Fergus Hickey Rosebowl results

The Bay of Plenty cricket team shared honours with Northland in the Fergus Hickey Rosebowl game played at the Bay Oval over the weekend. It is the second year in a row the two-day match-up between the two ND long times rivals finished in a draw. Bay... Read More

College’s big win over cadets

Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys College, scored a big victory over Baywide Cup competition leaders Element IMF Cadets, at Blake Park in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. The Tauranga Boys bowlers quickly hit full stride and had Cadets in some trouble at... 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

Burling and Tuke, sailors of the year

For the fourth year in a row Tauranga sailor Peter Burling and Kerikeri sailor Blair Tuke received Yachting's top award. The acclaimed 49er skiff team are winners of the 2016 HRG Sailor of the Year at the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards last night,... Read More

Olympic pioneer opens WWXL

Having kick-started the sport 24 years ago, it's appropriate Donald was back in the thick of the kayaking action on the opening day of Whitewater XL in Auckland. Johnstone was New Zealand's first canoe slalom Olympian, finishing 25th at the... Read More

BOP cricketers face big challenge

The Bay of Plenty Senior Men's representative team face a big challenge in their Fergus Hickey Rosebowl match-up with Northland at Mount Maunganui's Bay Oval this weekend. Northland will still be smarting after letting the Bay side off the... Read More

TBC and Greerton in must-win matches

Cooney Lees Morgan Tauranga Boys' College and Eves Realty Greerton, who sit in third equal place on the Baywide Cup standings, must win this weekend to have any change of reeling in the top two on the points ladder. Greerton will still be hurting... Read More

Bay teams playing in ND tournament

Two Bay of Plenty teams heading to the annual ND Primary Cricket tournament in Hamilton next have made winning starts in the first two rounds of the annual competition. The Lakeland team is drawn from the Eastern Bay of Plenty, Rotorua and Taupo regions,... Read More

Top Kiwis ready for high-flying action

The battle for national supercross honours hits full throttle on Thursday evening. The modern-day equivalent of gladiators battling for their lives in the Coliseum of ancient Rome, that's the sort of spectacle that will unfold when this season's... Read More

BOP Development taste defeat

The Bay of Plenty Development team went into their Basil McBurney Trophy game against long-time rivals Hamilton at Galloway Park chasing their third successive 2016/17 victory. Batting first the Bay of Plenty second eleven posted a respectable 212 all... Read More

Opinion Poll

What did you do when quake hit the Kaikoura area early last Monday morning and a tsunami warning was sent out?

Heeded the warning and quickly made our way to higher ground.
Didn't receive a tsunami warning at all.
Received a tsunami warning from Civil Defence but was too late - when we woke that morning.
Ignored the warning.

Bay Today

Sunrise from Matua by Janet Hetherington. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz