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Force aim to break losing streak

Western Force coach Michael Foley.

The Western Force hope not to make history when they take on the Blues after nine straight losses.

Equestrian facility one step closer gallery

Katharine Van Tuyl  on Double J Sunshine at the Puhinui International Three Day Event.

A home for elite equestrian sport in Auckland is one step closer.

Gutsy win puts top seed into quarters

Hsu Jen Hao of Chinese Taipei had to work hard for his place in the quarter-finals of the New Zealand Badminton Open.

Top seed Hsu Jen Hao had to survive an injury scare to move through to the New Zealand Badminton Open quarterfinals.

Riders win big at BMX champs

Winning team Nicole Eady, Anthony Gysberts, Lance Dinsdale, Luke Brooke-Smith and Tyla Dinsdale.

Whangarei BMX Club have returned triumphant from the National Champisonships in Christchurch.

Fired up for the local hockey scene

Ryan Archibald  in action against Belgium in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Off the back of an electrifying win over Australia, Black Sticks midfielder Ryan Archibald is back in Auckland and ready to take on the club scene.

Nathan and Pumpkin race to victory

Nathan Darby and Pumpkin trotted their way to victory in the Franklin Park Kidz Kartz Trotting Cup, held at Alexandra Park.

It was a fairy tale ending for Nathan Darby and his pony Pumpkin, when they won the Franklin Park Kidz Kartz Trotting Cup earlier this month.

Good weekend for Spratt, Johnson

Sam Spratt and Shees Flawless have had three wins in a row, after their win at Cambridge on the weekend. Here they cruise home to win at Awapuni.

It was a memorable weekend for the Pukekohe based jockeys Sam Spratt and Danielle Johnson.

Big scores in club rugby

Drury's Matakaiongo Lollesio tries to push past Tom Read during the early stages of the Counties Manukau Premier Club Rugby match between Drury and Waiuku.

Waiuku's relentless attack and strong defence proved too much for Drury in round seven of the Counties Manukau premier club competition.

Karaka nab a big win

Karaka wing Tavite Gadeisuva scored three tries against Onewhero on Saturday.

Onewhero gave Karaka a scare early in their match but the visitors turned up the heat in the second half to runaway with a 47-11 victory.

Bombay's best too much for Patumahoe

Reece Joyce kicked five penalties in his side's win against Patumahoe on Saturday.

Bombay's coach has praised his side for their best performance of the season in beating Patumahoe 23-13 in the Counties Manukau Premier Club competition on Saturday.

Western Springs through to next round

Western Spring's Lauren Mathis (right) and Melanie Gooch celebrate a goal during the Women's Knockout Cup match at Murdoch Park on April 26. Photo: PHOTOTEK

Highlights of the Western Springs and Papatoetoe AFC match captured in pictures.

Uruguay team to train on the coast

The Uruguay FIFA U-20 World Cup team will be training at Hibiscus Coast AFC thanks to club technical director Mauricio Rojas' links to the team.

Thanks to club links Hibiscus Coast AFC will be hosting the Uruguay U-20 World Cup team for training ahead of the tournament.

A very special Race to the Sky

Possum Bourne Motorsport's Paul Hayton and Mike Thompson check out Possum Bourne's former rally car on its return to the Pukekohe-based workshop after it was driven to victory at the Race to the Sky on April 19 by Alister McRae.

Possum Bourne Motorsport is still revelling in the success of seeing its namesake's former car take out the Race to the Sky hill climb.

Tournament gets big numbers gallery

Patumahoe goal shoot Mikayla Hall gets her shot off despite the efforts of Bombay goal keep Kate Ransden.

The Pukekohe Netball Centre exploded back into life after its summer slumber on Wednesday night as hundreds of girls swarmed the courts.

Young swimmers learn from the best

Lauren Boyle with the FAST team

New Zealand swimming star, Olympian Lauren Boyle, thrilled the young athletes of Franklin children's swim club FAST.

Positive results for swim club

Pukekohe's Simone Cowling put in some impressive performances at the New Zealand Open Championships.

Two members of the Pukekohe Swimming Club finished in the top eight for New Zealand at the New Zealand Open Championships in Henderson on the weekend.

Auckland City through to Oceania final gallery

Auckland's Anthony Hobbs gets a head full of football.

Auckland City FC are into their fifth consecutive Oceania Champions League final after beating newcomers FC Gaitcha of New Caledonia 1-0 in Fiji on April 21t.

Ponsonby rugby taking time to reflect

Ponsonby`s  Morrison Siliko tackles Manukau Rovers` Calvary Fonoti.

Ponsonby have the bye over the long weekend

Wrestler is all heart

Kartik Swamy of Glendene isn't letting his heart condition get in the way of his pro wrestling ambitions.

Normally jumping into a wrestling ring would be low on someone with a heart condition's list. But not for Kartik Swamy.

Swimming stars make waves gallery

Lauren Boyle competes in the Womens 400m freestyle during the New Zealand Swimming Championships at West Wave Waitakere on April 14, 2015.

The New Zealand swimming champs wrapped up on April 17 in Auckland and 10 swimmers are now destined for the world champs

Steyn eager to team with Boult

Trent Boult has won a fan in South African pace bowler Dale Steyn.

World's best test bowler happy operating in the T20 shadow of Kiwi Trent Boult, but eager to play in tandem.

Sawing way to world title

David McDonald won a world title in the single saw event at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

David McDonald is an accountant by day and an axeman by night.

Duffin returns to win GT2 video

A high-speed crash was not enough to stop Buckland's Andy Duffin from returning to the track to claim the 2014/15 GT2 title.

A high-speed crash was not enough to stop Andy Duffin from returning to claim the 2014/15 GT2 title.

Adams could Thunder into Tall Blacks side at last

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams could be set to help the Tall Blacks' Olympics campaign.

NZ basketball in talks with Oklahoma City team after early exit from the NBA could free up star Kiwi centre.

Indiana rules in the 200m

Indiana Singer-Denton is a speed demon when it comes to athletics. Here she shows off her favourite accolades, the ASB Bank Trophy and her gold medal from the 200m event at the Auckland Junior Athletics Championships.

Indiana Singer-Denton is a speed demon making a name for herself in the world of athletics.

Kiwi's Gallipoli surf boat adventure

The Muriwai Muzzies row along Puhoi River. Chris Deacon is sweep with rowers Emma Wilson, Andrea Gerrard, Sara Eivers and Ashley Timoko.

An Auckland paramedic and surf lifesaver is privileged to row as part of Anzac commemorations.

SuperTourer-Touring Car series union a success

Simon Evans claimed the 2014/15 SuperTourers' title at the United V8 Spectacular in Pukekohe.

The trial unification of the V8 SuperTourers and NZ Touring Cars in Pukekohe lauded as a resounding success.

One of the greatest catches ever? video

Tim Southee's duo catch with Karun Nair is one of the best fielding moments we've seen in some time.

Black Cap Tim Southee was involved in a brilliant catch in the Indian Premier League on Saturday morning.

Italians cancel America's Cup World Series event

Team New Zealand leads Luna Rossa during the America's Cup World Series regatta in Naples in 2012.

The America's Cup fallout continues with the opening event of the 2015 World Series in Italy cancelled.

Auckland City FC 'full strength' for the O-League

Auckland City FC hosted rivals Hawke's Bay United in the ASB Premiership final.

Auckland City will be fighting hard to follow their stunning FIFA Club World Cup glory.

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