Articles By: Adyn Ogle

Big tournament ready to shine

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THE 31st annual Whakatane Touch Association tournament is back for more tomorrow. Entries closed in November as the 72-team capacity was reached and the tournament…

Patron’s passion strong as ever

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FAMILY is a big part of Becky Tukukino’s 47-year commitment to Whakatane netball. Tukukino is the patron of Netball Whakatane Centre, just like her parents,…

Kickboxer aims high in chosen sport

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FIGHTING at Lumpinee Stadium is the dream for Whakatane kickboxer Holly Swann. The 15-year-old Muay Thai fighter is juggling a handful of sports in her…

Weekly golf a must for veteran

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AT 80 years old Don Warren plays golf twice a week but not on weekends. That is family time for the father and great grandfather…

Franklin looks back on big year

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ENDORSEMENT from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was a highlight of 2016 for Tom Franklin. The two-metre Opotiki lock has had a massive year, playing…

Juniors poised to shine

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MORE than 400 athletes will splash, sprint and scramble on Ohope Beach on Sunday. Whakatane Surf Lifesaving Club will host the Bay of Plenty Junior…

School Star – Thrower aims high

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Alyssa Kane Year 10 Edgecumbe College Hammer throw MAJOR international competition is on Alyssa Kane’s radar. The hammer thrower has already succeeded on the international…

Right call made in Parker fight

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WHAKATANE boxing experts were unanimous in supporting the judges’ decision of Joseph Parker’s big fight on Saturday night. Parker went the distance with Mexico’s Andy…

Bay sevens teams named

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  EASTERN Bay players have been named in Bay of Plenty teams to compete at the Northern Region Sevens Tournament in Cambridge on Sunday. Whakatane’s…