Ranfurly Shield returns to the heartland of New Zealand

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It was fantastic to see the Ranfurly Shield return to where it truly belongs in the heartland of New Zealand, after Taranaki took the "Log of Wood" from Canterbury on Friday night.   In... Read More

Two-wheeled adventure – whatever the weather

Active Voicewith Melanie ShortCommunication & Operations Manager While I'm not one to notice the weather – more of a ‘just get on with it' type – this winter and spring have really made their mark with plenty of rain. As... Read More

The upgrade of the Bay Oval

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Cruising past the Bay Oval at Blake Park recently, brought home to this writer the realisation that top-level cricket under lights is just a matter of weeks away.  The grass bank... Read More

Opportunity awaits in the outdoors

Active Voicewith Sonia LyndsRecreation Team Leader It's no secret we love to be active in the Bay of Plenty's natural environments, and with daylight saving here, there's never been a better time to dust off the sneakers, hiking... Read More

Leading the future of active transport

Active Voicewith Paul RoozendaalCommunity Cycling Coordinator A leader is a person that organises a group or sets a process in motion, but a Ride Leader's role extends far beyond simply bringing people together and starting a ride. The Ride... Read More

Morning voting and afternoon rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz From voting early in the election on Saturday morning to rugby action at the Tauranga Domain on Sunday afternoon - there was plenty to keep Sideline Sid's attention throughout the weekend.  With... Read More

For the love of community sport

Active Voicewith Daniel HarrisonCommunity Sport Team Leader   Sport, in all its forms, is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, physical abilities, and cultural and social backgrounds, and getting more people involved (and for longer)... Read More

A century of history around the ring

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz You could almost feel over a century of history around the ring, when the Boxing New Zealand senior titles were decided in Rotorua on Friday night. The first National Championships... Read More

A nail biting weekend of rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It was nail-biting times for Sideline Sid last weekend as the two rugby sides that he supports with a passion, were made to fight for victory.  While the All Blacks were expected... Read More

AIMing for an inclusive New Zealand

Active Voicewith Cherryl ThomsonDisability Sport Adviser He waka eke noa, mō Aotearoa whanui (We are all in this waka together, for all of New Zealand) It's all happening this week! AIMS Games is in town, with the Opening Ceremony held... Read More



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On the ’Bird Walk’, Katikati looking over the Uretara stream to the Kaimai ranges. Photo: Glenice McDonald.

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