Sports fans spoilt for choice with upcoming events

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Each year brings a pivotal sporting event which grabs the attention of the nation for the duration of the event. For the next two years it will be Japan with the...... Read More

Wellbeing budget

Tamati Coffey Labour MP From taking mental health seriously to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and supporting Māori aspirations, our Wellbeing Budget lands on May 30. A budget addressing the long-term challenges facing...... Read More

A weekend of Baywide premier rugby

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz What a weekend of Baywide premier rugby with a local derby upset, big score-lines and a walkover, dominating proceedings in Bay of Plenty club rugby. Arataki grabbed...... Read More

Bitch-slapped by a morepork

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz The best therapy is cavorting  with Nature. I’m pleased to say we’ve been interacting a lot with nature lately and I can highly recommend it. I generally take...... Read More

The horse with the four white feet

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz While the Gate Pa Racecourse in Tauranga has produced some very good racehorses over the years - some six decades ago - a bay coloured thoroughbred with four white...... Read More

Whaka win Rotorua derby

Peter White Sport in the Bay www.sunlive.co.nz Whakarewarewa versus Rotoiti is as intense a local derby as you are ever likely to find in club rugby. The pride of the region is at stake with everyone involved in the match...... Read More

Rugby teams standing shoulder to shoulder

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The sight of Te Puna and Arataki premier rugby teams standing shoulder to shoulder before kick off in their Anzac Day premier clash at Maramatanga Park, symbolised...... Read More

Easter Weekend betting

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz When Sideline Sid had his first bet on a race horse over half-century ago, he would never imagined having a punt on Easter Friday. Over the years there seems to...... Read More

Amateur boxers stepping up to international competition

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Tauranga Boxing Club amateur boxers Arlington and Michelle Nuki are about to make the step up to international competition. The pair have been selected in the New...... Read More

Club rugby competitions are ready to hit full stride

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Waking up to a chill in the air in recent days tells Sideline Sid that the cricket gear has been put away for the winter break, and that the local Baywide club rugby...... Read More