Tall Blacks' steep slope

Kirk Penny

It's either pool of death or group of opportunity for the Tall Blacks at the World Cup in Spain.

Turbos out to slay Lions

Jason O'Halloran Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran's amicable nature won't extend to feeling any pity for struggling Wellington side tonight.

Lupi at peace in the ring

Gentiane Lupi It may sound mad for an actress and mother-of-three to opt for a career in Thai kickboxing.

D-day approaching

rugby ball generic Wellington's borderline premier rugby clubs have month to convince union they have playing depth to be part of an expanded competition.

Moore's change of pace

Glenn Moore New Blues assistant coach reckons none of his new charges won't make training because cow shed roof has blown off in a storm.

Upper Hutt relegated

football Upper Hutt City will compete in the Capital Premier division next year after Saturday's 5-3 loss.

Appeal against 11-month ban

Lower Hutt football club Stop Out has appealed against striker Joe Gaughan's 11-month ban.

Scots College steals a win

Trophy gone, undies on

National champs next assignment

Football generic Both the victors and the vanquished will switch their attention to the nationals following the premier one football finals.

Team chemistry produces rewards

Familiarity has bred success for the Wellington Girls' senior basketball squad, who first played together at Raroa Intermediate.

Win a 'complete surprise'

Gisborne pose stern test

Scots eye up top four

Scots College can reach new heights this weekend. The Wellington champs are one win away from the national top four.

Right time for Nonu return

Ma'a Nonu Ma'a Nonu believes he returns to the Hurricanes a better player, and person, next season.

Nonu returns

Star All Black second-five returns to Hurricanes in one year deal after unsettled three years at Blues and Highlanders.

Nonu returns to Hurricanes

Hammer failed to nail it

Laidlaw extends Canes stay

Scotsman joins new coach Chris Boyd and assistant John Plumtree as third appointment to 2015 coaching staff.

Recognition to go with the trophy?

firebird strap The prize is in the cabinet, but Wellington haven't been immediately rewarded for their winning cricket.

Gillespie eyes Windies tour

Mark Gillespie has a long and evolving to-do list and on top of that is touring the West Indies.

Patel backed for Black Caps

Cricket 'franchises' may be next

Patel notches first class century

Jeetan Patel continues to show his all-round value to English county side Warwickshire, notching his second first-class century.

Phoenix FFA Cup squad named

Ernie Merrick Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has named a 17-man squad for the club's FFA Cup debut against Adelaide United.

NZ tour 'a trip too far'

West Ham boss loved the hospitality but rues shock losses and injuries to star footballers.

Phoenix recruit ready for adventure

Pardew's plea for mercy

Nix team for national league

NZ Football has confirmed the inclusion of a Wellington Phoenix reserve team in the 2014-15 national league.

Lions back to the drawing board

Jeremy Thrush Chris Boyd must find a way to fix a dysfunctional backline following his side's defeat to Northland.

Taniwha embarrass Lions

In record-breaking style, Northland notch their first NPC victory over Wellington in 14 years.

Young Lions squad named

Lions talent quest

Tiatia to start at 10 for Lions

Chase Tiatia has been tossed the No 10 jersey as the Wellington Lions attempt to get their NPC campaign back on track.

Saints on song as playoffs loom

Casey Frank It has taken 15 games but coach Shane Heal will finally be able to call on a full-strength squad.

Jets catch Saints on rebound

Rebounding is the Wellington Saints' focus in more ways than one tonight.

Rebounding woes cost Saints

Anthony raring to go

Win lifts Saints' confidence

Wellington Saints guards Lindsay Tait and Corey Webster will be fit for Friday's NBL semifinal against the Nelson Giants.

Handshake snub no big deal

Carlos Hernandez So Carlos Hernandez failed to show the sort of team spirit required at Wellington Phoenix. Big deal.

Yellow Fever needs new position

OPINION: Gareth Morgan and the other Phoenix co-owners want a $45-$48 million boutique stadium on the Petone Rec.

Rumours about Melbourne Heart

Phoenix should fly in town

Season of promise ends with whimper

It started slowly, built to a premature crescendo, and petered out to nothing.

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