No problems, just solutions

It could have been a game breaker. But some small town enterprise, ingenuity, and a complex mix of deals, inside knowledge and oodles of goodwill, has triumphed for Te Puke Sports and Recreation Club. The Club was in the market for some grandstand seating... Read More

Seeking sponsorship for five marathons

A brain damaged Tauranga man who uses running as therapy is seeking sponsorship to help him achieve his goal of completing five marathons in 12 months. Andrew Weatherly hasn't been the same since a faulty exhaust resulted in him unwittingly inhaling... Read More

Blackcaps returning for ND team

Northern Districts will have the services of their Blackcaps teammates for this round of the Plunket Shield, having returned from their tour of India.  Captain Daniel Flynn, says their returning team mates have slotted back into the training preparation... Read More

BOP Women's Sevens squad announced

Bay of Plenty Rugby Women's Sevens Head Coach Victoria Grant has named her Bay of Plenty Women's Sevens Squad for the 2017/18 season following Saturday's Baywide Club Rugby Sevens Tournament. The youthful squad selected has an abundance... Read More

Night bathed in day at Bay Oval

They look like something straight out of Pacific Rim, the American science fiction monster movie. Giant humanoid robots dominating the skyline down Totara Street. But rather than striking fear, they signal an historic summer of cricket in the Bay of... Read More

Cricketers fall short against Northland

The Bay of Plenty senior representative team have returned home from the far north of the country, after just falling short of grabbing first innings points from Northland in their first ND Fergus Hickey Rosebowl game of the season. Northland won the... Read More

Bay jet sprint team set for season

A Bay of Plenty jet sprint team kicked off the season with an impressive start in Wanaka recently. Aaron Hansen and Julie Ann Shanks, now in their third season together, were one of many teams who attended the event. It marks the first round of the season... Read More

Aquinas College in ‘winning draw’

Aquinas College posted a winning draw against Reserve Grade competition leaders Whakatane United on Saturday, in a game where over 600 runs were scored in an afternoon. Batting first, the Aquinas students set the Eastern Bay of Plenty side a very big... Read More

Report card for maestro McMillan

“We should be bloody proud of this guy.” The chief executive officer, Bay of Plenty Rugby's Mike Rogers, is musing on his main man – Steamers' coach Clayton McMillan. It's an impromptu report card as the CEO reflected... Read More

Burling’s mid-ocean mail call

Peter Burling's crewmates had to tell him he's won World Sailor of the Year, again – this time while he was on the mainsheet on board Team Brunel in the Volvo Ocean Race. The Tauranga sailor and successful Team New Zealand helmsman... Read More



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The moon peeping through the clouds at Pillans Point. Photo: Mike Berry.

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