Cricket in the Bay

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian What a spectacle at the Bay Oval on Sunday, where India played Australia in a Group B encounter in the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup currently being played in New Zealand. In... Read More

A holiday filled with darts

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian The Christmas season always brings an extra joy to Sideline Sid with one of his favourite sporting events broadcast on Sky.   There are few sporting events in the world that... Read More

Getting back on the bike

Active Voicewith Laura WeaserSport BOP Communication Advisor Glow sticks, letters and numbers stickers, pipe cleaners and bike helmets – what do these all have in common? A Bike Crafternoon. Part cycle scavenger hunt, part degustation... Read More

Boxing fans rejoice

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Last Sunday's free viewing of the matchup between two double Olympic Gold medallists is one of the entrees that Sky occasionally serve up, to wet the appetite of boxing fans in... Read More

Making gutsy girls

Active Voicewith Debbie GareaFundamental Movement Skills Advisor I love Facebook. As a parent, it's my way of finding out where my four-year-old Daisy and I can go to be outdoors each week. We came across ‘Outdoor Explorers'... Read More

Climb every mountain…

Active Voicewith Belinda MullerSport BOP GRx Advisor (WBOP) Tauranga City Council staff say approximately one million people walk up and around Mauao each year, making it the largest natural fitness and leisure centre in the Bay of Plenty (BOP... Read More

The changing face of the Bay Oval

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Even the most ardent Bay of Plenty cricket fans would have struggled to imagine the Bay Oval of today, when the first sod was turned on the first day of March in 2005. The catalyst... Read More

Cricket takes center stage

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Cricket took center stage at the Tauranga Domain last Saturday, as Otumoetai Cadets celebrated its 40th Jubilee with an old boys day and a celebratory dinner in the evening.  The... Read More

Awards night more than the glitz and glamour

Active Voicewith Laura WeaserSport BOP Communication Advisor Not counting my high school graduation, I've only ever been to one awards ceremony – and it can only be described as a three-ring circus. Media, VIPs, supporters, finalists,... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

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