Three months of cricket at Bay Oval

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The curtain has come down on a wonderful three months of top class cricket at the Bay Oval. India thrilled the sold out ground in two games with the Black Caps....... Read More

Shifting focus to NZ Warriors

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It’s that time of year again where Sideline Sid looks into his crystal ball and directs his gaze at the fortunes of the New Zealand Warriors, before they kick...... Read More

Looking back at the history of sports

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Looking back in time can throw up some surprising facts that one can only wonder at in the modern day. The annuals of sport throw up plenty of little known facts,...... Read More

BOP man fulfills cricket ambitions

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Beatles song "The long and winding road" would have been an appropriate tune for Tom MacRury to hum, as he went out to bat in his professional cricket...... Read More

Trotting heads to Rotorua

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz It would seem that the highly popular Auckland Anniversary Holiday trotting meeting held at the Tauranga Racecourse, is no more. A cursory glance through the annual...... Read More

Celebrating 100 years of rugby in the BOP

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Te Puna Rugby Club were forced to play the waiting game last year, as they counted down to the club's centennial year in 2019. The club, who wear the dark blue...... Read More

Title repeats for BOP cricket

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Bay of Plenty Coastland Senior and Junior Secondary rep cricket teams both took out Northern Districts age-group titles in the last two weeks to repeat their titles...... Read More

Mixed reactions about boxing

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Boxing has been a hot topic in the media in the last few weeks, attracting plenty negative publicity and a myriad of comments from people that have little knowledge...... Read More

International cricket at Bay Oval

Sideline Sid Sports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The Bay Oval lights will be turned on for international cricket for the first time this season on Friday night. India A and New Zealand A continue their series...... Read More

Giving feels good

Jan Tinetti Labour MP Elsa the Elf Queen is a very special person. Elsa works at Kmart in Bayfair and she invited me to take part in the launch of this year’s Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal. What a wonderful morning it was. I...... Read More




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