Nominations for Halberg awards announced

The Halberg Foundation has announced a record 93 nominations received for six categories at the 56th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards, New Zealand’s pre-eminent event to celebrate and honour sporting achievements from 2018. The Awards, held annually...... Read More

Brazilian inspiring Tauranga women

Empowering women to defend themselves better through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is what motivates Alessandra Moss. The 30-year-old instructor was a late bloomer to the martial art in her native Brazil. She regrets she did not take it up until she was 22. “If...... Read More

Young star eyes top Monster finish

Joe Collins reckons he’s just ‘pretty average’ at individual ski, swim and board races but throw them all together and look out. And although he’s still only 16, the Taranaki surf lifesaver heads into this weekend’s Mount...... Read More

The pull of the big concrete sheep

When the Australian rugby league scout flew in and told Aritaku Robens he liked what he saw, Robens signed there and then. “I was pretty excited,” says the Otumoetai Eels centre and Coastline rep. “I’ve only been playing league...... Read More

Papamoa Cricket Club receives free gear

The Papamoa Cricket Club is one of this season’s first recipients of ANZ’s On Your Team cricket grants programme. Papamoa Cricket Club President Mark Divehall organised a club night on Thursday, with a range of teams of all ages, where...... Read More

Baywide Cup home final berth

Eves Realty Greerton made easy work of booking a Baywide Cup home final berth next weekend with victory over Bond & Co Tauranga Boys’ College at Nicholson Field on Saturday. Poverty Bay rep Nick Hendrie led the way for Greerton with 68 as the...... Read More

Schools upset by St Kents’ action

Tauranga Boys’ College Principal Robert Mangan is supportive of the move by Auckland schools to kick St Kentigern College’s First XV into touch. The private Auckland school has been isolated by a group of leading schools in the 1A First...... Read More

Small club with big serve grows

Much like the seaside settlement that it serves, Omokoroa Community Tennis Club is booming. After just six years, the club boasts a membership in excess of 110, and next week the club will double its capacity for tennis when Western Bay District Council...... Read More

Putting the fun into football

Three Tauranga City footballers have stripped the game back to basics to encourage fun and inclusiveness amongst some of the region’s youngest players. Colm Kenny, Raymond How and Tom Pamment have joined forces to roll out Fun First Football...... Read More

NZ A look for Bay Oval bounceback after first loss

New Zealand A will be looking to lift their all-round game tomorrow when they take on India A in their second ODI at the Bay Oval after falling just short in yesterday's high-scoring series opener. They did well to set the visitors a formidable...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week