Tauranga City youth aiming high at Napier tourney

A large chunk of Tauranga Boys’ College’s well-performed football first XI has provided the backbone of the Tauranga City FC team which has arrived in Hawke's Bay for the prestigious Napier City Rovers Under 19 Youth Tournament. And...... Read More

Strong BOP lineup kicks off cricket’s rep season

Three contracted Northern Knights will line up for Bay of Plenty when they light the touch paper on the representative cricket season at Tauranga Domain over the weekend. They’ll be joined by a talented batsman looking to revive his career at...... Read More

Colin de Grandhomme ton puts ND in strong position

A century to Colin de Grandhomme has put Northern Districts in a healthy position in their second round Plunket Shield clash with Canterbury. The new Bay of Plenty resident bludgeoned 16 fours and two sixes on his way to 115, a timely refresher with...... Read More

Bay Youth Olympians shine in Buenos Aires

Medals for Mahina Paul, Tynealle Fitzgerald and Kiani Tahere in the women’s rugby sevens and slalom canoeist Finn Anderson have highlighted the Youth Olympics experience in Buenos Aires for the Bay of Plenty’s representatives in the New...... Read More

Western BOP cricket to ramp up the action

Labour weekend heralds Western Bay of Plenty Cricket moving into full stride, with the B Grader’s joining their Reserve Grade counterparts in action and senior secondary players joining the Colts Super Club competitions. There has been an explosion...... Read More

Rugby celebrates season’s efforts at BOP awards

Black Ferns Sevens star Michaela Blyde, dynamic Steamers flanker Mitch Karpik, and the Jock Hobbs Memorial champion under 19s are the big winners at the 2018 Carrus Bay of Plenty Rugby Awards. Players, coaches, referees and volunteers were recognised...... Read More

Howell family cup on the line for the first time

Following on from last season’s pre-season representative hit-out in the Western Bay of Plenty, between Bay of Plenty and Hawke's Bay, at Labour weekend – this year’s edition, will have an inaugural trophy which recognizes a cricket...... Read More

Nowhere to Hyde for top Tauranga swimmer

Matt Hyde knows only too well the road to the Tokyo Olympics is paved in persistence, etched in exertion and dripping in discipline. There are no short-cuts; only steps on the ladder and milestones to tick off. The 21-year-old Tauranga swimmer has...... Read More

Finalists named for 50th BOP Sports Awards

Local community volunteers and international sport stars are among the near 80 finalists of the 2018 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards hosted by Sport Bay of Plenty. Celebrating 50 years, the Bay of Plenty Sports Awards has a long and prestigious history...... Read More

Blackcaps remain to help ND go two from two

Northern Districts will again have a handy contingent of Blackcaps internationals to help them go two from two, when they take on Canterbury in the second round of the Plunket Shield beginning today in Christchurch. They swept Otago aside at the Bay...... Read More

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