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Final words of wisdom via social media from a Papamoa Surf Life Saving coach back in New Zealand have helped the club claim the Open World IRB crown on the other side of the world. Overnight in the Interclub competition, Papamoa's 13-strong IRB...

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A rare tilt at the famous Ranfurly Shield has the Bay of Plenty Steamers hopeful their faithful fans will vocally get behind them this weekend. Enduring a nine-year wait for another crack at New Zealand rugby's spiritual trophy, many in the proud...

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A crop of Papamoa Primary School hockey players have flicked their way to success in a Western Bay of Plenty wide competition. The Papamoa Year 5 (Mount Cluster) side took out the WBOP 7's Hockey Tournament at the Tauranga Hockey Centre this week...

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A group of Tauranga athletes are preparing to return to Opotiki for another bash at the tough 100 mile Motu 160 mountain bike/road cycle race next month. Vowing to never to return after taking part for the first time in 2013, the group encouraged by Sport...

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Tauranga sailor Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have made a strong start to their 49er title defence at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Spain leading the fleet after day one. On a day where the official report describes it as tough, “with...

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A six-wicket win over the defending Champions League T20 champions Mumbai Indians has sealed the Northern Knights' position in the main draw of the lucrative competition. Some high intensity bowling and fielding, followed by intelligent batting,...

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When John Bryant opened the letter from Surf Life Saving New Zealand recently, his first thought was “what have I done now?” The Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service coach suspected he'd spoken his mind once too often and fallen foul of...

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Bay of Plenty hooker Nathan Harris looks set to make his All Blacks debut after being named in the 30-strong squad for the tour of Argentina and South Africa. The inclusion marks an impressive rise for the 22-year-old Te Puke rake having debuted for the...

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The Northern Knights are all but through to the main draw of the Champions League T20 tournament after crushing the Lahore Lions by 72 runs. The overnight win makes it two from two for the Knights, representing New Zealand, in the qualifying stage with...

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The 2015 Port of Tauranga Half has launched today at Mount Maunganui with a massive twist or two in store for the 26th hosting of the iconic triathlon event. The January event will feature a new, harder bike course and will be a part of the inaugural...

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A Royal Spoonbill on the Wairau Lagoon. Photo by Will Parsons.
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