Competing to be the very best

They have to be the best of the best – at everything. They don't know what will be thrown at them but they do know that they have to ace it and be better than everyone else. But managing director of Mount Crossfit Luke McGruer knows his team... Read More

Chatham Cup in town for home game

The Chatham Cup will be on display at Links Ave Reserve from 2pm this Sunday, May 14, as Tauranga City United square off against Waiheke United. Tauranga City United's Northern Regional Football League manager Alan Smith says their first team has... Read More

Taking on the terrain

Riding a motorbike around a track is one thing – but when there's a range of natural obstacles in the way, it becomes much more difficult. That's the idea of the North Island Moto Trials Championship, which involves riders from across... Read More

Bay woman heading to paddling champs

Hiria Rolleston has her eyes firmly set on a world championship title in the popular paddling sport of waka ama. The 38-year-old has been selected to represent New Zealand in a six-person team for the 2017 world distance champs taking place in Tahiti... Read More

Taking in the sights at speed

It's Tauranga's first international marathon, and it's hoped it could become a ‘must do' attraction on the international running calendar. “The objective in working with the Tauranga City Council was always to showcase... Read More

Footballers on a roll

Tauranga City United Associated Football Club intend to put on a good show this Easter Monday, when two of their teams take on Manukau City AFC on home turf. Links Ave Reserve will host two matches, one between the reserves at 12.30pm, and one between... Read More

Pommy tribute to a Kiwi loosie

“Kia Ora Riki!” is the big bold headline on the Chiswick Rugby Club Facebook page – a tribute to Riki Darroch. That's because the Tauranga loosie had just earned his 100th cap for the Maroon Army, his West London rugby club, scored... Read More

TGC rowers excel at Maadi

Nine finalists, four silver medals and one bronze. That was the Tauranga Girls' College haul from the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships, or Maadi Cup, held at Lake Karapiro in Cambridge. A total of 2137 students from 126 schools... Read More

Baseballers get ready for nationals

There are 13 boys “fizzing at the bit” and training like crazy at Papamoa's Gordon Spratt Reserve ahead of next Friday, April 6. The baseballers are the first team from Tauranga City Baseball Club to enter a national tournament –... Read More

A lifestyle that doubles as a sport

“It's a very pretty sport.” An insightful but unexpected take on her chosen sport of rowing by 17-year-old sculler Rebecca Frood. I was expecting tough, time-consuming, disciplined. “Yes, it's all those too. But it's... Read More