Volts beat Firebirds in T20

Wellington Firebirds' Matt Taylor sends down a delivery during his side's T20 loss to the Otago Volts at the Basin.

Otago move clear at the top of the Super Smash table after a comfortable 19-run win over Wellington.

Wes Armstrong's Basin hut

Former Basin Reserve groundsman Wes Armstrong, 82, stands in front of his old shed, which has been refurbished and named after him.

Basin Reserve groundsman's hut named after Wes Armstrong.

No 'anti-football' from Phoenix

More goals mean more grins for Phoenix players, from left to right, Roy Krishna, Jeffrey Sarpong and Vince Lia.

There'll be no "anti-football" against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium, Wellington midfielder Vince Lia says.

Orienteer learns harsh insurance lesson

Tim Robertson won a world orienteering title but ended the season requiring surgery after dislocating his shoulder three times.

Orienteer Tim Robertson has learned an expensive lesson -  get insurance sorted out before competing overseas.

Rickshaw Andy clocks another lap on 24-hour cycle

Rickshaw Andy said his 24-hour slog was nothing compared to the pain felt by children with congenital heart disease.

Had a late night? Spare a thought for Rickshaw Andy, cycling for 24 hours to raise funds for children born with heart conditions.

Tide turns on surf comp

151029 NEWS. Photo: John Cowpland / alphapix. Marguerite Vujcich, the surfing lawyer, is taking Surf NZ to task over their comp rules that don't recognise womens age groups.

Surfing NZ promises to even up male and female nation champs categories if more women come forward to compete.

Firebirds nearing T20 must-win phase

Wellington Firebirds batsman Stephen Murdoch has continued his strong form to sit third on the Super Smash runscoring leaderboard.

Wellington Firebirds need to win against Otago on Wednesday to stay in touch with the T20 Super Smash top three.

Boyd confident with Nonu, Smith replacements

Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd will be doing a lot of head-scratching before the Super Rugby season as he attempts to blood a new midfield pairing.

With Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu jetting off to France, Chris Boyd will try to replace 197 All Blacks caps in his Hurricanes midfield.

ANBL cools on Wellington expansion

The Australian NBL says it's not ruling out expansion into Wellington, but neither is it part of their plans right now.

Don't hold your breath waiting for a second New Zealand team to be ushered into Australia's basketball league.

Natural champ proud she did it drug-free

Kristi Tungatt turned a New Year's resolution into a world body building title.

Kristi Tungatt turned a New Year's resolution to get to the gym more into a world body building title.

Blunt Merrick far from happy

Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick was disappointed with his side's performance against the Wanderers last weekend and is expecting significant improvements in time for Thursday night's clash with Sydney FC.

Phoenix coach questions brains and stomachs of his troops after loss to the Wanderers.

Kickboxing trainer knows where home is

Kevin Dick, right, had another stint training 10-time world kickboxing champion John Wayne Parr.

Kevin Dick has been training one of the world's best kickboxers.

Kaiaruna stars for Johnsonville-Newlands

Jasmin Kaiaruna on the mound for Johnsonville.

A winter playing softball in Europe is beginning to pay off for Jasmin Kaiaruna.

Canterbury United too good for Wellington

Oliver Sail saves a penalty against Auckland City.

Canterbury United have easily done the Wellington double.

City bounce back against Phoenix

Ryan De Vries, right, opened the scoring for Auckland City in their 3-1 win over the Phoenix Reserves.

Auckland City maintain their place at the top of ASB Premiership with 3-1 win over Phoenix Reserves.

College Sport

Dragster a champion at age 14

Sarah Ward, 14, with the Datsun 120Y she races around the corners and turns of circuits such as the Port Rd Sprints, and the junior dragster she won a national junior title with, and will race again at the Port Rd Drags on November 29.

Sarah Ward's success at motor racing might be considered a collision of three factors.

Davey fifth at under-19 World Duathlon

St Pat's Town student Christian Davey finishes fifth at the under-19 World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide.

Christian Davey has capped an outstanding year of multisport with a fifth placing at the under-19 World Duathlon Championships. 

Georgantas riding high on BMX track

Upper Hutt College student Caitlin Georgantas has had an outstanding year on the BMX track.

Caitlin Georgantas is happy with how her year in the BMX saddle has gone.

Samuel aiming for US basketball scholarship

New Zealand under-16 basketballer Taane Samuel goes for a layup against Australia in the Oceania Under-16 Basketball Championships in August.

Taane Samuel will look to keep impressing on the basketball court in the hope of securing a US university scholarship.

Power in the throw and the scrum

Sporting allrounder Ben Power will look to win the New Zealand Secondary Schools shot put title next month before turning his attention back to rugby.

Ben Power is a star in rugby and athletics, but says the oval ball game will take over when he leaves Hutt International Boys' School this year.

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