Molly and Alex take early lead

Alex Maloney and Tauranga sailor Molly Meech brushed aside two days of waiting around to take an early lead at the 49er and 49erFX world championships in Porto overnight (NZ time). Racing wasn’t possible on the first two days of the world championships...... Read More

Underwater Hockey Nationals at Baywave

The Tauranga Underwater Hockey Club will be hosting the NZ Secondary School National Underwater Hockey Competitions for the first time ever at Baywave, next month. The competition is regarded as the top school tournament for under water hockey in New...... Read More

2017 Bay Open in 11th year

Team Ko Tauranga are set to host the Bay Open 2017 taekwondo championships this weekend. The event, which is now in its 11th year, will be held at the gymnasium at Tauranga Boys’ College and has been known to attract entrants from as far as Auckland,...... Read More

Seal takes up sleeping spot under car

A seal sleeping under a car in Mount Maunganui caused a bit of a stir this morning. Two police officers were on seal watch after the fur seal was found under a white car on Pacific Ave. Alarm bells were raised this morning, after a nearby resident expressed...... Read More

Tauranga Taniwha score 2nd place

After several months of fundraising and hard training sessions, the Tauranga Taniwha under 14 girls’ water polo team have secured second place at an invitational tournament in Hawaii earlier this month. The Hawaiian Invitational Water Polo Tournament...... Read More

Local candidates to be grilled on sport

Tauranga political candidates will be answering questions on sport and recreation policy in a series of candidate meetings next month. Active transport, breaking down the barriers to get adults more active, engaging volunteers in sport and future funding...... Read More

Campbell makes Coromandel return

Tauranga driver Phil Campbell has made a return to the Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship taking on the fourth round at the Mahindra Goldrush Rally Coromandel. Phil and his team ranked in fourth place at this weekend’s event...... Read More

Beers and banter – RJ and Pinetree

“Jeeez … what would we do after a game in those days if we didn’t have a beer?” It’s a poser from an ex-All Black. “I mean, what would we do?” And so, on the strength of the fact there was nothing else to do,...... Read More

Carrington extends championship reign

  A Lisa Carrington-led New Zealand kayaking team has celebrated its most successful world championship campaign, winning two more medals on the final day of the 2017 edition in the Czech Republic. A day after winning the K2 500m title with Caitlin...... Read More

Burling finally brings the Cup home

Tauranga’s Peter Burling has finally brought the America’s Cup back to his hometown for a visit. The Tauranga Boys’ College alumnus arrived at the Tauranga waterfront with the Auld Mug by boat at 1pm today, greeted by a large crowd...... Read More

Last push for Kiwi kayaking champs

New Zealand’s remarkable kayaking renaissance seems likely to have a final chapter added tonight, as the world championships in the Czech Republic draw to a close. After Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Ryan collected K2 500m gold and Carrington added...... Read More

Different look without Burling and Tuke

This year’s 49er world championships will be a little different to those of the recent past, not least of all because Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won’t win. Burling and Tuke have dominated the 49er class, winning four-straight world titles...... Read More

Black Ferns win another world title

The New Zealand Black Ferns have won their fifth Rugby World Cup title with a 41-32 win over England in the final in Belfast. The Black Ferns drew first blood in the match with a try to fullback Selica Winiata off a well-timed cross field kick on halfway. England,...... Read More

Steamers set for BNZ Battle of the Bays

Head Coach Clayton McMillan has named an unchanged starting fifteen to take on Hawke’s Bay in the BNZ Battle of the Bays at Rotorua International Stadium 5.45pm today. The Bay of Plenty Steamers bench has had a reshuffle seeing five changes in...... Read More

Carrington set for world champs campaign

Bay of Plenty paddler Lisa Carrington will take a large step into the unknown this week as she heads into her busiest canoe sprint world championships ever. The double Olympic K1 200m champion will take on four events in the Czech Republic town of Racice,...... Read More