Tauranga & Mount close out Baywide semi spots

A long range penalty to Whakarewarewa first five Ryubyn Vaipo with time up on the clock was enough to give his side a wildly-celebrated 31-29 win over Tauranga Sports, but not to secure the Rotorua outfit a ticket to the playoffs. Despite a mixed performance...... Read More

Kiwi sailors target top finish at youth worlds

It’s often an indicator for future success and this week 14 of this country’s most promising sailors are competing at the youth sailing world championships in the United States. The youth worlds is the pinnacle event for youth sailors and...... Read More

‘Pure passion’ following France’s World Cup win

Tauranga residents holidaying in France have found themselves in the thick of the celebrations after France beat Croatia in the final of the Football World Cup. Speaking to SunLive from Uzes, a small town in the south of France, Tauranga real estate...... Read More

Women on wheels

They’re three entirely different women with one common thread – a love of what they do. Three Tauranga skaters of all different ages and skill-levels have qualified for the nation’s most prestigious meet, the NZ Artistic Roller Sports...... Read More

Tauranga Sports secure playoff spot despite loss

  Despite finishing the Farmlands Co-operative Baywide Premier 1 club rugby round robin with a 31-29 loss to Whakarewarewa Tauranga Sports got the bonus points they needed to secure third place and a semifinal encounter with Te Puna next week.   Te...... Read More

Economic impact of riding in Rotorua quantified

People who ride in Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa forest contribute between $30m and $50m in spending annually to the local economy, according to a new study. Between 2.5 per cent and 5 per cent of the total spend in the district is by visitors and...... Read More

Bay stars USA bound for World Cup Sevens

Six Bay of Plenty men and women sevens stars have made the teams to defend New Zealand’s double titles at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco. Scott Curry and Regan Ware were named in the All Black Sevens squad, while Michaela Blyde,...... Read More

Tanerau’s return big boost for Bay

Bay of Plenty rugby has received a massive lift with the return of stalwart Steamer and five-test All Black Tanerau Latimer for the upcoming Mitre 10 Cup. French club Bayonne was the last stop for Tanerau in a career that has taken the Bay native to...... Read More

Women’s rugby focus on Rotorua for quarters

Big numbers are expected to cram the sidelines in Rotorua as Baywide women’s club rugby reaches its playoff stages tomorrow. Derbies don’t get much more local than the matchup between Rotorua club rugby institutions Whakarewarewa and Rotoiti...... Read More

Tarawera Ultramarathon has something for everyone

Participants and supporters involved with the 2019 Tarawera Ultramarathon will get even more out of the experience next year, with the 102km and 100-miler capping a new five-day festival of events. The Tarawera Ultramarathon week will be held from...... Read More

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