A karateka wins his 7th gold

A Tauranga Breeze Breakfast announcer has won gold for the seventh time at the New Zealand National Karate Championship. Mount Maunganui resident, Mark Eagle, 43, has been involved in Karate for more than 30 years and has won six gold medals in a row... Read More

Kiwis progress to semi-finals

They didn't have it all their way, but three New Zealand kayakers have made the semifinals at canoe slalom's under-23 and junior world championships in Bratislava, Slovakia, overnight. Rotorua's Zack Mutton had an eventful day, missing... Read More

Rugby carnival finding the Bay’s best

The Bay of Plenty's top under-14 and under-15 rugby players have been honing their skills this week at Maramatanga Park in Te Puna. The sub-union carnival is looking to find the representatives for this season's Bay of Plenty under-15 team. But... Read More

Good first day at squash champs

New Zealand's enjoyed a strong opening day at the World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga, with three of the women and three of the men winning in straight sets. Women's coach Joanne Williams was thrilled at the positive start.   “I'm... Read More

Tough start for Kiwi paddlers

Tauranga's Josh Bell was the best of the New Zealand contingent on a tough first day of the canoe slalom under-23 and junior world championships in Bratislava, Slovakia overnight. Bell was one of six Bay of Plenty C1 paddlers in action, and the... Read More

Let the Squash games begin

  Representatives from all over the world, including Australia, Germany, Argentina and Egypt, will take to the court in Tauranga this week for the World Junior Squash Championships. The games were officially opened last night by Dame Susan Devoy... Read More

Devoy back in town for World Champs

Bay of Plenty's Scott Devoy has returned to Tauranga this week for the World Junior Squash Championships - being hosted by the city for the first time. The former player is now head coach for the USA junior women's team, who are aiming for... Read More

Tauranga kayaker leading team

Tauranga kayaker Callum Gilbert will join Alexandra's Callum Gilbert in leading a 14-strong New Zealand challenge at the canoe slalom under-23 and junior world championships in Bratislava, Slovakia this week. The K1 pair have been regular ICF World... Read More

Home advantage against red hot Egyptians

New Zealand will be hoping winter cools Egypt's hot favouritism at the World Junior Squash Championships that start on Wednesday. There's four Egyptians in the women's top eight with 16-year-old Hania El Hammamy, from Cairo, arriving... Read More

When the rowing bug bites

She dabbled with rowing four years ago at Bethlehem College. It was ‘Give it a Go Day'. Courtney Rennie was 15, her friends were up for it, so they gave it a go together. “We were looking for something to do and the boatsheds were... Read More



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Silhouetted sunrise on July 14th. Photo: Janet Hetherington

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