Two down, two to go in Hawke Cup

Bay of Plenty begins its third Hawke Cup challenge of the 2017 season at its 2017 fortress of Bay Oval. After swatting aside Zone 1 challengers Counties Manukau and surviving an action-packed match against Zone 2's Hawke's Bay, tomorrow sees... Read More

Title race begins Saturday

The last Saturday in February heralds the start of the business end of the WBOPCA Reserve Grade competition, with the Championship and Plate round robin competitions beginning. The top three teams from each of the two pools of the qualifying competition... Read More

Omanu to host senior championships

Omanu Beach will host nearly 300 athletes this weekend for the 2017 Bay of Plenty Senior Championship. The annual event will once again be spread over two days of competition; Saturday, February 25, to Sunday, February 26. Individual events and IRB racing... Read More

Cooper strengthens grip on MX1 crown

Bay of Plenty's Cody Cooper has one hand on the 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships trophy and won't be letting go any time soon. The reigning five-time MX1 champion extended his lead to 13 points over great rival and last season's... Read More

Richard Judd signs for the Bay

Former Counties Manukau rugby player Richard Judd is joining the Bay of Plenty Steamers for the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup Season. Judd (24) has been a consistent and impressive performer in the Mitre 10 Cup for the past two seasons and is a key team member in... Read More

Can’t catch Kibblewhite on the waves

Red Beach surfer Thomas Kibblewhite returned to the winner's podium for the second straight national event on Sunday, winning the SPY Optics Men's Longboard Division of the Barrett Homes New Zealand Longboard and SUP Open at Papamoa Beach. The... Read More

The sports bible according to Kane

He's presently number four on the ICC world cricket test batting rankings. He's one of us, Kane Williamson, 26-year-old captain of the Black Caps and he's just released a checklist for goal achieving and pushing personal boundaries. Considering... Read More

Rees wins again on Paeroa streets

It was the same old story with Bay of Plenty's Tony Rees at the weekend – he's thoroughly predictable, meticulous and safe – but you could never call this man boring, because he's also ridiculously fast. On Sunday, the 49-year-old... Read More

Fisher delivers kayaking double

Aimee Fisher has further cemented her place as Lisa Carrington's heir apparent, after a commanding performance at the New Zealand canoe racing championships at Lake Karapiro. The 22-year-old Hawke's Bay paddler capitalised on Carrington's... Read More

Single cricket match managed

Confounding all predictions, one game of WBOPCA Reserve Grade cricket was completed on Saturday. Te Puke travelled to the Eastern Bay of Plenty to inflict upon Whakatane United their first defeat of the WBOPCA Reserve Championship qualifying competition. The... Read More



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