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.

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.

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.

Early starters enjoy best of conditions

New Plymouth professional Grant Moorhead tees off on the par five seventh during the first round of the Taranaki Open at the Ngamotu links.

Auckland professional Joonsang Chung and Bay of Plenty professional Craig Hamilton lead the field after the first day's play in the Taranaki Open at the New Plymouth Golf Club on Thursday.

Taranaki Daily News half marathon participants

Taranaki Daily News half marathon 2013's first male, Scott van Dyk.

Taranaki's longest held half marathon has switched up its programme.

New Plymouth wins yachting regatta

The champion New Plymouth Girls' High School yachting team, from left, Demme Simkin, Emilie Waite, Rebecca Haylock, Tasmin van Bergen, Siani Tran-Lawrence and Samantha Nicholas.

The New Plymouth Girls' High School yachting team won the girls' title at the Interdominion secondary schools' racing regatta in Canberra.

Captain's return only change for Taranaki

Charlie Ngatai returns for Taranaki after missing their win over Canterbury.

Captain Charlie Ngatai will return for Taranaki to face Manawatu in Saturday's national provincial championship rugby match in Palmerston North.

Third the best U19s can hope for

Taranaki's Jack Jordan makes a break.

Canterbury a class above Taranaki in national under-19 rugby semifinal.

Holloway familiar with course for Taranaki Open

Doug Holloway will be one of the favourites for the Taranaki Open when he tees off on Thursday.

Hawke's Bay professional Doug Holloway is hoping for a fast start in this week's Taranaki Open at the New Plymouth golf course.

Amateur field will also hold interest at the Taranaki Open

Former Taranaki rep Jamie Reid has made the trip from North Harbour to play in the Taranaki Open.

While most of the focus at this weekend’s Taranaki Open will be on the professionals, a large number of leading Taranaki golfers make up the amateur field and will want to take full advantage of playing in their home province.

Taranaki knocked the Cantabs over

Ross Brown captained Taranaki in their 1962 win over Canterbury and Richie Coles was on the side of the scrum. The pair were also instrumental in Taranaki winning the Ranfurly Shield a year later.

OPINION: The year was 1962 and Taranaki were about to beat Canterbury.

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