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Rise of the Kiwi

Melbourne Storm prop Jesse Bromwich is one of over 100 Kiwi-born players in the NRL this season.

From under eight per cent to a fifth of the league. What's behind the rise of Kiwi-born NRL players?

Newbies tackle Ironman

Leslie Thorn, Alf Robson, Scott Fortune, Grant Mackay and Justin Ormsby are headed to Taupo to given the Ironman ...

They gave up drinking and started training. Now seven of them are headed to a tough triathlon.

Twin tons for Munro

Colin Munro blasted centuries in each innings during Auckland's Plunket Shield match against Central Districts at ...

Colin Munro achieved a rare feat for an Auckland batsman.

Touch, basketball and netball next

Parris Mason, 14, has made the New Zealand under 16 girls basketball team as well as the New Zealand under 16 girls ...

Parris Mason could be Taranaki's next big sporting star.

Superbike championships at match point

New Plymouth's Hayden Fitzgerald, in action at round three of the New Zealand Superbike Championships at Taupo at the ...

"With the championship points advantage I now have, I just have to ride sensibly."

Bruce scores ton to rescue CD

Batsman Tom Bruce scored a ton for Central Districts in their Plunket Shield match against Auckland on Monday.

Auckland are on top in the Plunket Shield after three days against CD.

Streetstock title back where it belongs

Wayne Barron won the Taranaki Streetstock championships at Stratford Speedway on Saturday night.

Wayne Barron has his name on the Taranaki Streetstock title.

Air Burton ready for lift off

Alonzo Burton played for the Hawke's Bay Hawks in 2016.

"That's what it comes down to. I just want to win."

Hareb strong in Aussie

Taranaki's Paige Hareb has shown strong form over the opening month of surf contests in Australia.

Another podium finish puts Kiwi surfer in strong early position to win back world tour vest.

Kawi king of the mile

Kawi and Jason Waddell on their way to victory in Saturday's Haunui Farm WFA Classic.

One of New Zealand's best gallopers has won his sixth Group I in impressive style.

Soffe Cup leaders look in ominous form

Nikayla Barnard was part of a dominant Pukekura line-up.

One-way traffic in final Soffe Cup round

Home semifinal close for Woodleigh

Woodleigh captain Moriz Hartmann made an unbeaten 71 against Stratford.

Top four all but decided.

Woodleigh could take top spot

Callum Stuart will be out to grab a 10-wicket bag for the match against Hawera United.

Top four should have clear shape after penultimate round.

Tito helping next generation of Chiefs

Paul Tito will coach the Chiefs Under-20 side with the Lavea brothers.

Taranaki trio to start for Chiefs Under-20 side.

Team Taranaki set for testing preseason

Team Taranaki forward Josh Smith goes one-on-one with the opposition goalkeeper.

"Every player loves playing games, you expect to be competitive and hope to win matches, but the process is equally as important as a dominant focus."

Trust the process

Peringa's new director of football Andy Irvine runs his son Ashton through some drills.

Andy Irvine is going to help Peringa build toward a vision.

Pukekura should keep top spot in Soffe Cup

David Barnard will play at No 2 for Pukekura against Rotokare.

Last week for teams to impress before semifinals.

Rolly polly pie eating goalie should stay

Sutton reserve keeper Wayne Shaw was forced to quit.

Sympathy aplenty for pie loving keeper.

CD bowling stocks wearing thin

Seth Rance will lead the bowling attack for Central Districts when they resume the Plunket Shield competition against ...

CD are back into action with the Plunket Shield this weekend.

Crowley among trio of development coaches

Latu Vaeno has been included in the Chiefs development squad.

Half a dozen Taranaki players in development squad.

Unique combination for rotor boat

Funeral director Richard Burt will drive a 2.6L quad rotor turbo-powered jet sprint boat in the third round of the New ...

Richard Burt has big ambitions now he has taken the wheel of the world's only rotary-powered jet sprint boat.

Dash into the unknown

Taranaki six-hour race organiser Matt Lash will take on the GODZone adventure race this weekend.

"If things go well it's great. If bikes and bodies break it can be a world of hurt out there and you're all by yourself."

Six Nations or Super Rugby?

Six Nation audiences prove its popularity.

OPINION: Sports reporters Glenn McLean and Jackson Thomas debate the merits of Super Rugby and Six Nations.

Chiefs development squad named

Samisoni Taukei'aho, who will make his Super Rugby debut on Friday night, is part of the Chiefs' development squad named ...

A 41-man squad has been named for a couple of local derbies, and another trip to Hong Kong.

Action in the air and on the track at Stratford

Freestyle Motocross rider Andrew Jackson will perform at the Stratford Speedway.

Freestyle motocross returns after decent break.

Dedication to netball recognised

Netball Taranaki have held their annual meeting.

Two decades of work recognised.

Overhaul won't stop cricket next season

Following the abandonded one-day international match at McLean Park, the ground's outfield will undergo an overhaul, ...

All going to plan, there will still be a full summer of cricket at McLean Park next season.

Dickson China bound with NZ team

Maya Dickson has been named in the national indoor volleyball team.

Busy time ahead for Disckson.

Baldock pips Joseph to win Westown Cup

Dean Baldock proved too good in the Westown Cup.

Home course proves the oracle for Baldock.

In brief

Matt Podjursky had a successful weekend at the Manfeild track near Palmerston North

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