Second for Bay surf life savers

Less than ten points separated second-place getters Bay of Plenty from the top spot in the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Representative Challenge at Waimarama Beach in Hawke's Bay. With a series of demanding races on land and in the water, the team... Read More

Whakatane family’s Superbike success

Whakatane's multi-time former national road-racing champion Tony Rees took his Honda CBR1000RR to win the three-round pre-nationals series in the formula one/superbike class in late December. At the same time his youngest son Damon Rees took his... Read More

Strongman wins first NZ comp

It was the battle of the biceps to see who would take out the title as the Bay of Plenty's strongest man. In his first New Zealand competition, Australian-based Eddie Williams bested 13 other competitors to take home the title at the Tauranga A&P... Read More

Triple Threat take home the Giant Jandal

Auckland team ‘Triple Threat' took out the final of the New Zealand Beach Hockey Championship at the Mount on Saturday. They beat New Plymouth's ‘Sandy Cracks' to claim the coveted Giant Jandal for 2017. Event organiser... Read More

Bay players make ND U18 girls team

Four Bay of Plenty players have been selected to play for the ND Under-18 Girls team at the North Island U18 tournament in Wellington later this month. Briana Perry, Nensi Patel, Holly Topp and Taneika Uerata are rising stars of the women's game... Read More

Ella's second national title

Whangamata surfer Ella Williams successfully defended her Open Women's title at the National Surfing Championships at Piha on Saturday She's the first woman to defend her title in 16 years, and is preparing to head off to Australia this week... Read More

Bay of Plenty Sevens sides all set

The Bay of Plenty Provincial Sevens teams are all set for action at this weekend's Bayleys National Sevens at Rotorua International Stadium. Bay of Plenty men's sevens coach Paul Tietjens has named a strong line-up for this weekend. The team... Read More

Williams Cup cricket this Saturday

Four-time Williams Cup winners Carrus Mount Maunganui have laid down the gauntlet to this season contenders. During the opening round of the Williams Cup last weekend the Mount team posted a big total, with opening pair of Brendon Thompson and Nick Smith... Read More

Eight Bay players in U17 team

Bay of Plenty success at the ND Senior and Junior Secondary School Cricket championships has been rewarded, with five Bay players selected for the ND Under 17 team. Another three players have been shortlisted as non-travelling reserves. The 2017 Northern... Read More

Smith secures second at national champs

A Mount Maunganui surfer placed second in the finals of the Women's Longboard Division at the 2017 National Surfing Championships at Piha. Kea Smith contested her semi-final heat strongly on Wednesday, coming first with a score of 8.17. However,... Read More



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The beautiful waters around Mount Maunganui base track by Linda Howe. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz