Sport

It's back to reality as Smith returns from Rio

Kelsey Smith in action during the Olympic Games semifinal against eventual champions Great Britain.

She may have returned home without a medal but Kelsey Smith has described her first Olympic Games experience as "one of the funnest things I've ever done."

Who are the top sport people?

The Tawa Tigers wrestling Club scooped most of the honours at the Porirua Sports Awards in 2011.

The Porirua City Council is calling for nominations for the city's top sports awards.

First-half blitz propels Otago

Otago's Jack Wilson and Wellington's Jackson Garden-Bachop compete for the ball.

Otago outscored Wellington five tries to three in the second round match in Dunedin.

All Blacks blackout partially lifted video

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen, right, with New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew.

Lunch guests will be allowed to see part of training run - but team deny they're paranoid about bugging.

Halaholo committed to Cardiff

Willis Halaholo starred for the Hurricanes as they won their first Super Rugby title.

Waikato midfielder keen to play for Wales in three years time after his super form for the Hurricanes.

Double the derby action

Blockers attempting to stop each others team scoring

The best roller derby team in the country is preparing to face off against Auckland in a clash that will decide who progresses in the league.

Miramar set for Birkenhead clash

Miramar Rangers celebrate a goal in their 4-2 win over Cashmere Tech in the Chatham Cup quarterfinals.

A ninth consecutive Chatham Cup road trip sees Rangers travel to Auckland for a semifinal against Birkenhead United.

Garden-Bachop in fine form

Jackson Garden-Bachop fends off a Hawke's Bay defender during his side's NPC win last Saturday.

Another week, another start at first-five for the young Wellington Lions playmaker. 

Wellington squash 'spider'

The new Wellington Lions shirt for 2016, which has dropped the "spider web" in favour of the lion on the chest.

Wellington Lions bring back roaring lion to replace traditional "spider" crest.

Rider suffers 'painful' season-ending injury

Rae Morrison in action during the second round of the Enduro World Series in Bariloche, Argentina.

Rae Morrison will be sidelined for approximately three months after breaking her heel in the latest round of the Enduro World Series.

HVHS win girls' football title

Members of the Hutt Valley High School girls' first XI celebrate winning the Wellington premier girls' title on ...

Hutt Valley High School get revenge on St Mary's College for last year's girls' first XV final loss.

WC into 'Canes regional final

Wellington College have won through to the Hurricanes region top four final, where they will play Hastings Boys' High School.

Wellington College set to challenge the might of Hastings Boys' High School in Palmerston North on Saturday.

'Squealing' Coles shrugs off praise

Hooker Dane Coles was among New Zealand's tryscorers in Saturday's big win over Australia.

Dane Coles rejects talk of his reaction to pain-killing injections before gritting his teeth against Wallabies.

Last ABs tickets up for grabs

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika talks to Wallabies captain Stephen Moore after losing game one of the three-match ...

Fewer than 200 tickets are available for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup test in Wellington.

Marlins win reserve grade

Trey Kapao-Tuara hits it up for Titahi Bay Marlins in the grand final against Wainuiomata.

Redemption was on the minds of a Porirua league team as they lined up for a grand final on Saturday.

College Sport

HVHS win girls' football title

Members of the Hutt Valley High School girls' first XI celebrate winning the Wellington premier girls' title on ...

Hutt Valley High School get revenge on St Mary's College for last year's girls' first XV final loss.

WC into 'Canes regional final

Wellington College have won through to the Hurricanes region top four final, where they will play Hastings Boys' High School.

Wellington College set to challenge the might of Hastings Boys' High School in Palmerston North on Saturday.

Hegan back running strongly

Wellington Girls' College runner Izzy Hegan on her way to winning the Wellington secondary schools road race last week.

The Wellington Girls' College runner took out the Wellington secondary schools road race last week.

Plumtrees win another rugby title

Reece Plumtree in action for Wellington College in 2015.

Sons Reece and Taine place Wellington first XV title alongside their dad John's Super Rugby championship in the household trophy cabinet.

Abigail gets the national nod

Abigail Evans, 16, has been selected for New Zealand at the World Rollersports Championships in Italy

Abigail Evans is Italy bound with the New Zealand Roller Sports team.

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