Thumbs up to the Trail Fairies

Melanie ShortCommunication and Operations Manager - Sport Bay of Plenty Did you know the Bay of Plenty has the highest preference for outdoor pursuits in New Zealand?* This isn't surprising, of course, considering the huge array of options... Read More

RIP Ian and Brian

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian When one reaches the seventh decade, one sees a good number who started the race of life around the same time, falling at hurdles in the home straight. In recent weeks, two good acquaintances... Read More

Kids just want to have fun

Active Voicewith Glenn EyersSport BOP Community Sport Advisor Smelly rugby boots at the front door, hockey ball dents in the walls, forgotten netball uniforms in the back seat and, of course, footballs on the roof. That's right, the winter... Read More

Basketball bounces back in the East

Active Voicewith Gareth YatesSport BOP School Sport Team Leader Basketball has made a comeback in the Eastern Bay, thanks to some keen volunteers who wanted to offer a local league to secondary school-aged students.   Prior to 2015, only a... Read More

Cold weather signals the start of rugby season

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian The advent of chilly mornings signals the serious start of the rugby season. This Saturday morning, thousands of youngsters will be in action as the junior rugby season kicks off.  However,... Read More

Rotorua Marathon - a half century and more of racing

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian 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 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

Opinion Poll

Will you be tuning into the America’s Cup race this weekend?

Not really interested

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