Te Puna prems back in their safe zone

Baywide Club Rugby heads into week four today with some keen traditional rivalry across both the premier and division one competition. Te Puna returns home this weekend to host Greerton Marist following a clinical win over Mount Maunganui Sports last... Read More

Te Puke club gets national recognition

Te Puke Gymsport will join the country's best and brightest voluntary groups and organisations at the Trustpower National Community Awards taking place in the Queenstown Lakes region from April 13-15. The groupis representing Western Bay of Plenty... Read More

Tauranga rowers excel at Champs

The Tauranga Girls College Rowing squad has excelled at the New Zealand Secondary School Champs held at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel.   With 2089 students competing from 120 schools across New Zealand, the regatta was one of the largest many of the... Read More

Bay seaweed could boost athletes

Athletes could soon be turning to Bay of Plenty seaweed to give them a protein boost, thanks to the revolutionary work being carried out in Tauranga.  A team from the University of Waikato Adams High Performance Centre in Tauranga is creating the... Read More

Papamoa go goal crazy on opening day

A new-look Papamoa FC signalled their intent in blistering fashion on the opening day of their Loaded WaiBOP Premiership campaign, with a 10-0 win at Hamilton Wanderers.  The recently-appointed management team of Duncan Lowry, Gary Darkes and Andy... Read More

Tauranga sailing siblings take silver

Tauranga siblings Sam and Molly Meech have each won silver medals at the first regatta of the European season - the Princess Sofia regatta in Palma. Sam collected silver in the Laser, while Molly and Alex Maloney were second in the 49erFX. The third... Read More

Tauranga teen takes silver in Paris

Tauranga's own Sam Tanner has come second in the world in the school cross country championship in Paris. In a message on Facebook, Tanner expressed his excitement after the race. "Can't being to explain my froth for being blessed enough... Read More

Sunset Beach win at Waihi Beach

Sunset Beach Lifeguard Services have again been crowned the BP New Zealand IRB Champions despite a premature end to the weekend, due to tough surf conditions at Waihi Beach. The defending champions, who also won in 2017 and 2016, held the lead overnight... Read More

Champions go head-to-head at Waihi Beach

Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service has taken the early lead at the two-day BP New Zealand IRB Championships, held this weekend in Waihi Beach, despite a challenging day with mixed conditions. The North Island IRB Championship winning team from Port Waikato... Read More

Doing and being anything they want

It was enough to melt the heart of a proud young mum – her special wee boy heaving weights around in his own special way at an aspiring athletes meeting in Tauranga. “He never gets much of an opportunity, so when he does he's ecstatic... Read More



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