International cricket newbies

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz There is likely to be some puzzled looks in the future when local cricket fans gaze at the Bay Oval honours board, with the name of  Usman Ghani (Afghanistan) credited with 107... Read More

Let them play!

Active Voicewith Anna Rees-JonesEarly Childhood Advisor Never underestimate the time your child spends playing – it is helping them become amazing, active, creative and engaged adults of the future! Did you know that a lot of your child's... Read More

Nyika wins gold at Commonwealth Games

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Kiwi heavyweight boxer David Nyika is entitled to be ranked as one of the best amateur boxers ever produced in our country, since the coming of order in the New Zealand pugilistic ranks... Read More

Commonwealth Games community impact

Active Voicewith Melanie ShortCommunication & Operations Manager I'm reading a great book at the moment called How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, but to be honest, I haven't read it for about 10 days as I have found the secret to stopping... Read More

Feel the fear and figure out how to overcome it

Active Voicewith Laura BoucherSport BOP Communications Advisor Risk versus responsibility – it's a simple equation. Less responsibility, less risk. More responsibility, more risk. As children, we're not afraid to climb trees,... Read More

School cricket flying under the radar

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Flying under the radar in term one of the school year is an unheralded component of the New Zealand Cricket age-group pathway. The NZ Cricket Schools competitions, which are played... Read More

The start of Baywide rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Baywide rugby season is well and truly under way. While the prize on offer for premier sides is the coveted championship trophy, the 12 contenders started the title race two weeks... Read More

Don’t be SAD, get RAD

Active Voicewith Laura BoucherSport BOP Communications Advisor Climate, sunshine hours and temperature affect our mood – it's a scientific fact – and come May there will be endless articles informing us how to ‘beat the... Read More

Waiting for the Commonwealth Games with anticipation

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid can't wait until the start of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia in a week's time. What a venue - with the tourist capital of Australia as the... Read More

Feeling the fear… and overcoming it

Active Voicewith Cameron AndrewsYouth Engagement Advisor (Tauranga) Have you ever had negative thoughts racing through your mind to the extent these thoughts become more and more intense, and lead to other negative thoughts? What about feeling... Read More



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