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Rennie running out the big guns

Chiefs co-captain Sam Cane is ready to rip into his first game since the World Cup - back on home turf in Rotorua against the Waratahs in the team's first pre-season hit out.

First hit out serves as a big opportunity for Chiefs players to push their case for selection.

Rice gunning for fourth minisprint title

New Plymouth's Sean Rice (1nz) chases Kihikihi's Jayde Barnett during minisprint racing at Stratford Speedway last Saturday night.

Minisprint driver Sean Rice chasing his fourth straight Taranaki title at the Stratford Speedway track.

Hill wins fours battle in overtime

Former New Zealand representative Neville Hill had a narrow escape in the Clubs New Zealand men's fours bowls tournament on Thursday.

Manurewa's Neville Hill is a well-known name in New Zealand bowls.

Golden weekend for New Plymouth volleyballers

Ginny Broderick, 15, and Maya Dickson, 14, combined to win gold in the junior girls' division one competition at the New Zealand secondary schools' beach volleyball championships in Mt Maunganui last weekend.

New Plymouth Girls' High School's Maya Dickson and Ginny Broderick have had a golden start to the year.

History repeats itself at Club's

New Plymouth's John Law blends in with the mural at the Paritutu Bowling Club in New Plymouth. Law has been working this week as one of the official recorders for the Clubs New Zealand men's fours tournament.

History does repeat.

Series win would be fitting finale for McCullum

Brendon McCullum hits a six during the one-day international against Sri Lanka in Christchurch on Boxing Day.

OPINION: It's great when you see the "goodies" win! 

New format for golfers in Westown Classic

New Plymouth professional Brad Hayward was in good form at the Martinborough Pro-am.

The Westown Classic returns to the Taranaki golf calendar on Sunday, albeit with a change of format. 

Four teams qualify at fours

Skip John Hall delivers a bowl for his South Taranaki four during play at the Paritutu greens in New Plymouth on Tuesday.

After six rounds in section play, only four of the 136 teams in the Clubs New Zealand men's fours event had qualified at the conclusion of play in north Taranaki on Tuesday.

Fitzroy top surf lifesaving club in Taranaki

Fitzroy's Sophie Crewe catches a ride to the beach in the under-16 girls' board relay.

Fitzroy is Taranaki's champion surf lifesaving club after dominating the opposition at New Plymouth's Fitzroy Beach over Waitangi weekend.

Rennie feeling Pulu's pain

Augustine Pulu was set to rejoin the Chiefs for Super Rugby but will now miss eight to 10 weeks with his broken arm suffered at the Sydney Sevens.

It's another injury in the Chiefs ranks, but their stocks are still healthy.

Bowls win for McEldowneys in mixed pairs

Grayson McEldowney had plenty to smile about after winning the Taranaki mixed pairs bowls title on Monday.

In thrilling circumstances, New Plymouth's Grayson McEldowney claimed his Taranaki bowls gold star when he combined with his wife Val to win the mixed pairs title in Hawera on Monday.

Australia stronger where it matters

John Wayne Hastings towered over some of the Black Caps at the weekend.

Aussies show mental toughness needed to win the big ones.

Hundreds arrive for Clubs New Zealand bowls tournament

Visiting skip Stu Settle knows a things or two about playing bowls in Taranaki.

The busy bowls schedule in Taranaki continues.

Little between Old Boys and Woodleigh after day one

New Plymouth Old Boys veteran Jamie Watkins was the mainstay in their first innings against Woodleigh, scoring 60.

Things are pretty even between New Plymouth Old Boys and Woodleigh after day one of their two-day match.

Marist United lose to Napier Tech in semifinal

New Plymouth Marist United batsman Sam Fastier was one of only three from his side to score 20 or more against Napier Tech.

Marist United beaten by seven wickets in CD club semifinals.

Flannagan Cup a warm-up for Australian open water champs

Charlotte Webby comfortably took out the annual Flannagan Cup open water swim race on Saturday.

Webby takes out Flannagan Cup then heads across the Tasman.

The rise of Chiefs' Taleni Seu

Taleni Seu, a former basketball player, is looking to make a big impression for the Chiefs after rising the ranks quickly.

From packing shelves to a shot at Super Rugby - the unlikely tale of the Chiefs' latest prospect.

Top four have a gap on the rest in premier cricket

Woodleigh opening bowler Cam Black has racked up some impressive figures through the opening four rounds of the Taranaki premier cricket competition.

Best game of the round should be at Western Park.

Handicap dropped for Flannagan Cup

Charlotte Webby will be one of the favourites for the Flannagan Cup open water swim.

Flannagan Cup field starting together.

Big raise in world junior ranking for Ajeet Rai

Ajeet Rai has lifted his junior world ranking in recent weeks.

Rai wins Wellington tennis tournament.

Japan prop joins Chiefs

Big prop Hiroshi Yamashita has played 49 tests for Japan and is keen to test himself in Super Rugby.

World Cup star Hiroshi Yamashita brought in to push his claims for a contract.

Hinds hoping for long shot

The Central Hinds have the final round of the women's competition this weekend, against Northern Districts at Whangarei.

The Central Hinds are still a chance of reaching the Twenty20 final.

Manchester City owners will stop at nothing to rule the world

New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, left, is in focus as current manager Manuel Pellegrini fades out.

Don't Manchester City already have enough?

Sanders eyeing up his opportunity

Tom Sanders is looking to make the step up to Super Rugby level after getting a chance with the Chiefs.

From Little River to the big river for new Chiefs flanker Tom Sanders.

Masters wants to Wyn it for mates

Wyn Masters, of Taranaki, will be one of the favourites to win the Dodzy Memorial Enduro this weekend.

Wyn Masters says thoughts will be with two riders taken too soon at the Dodzy Memorial Enduro this weekend.

Jordie Barrett's transfer a timely boost for Marist United

Jarred Cunningham will lead New Plymouth Marist United in their bid for a spot at the national club cricket championships.

New Plymouth Marist United confident they can qualify for national cricket championship.

Stag party over for CD

Central Districts now have to focus on the Plunket Shield four-day competition, which resumes on Friday, after winning the one-day final against Canterbury last weekend.

One-day champions CD now have to front for the Plunket Shield.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie to reward trial form

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie is intent on using pre-season form as the main selection tool come the start of the Super Rugby competition.

New players will have every opportunity to start ahead of those with more experience.

Rally driver making waves

Neil Marshall and Michelle Reid are new to the jetsprint game but that didn't stop their "surprising" success at the weekend.

After three years in the game a Taranaki duo have taken out third at the jetsprint world championships.

Full schedule ahead of top club golfers

Tyla Winter won the Taranaki women's strokeplay championship.

Tyla Winter takes out strokeplay championships.

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