Mount and Greerton top for Williams Cup

Carrus Mount Maunganui and Eves Realty Greerton cemented their places at the top of the Williams Cup standings on Saturday, albeit in contrasting circumstances. Greerton hosted New World Te Puke at Pemberton Park, with the visitors batting first to set... Read More

Rippa Rugby returns to rip it up

Next week will mark the start of another term of Rippa Rugby modules across the Western and Eastern Bay of Plenty. The Western Bay of Plenty Rippa Rugby modules will see over 2000 kids year two to year eight involved in five Rippa Rugby modules. This... Read More

Hometown hero takes first D1NZ win

Team DMNZ drifter Drew Donovan took a seemingly unlikely win on his return to the Link ECU D1NZ National Drifting Championship at this home round in Tauranga. Having qualified 18th on Friday, Donovan battled through the order and managed to take out... Read More

Surfer defends title in Papamoa

Auckland surfer Thomas Kibblewhite (Red Beach) defended his Men's Longboard Division title at the Barrett Homes New Zealand Longboard and SUP Open held at Papamoa Beach on Saturday. Kibblewhite had not competed since his 2017 win at the event but... Read More

Jones best of kayaking Kiwis

Tauranga's Luuka Jones has finished sixth in a highly-competitive K1 women's final at the Australian canoe slalom championships in Penrith overnight. Jones was the only Kiwi to progress to the finals on the second day of competition and her... Read More

Langhorn nearly steals Fanga’s thunder

‘Fanga' Dan Woolhouse stole back top spot in qualifying ahead of the D1NZ Pro Series battles at ASB Baypark Stadium this afternoon. Woolhouse nearly had his top spot taken away by underdog Vincent Langhorn, who took pole position provisionally... Read More

New sports council for students

Sport Bay of Plenty is putting the call out for young leaders with an interest in sport to apply for a newly established sports council. Aimed at increasing youth voice in the school sport sector, all Year 12 and 13 students across the Bay of Plenty... Read More

Comeback complete for Tauranga kayaker

Jack Dangen retired from kayaking at the tender age of 17 to start a building apprenticeship but two years later, he's carefully constructed a near-perfect comeback. The Tauranga K1 paddler has been named in his first New Zealand senior canoe slalom... Read More

Motofest pivotal in title chase

Battle lines have been drawn in the superbike nationals as the next round at Hampton Downs in just over two weeks' time looms, determining where the trophies end up for 2018. The event on the weekend of March 3-4 will not only be stellar in terms... Read More

Reserve Grade teams to meet in Rotorua

A unique Reserve Grade representative match, between a Western Bay of Plenty XI and a Lakelands selection drawn from the Rotorua and Taupo regions, will take place on Sunday in Rotorua. The fifty over per side match will be played at Rotorua Cricket... Read More



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An uncommon butterfly spotted: New Zealand Admiral. A good start to the new year. Photo: Murray Smith.

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