OPINION: After a Saturday of colour, twists and emotion, a gripping final awaits us.
Just like Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum, Phoenix coach believes attack is best form of defence.
Therese Walsh could never have envisioned the groundswell of support that would eventually engulf the nation.
Black Caps skipper has simple message for his men - embrace the occasion and play with freedom.
Young side need win and at least twice to advance to ASB Premiership final over Team Wellington.
Right to the last, with a World Cup final looming, the humble spin whiz puts the team ahead of himself.
Club locked in negotiations to keep powerful winger when his contract runs out at end of the NRL season.
Waratahs come-from-behind for 23-11 win as run of losses continues for Sir John Kirwan's side.
Favourite for Auckland leg of ITU World Triathlon Series circuit, Spaniard talks up picturesque course.
Baby Pitta may be called Martin, or perhaps Daniel; only the World Cup final will tell.
Aussie papers have written off our chances, but Kiwi fans in Melbourne are buzzing.
Highlighting just how green this NZ team is, Bill Tuiloma turned 20 on Friday yet views himself as a leader.
In case you've been immersed in the Cricket World Cup, here's a handy catchup guide to get you up to speed.
Former Black Cap scores first round knockout over controversial blogger on Super 8 redemption undercard.
Series looks set to be revived as NZ Cricket pushes for more big games for Black Caps on back of World Cup success.
There are several factors that could have a major impact on the final between Australia and New Zealand.
Home side heads into Super Rugby bye with four wins from six after five-try 39-21 victory.
Craig Lowndes win both V8 Supercar races but all eyes on heated clash between James Courtney and Will Davison.
Tony Readings walking fine line between wanting team to do well against USA and preparing for World Cup in June.
Brendan Lindsay's charge strides to decisive win in Group I Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes at Awapuni.
New Zealand's players heading into Cricket World Cup final inspired by two of the countries greats.
Lack-lustre Kiwis pushed all the way in 24-24 draw with plucky Portuguese at Hong Kong Sevens.
Home team shake off first half of terrible discipline to see off the gutsy South African side 37-27 at Waikato Stadium.
It took under four hours to record and now on the eve of the Black Caps tilt at World Cup glory the team have a supporters' song, courtesy of cricket mad Wellington band The Phoenix Foundation.
Defending champs win dramatic boys u-18 eights final in last event at NZ secondary schools rowing champs at Lake Karapiro.
Don't try and tell New Zealand's best triathlete Andrew Hewitt she's under pressure in Auckland.
NZ captain Brendon McCullum says his team’s fearless approach will not change in the World Cup final against Australia.
Australian skipper's 245th one-day international, a World Cup final vs NZ at the MCG, will be his last.
New Zealand’s dramatic Cricket World Cup campaign can be told in numbers, very big numbers.
Aucklander Tae Koh has one round to go in his quest for the national title.