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Leitch victorious at Manfeild

Southland's Brendon Leitch wins a race in round five of the Toyota Racing Series at Manfield.

Brendon Leitch outstanding against top quality opposition.

Ko wins third NZWO title

New Zealand's Lydia Ko plays her approach shot on the firsthole during the third round of the New Zealand Women's Open at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.

World No 1 wins as Women's Open tournament goes ahead despite major earthquake in Christchurch.

Norris claims New Zealand Grand Prix

Lando Norris lead from start to finish in the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild.

British teenager claims New Zealand Grand Prix and Toyota Racing Series titles in one day.

Black Caps plummet at Basin video

New Zealand's Tom Latham flicks the ball during day three of the first test against Australia at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

New Zealand lost regular wickets and require some remarkable batting to stave off defeat to Australia.

Blow A Cloud wins narrowly

Blow A Cloud, inside, wins from Wayward Roc, No 4, and It's A Deal in the Waxy O'Shea's Claimers' Pace at Ascot Park on Sunday.

Blow A Cloud gave his supporters a few anxious moments before winning the claimers' race at Ascot Park on Sunday.

Epic dunk contest

Zach LaVine in action at last year's NBA dunk contest. He went back-to-back on Sunday.

Zach LaVine goes big from the free throw line to win NBA's annual dunk showdown.

WaiBop's season finished

WaiBop's Alexis Varela and Hawke's Bay's Fabien Kurimati clash during their game on Sunday.

WaiBop United lost 2-0 to Hawke's Bay United on Sunday, a result that leaves them doomed to miss the playoffs.

James Preston thrills in 800m

Wellington's James Preston winning the 800m senior boys title at the National Secondary Schools Athletics Championships.

Wellington teenager James Preston has carved three seconds off his 800m personal best, weeks after collapsing and being hospitalised.

Knights grab advantage over Volts

The Northern Knights gained a slight upper hand over Otago on the first innings of their Plunket Shield match.

Daniel Flynn and Daryl Mitchell helped the Northern Knights gain a slight upper hand.

O'Donnell ton feature of dominant Aces batting effort

Canterbury seamer Kyle Jamieson celebrates his first five-wicket bag at first class level during their Plunket Shield cricket match against the Central Stags at Nelson's Saxton Oval.

A Robbie O'Donnell century had helped propel the Auckland Aces into a dominant position against the Wellington Firebirds.

Test coverage alerts firefighters video

The fire is visible from the Basin Reserve.

It was a fire that was beamed around the world, including to the local fire station.

Canterbury win women's T20 final

White Ferns star Amy Satterthwaite has led the Canterbury Magicians to the national T20 title after taking three wickets against the Central Hinds and topscoring with 49 runs.

It was the Amy Satterthwaite show as the Canterbury Magicians gave the national T20 final a decent shake at Rangiora.

Fogg pulls out of NZ Touring Cars

Angus Fogg has pulled out of the New Zealand Tourng Cars after continued frustrations with decisions from race officials.

Angus Fogg pulled out of the New Zealand Touring Cars after a burnout incident at the New Zealand Grand Prix.

Canterbury United game called off after quake

Canterbury United and Auckland City players during an ASB premiership match in Christchurch last year. Their scheduled game on Sunday was cancelled after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch.

A national league football game has been called off after an earthquake in Christchurch.

Recap: Ko retains NZ Open title

New Zealand's Lydia Ko blasts out of a bunker on the third hole during the final round of the New Zealand Women's Open at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.

Lydia Ko has won the NZ Women's Open golf title for the second straight year.

RECAP: Black Caps v Australia video

Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Martin Guptill during day three of the first test match at Wellington's Basin Reserve.

Big blow for NZ's hopes as Brendon McCullum dismissed right on third day stumps.

'40-year-old-housewife' takes the title

Elina Ussher on her way to winning the Coast to Coast.

Elina Ussher pushes through pain barrier to win third Coast to Coast title.

'Don't blush baby': Gayle at it again

Chris Gayle has used his controversial line in a sideline interview for the second time.

Chris Gayle has pulled out his infamous line once again.

All Charm finally gets win

All Charm finishes best to beat Thatstheticket and Biggie Smalls in the Murray Free Contracting Maiden at Awapuni on Saturday.

Trainer Wayne Marshment is adamant that All Charm should have been a winner in his two-year-old season.

Miss Seton Sands heading across the Tasman

Miss Seton Sands will do her future racing across the Tasman.

Stable change sees speedy sprinter heading to Australia.

Roulston struggling on track bike

Hayden Roulston, left, has struggled to find form on the track.

Hayden Roulston may not gain selection for the world track cycling championships.

Hearts extinguish the Blaze

Tailender Amelia Kerr fought hard for the Wellington Blaze in the one-day final in Auckland, until bowled by Roz McNeill. Photo, supplied

Wellington Blaze went down to defending champions Auckland Hearts in the women's domestic one-day final, and it wasn't down in a blaze of glory with five batswomen failing to score.

Hurricanes stalled for now

Blindside flanker Brad Shields eventually left Eketahuna in a moonboot after getting injured against the Blues.

Hurricanes look awful and have plenty to do before the Super Rugby season starts.

Valley Girl upsets Group I favourites

Valley Girl and Lisa Allpress upset the favourites in Saturday's Group I Herbie Dyke Stakes at Te Rapa.

Conditions suit Valley Girl in Herbie Dyke Stakes.

Mountain run sets up win

Sam Clark celebrates his Coast to Coast triumph at New Brighton Beach.

Sam Clark produced a storming mountain run on his way to winning the Coast to Coast

Burling, Tuke close in on fourth world title

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke remain on track to win the 49er World Championships in Clearwater, Florida.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke remain well out in front in the 49er World Championships.

Matt Cameron crashes at Matamata

Top jockey Matthew Cameron was taken to hospital after a fall at Matamata on Sunday.

Cameron has been taken to hospital after falling on his head during a race.

Watch: Another no-ball howler video

Umpire makes wrong call.

The first one was bad enough, now umpire Richard Illingworth has had another no-ball blunder in Wellington.

Convert's successful 'Canes return

Ngani Laumape played his first game of rugby since 2011 in the Hurricanes' preseason loss to the Blues in Eketahuna after converting back to the code from league.

The Hurricanes may have got hammered but league-convert Ngani Laumape was just pleased to get through the game unscathed.

Hansen a worthy winner

Mike Hesson's Black Caps side made the World Cup final before falling to Australia.

OPINION: Steve Hansen pulled all the right strings in 2015 and will be named Coach of the Year.

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