Sweet win for Kisses at Hawera

Trudy Thornton drives Kisses to victory in the $80,000 Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders' Stakes 1400 at Hawera on Saturday.

It was a near perfect day for Cambridge brothers Mark Fraser-Campin and Chris Campin at the Hawera races on Saturday.

McGrath tackles Kona for fifth time

New Plymouth's Jeff McGrath lines up in the Hawaii Ironman for the fifth time.

Jeff McGrath has said it before - "never again."

Vipers set to strike Falcons

Rugby league returns to Waitara's Clifton Park.

The Central Vipers will be looking to finish their season on a high when they take on the Akarana Falcons in a national rugby league match at Waitara's Clifton Park on Saturday.

Any chance for home semifinal lost for Taranaki

Taranaki prop Angus Ta'avao gets a pass away to Kurt Baker during Thursday's 35-17 loss to Tasman at Yarrow Stadium.

Taranaki will need some sharp improvement to beat Canterbury and make the NPC final.

Tasman bounce back in style

Taranaki's Angus Ta'avao attempts to break through the Tasman defence during his side's 35-17 loss in New Plymouth.

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

They come and they go

Sam Allardyce might be in for more ranting and raving if he takes on the Sunderland job.

There might be a few Premier League managers a bit nervous the next time an international window comes along.

Sri Lankan pro back for Inglewood

Sri Lankan professional Ramesh Subarsinghe back with Inglewood for this season's premier grade cricket competition.

Inglewood will again have the services of Sri Lankan professional Ramesh Subarsinghe. 

Keegan's Stratford team firing

I Suggest, right, beats Grey Power in the 1600m Greys race at Pukekura Raceway in New Plymouth earlier this month.

Stratford's Trudy Keegan has trained seven winners over the last couple of months.

Fleming back playing for Marist United

Ryan Fleming is back playing for New Plymouth Marist United.

Former Taranaki captain Ryan Fleming is back playing club cricket in the province this season.

Bruce leads Stags runfest in Napier

Central Stags batsman Tom Bruce topscored with 80 on day one of the warmup match against Wellington in Napier.

It was a tough day for the Wellington bowlers in their warmup match against Central Districts.

Winter top performer in Taranaki team

Tyla Winter was the best Taranaki golfer at last week's girls' inter provincial.

Taranaki finished a creditable seventh at the girls' interprovincial golf tournament at Rotorua last week.

Last year's finalists both chasing home semi

Forwards Sione Lea and Lachlan Boshier hope to beat Tasman and lift Taranaki up the table.

Momentum can be a big factor heading into the national provincial championship play-offs.

England would have struggled to get out of any pool

Mamuka Gorgodze, swamped by Georgia fans, has been one of the best players at the Rugby World Cup.

OPINION: England simply are not very good.

Horror start to season for Small

Bevan Small bowled a solitary delivery for the Stags before suffering a dislocated shoulder in Napier on Tuesday.

Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.

Head knock rules form centre out

Seta Tamanivalu will miss Taranaki's match against Tasman.

Two form players will miss Taranaki crucial national provincial championship match against Tasman on Thursday.

Blacks Sticks to play Australia on weekend

Transtasman clash

The Blacks Sticks women's hockey team will now play Australia on Saturday at the Oceania Cup tournament in Stratford later this month.

Taranaki prop's mind not across the Tasman

Angus Ta'avao has been hard to stop as first receiver for Taranaki as they have gone on a six-game winning streak.

Angus Ta'avao insists his mind is almost solely switched on Taranaki at the moment, despite his imminent move across the Tasman.

Ebrahim to take up role with Canterbury

Dion Ebrahim heads south next week to take up a high performance role with Canterbury Cricket.

Record breaking Taranaki batsman Dion Ebrahim will leave the province next week to take up a high performance coaching job at Canterbury.

Stones lands Black Sticks hockey job

David Stones

New Plymouth's David Stones has scored one of the top jobs in New Zealand men's hockey.

Tarrant shares tips with Taranaki hockey talent

Black Sticks men's hockey player Blair Tarrant offers some tips to Taranaki age group players at the Hobson St Turf in New Plymouth last week.

Black Sticks defender Blair Tarrant knows how important the Oceania Cup hockey tournament in Stratford for New Zealand. 

Taranaki medal haul at surf lifesaving pool champs

Zac Reid set a New Zealand record at the national surf lifesaving pool champs in Auckland at the weekend.

Talented Fitzroy surf lifesaver Zac Reid was in record-breaking form at the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving pool championships in Auckland at the weekend.

Development team can only hope for fourth place

Taranaki development lock Jesse Parete passes out of the back of his hand against Counties Manukau.

A 41-18 loss to Counties Manukau has left the Taranaki development rugby side unable to finish higher than fourth in the northern regions competition.

First Charles Tour win for Chung

Auckland's Joonsang Chung chips on to a green on his way to victory in the Taranaki Open at the New Plymouth Golf Club on Sunday.

Auckland professional Joonsang Chung charged through to claim a two-shot win in the Taranaki Open as the overnight leaders fell by the wayside at the New Plymouth Golf Club on Sunday.

Home semifinal still a chance for Taranaki

Taranaki wing Latu Vaeno is caught by the Manawatu defence as Berny Hall and Mitchell Crosswell come in support during their match at Arena Manawatu.

Taranaki's poor start to the season is fast becoming a distant memory although it could still haunt them at play-off time.

Hansen has not let us down before

Steve Hansen has gone from jovial to serious in the space of a weekend.

OPINION: Believe in Steve Hansen.

Turbos no match for Taranaki

Latu Vaeno of Taranaki is tackled by James Oliver of Manawatu in Palmerston North.

Taranaki post five tries to one to hammer Manawatu 44-10 in one-sided NPC clash.

Muir runs hot to take lead in Taranaki

Tauranga's Kieran Muir was running hot on day two of the Taranaki Open at the New Plymouth Golf Club.

Tauranga professional Kieran Muir stormed into the lead on day two of the Taranaki Open at the New Plymouth Golf Club.

Taranaki development treating game like a semifinal

Avon Lewis will start for the Taranaki development side against Counties Manukau B on Saturday.

The Taranaki development rugby side will treat their penultimate match like a semifinal when they meet Counties Manukau B on Saturday.

Sturridge's absence good news for everyone

Daniel Sturridge will be eased back into international duty.

They might not have sang his name with too much enthusiasm at the Kop end at Anfield while he was in charge but Liverpool fans should be applauding Roy Hodgson right now.

Taranaki still chasing home semi

The joy of beating Canterbury will quickly be forgotten if Taranaki does not beat Manawatu.

Taranaki will want so much more than just the point they need to qualify for the NPC semifinals at Manawatu.

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