Turbos win but Lions get home semi

Manawatu players celebrate the win at the final whistle in Wellington.

Manawatu signed off from preniership rugby in style by beating Wellington 39-33.

Changes aplenty in Wellington interclub tennis

New Zealand Lawn Tennis Championships runner-up Tristan Stayt will be in action for Khandallah in the Wellington intercity competition.

A number of teams have reshuffled, imported players or seen players leave ahead of the opening round of Wellington premier interclub tennis.

Big boots for Krishna to fill

Goal celebrations are something everyone wants to see plenty of from Phoenix striker Roy Krishna.

Looks like a lot's on Roy Krishna's shoulders.

Sigmund set for 'home' game in Christchurch

Cantabrian Ben Sigmund celebrates after heading home the winning goal for the Wellington Phoenix against Adelaide United in Christchurch in 2010. The ex-All White will be playing in his hometown again when the Phoenix visit AMI Stadium in January.

Lions strangely uncomfortable at home

Wellington coach Earl Va'a is working hard to ensure the team play to their potential at home. Photo: HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES.

Wellington try to turn around poor form at home.

Wellington intercity softball kicks off

Black Sox outfielder Campbell Makea will spearhead Poneke-Kilbirnie's defence of the Wellington intercity softball competition.

Wellington intercity softball kicks off on Saturday, as Poneke-Kilbirnie look to defend their title.

Cane to lead Wellington in Shand Cup

Jonathan Cane takes over as Wellington men's captain after winning the strokeplay/matchplay double.

Jonathan Cane and Te Rongopai Clay will captain the Wellington men's and women's teams this weekend.

Twins sidelined after appeal withdrawn

The clubs will packed away for the year by Peter Spearman-Burn after he withdrew his appeal into a four-month ban for club throwing.

Peter Spearman-Burn's ban from Wellington Golf for "tossing clubs" will stand after he withdrew his appeal.

Papps ton continues Napier runfest

Having been appointed Wellington captain for the new season, Michael Papps showed his form with a warmup century in Napier.

Wellington captain Michael Papps racked up another century, in a warmup game against Central Districts.

Magpies ready to stow shield

Hawke's Bay players share their joy at another successful Ranfurly Shield defence, against Auckland.

Victory over Waikato will ensure the Ranfurly Shield resides in Napier till next season.

Phoenix turfed out of Westpac

Time wasn't of the essence when the Wellington Phoenix trained on Westpac Stadium last season.

Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick trades barbs with Westpac Stadium chief executive Shane Harmon.

Bruce leads Stags runfest in Napier

Central Stags batsman Tom Bruce topscored with 80 on day one of the warmup match against Wellington in Napier.

It was a tough day for the Wellington bowlers in their warmup match against Central Districts.

Wells back wiser and better

Shooter Ameliaranne Wells, right, returns to the Silver Ferns after being overlooked for the World Cup. Photo: JOEL FORD/GETTY IMAGES.

Ameliaranne Wells really feels like she belongs this time.

Wells comes in for Tutaia

Shooter Ameliaranne Wells has been recalled to the Silver Ferns' squad.

Ameliaranne Wells has been recalled to the Silver Ferns squad to face Australia.

Nix glad to phone in launch

Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante, left, did his best to look interested at the A-League launch on Tuesday, as coach Ernie Merrick and goalkeeper Glen Moss watched on.

There ain't no party like an A-League launch party, said no-one ever.

College Sport

Wellington schools start well at netball nationals

Tiana Metuarau has started in strong fashion for Wellington East at the secondary schools netball nationals.

If the first day of secondary schools netball nationals is anything to do by, this will be a vintage year for Wellington schools.

Wellington Girls' lose second straight basketball final

After starring for Wellington Girls' College this year, Tegan Graham is eyeing a United States university to further her basketball career.

Wellington Girls' College have lost the national basketball final to St Peter's College.

Jackson wins national schools cycling title

Rongtai College's George Jackson won Wellington's first national secondary schools title in more than 20 years.

Wellington's long wait for a national secondary schools road cycling has been ended by Rongotai College's George Jackson.

Leti-I'iga fearless on rugby field

Porirua College student Ayesha Leti-I'iga has been a handful for her much older opposition in the women's national provincial championship.

Ayesha Leti-I'iga dreams of wearing a Black Ferns shirt one day, which could happen much sooner than she thinks

Wellington Girls' on track for national redemption

Tegan Graham will be an important part of Wellington Girls' College's quest for a national basketball title.

Wellington Girls' College have started well in their quest for national secondary schools basketball redemption.

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