Promises of increased sick leave and tax cuts

The Labour Party is promising to double minimum sick leave entitlements for workers to 10 days a year and raise the minimum wage to $20 an hour. The... Read More

Interest on and off the track this weekend

The 2019-20 Best Bars Toyota 86 Championship season concludes this weekend at Hampton Downs with a non-championship day of racing, and there’ll... Read More

All Blacks to train in BOP

The All Blacks are heading to the Bay of Plenty town of Whakatāne next week as preparations get underway in earnest for the home Bledisloe Cup Tests... Read More

NZ’s largest cycling event postponed

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge has been postponed until November 2021 due to uncertainty around COVID-19 alert levels. The event was set to take... Read More

NZ under 21 netball squad announced

New Zealand Under 21 head coach Yvette McCausland-Durie has named a strong NZU21 squad ahead of next year’s Netball World Youth Cup. Te Wānanga... Read More

Green light for motocross champs

Break out your helmet and boots, fill up the fuel tank and get yourself to Mercer this weekend for the big annual North Island Motocross Championships... Read More

Still no crowds for BOP home games

The announcement by the Government to extend the COVID-19 Alert Level 2 for everyone outside of Auckland, means that the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union will... Read More

Steamers v Taranaki in Mitre 10 Cup season opener

A high level of online support is expected this afternoon as the Steamers play Taranaki in their opening game of the Mitre 10 Cup season. Bay of Plenty... Read More

Tauranga Hockey hits 100 mark

  Hockey has changed immensely in 100 years - original sticks resembled candy canes, balls were made of leather filled with wool or cork and games... Read More

Surf life saving award nominations announced

A Mount Maunganui surf lifeguard, instructor, surf official and coach are among the finalists for the country's surf life saving awards. The Mount... Read More

2020 Bay of Plenty Toa squad named

With New Zealand Rugby’s decision to cancel all provincial representative rugby tournaments below the Mitre 10 Cup and Farah Palmer Cup earlier... Read More

Rally action returns to the BOP

Spectacular rally action on gravel roads will return to the Bay of Plenty region in mid-October with an event that will feature competition on some of... Read More

Involving both Māori and Pasifika in rugby league

New Zealand Māori Rugby League (NZMRL) is working with the sport's national body in reviewing the way the game is being delivered, to ensure Māori... Read More

Bay of Plenty Steamers squad named

Bay of Plenty Steamers Head coach Clayton McMillan has named his 2020 Mitre 10 Cup squad today and is excited with the squad he and his assistant coaches... Read More

Exciting senior mens rugby finals

The final games of the Farmlands Cooperative Society Limited Senior Men’s finals for the 2020 season were played yesterday resulting in a win for... Read More