BOP boys heroics get ND up and running

After a stumbling start Northern Districts are on their way in the Ford Trophy one-day cricket competition thanks to the world record-setting exploits of Bay of Plenty’s Joe Carter and Brett Hampton. They’re looking forward to tomorrow’s...... Read More

Charity boxing death raises concerns

Professional boxing groups in New Zealand are distancing themselves from corporate and charity boxing events, amid fears they are harming the sport. Boxing New Zealand has announced it is stopping its involvement to protect its reputation, and the...... Read More

King in the Ring returns

Combat sports fans will be circling the calendar and clearing their schedules this week in preparation for Friday’s King in the Ring 62kg lightweight tournament. The event, scheduled to take place inside Auckland’s Barfoot & Thompson Stadium,...... Read More

Six B grade contenders locked at the top

A crystal ball could be required to pick the winner of the Western Bay of Plenty Cricket B Grade First Round title, after an unprecedented six teams are locked at the top of the competition standings, after the opening three rounds. Going into last...... Read More

Nepal and Qatar win best uniform at mini world cup

The Bay Oval and adjacent Blake Park, was alive to plenty of shrieks of laughter and encouragement on a beautiful Western Bay Wednesday November 7 2018, as 36 Year five and six school cricket teams took part in the Western Bay of Plenty Mini World Cup. The...... Read More

Bay Oval bouncing with Mini World Cup

More than 350 budding Kane Williamsons and Suzie Bateses are at the Bay Oval today, making up a record number of teams in the annual Western Bay of Plenty Mini World Cup. Each of the 36 teams from 23 primary schools from Tauranga and around the Western...... Read More

Athletes recognised at hockey awards evening

Friday October 26, saw the Tauranga Hockey Association Awards Evening take place the Club Mount Maunganui. The evening was designed to recognise achievements throughout the season and reward the players, supporters, officials, coaches and volunteers...... Read More

Pioneers celebrate 50 years of nippers

Stephen Burn vividly remembers coming off Mount Maunganui’s Main Beach beach as a frozen five-year-old nipper, blue lips and shaking, and being treated to a deliciously hot, sugary cup of tea, dispensed in a giant ceramic teapot. Cheryl Leuthart...... Read More

Beach volleyballers set for bigtime

Scott Shipton and Sebastian Green have been mates since primary school, which may go some way towards explaining their highly-promising beach volleyball partnership. It’s a sport the two Year 11 Tauranga Boys’ College students only took...... Read More

Colour and laughter expected at mini world cup

A record number of Year five and six school teams, will take place in the annual Western Bay of Plenty Mini World Cup to be played at the Bay Oval and Blake Park on Wednesday November 7 2018. The BOPCA Regional cricket festivals are to be held in Eastern...... Read More




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