Podium chance for Tom Saunders

Tauranga sailor Tom Saunders is looking for a strong finish on the final day of the Laser world championships in Croatia tonight NZ time, in hopes he can sneak onto the podium. Tom is eighth with two races remaining but knows big changes can happen in... Read More

Huge interest caps massive AIMS Games

The 2017 Anchor AIMS Games have proved a record-breaker, both on the fields and courts and in cyberspace. With 10,139 athletes competing in 21 sporting codes in Tauranga last week, the annual intermediate-aged games fielded their largest turnout ever. ... Read More

Rotorua closer to relegation

Loaded WaiBOP Premiership champions Cambridge completed their 2017 league campaign with a routine 3-1 victory at Melville United and now look forward to the business of gaining a Northern Region Football League spot over the next couple of weeks. In... Read More

Cairo a real AIMS Games character

Rugby and sparkly top-hats normally don't go hand-in-hand but Chisnallwood Intermediate broke the mould at the Anchor AIMS Games last week. Coach Daniel Vann introduced the hat for “Dick of the day” – awarded for good-natured... Read More

Young Rippa Rugby stars from the Bay

Pupils from Maungatapu School will be among 200 Rippa Rugby stars playing in a two-day tournament in Wellington for the Air New Zealand Rippa Rugby Championship. A total of 20 school teams representing their provincial unions throughout New Zealand will... Read More

Counting down to the big ‘quack off’

The country's keen duck callers are getting set to compete in the New Zealand Duck Calling Championships to be held in Taupo. The event is being held as part of the Sika Show, on September 30. Organiser Adam Rayner says the competition is a very... Read More

Young sailors in contention

There were plenty of sore bodies after racing overnight at the Laser world championships in Croatia, and a fair degree of satisfaction as well as disappointment among the Kiwi contingent. Sam Meech continued his good form, collecting three second-placed... Read More

Mountain biker wins silver at Worlds

A Papamoa teenager, has won a silver medal at the UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns. 18-year old Shania Rawson, earned the title last weekend in the women's junior downhill division. Its races involved a seeding run on Friday... Read More

Golden effort for games green team

While visiting sports teams' hunted tries and goals, one Tauranga squad spent the Anchor AIMS Games week dilligently diving for compostable coffee cups. Tauranga-based Waste Watchers staff, aided by a team of 50 student volunteers known as the... Read More

Strong start for Sam at Laser worlds

Tauranga sailor Sam Meech made a strong start to the Laser world championships in Split overnight, winning one of his two races to sit in third overall. Extremely shifty conditions greeted the 147 competitors in Croatia, meaning big gains and losses... Read More



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