Strongmen set new BOP records

Not only can three time New Zealand strongman Mathew Ragg be called the Bay of Plenty’s strongest man, but he can also be called a record breaker. Mathew took out the Bay of Plenty Strongest Man competition at the Tauranga A&P Lifestyle Show...... Read More

Waka ama champs: ’I just love being out on the water’

More than 3500 paddlers will take to Lake Karāpiro this week for the National Waka Ama Championship in Cambridge. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the tournament, attracting the most paddlers the event has seen. The Junior Under 16 Women's...... Read More

Darren Kelly wins D1NZ 2019 season opener

  Auckland’s Darren Kelly has taken out the first round of the 2019 D1NZ Drifting Championship Series in Tauranga despite technical issues with his brake lights during practice and qualifying.   Driving the Nissan R35 GTR, the 2015...... Read More

Sevens competition hotting up

  Just ask Sir Gordon Tietjens how tough it is to win the HSBC World Series these days.   The man who guided New Zealand to 12 titles, and the only sevens coach to be inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame, says the men’s game is the...... Read More

Silver Ferns looking to increase intensity

Silver Ferns coach Noeline Taurua has targeted two wins from three matches in her team's upcoming Quad Series in England, but what she really wants to see is some good old-fashioned dominance on the court. New Zealand tackle Commonwealth champions...... Read More

BOP athlete’s kayak stolen

Calls are being made all over social media in an attempt to reunite a Bay of Plenty athlete with his stolen kayak. Zack Mutton, one of the up and coming Canoe Slalom athletes, had his custom made Galasport Slalom Kayak stolen from Okere Falls at the...... Read More

Laura Langman to captain Silver Ferns

Mid-courter Laura Langman has been named as captain of the Silver Ferns during a critical year for the national netball team. Langman, who has been retained in the captaincy role after stepping into the position late last year, will be supported by...... Read More

Mount Multisport brings crowds

Thousands of people came out to cheer on athletes participating in the Mount Festival of Multisports events throughout the day today. Now, in its 30th year, the Tauranga Half has developed into an iconic event in the triathlon and Bay of Plenty community,...... Read More

Revamp hits the target

Since the Ashburton District Rifle Club’s home range – affectionately known as The Butts – underwent a massive makeover, it has become an increasingly popular place to be. A rebuild of the range, which was completed almost two years...... Read More

Second animal death at Gisborne rodeo ’freakish’

A second animal death has been covered up at a Gisborne rodeo, activists say. But an official says there was no cover-up because nobody asked. Animal welfare group SAFE says it now knows a horse also died at the 27 December rodeo that sparked protests...... Read More