Seven days of sevens festival

Wellington Sevens ticket sales slumped in 2015 and police cracked down hard on bad behaviour, so in an attempt to lure back true rugby fans sevens organisers slashed ticket prices and changed the date and days of the 2016 event.

Wellington is set to host a 'seven days of sevens' festival on the waterfront and civic square to reinvigorate the Wellington Sevens.

'Sport is about winning or losing'

Justin Langer believes sport is about winning or losing, it's not about drawing.

The former Australian batsman doesn't want to see matches fizzle out to a draw.

Next step for Grey Lynn pump track

The idea of a pump track in Grey Lynn has gained support from the Waitemata Local Board but still needs more funding.

The idea of building a pump track in Grey Lynn is moving forward with support from the Waitemata Local Board, but still needs more funding.

Teen was 'seconds' away from death video

Reese Jones says Saturday's near miss was the closest call he's come across in almost 30 years of horse racing.

Jockey says a teen who wandered onto an Auckland racecourse was seconds away from being killed.

Ariana sweeps the floor at Australian nationals

Ariana Salaivao.

Gymnast Ariana Salaivao has cleaned up in Australia in her first international competition.

Teen risks life for cricket

David Ngawaka narrowly escaped being trampled by race horses when he walked onto the Avondale Racecourse.

A teen gave himself the fright of his life walking in front of horses in a race to fetch a wayward cricket ball.

Top Northland talent up for awards

Northland hockey representatives who won Team of the Year at the 2014 Northland Sports Awards.

The 2015 Northland Sports Awards finalists have been announced, with 28 sports codes nominating 127 finalists.

Dhadwals' double take

Cricket playing twins Adi and Amit Dhadwal don't make the scorekeeper's job easy.

The perfect competition has always been at home for the University cricket twins.

Lomu's early days remembered video

Jonah Lomu playing for the All Blacks in Christchurch in 1994, the year after he finished high school.

The Auckland school Lomu says "saved his life" comes together to remember the rugby great.

Days numbered for Matarua Golf Club

The closure of the Matarua Golf Club will be the end of an era for rural golfers.

The sale of a host farm heralds the end of an era for a rural Kaipara golf club.

$1m kick start for Sportsville

The board of the Kauri Coast Recreational Society celebrates the Foundation North donation, from left to right: Alan Russek, Ray Dixon, Chris Biddles, Peter Harding, Bronwyn Williamson, Richard Alspach and Brent Eastwood (Sport Northland). Absent Kelly Bryers.

Dargaville sports complex one step closer to reality.

Penrose powerlifters off to Canada

Members of the New Zealand powerlifting team. Carolina Dillen, coach John Strachan, Jak Tan, Steven Shi and Sonia Chung.

Powerlifting was all about rehabilitation for Carolina Dillen. Now she's off to compete at the Powerlifting Commonwealth Championships in Vancouver.

Quinn's marathon dreams coming true

Quinn Gardiner-Hall shows off the trophy he received along with a $10,000 scholarship, which he will use to run half marathons in Hawaii and Antarctica, in a bid to inspire other children to get active.

Young runner Quinn Gardiner-Hall has been on a mission, trying to get kids off the couch and into the outdoors. 

Lawrence pulls it out of the bag

John Lawrence has earned Blockhouse Bay Tennis Club's praise.

He is at least 20 years older than most of the fit youngsters competing in the Caro Bowl.

Orakei sailor embraces wild waters of Hong Kong

Andrew Wills and his crew in the wild waters of Hong Kong.

A sailor for the Royal Akarana Yacht Club has returned from the Etchells Worlds in Hong Kong.

Auckland have work to do in ASB Women's League

Northern's Katie Rood attempts a bicycle kick in front of goal.

Auckland and Northern are looking the two teams to beat in the ASB Women's League as Auckland lose their first match.

Track success for Magorrian

Lee Magorrian had a great weekend when he picked up his first black type win on Barbaric, at Te Rapa.

Byerley Park apprentice Lee Magorrian scored his first black type win over the weekend when Barbaric won the listed Legacy Lodge Sprint at Te Rapa.

Kaipara celebrates its finest sportspeople

Manager of Silver  Fern Farms Dargaville presents the  Kaipara Supreme Sportsperson of the Year award to rugby player Aleisha Nelson.

A Black Fern and former Kaihu Valley Rugby Club player has been named Kaipara's Supreme Sportsperson of the Year.

$1.2m funding for surf competition

Some of the highlights from Ultimate Waterman 2015. The event has will get $1.2m in government funding over the next three years.

An international water sports competition hosted in New Zealand has received government backing.

MAGS fold on green wicket

Mt Albert Grammar's Caleb Cherrie drives powerfully.

Both Westlake and Mt Albert Grammar found batting difficult on a green wicket which the hosts took the spoils.

McCaw meets his Mini Me gallery

Jacksyn Hunt thinks of Richie McCaw as a superhero. He got to meet the real thing.

Jacksyn Hunt's parents could not believe their luck when the 3-year-old got a personal audience with Richie McCaw.

The high cost of chasing your dreams

Rachel Stock needs $15,000 to fly Ricki to Australia for an Olympic qualifying event and she is hoping for a sponsor to throw some money her way.

Competing horses is an expensive sport, and the better riders get, the more money they require.

Shannon set to stay with Black Sox, Ratu undecided

Catcher Stephen Ratu is unavailable for Canterbury this season but is undecided on his Black Sox future.

Cristyn floors opposition

Cristyn Jones brushes up on her technique with Nippon Judo head coach Johan Boshoff.

Just one year into training Cristyn Jones has a national judo title.

Students prove themselves in minority sports

Dallas Tagaloasa and Maddison Roy are both up for ASB Young Sportsperson of the Year awards.

Two One Tree Hill College students prove its possible to be successful in minority sports.

Tamaki College students given NRL opportunity

Troy Pulupaki and Jonty Timoti are prepared to put in the hard yards to make the NRL.

Two Tamaki College rugby league players are chasing their NRL dream, but not without sacrifices.

David Fairclough to paint the town red

David Fairclough says he never used to like his nickname.

Liverpool's "supersub" of the 1970s and 80s will be a sight for sore eyes for reds fans in NZ.

Earthquake prone stand disrupts speedway

The grandstand can hold up to 2000 people.

Council has prohibited use of Waikaraka Park's grandstand, putting its season opener in doubt.

Obituary: William Mudgway

William "Bill" Mudgway

Western Springs Speedway has said goodbye to one of its golden voices.

Water skiing shut down at Northland lake

An expired bylaw has curbed skiing on Lake Waikare in the Taharoa Domain near  Dargaville until such time as the director of Maritime NZ agrees to uplift the permitted speed limit.

There will be no water skiing on a Kai Iwi lake until the director of Maritime NZ agrees to a temporary speed uplfting.

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