Sport

Why do New Zealanders play sport?

Birkenhead College first XV player Timothy Webster-Vidiri says rugby is his first love.

Sports-mad Kiwis offer their thoughts.

McCartney vaulting into Britomart

Rio 2016 bronze medalist Eliza McCartney will grace the Atrium in Britomart on Wednesday night in a one-off street pole ...

Olympic bronze medalist Eliza McCartney being put to the test in downtown Auckland on Wednesday.

NZIHL responds to backlash

West Auckland Admiral's Tom Tracy goes past the Botany Swarm's Jamie Lawrence.

The New Zealand Ice Hockey League has confirmed it will have a livestream in 2017 after dumping its previous provider.

City beat Wanderers, again

Auckland City's Emiliano Tade (right) is congratulated on scoring against Hamilton Wanderers.

A second win over Hamilton Wanderers in the space of four days has left Auckland City on top of the Stirling Sports Premiership.

Third titles for Auckland softballers

Auckland pitcher Kenta Okazaki fires down a fast ball in the National Fastpitch Championships softball final at Lower Hutt.

Aucklanders clinch softball three-peat.

Sport: Football administrators acknowledged

South Auckland Rangers Football Club president Shiu Singh oversaw the merger between Colver Park United and the Otara ...

Three South Auckland football administrators have been honoured for their long and dedicated service.

Sport: Players in short supply

Happier times for the Papakura Sea Eagles after winning Auckland Rugby League Nines last year.

The Papakura Sea Eagles have withdrawn from tomorrow's Auckland Rugby League Nines at Stanmore Bay. 

Ice hockey axes streaming

Ryan Strayer (centre) of the Southern Stampede drives the puck down the rink while double teamed by Callum Burns (L) and ...

The axing of an New Zealand ice hockey livestream service puts the sport in jeopardy, volunteers and fans say.

New recruit joins team

Shepherds Park Squash Club's Martin Kent,  Paul Cornish, Brian Woodward and Dennis Waru do a training drill.

Lure of reaching fitness goals sees Round the Bays team expand.

'Fun and friendly fitness'

Orewa resident Jo Campbell participating in the 2016/2017 Orewa Beach Series.

Jo Campbell thought her hip injury meant she couldn't take part in sports. Now she's a convert.

Stats man Smith claims award

Football historian Barry Smith, right, receives a long service award from Auckland Football Federation's John McLeod.

Former Southland resident Barry Smith has been actively recording football statistics for more than 60 years.

Big waves ahead

The Whangamata Surf Boat Spectacular drew a crowd of thousands who came to see 60 boats compete for the 2015 title.

Surf lifesavers will battle it out in rugged West Coast conditions at the fourth and final round of New Zealand Surf Boat Series at Piha this weekend.

Ocean Swim's youngest competitor

Rebecca Swan, 7, will be the youngest competitor at this year's New Zealand Ocean Swim Series event in Rotorua.

Rebecca Swan will dive head-first into this weekend's Legend of the Lake event in Rotorua.

Youngster signs with NRL's Titans

Zae Wallace playing for the Akarana Falcons in the 2016 NZRL National Premiership.

Zae Wallace is bound for the NRL, despite only picking up rugby league three years ago.

Black Caps visit schools

Dan Winter and Jordan Gatler of Rosmini College with  Black CapsTim Southee and Martin Guptill.

Cricket practice takes on a different spin when the internationals show up

Counties rugby on the lookout for refs

Counties Manukau Rugby referee education officer Antony Petrie is helping to develop the next generation of referees.

Referee says life behind the whistle has a lot to offer.

Victory at squash tournament

The Red Beach division winners share success at the Red Beach Squash Club Summer Tournament.

Red Beach squash tournament sees more than 70 players compete for titles.

More string for your bow

Massey Archery Club captain Dean Sheerin (left) and Travis Gamble practising their field archery, in which shooters take ...

More world champions are wanted at Massey Archery Club.

Biggest tennis event on the Coast

Brendon Forbes, Alex Hamilton, Chester Espie and Freddie Cashmore represent the Whangaparaoa Tennis Club at the Chelsea ...

Club players win their first game and plan to take the cup.

Marist attempts club rugby fix

The new-look Marist Brothers Old Boys Rugby Club management team. Director of rugby Waisake Sotutu, left, community ...

Marist Brothers Old Boys are taking a proactive approach to rescuing Auckland club rugby.

Suburbs surge into second place

Eastern Suburbs teammates celebrate a goal in their Stirling Sports Premiership match against Southern United in round 5.

Football team the Stirling Sports Premiership is set for a wild finish with just four points separating the top five teams.

After the fall, the 10-wicket bag

Jarrod Monkley, the first bowler from the Karaka Cricket Club to take 10 wickets in an innings.

He broke 38 bones in a six-storey fall and lived against the odds. Now, another unlikely feat.

Marathon runner takes on Antarctica

Tracy Hickman, 50, is running a marathon in Antarctica next month.

How do you train for a marathon in the world's coldest continent? Run in a giant freezer.

Football volunteers honoured

Tom Street from Eastern Suburbs Football Club receives a long service award from the Auckland Football Federation.

Long serving football volunteers have been recognised for their commitment to the game.

Give rugby sevens a go

Kayla McAlister moved from netball to rugby sevens in the lead up to the Rio Olympics

NZRU trials for new female rugby sevens players.

Liam Malone back on crutches

Liam Malone won three medals, including two golds, at the Paralympic Games.

Liam Malone's track and field season continues to be disrupted by injury.

Mad Butcher: Wiki deserved inductee

Sir Peter Leitch.

OPINION: Fantastic couple of days on the Sunshine Coast, but tourist trap that it is, it is not a patch on New Zealand, our own little piece of paradise.

Drysdale, the West Ender

Drysdale racing for West End at the Bankstream Rowing Championships, Lake Karapiro, in 2016.

West End Rowing Club's Mahe Drysdale proves you can excel in sport, even if you start late.

Do you have a room to rent?

World Masters Games 2017 chief executive Jennah Wootten says more athlete accommodation in Auckland is needed.

International visitors are seeking space in Auckland homes during the World Masters Games.

Titans let their training do the teaching

Excited Year 9 Howick College students enjoyed their opportunity to see the Gold Coast Titans training session at ...

NRL stars' visit inspires East Auckland students in a sport in education programme.

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