Sport

Wall to wall action

Tauranga's Cole Armstrong is leading the 2016-2017 D1NZ National Drifting Championship – and this weekend he'll race round three at Baypark, which for first time will house all of the action inside the stadium. The 17,000-plus capacity... Read More

A wheel Bay battle in motocross champs

Two Mount Maunganui riders will go head-to-head in Rotorua this weekend to keep alive their efforts to secure the MX1 class crown in the 2017 New Zealand Motocross Championships. Cody Cooper, who drives Honda, is the MX1 class defending champion and 2017... Read More

Junior championships this weekend

More than 600 junior athletes will battle it out during Surf Life Saving New Zealand's Eastern Regional Junior Championships at Waihi Beach this weekend. SLSNZ Eastern Region sport manager Mark Inglis says the annual event caters athletes aged... Read More

Get on ya bike with confidence

Sport Bay of Plenty's recreation team leader Jen Riley suspects there are hundreds of near new bicycles sitting in the dark in Tauranga garages collecting dust. “From our two previous Be Cycle Savvy - Cycle Skills Course for Adult courses... Read More

Cooper guns to win Woodville again

Mount Maunganui's Cody Cooper has his mind set on success this month, being determined to reclaim the top spot and win his third NZ Grand Prix motocross title this season. The current national MX1 motocross champion will arrive in the Manawatu... Read More

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