Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

Howlett heads for Hotspurs

Ryan Howlett (right) competes with Central United's James Hoyt in a 2015 match.

Ryan Howlett never imagined five-a-side football would be his ticket to play at an English Premier League ground.

College Rifles on a roll

College Rifles' Kaituu Kaufana penetrates the Pakuranga defence.

College Rifles are looking to become a formidable force in Auckland rugby this season.

Roosters romp over the Ponies

Taylor Herbert works his way through the Ponsonby defence on Saturday.

Going into Saturday's Sharman Cup match both the Ponsonby Ponies and the Te Atatu Roosters were unbeaten.

Queen's honour for Woodcock's try video

Tony Woodcock receives a few words from the Governor General.

Humbled but proud - All Blacks, a super shearer and a Dame are honoured.

Around the grounds with Jeremy Ruane

Three Kings' Hannah Robert tangles with Claudelands Rovers' Tiana Hill.

Some big wins have sent a few warning shots across the divisions in the early stages of the NRFL football season.

Real estate agent throws some punches

Helen Kay is preparing for her first ever boxing fight after having only picked up the sport in February.

Helen Kay is preparing to take some bruises in the name of a cause close to home.

Warriors player "waterboy" of the day gallery video

Warriors playmaker Shaun Johnson signs autographs for children after performing his duties as waterboy on Saturday.

Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson said it wouldn't be the last time he ran water this season.

'Southsiders Waterboi' dazzles video

Warriors playmaker Shaun Johnson performs his duties as waterboy for the Manurewa Marlins under-10s.

Shaun Johnson usually thrills crowds with the ball - on Saturday all he needed was a water bottle.

Football clubs refusing to pay bill

Eastern Suburbs AFC chairman Chris Ruffell says his club will ignore an invoice from 2014.

Three of Auckland's premier football clubs are refusing to budge on an invoice from Auckland Football.

Best ever Auckland rugby players

Jonah Lomu takes on Emile Ntamack in a test between the All Blacks and France at Lancaster Park, Christchurch in 1994.

As the Blues struggle through another Super Rugby season, we rank the greatest Auckland players ever.

Quiet Assassin defends his title video

Left, current NZNBF middleweight champion Ivana Siau with coach and former professional boxer Bruce Glozier of Glozier ...

A disaster that shook a village is motivation for shaking the boxing ring.

Highlanders on notice v Sharks

Flanker Elliot Dixon returns from a head injury to enable the Highlanders to field their first choice loose forward trio ...

Jamie Joseph demands improvements after loss in Brisbane leaves Super Rugby champions red-faced.

Auckland top for sport

Events like the Cricket World Cup 2015 semifinal between New Zealand and South Africa at Eden Park boosted Auckland's ...

NZ's biggest city named best medium-sized sports centre in the world.

Mt Roskill student bound for Halberg Games

Sport has improved Bhakti Patel's debilitating condition.

Despite suffering a stroke as a child, Bhakti Patel is now a competitive athlete.

University rugby full of promise for 2016

University captain Kurt Eklund gains some metres.

The Auckland University premier rugby side are again looking favourites for the Gallaher shield.

A new backstroke record

The delight on Gabrielle Fa'amausili's face is evident after she sets a new backstroke record at the Mayfair Pools New ...

Gabrielle Fa'amausili has broken the New Zealand record for under-16s across 100m.

Webster signs with Rangers

Corey Webster has signed to play for the Super City Rangers.

Shooting guard will prepare for Tall Blacks commitments by playing for Auckland-based NBL team.

Naholo's slower recovery video

Waisake Naholo's most recent run in Super Rugby, the All Blacks wing fractured a leg during this movement against the ...

Highlanders wing behind schedule in recovery from leg injury, but Ben Smith could be back to face Sharks.

Much to play for in NZ Junior Squash Open

Wellington Junior Open winners Jamie Oakley, left, and Waipu's Abbie Palmer are both seeded to take top honours in this ...

Great match ups expected as 180 junior squash players descend on Whangarei.

Warriors star out for season video

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck runs at the Bulldogs defence before the New Zealand Warriors fullback suffered a knee injury during ...

"Devastating blow" for Warriors star Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Construction no obstacle to GF

ANZ Stadium in Sydney has hosted the NRL Grand Final since 1999

ANZ Stadium management sees no reason why the NRL grand final needs to be moved from the Sydney venue during its four-year upgrade.

1960 Olympian headed for Rio

Murray Rae with Rio 2016 para-sailors Andrew May, Rick Dodson and Chris Sharp.

Murray Rae is passing a lifetime's knowledge of yachting onto three para-sailors for the sport's biggest setting.

Panthers heading to semi-final

Baytex Panthers' Marcia Re Ratana in action.

The Baytex Panthers' most recent game may not have been their finest, but they did enough to secure a spot in the Super14 semi-final.

Dark days ahead for Sunwolves video

Mark Hammett has his work cut out to rise to the challenge of coaching the Sunwolves after their 92-17 obliteration in ...

Expansion teams struggle as Sunwolves, Kings and Jaguares endure tough initiation

Into battle in Andrew's name

Bulldogs rugby league star Sam Perrett is wearing an armband with the name of Andrew Cranmer, 20, who suffers from the ...

Bulldogs star carries name of newly won fan onto field for Wellington clash.

McHorseface out to make his name

Can Horsey McHorseface make a name for himself out on the track?

We're not horsing around. First there was Boaty McBoatface - and now there's Horsey McHorseface.

World's craziest cricket pitch?

The idyllic setting of a semi-submerged cricket pitch in the Bay of Islands.

It is a cricket pitch that will bowl you over – you just better get the tides right.

Buy, beg or borrow for Zephyr nationals

Paul Pearson of Manly will be hoping for the home field advantage at the Zephyr nationals from April 20.

The 60th anniversary regatta of the Zephyr National Sailing Championships at Manly is drawing top Kiwi sailors from around the country.

Best season yet for Diocesan rowers

Diocesan School for Girls rowing gold medallists Ella Simanu, Hanne Mellsop and coach Rachel Arbuckle.

The Epsom school has returned from the Maadi Cup with its best ever results in the history of the event.

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