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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.

Cricket is a high velocity beast thanks to Packer and co

Things have changed incredibly since Greg Chappell took charge of Kerry Packer's Australia side.

We should celebrate the vision shown 40 years ago to improve cricket.

Courtney Duncan will be more than competitive in Europe

Otago's Courtney Duncan (centre), the MX2 class winner at Woodville on Sunday.

Female rider outclasses male rivals at motocross grand prix.

Dilemma for bowls selectors

New Plymouth skip Val Fleming at the TSB Bank women's open fours.

New bowls contest a mixed blessing for Taranaki men's selector David Bennett.

Peters back to winning ways

New Plymouth Paralympian Corey Peters came away from the International Paralympic Committee Alpine Skiing World Cup in France with three medals

Corey Peters has rediscovered some form after notching up four did not finish's in Italy and Slovenia earlier in the year.

Warrior the winner for Beatson

Oakura's Mathew Dickey aboard Quango during the Taranaki Equestrian Jumping Premier Show at Hawera

The Egmont A&P Showgrounds hosted a quality field of horses and riders at the Taranaki Equestrian Jumping Premier Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Rusty Hinds slump against Wellington

Central Hinds all-rounder Kate Broadmore, left, whips the bails off to run out a diving Emma Fulbrook of Wellington in their one-day game at Fitzherbert Park on Saturday.

The Wellington Blaze had the better of the Central Hinds in Palmerston North at the weekend.

Young fast bowler grabs nine wickets in Taranaki win

Taranaki batsman Sam Fastier looks to play straight against Howorwhenua-Kapiti at Francis Douglas Memorial College.

Young fast bowler Taylor Williams helps Taranaki to outright win.

Extra ends needed to decide open fours

Opunake's Bev Robinson won the Taranaki women's open fours title after an extra ends win over Hawera's Patty Symes.

Dramatic end to bowls final.

Hawera United pick up only outright win

Trent McGrath was in good form for Hawera United in Taranaki premier grade cricket on Saturday.

Hawera United jumped to the top in the Taranaki premier grade cricket competition when they scored an outright win over Francis Douglas Memorial College in Hawera on Saturday.

No gears, no problems

Auckland's Stuart Holder celebrates his win in Saturday's Round the Mountain cycle challenge.

Taranaki Round the Mountain cycle challenge winner Stuart Holder rates the win as his "best ever."

Taranaki beach volleyballers bag medals

New Plymouth's Tegan Bunyan hits the sand during a beach volleyball contest at Ngamotu Beach last December.

Taranaki players won six medals including a gold at the 2016 New Zealand age group beach volleyball championships in Mt Maunganui last week. 

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