Helu and Ferguson produce a thrilling fight

New Zealand’s Panuve Helu may not have got the result he was seeking on Saturday night but his impressive performance provided further proof that the 23-year-old Tongan born fighter has the skillset to compete and succeed in the international...... Read More

Refereeing leads to life changing weight loss

  A decision three years ago to pick up the whistle has led to a life-changing journey for Bay of Plenty rugby referee Rees Uerata.   The 38-year-old husband and father of three took charge of his second finals appointment for 2018 on Saturday...... Read More

Paddon secures NZRC title at Coromandel

New Zealand’s WRC star Hayden Paddon won the Hyundai New Zealand Goldrush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday to claim his fourth Brian Green Property Group New Zealand Rally Championship. Paddon and stand-in co-driver Mal Peden had to work hard...... Read More

Lightning into second consecutive grand final

New Zealand netball coach Noeline Taurua's Sunshine Coast Lightning will West Coast Fever in a second consecutive Australian domestic final in a bid to retain title. The Lightning won 59-50 on the Giants' home court in Sydney on Sunday to earn...... Read More

Nelson to hold Super Club Netball 2018

Eight teams, including New Zealand’s top three ANZ Premiership finishers, alongside five international club sides will go head-to-head from August 19-24 at the Trafalgar Centre. This season features South African Brutal Fruit Netball Premier...... Read More

Job not done for football’s under 20

They may have already booked their spot at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland next year but the New Zealand players are still not satisfied with their exploits at the OFC U-19 Championship and are desperate to finish the job with a win in the final tomorrow. With...... Read More

All Blacks need to find their rhythm quickly

Returning All Blacks captain Kieran Read says his side needs to find their rhythm quickly against a hungry Wallabies side in tonight's opening Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship game in Sydney. Read, who missed New Zealand's June Test series...... Read More

Sam and Molly Meech open path to Olympics

There’s still plenty of sailing to be done but Tauranga’s outstanding siblings Sam and Molly Meech have put themselves in a great position to make the 2020 Olympics. The pair have done enough at the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus,...... Read More

Chiefs Country Cup extra motivation for Steamers

When the Steamers run out onto Rotorua International Stadium Saturday night to take on Taranaki they won’t just be battling for Mitre 10 Cup competition points. They’ll also have their eyes on the brand new Chiefs Country Cup. The trophy...... Read More

The benefits of boxing for brain disease sufferers

A New Zealand boxing-fitness expert is urging Kiwis with chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s to lead more physically active lives and start boxing. Auckland boxing fitness trainer Lisa Gombinsky Roach is especially pleading for...... Read More