Sport

Club catches them young

An Indian cricket club has come to New Zealand looking for good practice facilities.

Taita on top of its game

Taita Rugby league

Taita College showed it will again be hard to beat as it seeks to defend its Wellington secondary schools rugby league title.

Radio Sport will miss Telfer

brendan telfer

OPINION: It's a disappointing sign of the way sports media is heading that Brendan Telfer has to leave his radio slot at the end of the year.

Giving Grace a chance to kick butt

Grace Vaofusi

TAREN STEVENS - Hutt News

It's not often a grown man will admit that a 13-year-old girl would "kick his butt" in a game of basketball.

Hutt family on the ball

Daniel Schrijvers

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

The name Schrijvers is well known in Lower Hutt sporting circles, and now another member has be propelled into the limelight.

The America's Cup con job

America's Cup

OPINION: I've been trying to work out why New Zealanders got so swept up in the America's Cup over the past month

Age no barrier for Dave

taekwondo

Somebody forgot to tell Dave Aldridge that tae kwon do is not for old men.

Cricket supporter missed

cricket ball

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

Cricket has lost one of its most passionate supporters with the death last week of Steve Cole.

Nadal's record as good as any

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has been a credit to the game, always quick to praise an opponent, but is strangely under-rated.

St Oran's girls net crown

netball

St Oran's College has had a netball season it will remember for a long time.

St Oran's intensity unmatched

rugby league generic

St Oran's have made it a treble, winning the Hutt Valley secondary schools competition, Wellington secondary schools competition, and now the Hutt Valley Premier 1 round two competition.

St Bernard's making a sporting splash

St Bernards Waterpolo

St Bernard's College has achieved a notable sporting double.

Heavyweight star power

wrestle

Hutt News

New Zealand Wide Pro Wrestling says its 10th birthday will be one of the biggest wrestling shows in the country.

Politics still rule at the Olympics

squash

OPINION: The International Olympic Committee is about to make another blunder.

Petone rowing course feasible

rowing

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

The idea sounded totally bizarre when mayoral challenger Phil Stratford raised it last week - but a rowing course off Petone beach is definitely feasible.

Lydia Ko reaches a crossroad

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko, the 16-year-old golf wonder from Auckland, is facing an unusually ticklish problem.

Stop Out's chance to step up

Stop Out football

Stop Out men's football side has a chance at promotion to the Central League after a decisive win over Victoria University.

Drug cheats leave a stain

Valerie Adams

Wellington

This is the story of how other athletes' drug cheating has damaged their reputations of superstars Usain Bolt and Valerie Adams.

Naenae College Hurt By Thefts

Naenae Rugby

The Naenae College first fifteen has suffered a set back, after enjoying a record breaking season of rugby.

Stokes Valley rugby in decline

stokes valley rugby

In just over a decade Stokes Valley Rugby Club has gone from 11 teams and competing at Premier level to two teams.

Bruce Edgar's return overdue

Bruce Edgar

It's good news that Bruce Edgar is to return to the New Zealand cricket fold as national selection manager. Details are to be announced shortly.

Huge day for rugby at Hutt Rec

Norths rugby

Steve So'oialo says capping off his rugby playing days by winning the Jubilee Cup matches anything he's done during his long career.

Boyle's sensational treble

lauren boyle

OPINION: Lauren Boyle had been swimming for New Zealand internationally for seven years before she became an overnight sensation.

Stars add to thrill of cup semi

Jubilee cup semi

It was almost the perfect day of club rugby.

All Blacks boost Hutt Rec's status

All Blacks

In what will be an historic day for the city, the All Blacks are to play at the Hutt Rec.

Petone boxer notches up big win

PETE MCDONALD - Hutt News

Dean Tayke has won a regional boxing title in his first competition bout.

Crusaders' indelible legacy

Crusaders

SPORTS TALK BY JOSEPH ROMANOS - Kapi-Mana News

OPINION: It was impossible not to admire the clinical way Todd Blackadder's Crusaders destroyed the Reds in their Super rugby showdown over the weekend.

