Looking to toss, tumble and thrive

The Bay Twisters group is ready for an upgrade. Bay Twisters chairperson Rebecca Grigson says the building they currently practise in – and consequently throw girls in the air in – is too small for their growing not-for-profit group. “Because... Read More

Festival of multisport in town

What does a grueling half marathon, a 5km scenic run and a quick 400m dash have in common? They're all part of a three-day multisport festival in Mount Maunganui on January 6-8. The third edition of the Mount Festival of Multisport will transform... Read More

Tryathlons run in the family

When Finlay Arnott lines up at Mount Maunganui's Arataki Park to take part in the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon event this Sunday, one very special spectator will understand the feelings he's going through – his mum Sarndra, who took part... Read More

Excellence in learning karate

After much blood, sweat and tears, a Tauranga teen has grabbed the ultimate title in learning the art of karate. After a gruelling 18-hour overnight test, 13-year-old Chase Marshall achieved what he's been working towards for six years –... Read More

Bay’s HoopNation a huge success

The relocation of the HoopNation basketball competition to the Bay of Plenty has been the game changer for the event, with a 42 per cent increase in entries this year. In 2009, HoopNation founders KJ Allen and Paul Berridge set an ambitious goal of establishing... Read More

A sporting legend in Katikati

Come and listen to how it all started and the challenges rugby coaching legend Sir Gordon Tietjens faced on the journey, which spanned during 20 years and the world famous sporting talent he nurtured and the teams he built and dominated world rugby sevens. Everyone... Read More

A golden race for Mount paddler

Mount Maunganui paddler Sam Shergold has claimed a second gold medal for the Kiwis at the ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship in Fiji. Shergold won the 17.5km Men's Prone Distance Race on day four of the championship and finally... Read More

Topping Taekwondo

She's only 16, but Te Puna girl Frances Lloyd is already a world champion in Taekwondo. The Tauranga Girls' College pupil recently travelled to Budapest, Hungary, for the 2016 ITK Taekwondo World Cup, where she was named best female junior... Read More

Swim to win!

Getting swim fit for summer fun, or training for the Ocean Swim Series event at Mount Maunganui, has just got more tempting. Bay Venues has Ocean Swim Series entry tickets to give away – and to be in with a chance to win them you simply need to... Read More

Olympic-style training for local girls

Seven artistic gymnasts from the Western Bay of Plenty region are fundraising for a two-week training event in the United States after being invited by US Olympic coach John Geddert. Tauranga's Argos Gymsports Teresa Iaccarino, Taliyah Carter,... Read More