Twenty 20 cricket debate

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Ever since Twenty 20 cricket was introduced to New Zealand a decade and a half ago, debate has raged about the virtues of the smash and bash competition. T20 initially...... Read More

Highway robbery

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits Stand and deliver, suckers! Once upon a time,  highway robbers were the swashbuckling, handsome rascal types who thrust their demands and hips in front of the stagecoach...... Read More

Looking back on the years

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian As we reach our seventies, more of our contemporaries fall at the hurdles in the last straight. A couple of weeks ago one of my real good mates passed away unexpectedly,...... Read More

Sidline Sid 'trys' NFL

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian One sport that Sideline Sid usually bypasses on the box is Australian Rules Football. However on Saturday he took his once a year look at the game, with the end...... Read More

How lucky are we in the Bay of Plenty?!

Active Voice with Zane Jensen Sport BOP Regional Facilities Advisor There’s no doubt sport and recreation plays a big part in New Zealand’s culture. What that means can be very different from one person to the next,...... Read More

Getting active to avoid acting my age

Active Voice with Danene Jones Sport Bay of Plenty Communications Advisor Here’s a challenge: Close your eyes and walk in a straight line for four metres placing your feet heel to toe. Sound easy? When I first observed...... Read More

BOP cricket’s raising talent

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Some athletes seem destined to make the top from an early age, while others put in just as much hard work below the radar before emerging in their mid-twenties. One...... Read More

AIMS Games shows Tauranga’s full potential

Kristin Dunne Tourism Bay of Plenty Are you suffering post-event blues after the excitement of the AIMS Games? Once again the iconic national (and becoming global) tournament week and its record 10,851 athletes added another...... Read More

Springboks, test matches and Wellington

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian Sideline Sid almost choked on his lunch last week, when he heard a television sports reporter say that the Springboks had never won a test match in Wellington. As...... Read More

Lessons from a ten-year-old

Rogers is taking a break this week to rest and recharge after last week’s fishing expedition. This week we have guest writer Rosalie sharing the wealth of knowledge she learned from young Eva in the weekend.   I was babysitting on Saturday...... Read More

Opinion Poll

What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
Not enough opportunities to pass safely