Mount rider dominates again

Bay of Plenty man Cody Cooper could never be accused of being boring, but the ease with which he won again at the weekend does make the Honda Racing Team crew very relaxed indeed. The 34-year-old national MX1 champion from Mount Maunganui showed once... Read More

Sharing the water with a shark

Auckland swimmer Sarah O'Grady is vowing to never swim alone again after discovering a shark was pacing her warm up swim in Pilot Bay on Saturday. She was swimming parallel to the beach before Sunday's Classic Builders Tinman Triathlon. “A... Read More

Lake Taupo CC post first win

Baywide Cup newcomers GM Painters Lake Taupo CC rubber-stamped their premier credentials when they won their first Baywide cricket encounter, beating Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College at Nicholson Field in the Western Bay of Plenty. The... Read More

Women-only group to help ladies get fit

A new online community for Bay of Plenty women has been created to help local ladies find out about opportunities to get active, get involved, and connect with other like-minded women. She Plays in the Bay is a new Facebook Group, created and hosted... Read More

Chasing back to back wins

Eight current secondary school students, selected in the Bay of Plenty Development team, to play Waikato Valley at the Tauranga Domain on Sunday, reflect a deliberate strategy by the Bay selectors to promote and develop young cricket talent in the region. Convener... Read More

No problems, just solutions

It could have been a game breaker. But some small town enterprise, ingenuity, and a complex mix of deals, inside knowledge and oodles of goodwill, has triumphed for Te Puke Sports and Recreation Club. The Club was in the market for some grandstand seating... Read More

Seeking sponsorship for five marathons

A brain damaged Tauranga man who uses running as therapy is seeking sponsorship to help him achieve his goal of completing five marathons in 12 months. Andrew Weatherly hasn't been the same since a faulty exhaust resulted in him unwittingly inhaling... Read More

Blackcaps returning for ND team

Northern Districts will have the services of their Blackcaps teammates for this round of the Plunket Shield, having returned from their tour of India.  Captain Daniel Flynn, says their returning team mates have slotted back into the training preparation... Read More

BOP Women's Sevens squad announced

Bay of Plenty Rugby Women's Sevens Head Coach Victoria Grant has named her Bay of Plenty Women's Sevens Squad for the 2017/18 season following Saturday's Baywide Club Rugby Sevens Tournament. The youthful squad selected has an abundance... Read More

Night bathed in day at Bay Oval

They look like something straight out of Pacific Rim, the American science fiction monster movie. Giant humanoid robots dominating the skyline down Totara Street. But rather than striking fear, they signal an historic summer of cricket in the Bay of... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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