Cambridge at top of Premiership

Cambridge has surged to the top of the Loaded WaiBOP Premiership after a 2-1 win against Comag Matamata Swifts on Saturday, during a weekend in which a number of games were postponed due to the weather. With previous leaders Waikato Unicol not in action,... Read More

Kiwi paddler eighth at world champs

Rotorua kayaker Zack Mutton has equalled New Zealand's best-ever individual result at a junior canoe slalom world championship, finishing eighth in the K1 final in Bratislava, Slovakia. It could've been so much better, however, with his raw... Read More

Top seeds fall out as finalists found

It was an emotional win for Marwan Tarek as he knocked out the top seed, fellow Egyptian Youssef Ibrahim at the World Junior Squash Championship in Tauranga. “I'm extremely happy,” Tarek says of the 3-1 win, before revealing just how... Read More

On the trail of beauty

Papamoa physiotherapist James Mooney is no runner – golf is his thing – but he's pulling on his running shoes for a good cause in September – The Moa Experience trail run. The inaugural event on September 3 will cover a 15km course... Read More

Top-20 finish for Tauranga paddler

Tauranga kayaker Claudia Paterson has secured a top-20 finish at canoe slalom's under-23 and junior world championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. The 18-year-old Bethlehem College paddler bowed out in the semifinals of the junior K1 division, with... Read More

Delany returns to play for the Bay

Mike Delany has returned from England to play for the Bay of Plenty Steamers in the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup season, and is excited about playing under coach Clayton McMillan. Delany has recently returned from England where he was playing for the Newcastle... Read More

Beating Tana Umaga at squash

Five years ago as a young boy in Toulon, Victor Crouin took on All Blacks great Tana Umaga in a game of squash.  He won.   Now he's hoping a bit of Kiwi magic helps him pull off an unlikely win at the World Junior Squash Championship... Read More

Tauranga Taniwha off to the US

A chance to hone their skills to compete on the national stage later this year will see the Tauranga Taniwha under 14 girls' water polo team head to Hawaii next month for an invitational tournament. The Hawaiian Invitational Water Polo Tournament... Read More

Boosting performance in rugby

The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union have announced a new competition comprising of four teams, Bay of Plenty, Samoa, Te Waiariki, Western Bay of Plenty and Eastern Bay of Plenty.   The Baywide Pro 4 series will include three weeks of round-robin fixtures,... Read More

Martin Knight ignores squash conflict

There was a moment of potential conflict when Martin Knight's Colombia went against New Zealand in the World Junior Squash Championship in Tauranga. Born and breed on the Kapiti Coast, Martin Knight, 33, played squash for New Zealand at three Commonwealth... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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