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

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