Football skills light up annual Papamoa tournament

    Papamoa Football Club are blown away with the popularity of their annual junior tournament, staged over the weekend, and the high level of skills on display. The weather gods smiled as more than 600 young footballers competed in the...... Read More

Students show the way in beautiful game

Unstoppable attacking football has put the students of Tauranga Boys’ College three points out in front of Waikato-Bay of Plenty’s Loaded Premiership table. They found the net six times for the second straight week in a 6-2 hammering of...... Read More

Te Puke repeat Tai Mitchell success

Te Puke are the Bay of Plenty’s undisputed junior rugby champions after taking out the Tai Mitchell final at Rotorua Boys High. They went through the tournament without serious challenge and had little trouble putting away Tauranga West 41-12...... Read More

Gilbert gets boost ahead of junior worlds

Kiwi kayaker Callum Gilbert will head into next week’s under-23 canoe slalom world championships with his tail up after a top-30 finish in the latest World Cup in Germany. Gilbert finished 29th in the men’s K1 on the tricky Augsburg course,...... Read More

Keeping all her balls in the air

  She might have been a late convert to the oval ball, but Papamoa’s Tracy-May Hawkins is making her mark on the Bay of Plenty women’s rugby scene.   The mother of five plays for the Rangiuru women’s team and coaches Mount...... Read More

Te Puke and Tauranga West to contest in final

Tournament favourites and defending champions Te Puke meet Tauranga West in the Tai Mitchell junior rugby tournament final today at Rotorua Boys High School, in a repeat of last year's decider. The boys from the Kiwifruit capital continued their...... Read More

Jones continues canoe slalom form

Luuka Jones has maintained her perfect World Cup canoe slalom record this season, though she was still frustrated by her form in the C1 on the site of the 1972 Munich Olympic slalom competition in Germany overnight. Jones qualified 13th in the her...... Read More

Nine-year-old wows The Citz Club

He was the youngest in the Tauranga Citz Club on Thursday night by several decades – probably a couple of generations. But there he was in his formals; the crisp white shirt, spiffy bow tie and monogrammed waist coat. He had pulled in the punters...... Read More

Tai Mitchell: Te Puke and Tauranga west in lead

Te Puke continue to pile on the points in junior rugby’s Tai Mitchell tournament in Rotorua. After cracking the ton in their first match on Thursday the defending champions put on 95 unanswered yesterday against Rangitaiki and followed that...... Read More

Helping Bay sports clubs

Commonwealth swimming record holder Moss Burmester is one of ten New Zealand sporting heroes leading the way helping local sports clubs save money and reduce their environmental impact. During September, the LiteClub project Moss supports will be...... Read More

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