Jones best of kayaking Kiwis

Tauranga's Luuka Jones has finished sixth in a highly-competitive K1 women's final at the Australian canoe slalom championships in Penrith overnight. Jones was the only Kiwi to progress to the finals on the second day of competition and her... Read More

Langhorn nearly steals Fanga’s thunder

‘Fanga' Dan Woolhouse stole back top spot in qualifying ahead of the D1NZ Pro Series battles at ASB Baypark Stadium this afternoon. Woolhouse nearly had his top spot taken away by underdog Vincent Langhorn, who took pole position provisionally... Read More

New sports council for students

Sport Bay of Plenty is putting the call out for young leaders with an interest in sport to apply for a newly established sports council. Aimed at increasing youth voice in the school sport sector, all Year 12 and 13 students across the Bay of Plenty... Read More

Comeback complete for Tauranga kayaker

Jack Dangen retired from kayaking at the tender age of 17 to start a building apprenticeship but two years later, he's carefully constructed a near-perfect comeback. The Tauranga K1 paddler has been named in his first New Zealand senior canoe slalom... Read More

Motofest pivotal in title chase

Battle lines have been drawn in the superbike nationals as the next round at Hampton Downs in just over two weeks' time looms, determining where the trophies end up for 2018. The event on the weekend of March 3-4 will not only be stellar in terms... Read More

Reserve Grade teams to meet in Rotorua

A unique Reserve Grade representative match, between a Western Bay of Plenty XI and a Lakelands selection drawn from the Rotorua and Taupo regions, will take place on Sunday in Rotorua. The fifty over per side match will be played at Rotorua Cricket... Read More

Bay to square off against arch-rivals

There is usually no bigger game each season for the Bay of Plenty representative cricket team than the Fergus Hickey Rosebowl two-day match-up with Hamilton. Weather permitting, the two long-time rivals will square off this Saturday and Sunday at the... Read More

Personal best for Tauranga runner

Tauranga runner Julian Oakley has smashed another personal best at a race meet in Boston last weekend. The 24-year-old not only won the race, but achieved a record-breaking personal best, with a time of 3:55.10. The achievement was won at the Valentine... Read More

New partnership for local netballers

Netball Waikato Bay of Plenty have the pleasure of announcing a commercial partnership with local home builder, Burns Construction, to help support the Zone's team in the Beko National League. The company is the first sponsor of the Zone's... Read More

Van Gisbergen headlines D1NZ Tauranga

All eyes will be on Shane van Gisbergen when the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship returns to Tauranga this weekend.  The 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship winner will make his long-awaited return to the New Zealand drifting... Read More



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