AIMS Games shows Tauranga’s full potential

Kristin Dunne Tourism Bay of Plenty Are you suffering post-event blues after the excitement of the AIMS Games? Once again the iconic national (and becoming global) tournament week and its record 10,851 athletes added another...... Read More

Springboks, test matches and Wellington

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Sideline Sid almost choked on his lunch last week, when he heard a television sports reporter say that the Springboks had never won a test match in Wellington. As...... Read More

Lessons from a ten-year-old

Rogers is taking a break this week to rest and recharge after last week’s fishing expedition. This week we have guest writer Rosalie sharing the wealth of knowledge she learned from young Eva in the weekend.   I was babysitting on Saturday...... Read More

The 2018 ratepayers’ report

Straight from city council A personal view, by Councillor Steve Morris We’re lucky to have the Taxpayers’ Union. It’s an independent organisation that seeks greater efficiency and transparency on how your taxes...... Read More

MP firmly grounded in Tauranga

Simon Bridges National Party Leader   Neither a pleasure cruise nor a bed of nails. Simon Bridges, MP for Tauranga, is assessing his first six months as leader of the National Party and leader of the...... Read More

Early bird catches the sporting action

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian One had to be an early bird to keep up with the sporting action over the weekend. While most eyes were on the Mighty All Blacks and the New Zealand Warriors, an...... Read More

Let’s play!

Active Voice with Catherine McCullogh Sport BOP Community Manager Play is at risk in our modern lifestyles. Many of us took play for granted in our younger years, and have fond memories of getting together with the neighbours...... Read More

Reality shot for NZ Racing industry

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian The New Zealand racing industry was given a shot of reality last week, with the release of the "Review of the New Zealand Racing Industry", by well credentialed...... Read More

Black Caps to take on All Blacks

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian The Black Caps taking on the All Blacks in game of Twenty 20 cricket early next year, will produce a mouth-watering opportunity to see a galaxy of former stars of...... Read More

What’s in a word?

Active Voice with Heidi Lichtwark Sport BOP CEO Last week we were fortunate to have Sport New Zealand visit the Bay of Plenty to kick-start a series of five national workshops about the future of sport. The workshop was attended...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Who or what is to blame for all the crashes on the roads of late?

Drivers in general
The roads
A combination of the roads and drivers