Upping the stakes

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz If you continue to throw enough money at something you usually get the desired results. About 25 years ago, the Victoria Racing Club came up with a vision...... Read More

How to eat an elephant (aka the power of 5 minutes)

Jane Le Guay Health Team Leader Sport Bay of Plenty At the moment you don’t have to look too hard to find a motivational snippet in the paper or online about the joys of spring and getting active and healthy. But how to...... Read More

The rise of the 'Festival' game

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It was said that last Saturdays All Black romp against Japan in Yokohama was like a “Festival” game, with plenty of running rugby and tossing the ball...... Read More

The origins of the Ali trip

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The adage that truth is stranger than fiction could well be applied to the Muhammad Ali visit to New Zealand in 1979. Muhammad Ali’s visit to New Zealand...... Read More

Defending the bay's cricket

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Bay of Plenty Cricket’s flagship senior representative team, took a big step to regaining their place as top dog in New Zealand minor association cricket,...... Read More

Getting active this summer

Brad Haimona Active Families Advisor Sport Bay of Plenty As we get to the end of the year we welcome those long warm days which means more sports and activities available to each of us and less excuses to not be active. Those...... Read More

Twenty 20 cricket debate

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Ever since Twenty 20 cricket was introduced to New Zealand a decade and a half ago, debate has raged about the virtues of the smash and bash competition. T20 initially...... Read More

Highway robbery

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Stand and deliver, suckers! Once upon a time,  highway robbers were the swashbuckling, handsome rascal types who thrust their demands and hips in front of the stagecoach...... Read More

Looking back on the years

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz As we reach our seventies, more of our contemporaries fall at the hurdles in the last straight. A couple of weeks ago one of my real good mates passed away unexpectedly,...... Read More

Sidline Sid 'trys' NFL

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz One sport that Sideline Sid usually bypasses on the box is Australian Rules Football. However on Saturday he took his once a year look at the game, with the end...... Read More




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