Locals put on good show in golf croquet

Nearly 60 golf croquet players from around the upper North Island battled it out at last weekend's 12th Annual BOP Golf Croquet Tournament. Although the tournament was hosted by Katikati Croquet Club, the large number of entrants meant the intermediate... Read More

Aquinas First XI win award

The Bay of Plenty Cricket Player/s of the Month March Award has been awarded as a rare team award to the Aquinas College First XI. Aquinas College has become the first Bay of Plenty Secondary School to progress from the qualifying draw to the ND First... Read More

Rotorua brothers take Enduro stage

Rotorua brothers Louis and Connor Hamilton took the top two places in the opening event at Crankworx Rotorua over the weekend. Louis Hamilton 22, took first place in the GIANT Enduro Challenge with a time of 21:44.72, while his 20-year-old brother Connor... Read More

Lake Taupo claim championship

The two Western Bay of Plenty Championship matches played at Blake Park on Saturday brought the curtain down on another very successful local cricket season. WBOPCA new season recruit Lake Taupo Cricket Club completed the Western Bay of Plenty Cricket... Read More

Up the coast, with a paddle

On Saturday, 20 teams of six paddlers from around New Zealand competed in a 32km ocean race, paddling from Pilot Bay to Karewa Island, back around Rabbit Island, and returning to the Mount. Paul Roozendaal organised the race partly as a fundraiser, and... Read More

Cadets defeat Mount to win Williams Cup

Element IMF Cadets have won their tenth Williams Cup since the mid-1990s, and their first since 2010. On Saturday they defeated Carrus Mount Maunganui in a thrilling final to the 2017 Baywide Championship at the Bay Oval. Cadets batted first at Bay of... Read More

A lifestyle that doubles as a sport

“It's a very pretty sport.” An insightful but unexpected take on her chosen sport of rowing by 17-year-old sculler Rebecca Frood. I was expecting tough, time-consuming, disciplined. “Yes, it's all those too. But it's... Read More

Five titles in a row

A come-from-behind ride by Mount Maunganui Honda hero Cody Cooper was the talk of the competition at Taupo on Saturday. Cooper came on strong in the fourth and final round of the Mazda and DRD magazine-sponsored 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships,... Read More

The Fast and the Fashionable

There was plenty of action on and off the track at yesterday's Bayleys International Raceday at Tauranga Racecourse, with big prizes on offer. The $100,000 Windsor Park Stud Japan-New Zealand International Trophy was won by All Roads, ridden by... Read More

Tauranga student triumphs in motorsport

He's only 17-years-old, but Tauranga lad Jordan Grant has already made an impression in the world of motorsport. The Otumoetai College student recently placed first in the junior category of the 2017 Motorsport NZ ClubSport Championships earlier... Read More



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