All Star act in Auckland Cup?

Mark Purdon and
Natalie Rasmussen trained three winners at Alexandra Park on Friday.

Standout wins for power stable put pacing duo at top of Auckland Cup market.

Talented siblings steal the show

Upcoming star, William looks forward to his next win.

Elizabeth, 9, can cartwheel over on her pony's back, ride bareback and she has taught him to bow.

Emotional scenes at softball's cancer fundraiser

Stefanie Smith, of the Window Factory Howick women's softball premiers, in the batting box during the Bev Smith Memorial ...

Howick's women's softball players win their own high-quality tournament in support of breast cancer awareness.

Water polo player not out of her depth

Caitlin Mary Parker Allen says she loves water polo more than any other sport.

Caitlin Allen took up water polo after a smart remark from her older brother.

Sport: Scholarship and game development influence choice gallery

Harry Plummer with Auckland first five-eighth Simon Hickey, left and executive general manager of Royal Wolf NZ, Paul ...

Promising New Zealand schoolboy first five Harry Plummer sees his rugby future in Auckland.

Temporary split for harness dream team

Christen Me will face a race day start without the services of Dexter Dunn for the first time since 2011.

Top harness racing partnership faces temporary split.

Rising rower emulates Olympic champs

Simanu, front, says she will continue rowing for as long as she enjoys the sport.

Five years ago Ella Simanu hadn't even heard of rowing, now she's leading her age group in the sport.

Sport: Tupou Neiufi humbled by award wins gallery

Tupou Neifui, with dad, Fineasi and mum Lose at the Counties Manukau Sports Excellence Awards where she won junior ...

It has been raining awards for paralympic swimmer Tupou Neiufi.

Parker looks ready

Sir Peter Leitch aka the Mad Butcher enjoying a day out at the Manukau Live Steamers in Mangere.

My nerves aren't too good, so I don't know how heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker must be feeling ahead of his world title fight in Manukau on Saturday.

Ansley focuses on athletics

Ansley won the national U18 800m event in Dunedin earlier this year.

Breaking a national record and securing a US scholarship is next year's target for a Sacred Heart College athlete.

Players celebrate success

Hearing Life Orewa’s Oriel Wilson gives Julie Parry and Collette Clark their prize for winning.

Croquet players battle it out to win Orewa's inaugural 'Sponsored Mondays' tournament.

Gabby Lambert's aiming high

Gabby Lambert wants to be the best in Taekwon-Do, and she's got her sights set on the New Zealand representative team.

It's a long way to the top in Taekwon-Do, but 16-year-old Gabby Lambert is determined to make it.

Star cricketer's gear stolen video

Rising cricketer Lalit Bose had all of his cricket gear stolen from Glen Innes Pak 'n Save.

A British cricketer visiting New Zealand is asking for help to find $1500 worth of distinctive cricket gear stolen from an Auckland car park.

Broken bone won't keep her down

Auckland Hearts Lauren Down sweeps.

Auckland Heart Lauren Down feared the injury curse had struck again

Prime victory for young tennis player

Jessica with her certificate declaring her win in the girl's singles Year 6 and under section of the Tennis Auckland ...

An 11-year-old East Aucklander is the Year 6 and under tennis champion in Auckland.

St Kents revel in excellent netball year

The Saint Kentigern College premier netball team celebrate their win against Mt Albert Grammar School in the national ...

Saint Kentigern College, in East Auckland, has the best secondary schools netball side in the land.

Junior swimmers smash past records

Alex Wilson races against other swimmers in 200 meter breaststroke.

The powerful Coast Swim Club have again flexed their muscles at the annual Auckland Junior Swimming Championships

Parker gets celebrity support

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker with his Dad Dempsey during a training session ahead of his WBO title fight ...

Joseph Parker has Rock-solid backing ahead of his bid to be heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

Four for Williams-Richards combo

Vinnie Colgan and Natuzzi come over the top of Irish Moon and Fire Jet to win the Group III Concorde Handicap at Ellerslie.

Williams-Richards combo pick up four winners but Derby hope steals the show.

Quality softball and cancer fundraiser

Howick softball player Michelle Smith is the daughter of the late Beverley Smith, for whose memory this weekend's annual ...

Howick's Bev Smith Memorial softball tournament this weekend raises awareness of breast cancer.

ARL introduces nines for girls

Bay Roskill's Louisa Tagica is tackled in the ARL club competition. A former Kiwi Fern Tasha Tapu says the future of the ...

Ocean Gatoloai can pursue her dreams thanks to a new rugby league competition kicking off next year.

Sport: Aujla and Singh wreak havoc

Papatoeotoe's Arminder Sohal.

Papatoetoe will press for an outright win against Takapuna at Onewa Domain, Takapuna on Saturday.

Lacrosse paves way for love

Lacrosse power couple Nicole Goode and Casey McLain have been dating for three years.

New Zealand women's lacrosse player and coach share special relationship.

Urban polo returns to Remuera

Professional polo player Sam Hopkinson will be competing in the Remuera polo event in February.

Polo is returning to wealthy Auckland suburb for first time in more than 100 years.

Free outdoor gear offer for summer

Dave Woulfe runs The Boatshed at Days Bay, The Bikeshed Pencarrow and Cycle Rimutaka, which have launched Everyone's ...

Dave Woulfe wants everyone to enjoy all the adventures Wellington has to offer.

Hearts at Devonport

Auckland Hearts and Takapuna Cricket Club players Lauren Down and Roz McNeill.

The Auckland Hearts are bringing the domestic women's cricket competition to the North Shore for the first time.

Brothers win golds in taekwondo gallery

Pakuranga brothers Martyn and Harry Glover both collected gold medals at the Taekwondo New Zealand Nationals.

Speed and agility runs in the blood of the Glover family, with father and two sons donning black belts in taekwondo.

Blues aim for three in a row

University Blues face minor premiers Waitakere Magpies in the Australian rules Auckland grand final.

Aussie Rules football team University Blues will defend their title against minor premiers Magpies.

Orewa wins the croquet cup

The Orewa and Warkworth Croquet Clubs battle it out to win the Maggie Power Cup.

The Orewa Croquet Club went neck and neck against Warkworth to win the Maggie Power Cup.

Two-day cricket heats up

Parnell's Ben Horne scored 55 against Howick Pakuranga

Bowlers shone in last weekend's two-day cricket games around Auckland.

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