History breaking Bay Oval test match

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The opportunity to get some early season red ball cricket under their belt has seen the ND Plunket Shield side, who meet Canterbury this week, include a full complement...... Read More

Sub two-hour marathon a feat to behold

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz In a frenetic weekend of sport that included the Rugby World Cup and all its dramas, the Silver Ferns snatching victory from the Aussie's and Bathurst - one...... Read More

One of the best boxing coaches in the country

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Tauranga Boxing Club head coach Chris Walker further enhanced his credentials as one of the best amateur boxing coaches in the country, after the 2019 Boxing New...... Read More

Human machine gun catches Sid’s attention

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid is occasionally referred to by family and friends as a master of useless information. Being a keen amateur historian and a having enquiring mind, combine,...... Read More

Senstational headline steams up Sideline Sid

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Nothing gets Sideline Sid steamed up more than a sensational headline that bears no relationship to the following story - especially when this grey-headed sports...... Read More

Count on to Black Caps game at Bay Oval

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid is counting down the days to the highest profile sporting event ever held in the Western Bay of Plenty. Once considered a sporting backwater, the Western...... Read More

Iconic thoroughbred race meeting

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz One of the most iconic thoroughbred racing meetings in Australia was run during the weekend - not on the hallowed turf of Flemington or Randwick, but on a dirt course...... Read More

Great turnout to rugby triple header

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Bay of Plenty Rugby should be pleased with the turnout of Western Bay of Plenty Rugby fans to their triple header at the Tauranga Domain on Saturday afternoon. Bay...... Read More

The passing of former mayor Noel Pope

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It was great sadness that Sideline Sid read about the passing of former Tauranga mayor Noel Pope on SunLive. Noel was a genuine good bloke, who could comfortably...... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 to July 2019

Weather Eye with John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been little change in the overall trend in the average tropospheric temperatures, apart from milder/warmer...... Read More