Regional

Hampstead machine keeps rolling on

Hampstead continue to be the team to beat in the Mid/South Canterbury senior women’s hockey competition after taking out a convincing win in a local derby on Saturday. Hampstead took on the other Mid Canterbury team in the competition, Hampstead/Collegians,...... Read More

BOP teams bringing the accolades home

  Tauranga is bringing home the accolades after winning the Open Fours at the 69th Summerset National Indoor Bowls Championships in Ashburton.   Grant L'Ami, Paul Smith, Mike Phipps and Lorraine Phipps, from South City Club Tauranga...... Read More

Rakaia charges into the final

Rakaia will get another shot at Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Cup glory after sealing a place in the rugby competition’s final with a 28-16 win over Springston on Saturday. Last year’s beaten finalists always looked in control against...... Read More

Crater Lake warming up again

Increasing temperatures in the Mount Ruapehu crater lake, Te Wai ā-moe and an increase in volcanic tremors, are seen as part of the normal heating cycle, by volcanologists at GNS Science. The alert level remains at 1, says duty volcanologist Geoff...... Read More

Prestigious trophy up for grabs

A strong start will be vital for Mid Canterbury if they’re to have a shot at winning hockey’s Ian Smith Trophy in Cromwell this weekend. But they know they’ll have their work cut out for them. Mid Canterbury – which is a team...... Read More

High rates hikes proposed for Hawke’s Bay farmers

Today Federated Farmers will speak to their submission on yet another council proposed rate hike, as Hawke’s Bay Regional Council proposes an average rate increase of 19%. Federated Farmers Hawke’s Bay president Jim Galloway calls this...... Read More

Lawson, Nowell a top pair

In contrasting circumstances, Michael Lawson and Jeff Nowell both achieved something quite special at the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Stadium on Sunday. Playing in the Championship Pairs, the duo emerged on top of a strong field of 21 entries after an enthralling...... Read More

Pouto farmers win top title

Pouto farmers Dan and Gina Duncan have won the prestigious 2018 New Zealand Share Farmers of the Year competition, bringing the cup back to Kaipara and Northland for the first time in 22 years. As well as the top New Zealand title they also collected...... Read More

Tauranga teams face off in football

Tauranga City AFC’s two women’s sides met for the first time as part of an official match on Sunday, and the home game was the perfect opportunity for an aspiring young journalist to practice her craft with SunLive. Isla Ganley, 12, is...... Read More

It’s in the blood

In the largely male dominated field of harness racing, one young Mid Canterbury lady is helping the girls knock the mantra. Sarah O’Reilly is still very much in the infancy of her career sitting in the sulky, but she’s making big strides...... Read More