Givealittle campaign launched for Bay Rugby

Bay of Plenty Community Rugby Manager Pat Rae says he has nothing but admiration for the rugby community as they battle to overcome the hardship brought... Read More

Rugby one step closer to kick off

Rugby in Rotorua and the wider Bay of Plenty is one step closer to kick off this season. The winter sports window for community rugby in the Bay of... Read More

BOP teen’s courageous battle on and off the field

    Rugby, hunting and fishing played an important part on the life of Bay of Plenty teenager Brayden Wood. After nearly two years battling... Read More

Cautious approach to rugby‘s return to the BOP

Bay of Plenty community rugby manager Pat Rae says clubs and schools will make a cautious and well-planned return to rugby. Rae says when the country... Read More

BOP rugby players leading the way

All Blacks Sevens captain Scott Curry never imagined he would one day lead our national team. But he attributes his upbringing in the Bay as a key to... Read More

Professional sports to resume at Alert Level 2

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson says professional sports will be able to resume domestically under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 with the necessary... Read More

Sam Cane named as new All Blacks captain

    New All Blacks captain Sam Cane says he has no plans to change the way he does things. The 28-year-old Chiefs loose forward takes... Read More

Big names scoop ANZ International awards

Four of New Zealand cricket’s modern day stars – Kane Williamson, Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates and Ross Taylor were in the limelight today... Read More

BOP man dedicates much of his life to rugby

The Rotoiti community and Bay of Plenty Rugby are mourning the loss of a “rugby stalwart and great man”. A staunch Rotoiti Rugby Club supporter,... Read More

NZ Football launches home training programme

With the country officially in lockdown, now is the perfect time for young players all over New Zealand to sharpen their skills ahead of the upcoming... Read More

COVID-19: Squash world junior champs cancelled

The "regretful" decision has been to cancel the WSF World Junior Championships that had been scheduled to take place in July 2020 on the Gold... Read More

BOP motocross rider fights for Kiwi pride

It took a full time professional from another country to finally bring down Kiwi motocross rider Cody Cooper. Mount Maunganui man Cooper took his trusted... Read More

BOP community rugby on hold

New Zealand Rugby suspended all forms and levels of community rugby (including RIPPA, Junior and Secondary School rugby) until Saturday, April 18. This... Read More

Rotorua turns it on again for Crankworx

  Organisers are thanking their lucky stars with the scheduling of the 2020 Crankworx Rotorua festival.   The brilliant week of outrageous... Read More

Te Ika a Māui Sevens cancelled

The Te Ika a Māui Sevens, formerly known as the North Island Secondary Schools Sevens, is the latest in sporting events to be cancelled. The event... Read More