Rotorua Marathon - a half century and more of racing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Saturday, May 6, brings the running of an iconic Bay of Plenty sports event with the 53rd Rotorua Marathon taking places around the confines of Lake Rotorua. This year's running... Read More

Techy can be sporty

Active Voicewith Heidi LichtwarkSport BOP Chief Executive Finding the balance between the use of technology and physical movement is a constant challenge for us all – especially when it comes to our children, who are influenced by social... Read More

World heavyweight boxing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz There are few sporting contests in the world which grab more headlines and attention than world heavyweight boxing championship title fights. In the next three weeks, the Joshua verses... Read More

Getting active is mission: possible

Active Voicewith Laura WeaserSport BOP Communication Advisor The mission has been set and the clock's ticking. Racing out the door, we're on the hunt for a black car. But not just any black car – it must be parked beside another... Read More

Insights tool to improve sports data

Active Voicewith Chloe PettersonSport Bay of Plenty Insights Analyst In Steven Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Habit 5 is: “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” This premise applies to sport... Read More

The history of sports

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid has a real passion for the early history of this beautiful country that we live in. Changes and developments in today's world don't just happen but evolve... Read More

Passion for the game grows our region

Zane JensenSpecial Project CoordinatorSport Bay of Plenty Saturday morning, the alarm goes off early. Parents get their children out of bed, fed, dressed, boots and uniforms packed, into the car and off to weekend sport. By 8.30am our region is... Read More

Youngsters take cricket up a notch

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid takes his hat off to a young bunch of Tauranga Boys' College cricket players, who took out the Western Bay of Plenty B-Grade cricket championship on Saturday. During the... Read More

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



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