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Harvey keeps coming back for more

North Island indoor bowls captain Grant Harvey with the North v South trophy the North has a stranglehold on.

Grant Harvey's reckons if the cap fits, then keep wearing it.

Girls' High live up to their favourites tag in semi

New Plymouth Girls' High left back Vienna Morpeth-Rodden (right) clears the ball ahead of a Massey defender in a Federation Cup women's football semifinal in Palmerston North.

The New Plymouth Girls' High School first XI will play Hawera women in an all-Taranaki final of Central Football's Federation Cup women's league next month.

New Plymouth Boys' High win three legs of exchange with Wellington College

New Plymouth Boy's High School rep Ross Stembridge, left, and Wellington College player battle for possesion in a !st XI hockey match played in New Plymouth on Monday.

New Plymouth Boys' High School had mixed results in their annual sporting exchange with Wellington College in New Plymouth on Monday.

Hawera through to semis in Federation Cup competition

FC Western's Ben Furze wins the race to the ball from New Plymouth Rangers defender Matt Goodey in a Taranaki premier league game last Saturday.

Hawera claimed a semifinal spot in Central Football’s Federation Cup when beating defending champions Gisborne United 3-2 in a quarterfinal game in Napier last Saturday.

Coastal Cobras ready to strike in Taranaki grand final

Coastal Cobras player Levi McPhee claims a try against the Waitara Bears in a Taranaki premier grade rugby league match at the Opunake Domanin last Saturday.

The Coastal Cobras scored an emphatic 74-14 win over the Waitara Bears at the Opunake Domain last Saturday to advance to the Taranaki premier grade rugby league grand final.

Boys' High score two crucial wins

New Plymouth Boys' High School player Xavier Hey a key figure against Hawera.

New Plymouth Boys' High School picked up two important wins in the Taranaki senior men's top-four hockey competition last week.

Taranaki lose preseason match against Auckland

Jackson Ormond was the only try scorer for Taranaki against Auckland.

It's hard to know if any of Taranaki's fringe rugby squad members made a big enough impression on coach Colin Cooper to put pressure on the predicted first choice players after Sunday's first preseason hit-out against Auckland.

Brad Hickling on fire for Team Taranaki

Team Taranaki striker Brad Hickling (centre)  was the star scoring four goals for his side against Marists Reserves on Saturday.

Eight second half goals sealed Team Taranaki an emphatic 10-0 victory against Palmerston North Marist Reserves in Palmerston North on Saturday.

Taranaki under-19 squad named

Tim Stuck has named a 32-man under-19 rugby squad to prepare for the national tournament.

A 32-man Taranaki under-19 rugby squad has been named to prepare for the national tournament in September.

Team Taranaki back on the road after run of home games

Team Taranaki midfielder Mark Bland  (right) on the ball in the game against Manwatu Red Sox last weekend.

After a long run of six home games,Team Taranaki are back on the road this weekend to take on bottom-of-table side Palmerston North Marist at Skoglund Park.

Raw Taranaki team will be tested by Auckland

Inglewood's Blake Hohaia will start at second five-eighth for a Taranaki XV against Auckland on Sunday.

Just how a host of untested club players will handle the demands of facing an Auckland side will be one of the main observations for veteran Taranaki coach Colin Cooper on Sunday.

Graham to captain Taranaki against Auckland

Mitchell Graham will captain a Taranaki XV against Auckland on Sunday.

Chiefs prop Mitchell Graham will captain an inexperienced Taranaki side against Auckland in a preseason rugby match in Te Awamutu on Sunday.

Tysons too strong for defending champs

Naumai centre Kate Baxter, a key figure in the midcourt against New Plymouth Girls' High School in a Taranaki premier one netball match on Thursday night.

It's going to take something special to knock over Tysons in Taranaki premier one netball this season.

Stradivarius should behave well

Cambridge colt Stradivarius, left, gets the better of Miss Wilson to win on debut, at Rotorua last April.

