Orewa to host surf lifesaving champs

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Orewa lifeguard Gauthier Boyer keeps an eye on and directs kids back to ...

Every motel in Orewa has already been booked up in preparation for the event.

Vandals rip up sports fields

House Park in Mangere has been severely damaged after joy-riding vandals ripped up the fields.

South Auckland sports teams are losing game time and morale as their grounds are vandalised.

Cleverley's Rio dream materialises

Daisy Cleverley playing for Eastern Suburbs on May 29.

The Eastern Suburbs footballer has arrived at the 2016 Olympics with the Football Ferns.

Takapuna camp ground victory gallery

Save Takapuna Beach Holiday Park organisers Jan Gopperth and Gavin Sheehan outside the Takapuna reserve land site they ...

Takapuna Holiday Park saved for now, as Yachting NZ abandons its application for a sailing facility.

Baseball beats brain surgery

Jaden Dawson is known for throwing consistent strikes over the plate.

Baseball sensation off to the world cup following emergency operation.

Costa trio return to New Zealand

The Costa brothers Nico, Ignacio and Rodrigo.

After a year of playing professional rugby in Europe the Costa brothers have returned to New Zealand to play together for Eden rugby.

'A celebration of diversity'

Heather Tanguay is organising Ethkick West, which will see different cultures fight it out on the field, including from ...

A new football tournament will give west Auckland's melting pot of ethnicity a chance to shine.

Ticket scalpers lose appeal

Two men have lost an appeal against their convictions for scalping tickets to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Thousands of Rugby World Cup tickets under a house led to convictions.

Glendowie driver wins motorsport academy

Glendowie College student Jacob Smith, 17, is one of New Zealand's most promising young motorsport drivers.

Jacob Smith has won the 2016 New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy in Dunedin.

Hurricanes, Highlanders the big winners

Beauden Barrett caps the Hurricanes' record 35-10 victory over the Crusaders with an intercept try in the dying stages ...

Super Rugby's finals series has been confirmed - and last year's finalists are the winners in New Zealand conference

Cops to police ref abuse

Police say they're hoping to encourage goodwill on the sidelines at junior sports.

Cops could soon be patrolling junior sports matches to stop spectators abusing referees from the sidelines.

Wellington girls claim U19 netball crown

Wellington's Mila Reulelu-Buchanan, left, beats Auckland's Eseta Tupu to the ball during Thursday's Netball NZ under-19 ...

Substitutes continue the momentum as Wellington surge home to beat Auckland in Netball NZ under-19 championships final.

Pioneering days over

Going it alone; from feft Nick Leach and Glenn Wheeler of Kumeu Rugby Club, Rex Keane and Nick Mulvaney of Hellensville ...

The Pioneers came fourth in their inaugural season and took out the North Harbour competition the following year in 2012.

Speedway grandstand to go

The grandstand set to be demolished can hold up to 2000 people.

The grandstand at Auckland's Waikaraka Park speedway is set to be demolished in April 2017.

Silverware awaits College Rifles

Captain Hayden Edwards is tackled by Papatoetoe's Latiume Fosita on July 2.

The Remuera club have a huge weekend ahead as they challenge Ponsonby with three trophies on the line.

The best birthday ever?

Elizabeth Cui grew up in New Lynn.

When Elizabeth Cui jumps off the springboard in Rio it will really be her special day.

Magic advance to NZ final video

Holly Fowler of the Mystics attempts to intercept a pass meant for Magic shooter Ellen Halpenny.

They beat the Northern Mystics rather handily in the end on Sunday, but must now turn their focus to the Southern Steel.

Kiwi conference goes down to wire video

Chiefs run rampant: An eight-try romp over the Reds in Brisbane on Friday night protected top spot in the New Zealand ...

Four Kiwi teams in Super Rugby play-offs, home advantage still up for grabs

Mark Hunt doco in the works video

Mark Hunt will fight in Las Vegas this weekend.

Rialto's Pulse TV will air an exclusive documentary about the UFC fighter, who is scheduled to fight on July 10.

Mystics seize second life

Mystics mid-courter Kayla Cullen (right) says she never focuses solely on the player she is marking.

They only won three times during the regular season, but that doesn't matter now they're in the finals.

Junior sailing revitalised at Manly video

Sir Russell Coutts with some of his understudies who will be racing at Manly in the inaugral Bic New Zealand Winter ...

Tindalls Bay resident Sir Russell Coutts is at the helm of a low cost sailing programme for kids.

Lifters power to records

Mother and daughter Janne and Katrina Barrett broke three New Zealand and seven Northland records between them at the ...

Northland powerlifters heaved their way to 27 new Northland records at the North Island Powerlifting Championships.

Top team secure another win

Patumahoe's Sam Furniss tries to jump out of Kieron Rollinson's tackle.

Karaka were able to ease past Patumahoe Hotel 26-8 on Saturday.

New track for stadium

The track at Henderson's athletics stadium is getting replaced.

Henderson will have a new running track by November.

Lions the pride of South Africa video

Highlanders fullback Matt Faddes scored his first Super Rugby hat-trick as the defending champions swamped the Kings ...

South Africa's Lions climb to top of Super Rugby standings after Crusaders falter in Fiji

Quiz clash draws near for world’s top readers

Born in Whakatane. Her father was a bridge builder. First picture book featured a big cat. Her name is …

Test your knowledge ahead of the Kids’ Lit Quiz world champs.

Ellerlie family's BMX obsession

Sacha Earnest with her title at the UCI BMX World Championships in Colombia.

The Earnest family have a BMX triple world champion in their midst.

Best & worst Olympic uniforms gallery

Ralph Lauren dressed the American Olympic team in 2012. Very flash.

We're blessed with our national colours of black and white - it's pretty tricky to really mess that up.

Eden rugby in defence of Portola Cup

Eden's Jorge Asi prepares for a lineout against Mt Wellington on June 18.

The Sandringham-based side are set to fire in the do-or-die weeks of the Auckland premier rugby season.

Warriors open pop-up store video

The Warriors have opened their first Pop Up store in Hunters Plaza in Papatoetoe.

South Auckland was the obvious place for the Vodafone Warriors' very first pop-up store.

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