'Test dummies on an ice skating rink'

Thursday's meeting at Hawera was called off before a race was run due to the state of the track.

Integrity boss says new laws will not mean more abandoned meetings

Chelsea and Spurs match full of cheap shots

The Chelsea and Spurs players were not too interested in the football.

Chelsea and Spurs show their true colours.

Self defence popularity prompts move

Steve Drummond and his daughter Hannah Martin-Drummond demonstrate a roundhouse kick block.

Steve Drummond's 'humble' New Plymouth Taekwondo and Hapkido Club has become so popular it's moved.

Taranaki backline looking even thinner without Baker

Kurt Baker is the latest Taranaki player to confirm he's heading overseas.

Kurt Baker takes up two-year deal with Italian club.

Returning players boost Chiefs

Charlie Ngatai, left, will return from injury for the Chiefs and line up alongside Aaron Cruden, right, against the ...

Charlie Ngatai and James Lowe are back in the starting side as the Chiefs eye up a big derby against the Highlanders.

Weber confident in point of difference

Brad Weber in action for the Chiefs against the Blues.

The Chiefs halfback doesn't see himself as Aaron Smith's clone, and feels he can bring something different to the All Blacks.

McCaw meets match gallery

Teigan Thompson, 6, was one of many kids lucky enough to muck around with Richie McCaw at Hawera's Tawhiti School on ...

"I got a little bit cocky didn't I?"

Playoff stretch looms for Mountain Airs

Brad Anderson is expected to return from injury for the Taranaki Mountain Airs this week.

The time for the Taranaki Mountain Airs to make moves toward a playoff spot is now.

Haworths looking for rain at Hawera

David and Emma Haworth are hoping for rain to push the claims of Endeavour in a rating 75 over 1600m at Hawera.

Father and daughter training partnership hoping for rain

Gubb soaks up winning feeling

Charlie Gubb on the charge against St George Illawarra on Sunday.

The only way to stop criticism is to win games, Warriors forward says.

Age group players expected to line up at strokeplay champs

Brad Hayward got an unexpected bonus at the end of the Charles Tour.

Age group winners expected to head to strokeplay championships.

Sport Taranaki to develop future champions

Sport Taranaki have announced the athletes in their 2016 Future Champions programme

"We've had some really tough decisions to make and some interesting debate around the selection table."

Lows are never far behind the highs in Super Rugby

Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie provides effervescent performances from fullback.

Damian McKenzie would have to push out some quality players in an All Blacks squad.

Chiefs' punt pays off for Hames

Kane Hames is thankful the Chiefs were prepared to take a punt on him, bringing him into the squad despite being injured.

Replacing an injured player with another wounded warrior isn't your typical recruiting strategy.

'It proves anything can happen'

Tony Bennett is on top of the world after his beloved Leicester City football team won the English Premier League.

Leicester City's chances were "like Paul Henry becoming the Prime Minister or Fiji winning the rugby world cup", fan says.

Several question marks for Chiefs

Seta Tamanivalu is one of several Chiefs in doubt for their local derby against the Highlanders in Hamilton on Saturday ...

Wait-and-see approach on injuries this week ahead of Saturday night's big clash in Hamilton.

McKenzie re-signs with Chiefs

Damian McKenzie has re-signed with the Chiefs for the next two years.

Lure of playing first five-eighth not enough to lure Damian McKenzie from his home at the Chiefs.

Still champion

Brad Still took the victory over Jacob Cranston in heat four in Hawke's Bay.

Brad Still has secured his WPKA Goldstar rotax max light title for the third year in a row.

Giants heading into another tough double-header

Giants coach Tim Fanning expects his players to build on Saturday's impressive win over Canterbury for this weekend's ...

The Nelson Giants have the benefit of some healthy head space to empower them as they contemplate another grueling road trip this weekend.

Masters score 21 in strong outing

A late goal from Jimmy Fastier was enough for Northern Raptors to snatch a draw against New Plymouth Boys' High School.

Northern Masters have stamped their authority on the Taranaki men's championship hockey grade.

Eltham see red as FC Western claim top spot

Matt Sanger scored the opening goal as FC Western beat Eltham 2-1.

In a battle of the unbeaten, it was FC Western who triumphed with a 2-1 win away to Eltham.

Dragons soar above Hawks

Bell Block Marist Dragons were able to fight off a strong comeback effort against the Hawera Hawks.

The Bell Block Marist Dragons toppled the Hawera Hawks while the Coastal Cobras put 72 points on the Western Suburbs Tigers.

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

Adams fires Rams past frustrated Mountain Airs

Jamie Adams provided 12 points off the bench in the Canterbury Rams' win over the Taranaki Mountain Airs in New Plymouth.

Canterbury Rams' back-up point guard Jamie Adams defines the term spark off the bench.

Boshier thrown in the deep end for the Chiefs

Lachlan Boshier got his first taste of Super Rugby against the Sharks.

Boshier grateful he could make his debut in Taranaki.

Rugby not so super for Taranaki fans

The stands were hardly full at Yarrow Stadium on Friday night.

Chiefs fans just didn't buy into their match against the Sharks.

Two man advantage not enough for Spotswood United

Spotswood United wing David Philander scores despite the best efforts of Southern's Kent Myers and Jon Smyth during ...

Southern survive late comeback from Spotswood United.

Team Taranaki go three points clear

Nathan Hill put in a man of the match performance in Team Taranaki's 5-1 win over Red Sox Manawatu

Dominating from the opening whistle, Team Taranaki were too strong for Red Sox Manawatu.

Taranaki golfing prodigy

Kingston Taylor-Voyle shows off his putting technique post his match game at Manukorihi Golf Club on Saturday.

He might only be eight, but this Taranaki youngster is already a golfing star in the making.

Chiefs cling on against Sharks video

Aaron Cruden's kicking proved the difference between the sides.

 Aaron Cruden's boot ends up getting Chiefs home as they prevail after nail-biting final minutes.

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