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Belliss makes it through to final eight at Open

Dan Delany has reached the quarterfinals of the Taranaki Open men's fours bowls tournament.

Belliss and Delany qualify for Open fours quarterfinals. 

Former world champion progresses at Open fours

Waitoa's Gerard Slattery lost his first post-section match at the Taranaki Open fours bowls tournament.

Last 16 decided at Open fours.

Young trainer racing for a winning double

Miranda Dravitzki rode more than a hundred winners before opting to hang up her silks.

Jockey moves quickly into training ranks.

Little separating teams at halfway point

Aaron Taylor has been in good form with bat and ball for Inglewood

Teams need to take every point they can.

Final round cancelled in Open fours

Carrington Bowling Club skip David Richards looks on during an end at the Taranaki Open fours bowls tournament.

A large number of qualifiers got the day off at the Open fours.

Dressage challenge laid down by impressive Way

Vanessa Way was in impressive form in Hawera.

Enthralling performance at dressage.

New Zealand streetstock champs make overdue return

Former Taranaki driver Chris Shingleton will return to the Stratford Speedway for the national streetstock ...

Battle will be on from the start to qualify for final in streetstocks.

Another loss for Stags

Anurag Verma returned his best one-day figures to help Wellington beat Central Districts at Napier on Wednesday.

CD are winless after two rounds of the one-day competition.

Gary Lilley one of the first to qualify at Open fours

Geoff Brown, of Buderim Bowls Club from the Sunshine Coast, delivers during the Open fours. His side, skipped by Gary ...

Locals get in early for post-section play. 

Arabian horses in Hawera

Nikki Bartling from Taranaki Arabian Horse Club with her purebred Arabian colt, Chelleason Sky Hawk. The apri will be ...

"There's so much work that goes into showing the horses."

Chiefs losing a star in Cruden

Aaron Cruden has signed a three-year deal with French club Montpellier.

OPINION: Before Aaron Cruden arrived, the Chiefs had made the playoffs twice in 16 years. Since then, they haven't missed them.

Hayward close to perfect start to the year

Brad Hayward came close to winning his first event of the year.

Hayward losers pro-am in play-off.

Time to take a different approach on and off the pitch

Dion Ebrahim was the last import to make a significant contribution to Taranaki cricket.

Taranaki need to do more to be prepared for tough games.

Sam Cleland looking to be crowned king

Stratford's Sam Cleland, expected to be one of the star attractions at the King of the Mountain motocross event in ...

Young rider looking to take the step up.

Open draws record number from across the ditch

Geoff Brown from Buderim Bowling Club on Australia's Sunshine Coast is playing in his fifth Taranaki Open.

A record number of Australia bowlers have travelled across the Tasman to compete in this year's Taranaki Men's Open Fours tournament.

Fired up for fistball

New Zealand women's fistball team captain Vikki Buston (left), and President of the New Zealand Fistball Association ...

Fistball, a sport similar to volleyball, has landed in New Zealand after a bit of Kiwi ingenuity.

Hickman makes it three in a row

Duane Hickman won his third consecutive Taranaki midget title at Stratford Speedway on Saturday night.

Duane Hickman has proven himself as Taranaki's most consistent midget driver when he won his third consecutive Taranaki title.

Hareb motivated for new season

Paige Hareb eyes a return to the World Surf League Championship Tour.

Kiwi surfer out to make her own waves in the sport instead of relying on the results of others.

Defending champs get early win

Fitzroy's John Gray rolls one down on the opening day of the Taranaki Men's Open Fours.

Palmerston North's Ian Monaghan skipped his quartet to perfect start in their defence of the Taranaki Men's Open Fours.

CD stumble against Canterbury

George Worker top scored for Central Districts in the opening game of the one-day competition against Canterbury at ...

CD's one-day campaign didn't get off to a good start.

Old Boys, Marist take big wins

Hawera batsman Finn Riddick sweeps for a boundary.

Old Boys and Marist are on the board in the Taranaki two-day premier cricket competition.

Rain hands points to visitors

Sam Fastier scored 44 in Taranaki's first innings against Hawke's Bay.

Hawke's Bay have taken first-innings points against Taranaki.

Webby defends NZ swim title

Charlotte Webby continues to dominate the open water swimming scene in New Zealand.

Taranaki open water specialist too strong in Taupo where she gets a taste of something different.

Goldsmid takes out inugural race

Wellington's Cameron Goldsmid won the inaugural Taranaki off-road half marathon.

Cameron Goldsmid has won the inaugural Taranaki off-road half marathon.

Stags aiming for three-peat

Fit-again batsman Jesse Ryder should be firing on all cylinders for Central Districts when the one-day competition ...

Central Districts are about to launch into the defence of their one-day crown.

Webby looking to defend title

Charlotte Webby will look to defend her New Zealand titles this weekend.

Taranaki swimmer Charlotte Webby will face a barrage of young challengers at the New Zealand Open Water Championships this weekend.

Old Boys close in

New Plymouth Old Boys bowler Troy Jury fires one down.

It's winning time in the Taranaki premier two-day competition this weekend, with the second day of play to get underway.

Bracewell out for the season

Doug Bracewell will go under the knife to fix an injured knee.

Doug Bracewell won't play again this summer.

Taranaki to play smart cricket

Josh Borrell will make his debut for Taranaki at the weekend.

"It's always a big game in this competition."

Missed opportunity for Naki

New Plymouth's Pukekura Park is almost universally admired as a gem. Should it be on the international cricket schedule?

OPINION: Pukekura Park's absence from the international cricketing schedule is a lost opportunity for Taranaki.

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