A haze of multiple sport action

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Last weekend was hard work being a sports fan with what seemed like nonstop action on Sky television. Relatively late nights and early morning viewing seeming like a haze of multiple... Read More

Live stronger for longer

Active Voicewith Jen RileySport BOP Project Leader Sport Bay of Plenty has recently started on an exciting new project that will look at creating access to approved community group strength and balance classes across the Western and Eastern Bay... Read More

A horse stud on Motiti Island

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Heard the story about the thoroughbred horse stud on Motiti Island - Yeah Right. Going back over a century, there was indeed a thoroughbred horse stud on the Island that sits majestically... Read More

Funding the future of sport

Active Voicewith Erin KouwenhovenSport BOP Team Administration Support Applications are now open for the KiwiSport Regional Partnership Fund, a government-funded initiative to promote sport for school-aged children. Sport Bay of Plenty coordinate... Read More

Get on yer bike!

Catherine McCullochCommunity ManagerSport Bay of Plenty Whether it's for fitness and wellbeing, commuting to work, or simply to get out and about in our beautiful Bay of Plenty, cycling offers a fun and affordable way to travel. Cycling as... Read More

Great cricket news for the Bay!

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Last week brought the fantastic news for Bay of Plenty cricket fans, that the Bay Oval at Mount Maunganui would be one of seven venues to host matches in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World... Read More

The origins of the oldest sporting trophy

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Images of America's Cup catamarans high-tailing round the Bahamas extremely picturesque course, got Sideline Sid thinking about the origins of the oldest sporting trophy in international... Read More

What is the Spaces and Places Strategy?

Active Voicewith Megan CleverleySport BOP Recreation sport manager We all know the Bay of Plenty is a great place to live. It has a fantastic climate and a large range of awesome natural environments that provide us with a huge variety of locations... Read More

Baywide rugby first round trophy up for grabs

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The first trophy of the current Baywide rugby season will be decided on Saturday, with the completion of the premier qualifying rounds of play. Twelve teams kicked off in the balmy... Read More

How to beat the winter blues

Active Voicewith Sonia LyndsSport BOP Recreation team leader What a beautiful autumn weekend we have just had! Yes, you can feel that snow has landed somewhere down the country, but when the sun comes out, we still flock to the great outdoors to... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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