Baywide rugby first round trophy up for grabs

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The first trophy of the current Baywide rugby season will be decided on Saturday, with the completion of the premier qualifying rounds of play. Twelve teams kicked off in the balmy... Read More

How to beat the winter blues

Active Voicewith Sonia LyndsSport BOP Recreation team leader What a beautiful autumn weekend we have just had! Yes, you can feel that snow has landed somewhere down the country, but when the sun comes out, we still flock to the great outdoors to... Read More

Thumbs up to the Trail Fairies

Melanie ShortCommunication and Operations Manager - Sport Bay of Plenty Did you know the Bay of Plenty has the highest preference for outdoor pursuits in New Zealand?* This isn't surprising, of course, considering the huge array of options... Read More

RIP Ian and Brian

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz When one reaches the seventh decade, one sees a good number who started the race of life around the same time, falling at hurdles in the home straight. In recent weeks, two good acquaintances... Read More

Kids just want to have fun

Active Voicewith Glenn EyersSport BOP Community Sport Advisor Smelly rugby boots at the front door, hockey ball dents in the walls, forgotten netball uniforms in the back seat and, of course, footballs on the roof. That's right, the winter... Read More

Basketball bounces back in the East

Active Voicewith Gareth YatesSport BOP School Sport Team Leader Basketball has made a comeback in the Eastern Bay, thanks to some keen volunteers who wanted to offer a local league to secondary school-aged students.   Prior to 2015, only a... Read More

Cold weather signals the start of rugby season

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The advent of chilly mornings signals the serious start of the rugby season. This Saturday morning, thousands of youngsters will be in action as the junior rugby season kicks off.  However,... Read More

Rotorua Marathon - a half century and more of racing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Saturday, May 6, brings the running of an iconic Bay of Plenty sports event with the 53rd Rotorua Marathon taking places around the confines of Lake Rotorua. This year's running... Read More

Techy can be sporty

Active Voicewith Heidi LichtwarkSport BOP Chief Executive Finding the balance between the use of technology and physical movement is a constant challenge for us all – especially when it comes to our children, who are influenced by social... Read More

World heavyweight boxing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz There are few sporting contests in the world which grab more headlines and attention than world heavyweight boxing championship title fights. In the next three weeks, the Joshua verses... Read More



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