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Beating Tana Umaga at squash

Five years ago as a young boy in Toulon, Victor Crouin took on All Blacks great Tana Umaga in a game of squash.  He won.   Now he’s hoping a bit of Kiwi magic helps him pull off an unlikely win at the World Junior Squash Championship...... Read More

Solid World Games start for NZ

New Zealand’s lifesaving team made a splash on Day 1 of the World Games in Poland, with multiple personal bests contributing to finishing in a confident fourth place. Team captain Steven Kent led the team of 10 taking the only medal; a bronze in...... Read More

Under-20s go goal crazy

A place at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is within touching distance for New Zealand after a thumping 12-0 victory over New Caledonia during Oceania qualifying at Ngahue Reserve in Auckland. Coming hot on the heels of almost identical...... Read More

Psychology key to America’s Cup win

A former junior coach for Team New Zealand champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke believes the sailors’ performance psychology was a key ingredient behind last month’s America’s Cup success. John Morgan, 55, of Snells Beach, has worked...... Read More

Top-10 finish for Kiwis at 470 world championships

Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox wrapped up their 470 world championships in Greece with a fourth in the double-points medal race overnight (NZ time) to finish ninth overall. It was an encouraging result for the Kiwi pair who were competing in their...... Read More

Double Olympic champ to front business awards

More than award winners will be revealed at the Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards special gala event in September. Guests will also hear some of the secrets behind recently retired double Olympic rowing champion Eric Murray’s success. Murray...... Read More

Kiwi gunning for the triple crown

An Olympic gold medalist, winner of the America’s Cup, and now a possible winner at the Volvo Ocean Race in 2018, helmsman Blair Tuke could be the first sailor in history to receive a triple crown. New Zealand sailor Blair Tuke has been named...... Read More

Endurance the future for New Zealand - Heimgartner

In the midst of a busy Porsche Carrera Cup Australia campaign, rising start André Heimgartner is putting time aside to compete in this year’s ENEOS North Island Endurance Series. The 22-year-old has been a regular in the Three Hour series...... Read More

Queenstown Rovers look to make history

Queenstown Rovers are looking to make history this weekend in the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup. The Jamie Whitmarsh-coached side will host Nelson Suburbs on Saturday at the Queenstown Events Centre as they look to make the quarter-finals for the first time...... Read More

All Blacks stars return for Crusaders

The Crusaders have welcomed back a host of All Blacks for Saturday's crunch Super Rugby match against the Hurricanes in Wellington. Fresh off their drawn Test series with the British and Irish Lions, Kieran Read, Israel Dagg, Wyatt Crockett and Scott...... Read More