Te Puke teen scores muddy win

Keeping cool while everyone else was losing it proved to be a winning tactic for Te Puke's Tyler Steiner at the weekend. The 17-year-old won the MX2 (250cc) class on an extremely muddy second day of racing at the annual King of the Mountain motocross... Read More

Blackcaps squad named for first two ODIs

A 14 man squad has been named for the Blackcaps opening two ANZ ODI matches of the Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia, including potential debutant Tom Blundell. The two sides first square-off at Eden Park on January 30 in what will be the 11th... Read More

International field for ultramarathon

There will be 42 countries from Israel to Réunion represented at the Tarawera Ultramarathon on February 11, making it the first major running event in New Zealand to attract an international field of more than 50 per cent, or more than 600 runners. The... Read More

Whakatane United beat Greerton

Whakatane United laid down the challenge to the other Western Bay Plenty Reserve Grade championship contenders on Saturday, when they beat pool two top seeds Greerton. Greerton had first use of the batting strip at Rex Morepeth Park in Whakatane and... Read More

Paddle medals for top Kiwi women

Kelly Travers showed Luuka Jones she's got a C1 fight on her hands, upstaging the Rio Olympian at canoe slalom's New Zealand Open near Palmerston North. Travers took out the C1 (canoe) final on a wet and windy Mangahao River course by more... Read More

Greerton beat TBC in run fest

The Williams Cup cricket encounter, at Pemberton Park on Saturday was a thrilling run fest with the home side Eves Realty Greerton chasing down Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys College huge target of 342, with the last ball of the game. Tauranga Boys... Read More

Eat your greens, get your gains

Just because you're pumping iron doesn't mean to have to be eating it in your red meats. Julie Therize-Conroy proves you can be superhuman, especially if you eat your greens. The vegan powerlifter says she's been plant-based for more... Read More

Women cricketers showcase skills

It's an exciting top level curtain-raiser to a busy schedule of women's cricket in the Bay of Plenty over the next couple of months. The latest rounds of the Northern Provincial League takes place at the Bay Oval this Sunday and will feature... Read More

NZ Open attracts world-class kayakers

Bay of Plenty kayakers Luuka Jones and Mike Dawson will spearhead the local charge this weekend against the top international talent taking on canoe slalom's New Zealand Open near Palmerston North. On the Mangahao River, at the Mangahao Power Station... Read More

Top weights dominate at races

There was a lot of action at the Tauranga Racecourse on Friday, with both of the biggest races won by top weights. The feature race – the Crockford Real Estate open handicap over 1400 – was won by Trojan Warrior, while Race Seven, the C U... Read More



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