What is your why?

Jane Le GuayHealth Team Leader,Sport Bay of Plenty Tom wanted to connect with people, Valerie wanted to live life to the fullest and Robert wanted to get his strength back - all these are their reasons for getting active - their ‘why's'. One... Read More

The agony and ecstasy of the Winter Olympics

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz The extreme agony and ecstasy of sport was on display during the of the television coverage of the Winter Olympics in South Korea last week.  Winning never looked better than when... Read More

Gearing up for the school year

Active Voicewith Buddy MeyerSport BOP Primary School Sport Director Another school year has begun and the emails have started again. It is an extremely busy time for schools, and those staff and volunteers that work in the school sport space. The... Read More

Olympic style wrestling

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Olympic style wrestling is a sport that flies under the sporting headlines in New Zealand, with many of the amateur wrestling clubs scattered amongst the provincial regions of the country.  Regional... Read More

Educating your children about activity

Lena Kairau Active Families AdvisorSport Bay of Plenty It's a new year full of new resolutions and new exciting things to look forward to. For some parents, it can be hard to find time, the motivation to exercise, or suitable fun activities... Read More

Mount on the world cricket map

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz Mount Maunganui has arrived on the world cricket map with a bang, courtesy of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup. With seven games including the Grand Final at the Bay Oval, television... Read More

Spending February behind bars

Active Voicewith Michelle BarnsSport BOP Recreation Advisor I don't normally make a New Year's resolution, but for 2018 I have made a commitment to spend February behind bars. Handle bars. Every year at Sport Bay of Plenty the month... Read More

A T20 decider for all

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz What a night at the Bay Oval on Sunday evening, when the Black Caps took on Pakistan in the ICC International Twenty20 series decider. The game had everything that is great about the... Read More

Walking in a Waikaremoana Wonderland

Active Voicewith Laura WeaserSport BOP Communication Advisor Christmas was cancelled in 2017 – well, for me it was. With a wedding in February, a large get-together held at the start of December with my partner's relations and my family... Read More

Cricket World Cup encounter at the Bay Oval

Sideline SidSports correspondent & historian www.sunlive.co.nz When Sideline Sid left home last Wednesday to catch the West Indies verses South Africa Under 19 Cricket World Cup encounter at the Bay Oval - he had no idea that he would witness an... Read More



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