Dynamic duos in Papamoa

Today is the annual Eves Realty Dynamic Duo Parent Child Tournament hosted at the Papamoa Tennis Club. This year - its third - there are 64 entries divided into 32 teams playing on the courts. Tournament convenor Michele Hartley, dressed in a wig and... Read More

Women’s Triathlon: ‘Nailed it!’

Hundreds of competitors will be celebrating their successes today, as the Generation Homes Women's Triathlon wraps up for another year. The event saw around 700 women swim 400m along Pilot Bay, before setting off on a 10km bike ride and finishing... Read More

Early casualty at drifting champs

Hometown favourite Cole Armstrong was an early casualty in round three of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship at Tauranga's ASB Baypark Stadium. He was knocked out of contention when the judges decided to go the way of South Island... Read More

Sea, sand, sweat & glory at Omanu Beach

Brilliant conditions have greeted the nearly 300 athletes competing in the 2017 Bay of Plenty Senior Championships at Omanu Beach today. Surf Life Saving New Zealand Eastern Region sport manager Mark Inglis says the half metre swell has made the surf... Read More

Attention ladies! Give it a try!

I've received a medal for a triathlon just once in my life – a big, bright, gold, plastic one. I received it when crossing the finish line of the Weet-Bix TRYathlon almost two decades ago. This Sunday, I'll almost triple the distance... Read More

McMillan named BaaBaas head coach

Bay of Plenty's Clayton McMillan has been named head coach of the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians side to take on the British & Irish Lions in June. The Barbarians side will be selected from a pool of provincial union players across the country... Read More

Bay kids join national junior swim squad

Seven Bay of Plenty youngsters have earned places in a coveted national junior swim squad. Brin Watson, 12, Talitha McEwan, 11, Renee Carey, 10, Henry Scholes, 9, Ryan Teixeira, 9, Dane Wooster, 8, and Dulcie Copeland, 8, won their respective age groups... Read More

Enduro champs hit Whangamata

If the old saying 'there's no rest for the wicked' is true, then New Zealand's off-road endurance motorcycle racers must be very bad people indeed. Round two of the 2017 New Zealand Enduro Championships is set to take place in... Read More

Drifting to a hometown victory

No love will be lost between Team Drift Motorsport New Zealand duo Drew Donovan and Jodie Verhulst if the pair come up against each other during the third round of the Demon Energy D1NZ National Drifting Championship at ASB Baypark Stadium. Partners... Read More

Two down, two to go in Hawke Cup

Bay of Plenty begins its third Hawke Cup challenge of the 2017 season at its 2017 fortress of Bay Oval. After swatting aside Zone 1 challengers Counties Manukau and surviving an action-packed match against Zone 2's Hawke's Bay, tomorrow sees... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should female hygiene products, such as tampons and sanitary pads, be subsidised?

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Bay Today

Early morning view from the Mount. By Lynn Johnson. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz