'I wasn't even 100 per cent fit'

Aaron Booth alongside his coaches Jeremy McColl (left) and Matt Dallow (right) at the Australian Decathlon Championships ...

Decathlete Aaron Booth shakes off injury problem to set a new personal best and win a gold medal.

Back-to-back one-day victories

Howick Pakuranga batsman Daniel Young, pictured here in recent Jeff Crowe Cup action against Grafton United, hit an ...

Howick Pakuranga on course for club cricket's limited-overs quarter-finals.

Road to recovery

Auckland Aces player Robbie O'Donnell has spent six weeks injured and rehabbing in the gym.

Auckland Ace Robbie O'Donnell has watched more cricket than he has played so far this season.

Pro wrestling comes to the Coast

Pro wrestler Jake Sheehan slams his opponent during a match.

For the first time in three years, Impact Pro Wrestling is putting on a live show on the Hibiscus Coast.

Trainers prepare mums for port run

Charlotte Cuffe, Paddy Stroud, Mark Broom and Amirul Abdul Khalid prepare to train the Red Beach School mums for Round ...

Stanmore Bay Leisure Centres fitness trainers help Red Beach mums achieve their goals.

Auckland United softball unstoppable

Auckland United and Black Sox pitcher Bayley Hoani who has been a standout for the club this season.

An undefeated Auckland United are quickly becoming favourites to win Auckland's premier softball prize.

Podium finishes for west Auckland athletes

Dominic Overend, of Waitakere City Athletics Club, won one of four Nick Willis Scholarships at the 2017 North Island ...

West Auckland athletes secured over 15 gold medals at the North Island Colgate Games.

Why do we need a 'singles zone'?

Fans enjoy last year's Auckland Nines.

OPINION: We get it's all fun but, on a more significant level - does this really have to be 'a thing'?

Hockey hero humbled by honours

Katie Glynn played 134 matches for the Black Sticks, scoring 77 goals throughout her international career.

Katie Glynn was forced to retire from hockey at just 26 years of age, but her legacy will last much longer.

Yankees star hits out in west Auckland

West City Baseball Club members (from left) Celeste Van Biljon, Wayne McCullogh and Samuel Eva (right), with Didi ...

New York Yankees' shortstop Didi Gregorius hosted a coaching clinic for budding baseballers in west Auckland.

Auckland girls go to nationals unbeaten

The Auckland U15 Hearts, who won the Cricket Express Nationals in Whanganui last week with an undefeated record.

Auckland women's cricket team head to nationals on unbeaten run.

Chasing cricket accolades

Takapuna's Matt Latham attempts to run out North Shore's Mike Olsen in the premier T20 competition.

Midway through the Auckland club cricket season, which teams are still in the title race?

Waitakere United edge Wanderers

Wanderers' Raymond Gunemba and Waitakere's Ryan Cain clash during Sunday's match.

Pascal Reinhardt scored a winner for Waitakere United with just over 10 minutes to play, leaving Hamilton Wanderers to rue earlier missed chances.

Trainer chasing million dollar targets

Sacred Elixir will begin his Derby preparation in the Karaka Mile on Karaka Million night.

Cambridge horse trainer hopeful of securing the million dollar tickets.

Yankees star recognises NZ talent

Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees had sound advice for the New Zealand U18 side.

New York Yankees' shortstop Didi Gregoius was on hand to teach NZ's up-and-coming baseball stars

Taupaki showjumper aiming high

Taupaki showjumper, Carissa McCall, is vying for top spot at Woodhill Sands' Country TV World Cup New Zealand series ...

Taupaki's Carissa McCall is vying for top spot at Woodhill Sands this weekend.

CEO practises what she preaches

Ann Coughlan, wearing the cap, enjoys training with Partners Life Dual Scholarship winners.

Busy businesswoman prioritises her health goals.

Olympian supports junior athletes

Takapuna Athletics 14-year-olds Kaia Tupu-South and Sofia Lome are winners of Nick Willis Scholarships.

Record-breaking junior athletes receive financial support to pursue athletics.

Tieku boosts Eastern Suburbs

Eastern Suburbs celebrate Derek Tieku's goal against Hawkes Bay United in Round 2 of the Stirling Sports Premiership.

Former Crystal Palace pro Derek Tieku could be the spark Auckland football team Eastern Suburbs need.

Keeping middle-age spread at bay

Shepherds Park Squash Club members are entering Round the Bays; from left, Paul Cornish, Dennis Waru, Dimka Waru, Martin ...

The Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is a new challenge for champion squash players.

'Legendary' Piha surfer wins at nationals

Zen Wallis, of Piha, says he's "ready for any conditions" for his men's open quarterfinal.

West Auckland surfers go big at the National Surfing Championships at Piha Beach.

Amateurs toast $20,000 champers

Mark Osbourne (right) from the West End Tennis Club is presented with a $20,000 bottle of champagne from American tennis ...

Tennis professional Jack Sock has delivered a $20,000 of Moet and Chandon champagne to West End Tennis Club.

Run chase completed in 13 overs

The batting partnership between Sam Borland and Daniel Young provided the foundation for Howick Pakuranga's  ...

Howick Pakuranga off to a winning start for the new year in Auckland club cricket.

Baseballers inspired by US legend

Harrison Lough, Jim Kaat, Riki Paewai and Minjae Kim at the special baseball clinic Kaat held at the Fieldhouse in East ...

American baseball great throws out helping hand to Kiwi players.

Cup returns to Red Beach

Red Beach's Sophie Hildesley and Macy Carrothers (Avalon Beach) lunge for the final flag in the U16 womens beach flags event.

After Orewa quelled an 11-year winning streak for Red Beach at last year's Owen Chapman Cup, Red Beach dug in to claim it back at the weekend.

Lapping up Commonwealth Games challenge

Kiana Swain, left, and Rebecca Cheyne from Pukekohe Swimming Club are attempting to qualify for the 2017 Youth ...

Pukekohe teen swimmers push for berth at Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas.

World record kingfish speared

Nat Davey's 50.6kg kingfish was speared near the Three Kings Islands.

Monster 50.6kg kingfish yet to be confirmed, but Kiwi Nat Davey says he isn't interested in world records.

Waitakere teeing off

Tee off the New Year at Waitakere Golf Club's open day on Saturday January 14.

Waitakere Golf Club are welcoming in the New Year with an action-packed opening day on January 14.

Piha's surfing prospect

Piha surfer Gabrielle Paul is looking for strong competitive surfing season.

Piha teen Gabrielle Paul is testing her talents at nationals, on her home break.

Turning rugby into a career

Gene Te Amo with his Bachelor of Sport & Recreation certificate.

Inspired by Richie McCaw, Manurewa boy Gene Te Amo is working on his plans to turn his passion for rugby into a career.

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