Knocking ‘marathon’ off the bucket list

Everyone has life goals they want to achieve before a certain age, particularly milestones like 30, 40, or 50 – but rarely is a marathon one of them. For Tauranga man Tim Searle though, that's exactly what he has in mind. The 39-year-old... Read More

Karate exponent excels in Japan

She's just 15 and on the brink of being a world beater. Eden Holley, a Year 11 student at Otumoetai College, has returned from the World Shotokan Karate Federation 13th world championship in Tokyo where she won a bronze in the girls' 15 years... Read More

The people vs Steamers

Tauranga Mitre 10 Mega are giving locals the chance to catch up with the Bay of Plenty Steamers ahead of their match against Counties Manukau. In support of the Mitre 10 Cup, locals are invited to join a passing skills test at Mitre 10 MEGA Tauranga... Read More

Breakers sweep ashore in Tauranga

He's 35 going on 21 he reckons. “The mind is playing like a 21-year-old,” says Mike Vukona. Okay, he holds a Fijian passport and plays out of Auckland, but he will always be one of Tauranga's favourite sporting sons and certainly... Read More

Mount company's slam dunk deal

Kiwi company DROPIT has scored a slam dunk in the world's premier basketball league after signing a three-year deal with the NBA's Phoenix Suns. More than 180,000 avid fans are expected to interact with the DROPIT app during Phoenix Suns'... Read More

Bay dominates pool champs

Annual surf lifesaving pool championships in Hamilton this weekend will mark the beginning of the surf season for the Eastern Region. The Eastern Regional Pool Championships is the first competitive event for local clubs ahead of the new surf lifesaving... Read More

TECT stumps up for floodlighting

For the second day running, there's been a significant milestone in the development of the Bay Oval cricket stadium. Yesterday a one day international against England was switched from Napier's McLean Park to the Bay Oval because of problems... Read More

England cricketers headed to Bay Oval

Tauranga has scored a major sporting coup at the expense of Napier. The Bay Oval will be hosting a marquee game, a day-night ODI against England on Wednesday February 28. “We found out yesterday and it was confirmed today,” says Kelvin Green,... Read More

Steamers team named for Southland match

The Bay of Plenty Steamers will take on Southland at Rotorua International Stadium tonight, celebrating Maori Rugby. Following last week's announcement of Clayton McMillan as Maori All Blacks Head Coach, it is fitting his side will be proudly supported... Read More

Podium chance for Tom Saunders

Tauranga sailor Tom Saunders is looking for a strong finish on the final day of the Laser world championships in Croatia tonight NZ time, in hopes he can sneak onto the podium. Tom is eighth with two races remaining but knows big changes can happen in... Read More



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