Stradivarius will race in blinkers for the first time in the $50k Ryder Stakes at Otaki on Saturday.

Fight undercard should be a crowd pleaser

Professional cruiserweight James Langton (right) in action against  Monty Filimaea in his title winning bout in Opunake last month.

A strong undercard has been named for next month's international boxing fight night in New Plymouth.

Bruce's form too good to ignore

Tom Bruce's form last season has seen him earn a domestic contract with Central Districts.

The first class form of Taranaki captain Tom Bruce has proven too good for Central Districts to ignore.

Flat tyre costs Masters in downhill race

New Plymouth's Wyn Masters competing in Sameons in France last weekend.

For the second week running, a flat tyre has cost New Plymouth mountainbiker Wyn Maeters

Hannah O'Connor called into NZ schools cross-country squad

Hannah Connor's form this season has seen her called into the national secondary schools cross-country squad.

Talented teenager runner Hannah O'Connor has received a late call-up to the New Zealand secondary schools cross-country squad to compete across the Tasman.

Tito takes on bigger role with Taranaki

Former captain Paul Tito has been named as assistant forwards coach for Taranaki.

The departure of Taranaki assistant rugby coach Leo Crowley to Canada has opened the door for former captain Paul Tito to step into a more senior coaching role with the national provincial champions.

Ellis Park a tough cauldron for the All Blacks

Ellis Park provides a unique atmosphere for the All Blacks.

OPINION: It was interesting to hear Conrad Smith say how much he loved playing at Ellis Park and how it was his favourite ground, with spectators almost sitting right on top of the players.

Rebels stung by Hornets in final

Tim White sunk the winning putt to give the Hornets victory.

The Hornets had too much sting in their tail to down the Rebels 4-2 in the final of the Taranaki invitational senior pennants at the New Plymouth Golf Club last Sunday.

Tysons ready for showdown with Inglewood

Inglewood's Sam Burkhart jumps high to block a shot during a Taranaki premier one netball match earlier in the year.

Tysons will look to make it three straight against defending champions Inglewood when the two sides clash in Taranaki premier one netball in New Plymouth on Thursday night.

Short course records fall at swimming meet

Strtaford swimmer Chris Johnson set a Taranaki record last weekend.

Four swimmers set Taranaki records at the Bay of Plenty short course championships in Mt Maunganui last weekend.

Garnham gets the nod early that award is his

Award winning pro tennis coach Matt Garnham

New Plymouth professional tennis coach Matt Garnham was stunned when he took a call from Tennis New Zealand chief executive Steve Johns recently.

Hobbs adds another gold to her tally

Taranaki's Zoe Hobbs has won a second gold at an international surf lifesaving competition in Japan.

Taranaki's Zoe Hobbs won a second gold on day two of an international surf lifesaving competition in Japan.

Busy time for senior women hockey players

Nikita Kolose-Webby, right, had a strong game for Hawera against Stratford.

Nikita Kolose-Webby, right, had a strong game for Hawera against Stratford.

North Taranaki indoor bowlers win trophy

On the mat.

North Taranaki won the zone three Paterson Trophy indoor bowls competition in Wanganui last weekend.

Competitors go home happy from nationals

Hastings skater Linsay Grant defending her national advanced masters solo dance final in New Plymouth last weekend.

New Plymouth Roller Sports Club athletes enjoyed a very successful New Zealand championships last week when 11 competitors representing the host club picked up a total of 10 medals over the five days of competition in New Plymouth's TSB Stadium.

Two teams from New Plymouth Rangers reach Rosebowl semis

Domenico Squatriti set up two goals for his Moturoa premier club side last weekend.

The semifinalists have been found in Central Football's Duff Rosebowl knockout competition.

Golden glow for Hobbs in Japan

Taranaki's Zoe Hobbs won gold in Japan.

Taranaki's Zoe Hobbs grabbed one of the nine golds the New Zealand team won on the first day of the 2015 Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup in Japan.

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