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.

As it happened: Black Caps vs Australia

Michael Clarke of Australia bats during the World Cup final against the Black Caps.

Aussies are world champions again after beating the Black Caps by seven wickets in the CWC final at the MCG.

Win or lose, welcome home

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 24:  Fans watch the Cricket World Cup semi final between South Africa and New Zealand at Eden Park on March 24, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Regardless of the outcome of the Cricket World Cup final, the Black Caps will be welcomed home in style.

Aces mop up Stags with ease

Auckland's Colin Munro batting during the Plunket Shield 4 day cricket match between Auckland Aces and Central Stags at the Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland, New Zealand. Thursday 18 December 2014. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/

The Auckland Aces didn't need too long to wrap up their four-day Plunket Shield cricket match, beating the Central Stags by an innings and 64 runs with two sessions to spare at Nelson Park in Napier.

Dear Baz and the boys

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum asked New Zealanders to dream, and that dream of New Zealand winning the Cricket World Cup is one step closer.

OPINION: Mate, you asked us to dare to dream. We did. Now the reality is dawning.

Auckland's Colin Munro dines out on Central attack

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Auckland Aces's Colin Munro smashed 281 against the Central Stags at Napier's Nelson Park on Tuesday.

Rain stops cricket, expected to clear soon

Officials stop play as the rain sets in during the ICC Cricket World Cup semifinal between South Africa and New Zealand at Eden Park.

Fear not, cricket fans - the sun is expected to shine again over Eden Park this evening.

Who's backing the Black Caps?

Fanatical Black Caps fan

Here's how you can show you're behind the Black Caps in the Cricket World Cup.

Volvo Ocean Race sets sail from Auckland

Delayed for several days due to Cyclone Pam, the Volvo Ocean Race boats finally left Auckland on Wednesday morning.

Fifth Tui catch in crowd video

CATCH: The fan was congratulated by all around him at the Hamilton venue.

Another cricket fan is in the running for a share of a possible $1m after taking a scorching one-handed catch during Black Caps match.

Beware of the Blues

BIG JOB: Chris Boyd.

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd knows as well as anyone the ups and downs of fronting a big city team.

Junior basketball team takes down bullies video

'THIS IS DEE'S HOUSE': A high school basketball team came to Desiree Andrews' rescue after bullies started to pick on her during a game.

When a cheerleader with Down Syndrome was picked on during a game, fellow pupils came to her rescue.

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