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

Going global for climate change

Todd TalksBy Todd Muller This week I have returned from Bonn in Germany, where I attended the COP23 Climate Change conference as part of the New Zealand delegation. This was the first time I had attended anything quite like this, and I was struck... Read More

The beach is the place to be next week

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian An international sport, in which New Zealand are the current world champions, is to showcase international competition at Mount Maunganui next week. The International Surf Rescue Challenge,... Read More

Active whanau = Happy summer!

Active Voicewith Lena KairauSport BOP Active Families Advisor The summer holidays are a cool time of year that most whanau/families look forward to with excitement. It's a great time to relax, unwind, recuperate and switch off. However,... Read More

The rise of Corporate Boxing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Last Sunday was 17 years to the day, since David Tua challenged Lennox Lewis in Las Vegas, for the World Heavyweight championship. No New Zealand boxer has made more of an impression... Read More

Pondering Melbourne Cup pickings

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian The Melbourne Cup has been done and dusted for another year, with a few punters throughout Australia and New Zealand celebrating their luck in picking the right horse in the big go,... Read More

There is no i in 'team'

Active Voicewith Jen RileyCommunity Strength & Balance Leader and with Laura WeaserSport BOP Communication Advisor Back in June, an email went around work asking who would be interested in doing the Tough Mudder, an 18 kilometre mud and obstacle... Read More

Horse racing fan relives Melbourne Cup

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian Just a week out from 'The Race That Stops Two Nations', took Sideline Sid back 50 years to being on course at Flemington to watch the 1967 Melbourne Cup.  The end of a six month... Read More

When the teachers become the students

Active Voicewith Erin KouwenhovenCommunity Sport Advisor (WBOP) Earlier this month, Sport Bay of Plenty helped run the first-ever New Zealand Teachers' Games in Mount Maunganui. New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council (NZSSSC) launched... 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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