Phoenix fail to fire - again video

Michael McGlinchey squanders a glorious opportunity in front of goal.

Ernie Merrick's 'nice guys' go down to a single goal as Perth take all the glory in Wellington.

Onslow draw with Easts draw, Hutt win

Iain McPeake took five wickets to help Hutt District beat Johnsonville in the Pearce Cup.

The top two Pearce Cup sides, Onslow and Easts, fought out a competitive draw, while Iain McPeake led Hutt District to a thrilling outright win over Johnsonville.

Colson's 97 moves Firebirds close to win

Wellington are well poised to chase victory against Otago in Queenstown.

Fraser Colson's 97 has helped his Wellington Firebirds side set Otago 391 to win their Plunket Shield match.

Wellington woman takes out 100km run

Wellingtonian Fiona Hayvice 60km into the Tarawera UltraMarathon on Saturday.

A woman who won a a gruelling 100km race says her secret weapon was the thought of a cold beer at the finish line.

Melville win national club sevens

Upper Hutt's Jackson Garden-Bachop is brought down near the tryline, and it was a narrow miss for his side in the national club sevens final against Melville.

The Upper Hutt Rams have fallen at the final hurdle of the national club sevens, going down to Melville 34-24 in the final.

Wellington softballers make junior squad

Dante Matakatea, centre, and Zac Boyd, right, are both in the Junior Black Sox squad after impressing in Wellington intercity softball.

Five Wellington softballers have been named in the junior Black Sox, although a couple suffered losses for their club teams in intercity softball on Saturday.

Team Wgtn up to second

Phoenix Reserves striker Logan Rogerson, in yellow, attempts to sneak a shot past Hawke's Bay United goalkeeper Josh Hill at Newtown Park.

Despite missing two penalties, Team Wellington still proved too good for Southern United.

Nick Willis to battle Australian ace

Veteran New Zealand 1500m star Nick Willis will headline the elite men's Street Mile race in Christchurch on Monday.

Nick Willis and Canterbury star Angie Petty hail novelty factor of Monday’s Street Mile race in Christchurch.

Power hitters set to duel

Matt Henry is in brilliant bowling form and chasing more wickets with a test recall in prospect.

Can anyone emulate Martin Guptill and whack the ball onto the Westpac Stadium roof? He's done it twice.

Phoenix can't attack or defend

Michael McGlinchey is working hard to ignite the Phoenix's attack.

It's problems in attack and defence that have left the Wellington Phoenix vulnerable.

Rams the team to beat

Upper Hutt's Murphy Taramai leaves a Johnsonville defender in his wake.

Only a brave person would predict where the next national club sevens tournament will be held.

Merrick: Phoenix too nice

Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick has questioned his side's killer instinct in front of goal.

The nice guys haven't finished last, but they're on their way, as coach hits out over killer instinct.

Boyd 'not slitting my wrists'

The Western Force made light work of the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd brushes off defeat to the Western Force

New look to Firebirds

Scott Borthwick bowling for England against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

It's proabably quicker to go through the list of blokes not playing for Wellington in this Plunket Shield round.

Withdrawal leaves National Club Sevens short

Manawatu sevens player Jamie Perigo would have been one of the stars for Feilding Old Boys-Oroua if they did not pull out of the National Club Sevens this weekend.

National Club Sevens organisers Wainuiomata left scrambling for replacement team after Feilding Old Boys-Oroua withdraw.

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Skier aiming for Youth Olympics

Jackson Rich training in September last year.

Watching the sunrise from on top of a mountain is one thing, but Jackson Rich's newest opportunity is something he is seriously looking forward to.

Schoolboys wins NI shooting champs

North Island Double Rise Clay Target Championships winners Aaron Phillips (left) and Neil Pratt.

Aaron Phillips can't even drive yet but he's knows how to handle a gun.

Central tennis champs semifinalists found

Top seed Ajeet Rai, from Taranaki, is through to the semifinals of the ITF Tecnifibre Tennis Central Championships in Wellington.

The ITF Tecnifibre Tennis Central Championships in Wellington have reached the semifinals stage with a host of top talent still in the title mix.

Ravindra, Sears in New Zealand under-19s

Wellington's Rachin Ravindra will be the youngest member of the New Zealand under-19 squad having just turned 16.

Hutt International Boys' School team-mates Rachin Ravindra and Ben Sears will play for New Zealand at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.

Another Schuster shows huge rugby promise

Jarimar Schuster of Wainuiomata, winner of the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Award (sports category), with Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs chief executive Pauline Winter.

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