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

Keeping kids active

ACG Tauranga's commitment to ensuring its students get active from a young age is receiving some tried and true support, by partnering with one of Sport Bay of Plenty's leading initiatives. ACG Tauranga has become the first Cambridge International... Read More

Bank invests in girls’ cricket

Girls' cricket is taking off at Tauranga Intermediate. Three years ago the school had no girls' cricket team, but it now boasts two teams and growing it to four teams this year. Already the school has produced sides which have competed at... Read More

Comfort me my bat

Sports people can be weird superstitious animals. Michael Jordan wore his old college shorts under his NBA uniform. Definitely worked for him. Serena Williams will wear the same socks for a whole tournament. Worked for her. All Black Sam Whitelock wears... Read More

Rugby juniors meet rugby idols

All Blacks Jerome Kaino and Nehe Milner-Skudder will be there – and you're invited too. Families are encouraged to attend a free Family Sunday Funday event, hosted by Pato Entertainment, at Arataki Sports Club on March 5. Junior rugby players... Read More

Fifty years of football

Tauranga City United Football Club is celebrating its golden jubilee tomorrow. Founded by Jack Bryan in 1967, the club has survived amalgamations and the loss of their previous home ground at Wharepai Domain, to become the leading football club in Tauranga. Former... Read More

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