Club rugby kicks off

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Bay of Plenty club rugby competition kicked off last Saturday with the first round of the premier and development title races. As is usual at the start of the season, there is plenty... Read More

Soggy finish to Bay cricket season

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A soggy Sunday afternoon finish wrapped up the Bay of Plenty Cricket representative season, where the Bay team retained the two big trophies that they play for each cricket year. Seven... Read More

Sad news of Oceans' 17 leaving the Mount

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz On reading SunLive, Sideline Sid was saddened by the news that the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Under 14 championships are leaving Mount Maunganui after 17 highly successful years. From... Read More

Top class women's cricket returns to the Mount

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Two of the top three teams in Women's International Cricket will square off at the Bay Oval at Blake Park in Mount Maunganui this week, when the New Zealand White Ferns play Australia... Read More

Off the beaten track

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Last week Sideline Sid and Mrs Sid took off for a few days of R&R in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. One of Sid's missions in the last few years while on holiday, has been to visit places... Read More

Big news in New Zealand boxing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The big news in New Zealand boxing in the New Year is the agreement of the parties involved with Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury. The arguement is for their boxers to meet (somewhere... Read More

Cycling cranks up around the Bay

Lauren AtkinsonRecreation AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty Cycling activity across the Bay of Plenty is about to crank up with Sport Bay of Plenty's Bike Month and the national Aotearoa Bike Challenge now underway for February. The Aotearoa Bike... Read More

The ups and downs of the New Zealand Warriors

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Thousands of people around the country are getting ready for a roller coaster ride. No, they're not headed for Rainbows End, but are getting ready for the ups and downs of following... Read More

"Why did I do that" award

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid has a nomination for the 2017 "Why did I do that" award - putting forward the captain of the Counties Manukau cricket team, who won the toss against Bay of Plenty in their... Read More

The so-called demise of the Wellington Sevens

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It's been interesting to hear and read in the media about the so-called demise of the Wellington Sevens, which is being staged at the Cake Tin in New Zealand's capital city this... Read More



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