Galloway keeps up firsts

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Hutt News

Squash players Scott Galloway and Rebecca Barnett have stepped up to successfully defend Mitchell Park club's NZ Masters club team championship title.

Tennis pro-am hits out for cancer

HUTTennisstrap

The wild weather may have forced a change of venue but it did not dampen the spirits of the competitors at the Trevor Daly memorial pro-am tennis tournament on Sunday.

Trio of Hutt boxers land Taipei chance

HUTWhitestrap

SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

Three Hutt Valley boxers have been selected to represent New Zealand at next month's Taipei Cup in Taiwan .

Veterans hang in for the love of rugby

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

Petone has not had the success it would like on the rugby field in 2013 but it has been able to celebrate some special milestones.

Randwick too good for Upper Hutt

HUTBensonstrap

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

Randwick earned themselves a week off after thrashing Upper Hutt 60-24 on Saturday.

Is NZ Cricket coming right?

nz cricket

SPORTS TALK BY JOSEPH ROMANOS - Wellington

OPINION: Let's hope the experiment of treating New Zealand Cricket like a business and pretending it has little do with sport is over.

Round 2: COG beat Manaroa in close game

A closely-fought netball game between Convent Old Girls 1 and Manaroa Green was played in the Hutt Valley premiership on Saturday.

Jeremy's black jersey dream comes true

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

Jeremy Thrush has a lot to play for over the next few weeks. He made a favourable impression in his three weeks with the All Blacks and is determined not to become a one-cap All Black.

Wainui boxers trail Cameron's lead

HUTboxstrap

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

Wainuiomata has a proud association with sport but few people associate the rugby league-mad suburb with boxing.

Home coaches still the best

Robbie Deans

SPORTS TALK BY JOSEPH ROMANOS - Wellington

OPINION: They say top sport is now so international that the coach's nationality is irrelevant.

Taita Cricket Club signs top Aussie

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

The Taita Cricket Club has secured the services of the highly promising wicketkeeper- batsman James Crowley.

Blair lands US football scholarship

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

Mitchell Blair has the opportunity of lifetime.

Keegan lands shot at world title

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SIMON EDWARDS - Hutt News

Keegan O'Kane-Jones has boxed his way into the New Zealand team heading to the junior world boxing championships at Kiev, in the Ukraine, in September.

Barnett picked for New Zealand

KAROLINE TUCKER - Hutt News

Squash player Rebecca Barnett has been selected for the New Zealand girls squash team for the second time.

The Tour de France's drug history

lance armstrong

SPORTS TALK BY JOSEPH ROMANOS - The Wellingtonian

OPINION: The Tour de France was being consistently won by cheats long before Lance Armstrong was born.

Referee Sapatu aims for top of volleyball ladder

SELINA SIMCOX - Hutt News

Sapatu Sola is a familiar face in the city, well known to many as a council parking warden.

Bob Blair back for soccer

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

Bob Blair remains one of our most famous sporting names, although it is many years since he lived in New Zealand.

Hutt Old Boys overcome Petone in freezing conditions

HOB win

Club rugby can seldom have been played in bleaker conditions than those on Saturday, as Hutt Old Boys Marist beat Petone 20-0.

Storm blows out solstice row

HUTrowingstrap

The Petone Rowing Club is used to its annual Solstice Regatta being disrupted by foul weather, but last week's storm was on another level of atrocious conditions altogether.

Ben Matulino's successful NRL season

Ben Matulino

Hutt old boy and Warriors prop Ben Matulino talks about the NRL circuit, playing the Bulldogs and what he'll be doing during this weekend's bye.

NZ and USA to clash on the field

USA rugby

Top New Zealand university rugby players take on their counterparts from the land where gridiron reigns supreme.

Old Boys aim for Jubilee Cup

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

Hutt Old Boys Marist look to be the best chance if a local team is to win the Jubilee Cup.

Ivan was giant in football administration

NICHOLAS BOYACK - Hutt News

Soccer has a lost a legend with the death in Auckland on June 5 of Ivan England.