Tauranga’s Anchor AIMS Games cancelled for 2020

Organisers of the Anchor AIMS Games have bowed to the inevitable and postponed this year's national intermediate-aged sports tournament until 2021. Tournament... Read More

Community rugby preparing to return to the field

Community rugby is taking another step closer to getting back on the field, with the relaxing of gathering numbers from 10 to 100 to take effect from... Read More

Back on track in Mount Maunganui

In a bid to compete with the virtual world, two Mount Maunganui dads have spent the last two years toiling to get a bike track in Arataki Park. Their... Read More

Helping locals find their ocean spirit

Porina McLeod is thrilled to be back on the water.   As a tour guide operator and owner of East Coast Paddler, Porina says the company has been... Read More

Tauranga Boys’ College produces yet another leader

New National party leader Todd Muller is from the school that has remarkably produced the current Black Caps, All Black and Team NZ skippers: Tauranga... Read More

Game-on for bird hunters

Game bird hunting season starts today – and despite being three weeks later than usual, local hunters are stoked. “There’s plenty... Read More

BOP sports collaborate for return to play

Collaborative efforts between on the ‘Community Sport Return to Play Guidelines’ will ensure the safe return of sports codes, Sport Bay of... Read More

Kids compete in backyard triathlon during lockdown

Thousands of kiwi kids have taken part in the country's largest backyard triathlon after the usual event was canceled due to COVID-19. The virus... Read More

BOP teen’s courageous battle on and off the field

    Rugby, hunting and fishing played an important part on the life of Bay of Plenty teenager Brayden Wood. After nearly two years battling... Read More

Cautious approach to rugby‘s return to the BOP

Bay of Plenty community rugby manager Pat Rae says clubs and schools will make a cautious and well-planned return to rugby. Rae says when the country... Read More

Kiwi bike legend recalls his most special moment

When you have an international sporting career as long and illustrious as New Zealand's Chris Birch, you could understand that it would be hard for... Read More

BOP rugby players leading the way

All Blacks Sevens captain Scott Curry never imagined he would one day lead our national team. But he attributes his upbringing in the Bay as a key to... Read More

Professional sports to resume at Alert Level 2

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says professional sports will be able to resume domestically under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 with the necessary... Read More

Sam Cane named as new All Blacks captain

    New All Blacks captain Sam Cane says he has no plans to change the way he does things. The 28-year-old Chiefs loose forward takes... Read More

Warriors paving way for trans-Tasman bubble

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has congratulated the National Rugby League and New Zealand Warriors for potentially paving the way for a future... Read More