Encouraging signs weren't hard to find at Westpac Stadium, on Saturday night.
Wellington remain unbeaten in the national provincial championship after seeing off Northland 29-0.
Napier City Rovers head to Auckland on Sunday, as their quest for an elusive fifth Chatham Cup title continues.
New Dutch striker moves on from frustrating first decade of pro football and is ready to reinvigorate career.
Not many teenagers walk away from the Melbourne Storm, but young prop Joe Apikotoa sees his future in rugby.
The kilos are dropping off Opie Bosson as he prepares for spring racing and a possible Makfi hat-trick at Hastings.
NZ lost their world ranking of three with a South African series defeat, but gained valuable experience.
Sacrifice and hard work have paid off for Wellington loose forward Vaea Fifita.
Nearly two years since he stopped the Basin with his test triple-century, Brendon McCullum is set to play his 100th test there against Australia.
Australia's February cricket tour of New Zealand will feature tests in Wellington and Christchurch.
Nick Willis and Julian Matthews both through to 1500m semis at world championships in Beijing.
In a city famed for its gladiators, two Kiwis stood up to the test and won in one golden day.
All Blacks loose forward returns to Wellington pack for NPC clash with Northland in capital.
Kayla Imrie is holding her head high after she and her K4 kayak crew qualified their boat for next year's Olympics.
The Wellington Phoenix's 2015 FFA Cup run hasn't proved a long one, after being eliminated in the round of 16 by Melbourne City.
Wellington football champions Hutt International will get an early test of their worth on the national stage next Monday.
This would be a family double with a difference.
Wellington Girls' will mix 'n' match in Palmerston North next week
Same teams, same venue, different prize.
THE Bishop Viard first XV gets a crack at two significant prizes this month.