has reached its use-by date, obviously didn't watch the Basin Reserve test between the Black Caps and Bangladesh over the weekend. The game... Read More

The unsung heroes of summer

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Amongst the unsung heroes of summer in the Bay of Plenty and Coromandel are the volunteer lifeguards, who willingly give up their leisure time to patrol the beaches of the region. With... Read More

Free family fun

Simon NeateCommunication AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty Sport Bay of Plenty and Virtually on Track offer free family fun and a chance to win prizes this summer with Join the Gems and geo-teering.    Join the Gems and geo-teering are... Read More

Dishing out roses for the 2016 sporting year

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian With this being the time of the year when the countries sports commentators make up their winners and losers list for the previous twelve months - Sideline Sid has joined the queue... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

Only partially

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