All Blacks not interested in putting trophy on the line

The French may feel hard done by but they are getting little sympathy from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen heading into the third and final test in Dunedin on Saturday. The second test was a lopsided affair after French fullback Benjamin Fall was wrongly...... Read More

Shane Young set to make history in Singapore

This Saturday in Singapore, New Zealand’s Shane Young will claim a small piece of UFC history even before he steps into the Octagon for his featherweight bout with Filipino Ronaldo Dy. The Auckland based Young originally from Maraenui, Napier,...... Read More

Northern Stars defeat Silvermoon Tactix

The Northern Stars have finally claimed victory in the 2018 ANZ Premiership, showing superior passion and grit to hold out the Silvermoon Tactix, 56-53, in front of an overjoyed home crowd. Before this match, which was played with the intensity of...... Read More

When an attitude overcomes all

It’s not just about being a champion or a winner. “It’s about giving things a shot,” says Alexia Skipper-Jones, youth advocate for Parafed BOP, “and about being supported to take that shot. “It’s about being...... Read More

Wrestlers up for physical challenge

A team of four talented wrestlers has been named for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The selected athletes are Westerly Ainsley (Te Wharekura o Mauao), Arapo Kellner (Kaitaia College), Ryan Marshall (Hamilton Boys' High School) and Ella...... Read More

Climbers boost record AIMS Games entries

As the Anchor AIMS Games gets set to reach new heights, it’s only fitting that the climbers are on board. A record 10,851 intermediate-aged competitors have entered September’s week-long long tournament in Tauranga, coming from more than...... Read More

Junior Fa – New opponent same objective

  Heavyweight boxer Junior Fa returns to the ring this Friday, June 22nd headlining Shane Cameron’s Counterpunch fight night at Auckland’s Mahatma Gandhi Center.    Fa (14-0) will take on Mexico’s Luis Pascual (13-1)...... Read More

Barrett and Fifita in doubt for third test

All Blacks first five Beauden Barrett and loose forward Vaea Fifita won't travel to Dunedin with the team for the third and final test against France because of concussion. Both Barrett and Fifita suffered their concussions in last night's...... Read More

Top seeds through to semi-finals

The top four seeds in the women’s draw reached their predicted places in the semifinals at the New Zealand Squash Nationals in Henderson. Top ranked Joelle King, the world No.4 and winner of the singles and women’s doubles gold medals...... Read More

Rowe clears the rope to secure win

New Zealand’s White Ferns are taking away bragging rights, but not without tips for improvement following a T20 warm up match against England. Seamer Hannah Row claimed 2-23 from her four overs with the ball, before hitting a six on the first...... Read More