Nowhere to Hyde for top Tauranga swimmer

Matt Hyde knows only too well the road to the Tokyo Olympics is paved in persistence, etched in exertion and dripping in discipline. There are no short-cuts; only steps on the ladder and milestones to tick off. The 21-year-old Tauranga swimmer has...... Read More

Finalists named for 50th BOP Sports Awards

Local community volunteers and international sport stars are among the near 80 finalists of the 2018 Bay of Plenty Sports Awards hosted by Sport Bay of Plenty. Celebrating 50 years, the Bay of Plenty Sports Awards has a long and prestigious history...... Read More

Blackcaps remain to help ND go two from two

Northern Districts will again have a handy contingent of Blackcaps internationals to help them go two from two, when they take on Canterbury in the second round of the Plunket Shield beginning today in Christchurch. They swept Otago aside at the Bay...... Read More

NZ fighters dominate ONE Warrior Series 3

Picking up from where they left off at the ONE Warrior Series 2 event last July, New Zealand-raised mixed martial artists Mark “Fairtex” Abelardo and Punnya Sai were impressive yet again, as they both scored quick victories at ONE Warrior...... Read More

Top basketball prospect to take to Tauranga courts

One of New Zealand’s top basketball prospects Tai Wynyard is set to take the court at HoopNation this year in Tauranga. He will be back on court after a back injury which has seen him off the court for nearly a year. “I can’t wait...... Read More

Sights set on a Whakatane walking challenge

If you’ve conquered a half marathon and you want an altogether different kind of walking challenge, diary in the Julian’s Berry Farm Toi’s Challenge for Sunday, November 18. Toi’s Challenge is one of Whakatane’s iconic...... Read More

Delany looking forward for himself and Steamers

Bay of Plenty Steamers’ veteran first five maestro Mike Delany, whose second Mitre 10 Cup season since returning to his home province from overseas rugby adventures was cruelly cut short by injury, is looking forward to seeing how the future rolls...... Read More

Mount and Greerton go back to back

For the second week in a row, a Greerton batsman scored a rare as hen’s teeth Twenty 20 century, following in the footsteps of Greerton master blaster Brett Hampton the previous Saturday. Greerton Sikh XI, Lovely Sandhu, blasted 110 runs against...... Read More

Volcanix: we belong

The Bay of Plenty Volcanix didn’t win any titles on Saturday with their 25-22 victory over Auckland at Tauranga Domain, but it felt almost as good for them. The win in the relegation decider, their second over the 15 times champions in three...... Read More

Western BOP Super Colts competition has kicked off

The Junior College and Intermediate Super Colts competition kicked off on Sunday October 14, with three Western Bay Club teams and a Rotorua representative side, going into head to head battle in the two divisions that opened the Super Colts competitions. Super...... Read More

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What is the issue with SH2?

Unsafe drivers
The road needs improving
Trucks not giving way
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