R&R in 'enemy territory'

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid and Mrs Sid have found themselves deep in enemy territory on their annual R&R, away in the far north of our beautiful country.  It was only after arriving in the top... Read More

Help fulfil your child's sporting dreams

Active Voicewith Dave ClarkCoaching & Development Team Leader As parents in today's society, it's easy to get immersed in the sporting world. From ferrying your children to their next training, or coaching their team, to heading off... Read More

Effective communication key to club growth

Active Voicewith Zane JensenSport BOP Community Sport Advisor From texting and social media, to meeting with a colleague or first introductions, we're regularly communicating (and in more ways than ever). But it's important to remember... Read More

Go the Steamers!

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Baywide rugby season came to a conclusion last Saturday with the last three of the six Bay of Plenty Rugby Union club titles decided. Arataki took out the Premier Two crown after... Read More

Spaces and Places, where to next…

Active Voicewith Stephanie KellySport BOP Regional Facilities Advisor   In May 2017 the six local authorities who make up the Bay of Plenty region endorsed the Bay of Plenty Spaces and Places Strategy, a high level strategic framework for... Read More

Boxing, squash and rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Watching a young David Tua defeating Kali Meehan in the opening round of the Heavyweight final at the New Zealand championships in 1989, captured on video, got this sports fan thinking... Read More

Getting back to basics for a lifelong love of sport

Active Voicewith Debbie GareaSport BOP Fundamentals Advisor Not every child wants to be a sporting star or elite athlete – but every child does have a desire and ability to move. However, the way we encourage and foster this ability will... Read More

Volunteering for the World Squash Championships

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Sideline Sid had a busy time last week, after putting his hand up to volunteer at the World Junior Squash championships being held in Tauranga until July 29. The biggest and most prestigious... Read More

Big or small, your goals count

Active Voicewith Belinda MullerSport BOP GRx Advisor In the last 12 months, more than 3000 Bay of Plenty people have linked to Sport Bay of Plenty's healthy lifestyle programme: Green Prescription. Green Prescription is a six-month starter... Read More

A dramatic afternoon of rugby

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz A real measure of a sporting competition is that it goes down to the wire at the end of the season. The Baywide club rugby premier championship qualifying that concluded last Saturday,... Read More



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