Brilliant Bay sun for Waipuna 10th grade tourney

Teams from Auckland, Taupo, Hamilton, Rotorua and Ngongataha enjoyed brilliant Bay of Plenty weather, and competitive football, at Waipuna Football Club’s annual tenth grade tournament on Sunday. The visitors were joined by local clubs Tauranga...... Read More

Super Cooper hits timely treble

Papamoa moved to within a point of WaiBop Premiership leaders Tauranga Boys’ College on Saturday after a convincing 4-0 win over Tauranga Blue Rovers at Gordon Spratt Reserve.   Striker Andrew Cooper did the damage with an emphatic hat-trick...... Read More

City battle on longest away day expedition

A major logistical exercise to reach probably the country’s most exotic football destination proved fruitless for Tauranga City as they went down to Waiheke United 2-0 on Saturday. The scenic delights of a ferry ride across Auckland’s Hauraki...... Read More

National finals beckon for schools chess champs

Top chess exponents from three Bay of Plenty schools have booked an engagement at the national finals following the regional interschool qualifying tournament. The event, organised by Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club with help from Tauranga RSA Chess...... Read More

Strong hitout for BOP U19s in Jock Hobbs warmup

  Bay of Plenty Under 19s have hit the ground running in their build up for the Jock Hobbs Memorial Under 19 tournament with a 47-14 triumph over Auckland B U19s.   The baby Steamers are aiming to hit top gear for the tournament at Taupo’s...... Read More

Bike riding a breeze at Selwyn Ridge

The old expression ‘just like riding a bike’ implies that we know everything about an activity and can easily take up where we left off. But what if you never learned how to ride a bike in the first place? That won’t be a problem...... Read More

Black Ferns dominant at Domain but Volcanix smile

It was just one of those rare sporting days at the Tauranga Domain where everyone left happy – even Bay of Plenty Volcanix coach Brendon Webby was smiling despite watching his team lose both the 'halves' they played in Saturday's Game...... Read More

Tauranga golfers enjoy mixed success in Fiji

There is something truly special about watching a quality field of professional golfers taking on a world class golf course. The ebb and flow of tournament play is always fascinating, especially when it comes down to a last green finish, as was the...... Read More

Stiff challenge awaits but Volcanix amped

The Bay of Plenty Volcanix are well aware this afternoon’s Game of Three Halves at Tauranga Domain will be a huge challenge for them, but they can’t wait to test themselves against the country’s top women rugby players. They take...... Read More

Steamers get good workout but slip up in Katikati

The Bay of Plenty Steamers have capped off their Mitre 10 Cup preparations with a narrow 16-14 loss to Auckland in the Katikati sunshine on Friday afternoon. Getting a result in preseason matches like this is not the primary goal of the exercise but...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What do you think about businesses rejecting people’s job applications if they have tattoos?

I think it’s fine. Companies should be able to do what is right for their business.
They shouldn’t be able to discriminate someone for having tattoos.
I guess it depends where the tattoo is.