Ready to reel in big one

Gareth Edwards and Marius Koekemoer are New Zealand's entrants in the World Carp Classic in France.

Freshwater fishing advocates want to inspire others.

Softballer strikes out family legacy

Joseph Kohlhase, 19, has made the switch from softball to baseball and will head to the United States with the hope of ...

Joseph Kohlhase has broken family tradition by picking up a baseball bat.

Aucklander bound for FC Barcelona video

Artur Semmkeneto, 12, will train with football powerhouse FC Barcelona thanks to an invite from the club after it held a ...

From Balmoral to Barcelona, meet the next aspiring Lionel Messi.

East league and football sides top leagues

Fencibles' Christian Niyonsaba, right, clears under pressure during his side's 2-0 win over Takapuna AFC in the NRFL ...

It's still early days in their winter seasons, but Howick's Hornets and Fencibles are dominating their respective comps.

Kids come to league with nothing stuff nation video

Otara Scorpions chairman Willie Maea in front of the club's Verne Wilson mural.

The kids go without food, without love, without money. This rugby league club offers breakfast, sport and a way out of the stereotypes.

Dreams come true for retired sailor

Manly Sailing Club committee member, Phil Wild wins gold at the World Masters Games.

Manly Sailing Club committee member wins gold at the World Masters Games.

Coast honours Bernie at last game

Hayden Robinson gives a sign with messages from his 11th grade team to Bernie Buchmann as a keepsake.

Hibiscus Coast AFC stalwart hit the field for the last time after being given a terminal diagnosis.

Up close and personal with netball greats

Enjoying a moment together before the ANZ premiership netball game in Auckland on May 17 are Leana De Bruin of the ...

A junior Highland Park netballer got to meet her playing idols before a national league match.

Big year for little tennis club

Koru (Pakuranga) Tennis Club's successful junior Auckland interclub team players, Katie Heaven, Ashleigh Johnson, Hayden ...

Koru (Pakuranga) Tennis Club maybe small in player numbers, but big on achievements.

Shock in the Fox

The Pt Chevalier Pirates' celebrate during happier times. The team's 2017 unbeaten record has ended, falling to Glenora ...

Only two points separate the top four teams in the Fox Memorial competition.

All Blacks triple challenge

All Blacks captain Kieran Reid leads out his team at ECOLight Stadium in Pukekohe in 2016.

All Blacks chose Pukekohe as warm-up venue for Investec Rugby Championships.

Another win at the top of the table

Midfield try scorers Hamish Pomare  and Gannon Moore celebrate success.

The Silverdale Seahawks rugby premiers celebrate victory.

Recreational cyclists lack facilities

Casey Fields criterium circuit in Victoria, Australia is an example of what could be developed in New Zealand.

International examples could be the blueprint for safer cycling in Auckland.

Football field vandalised

Damage to Becroft Park in Forrest Hill, Auckland.

Becroft Park was in top condition - then vandals struck the Auckland football fields.

Rifles get one back on Suburbs

College Rifles handed Suburbs their first loss of the season with a gritty 24-19 win at home on Saturday.

Only two teams remain undefeated in Auckland Rugby's premier competition.

Western Springs' unbeaten run continues

Western Springs' George Debenham in action against Eastern Suburbs in last year's NRFL Premier League.

Western Springs have gone nine from nine as they hunt for promotion.

Stars shock for a second time

Emma Iversen of the Stars in action.

First the Mystics, now the Magic - the Northern Stars are picking up some big scalps in the ANZ Premiership.

Skatepark takes leap

Artist impression of the skatepark's final design.

The construction of a new skatepark in Birkenhead's War Memorial Park is now under way.

Auckland's indoor court shortage

Sports like volleyball and basketball will record a decline in participation due to the shortage of indoor sports ...

Auckland faces a critical shortage of indoor sports courts and it's expected to get worse in the future.

Stars train up and coming swimmers

Hannah Tuner and James Donovan with Nikita Howarth and Andrew McMillan.

Swimming stars teach youngsters new tricks and techniques.

League players switch to badminton

Members of the St Paul's College badminton team looking to diversify their sporting CV. From left, Lachlan Patelesio, ...

From rugby balls to rackets, these St Paul's students are breaking down stereotypes.

Homecoming for Mystics coach

Northern Mystics head coach Helene Wilson.

The Mystics return to the North Shore for must-win game.

Duffie cleared for Blues

Blues wing Matt Duffie has escaped a ban for a red card.

Matt Duffie free to play for the Blues despite red card.

Tough battle staying on top

Pukekohe's Sam Vaka tackles Karaka's Walter Fifita.

The battle to finish in the top four delivers tight clashes as second round of McNamara Cup progresses.

Blues fall to Stormers

Sonny Bill Williams had limited chances against the Stormers in Cape Town.

Blues' playoff hopes look shot after Matt Duffie is sent off in Cape Town defeat.

Scott Dixon wins Indy 500 gallery

Scott Dixon douses himself with milk after winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2008.

Scott Dixon, known for his high-speed cool-headedness, let the emotions flow after he crossed the finish line.

Multi-use courts way of future

The North Harbour Netball Centre currently hosts most netball competitions in the region. The centre is running at capacity.

Increasing numbers of netballers will have nowhere to play, if new solutions aren't found.

Driving more women into golf

Christina Randell, left, Margaret James, Lal Craig,   Gweneth Baird, Rosemarie Tomlinson and Carol Craig.

Waiuku Golf Club looking to bolster numbers and encourage more women to take to the green.

Tributes flow for league stalwart

Esme Tamati  and Sir Peter Leitch aka The Mad Butcher shared a close bond. He made a special trip to Waitara  in 2010 to ...

"We've been blessed to have someone with a value set like that - her honesty, her integrity and her giving heart."

Sport: Nanai-Williams and Kerr to return

First five eighth Baden Kerr, 27, has hooked up with the Counties Manukau Steelers for the coming national provincial ...

 Two of Counties Manukau rugby's favourite sons, Tim Nanai-Williams and Baden Kerr are back in Steelers colours.

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