Working out for 24 hours

It's called the Winter Warrior and it's held in spring. But the season is the last thing on competitors' minds as they work out for 24 hours non-stop this Labour Weekend. “We did a smaller version in winter and we've crossed... Read More

Mount motocross champ in Taupo

Current MX1 champion and Mount local Cody Cooper will be in Taupo this Labour weekend as the town once again becomes the centre of the motocross universe. The big annual MX Fest traditionally marks the start to the summer season and the event is again... Read More

HoopNation tipping off this weekend

The best of the Bay of Plenty and New Zealand's top basketball players will be showcased and celebrated in Tauranga this long weekend as a new high profile sporting event sets up camp here. HoopNation tips off at ASB Arena – hosting some... Read More

Wellington v Auckland at Bay Oval

Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval at will post another first this weekend when the Wellington Firebirds meet the Auckland Aces in a Plunket Shield match. The Wellington move to the Bay of Plenty has been brought about by their usual home venue being... Read More

BOP & Hawkes Bay to square off

The Bay of Plenty representative cricket team is taking on the Hawkes Bay in two one-day friendlies at the Tauranga Domain this Labour Weekend. While Saturday and Sunday's matches are non-competition games, bragging rights will definitely be on... Read More

Cane to return for Mitre 10 Cup semi

All Black flanker Sam Cane has been named on the bench for the Bay of Plenty Steamers Mitre 10 Cup Championship semifinal against Otago tonight. The Steamers secured their spot in the semis with a 26-24 win over Hawkes Bay last weekend, and the coaches... Read More

BOPRU 2016 awards announced

Whakatāne Marist's Steven Mapu won the inaugural Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Supreme Award at the 2016 Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Awards. The annual BOPRU awards celebrate and recognise the efforts and achievements of players, coaches, referees... Read More

Fickle weather disrupts cricket

The fickle Western Bay of Plenty weather saw just one Baywide Cup game completed last Saturday. Eves Realty Greerton batted first in their match-up with Carrus Mount Maunganui, which had the Baker Cup (WBOPCA Challenge Trophy) on the line. The introduction... Read More

Cadets grab a trifecta of wins

The opening round of the WBOPCA Colts Primary, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary competitions on Sunday saw Cadets and Greerton take out the junior and senior secondary matches, with Mount Maunganui and Cadets winning the primary games. Players contest... Read More

Forestry track enduro racing

The elite of New Zealand off-road racers will be competing in the inaugural Husqvarna Hard Enduro near Tokoroa this Labour Weekend. The three day ordeal of off-road motorcycle riding is loosely modelled on the famous Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro, held... Read More

Opinion Poll

Only 38 per cent of electors returned their voting forms in the council elections, did you vote?

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