Surfers claim top field at Grom series

Raglan surfers claimed three of eight series titles at Piha as the third and final event of the Billabong Grom Series presented by Oceanbridge reached its finale. Brie Bennett, Kora Cooper and Jayden Willoughby all won their respective divisions... Read More

Big turnout for Women's Triathlon

Usually Sunday mornings for me at the Mount start with a quiet wander along to watch sunrise from a fairly deserted beach, followed by a coffee. This morning was different. Roads were closed. Zumba was in the air. Men were wearing tutus. It's... Read More

Greerton tops the Williams Cup standings

Eves Realty Greerton sit alone at the top of the Williams Cup standings, albeit with a bye to come in two weeks' time, after defeating Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College on Saturday. Tauranga Boys' College took first use of their... Read More

Record numbers for women’s triathlon

A record 800 women will take to the streets of Mount Maunganui on Sunday for the 2018 Generation Homes Women's Triathlon. The event was originally going to be capped at 700 participants, but the huge interest led to an increase of the cap to 800... Read More

Millar to compete in Commonwealth Games

Sprinter Joseph Millar has been added to the athletics team for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April. The Tauranga runner will be entering in 200m event despite running outside the required B standard time of 20.44sec at the Australian national... Read More

Nine feels fine for Carrington

Lisa Carrington has wasted no time getting her kayaking season underway, collecting the ninth New Zealand K1 200m title of her illustrious career at the national canoe sprint championships at Lake Karapiro today. A week after winning Halberg sportswoman... Read More

Programme promotes active family time

Bay of Plenty Rugby Union in partnership with Key Skills Recruitment hosted an open training today at Blake Park for the upcoming new initiative Little Steamers Rugby Programme.   Little Steamers Rugby is a pilot programme for 3 to 4-year-olds... Read More

Turf grant for Tauranga hockey

Tauranga hockey is one of the big recipients of 690,000 returned to the community in February by the Lion Foundation. Tauranga Hockey received $200,000 towards a new turf at Blake Park. The grant will help alleviate the pressure on the existing facility... Read More

Surfing legend seeks new store

Derek Winter is a name known among many old school Mount Maunganui surfing circles. While his surname might suggest the opposite, he's all about everything to do with sun, surf and sand. He's something of a legend in the community, a whizz... Read More

More Bay swimmers make national squad

A further four Tauranga youngsters have just secured places in a coveted national junior swim squad. Renee Carey, 11, Henry Scholes, 10, and siblings, Grace, 10, and Poppy Richardson, 8, won their age groups at the Legend of the Lake swim held in Rotorua... Read More



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Sunset turning the water pink. Photo: Lee Badham.

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