Getting their attack going has moved to the top of the list for Taranaki just a fortnight out from the start of their national provincial rugby defence.
Team Taranaki will face a battle scarred North End side with plenty to prove when the two football teams meet at Memorial Park in Palmerston North on Saturday.
Sacred Heart Girls' College scored a late goal to upset defending champions Inglewood 49-48 in a Taranaki premier one netball match in Stratford on Thursday night.
The Taranaki development side get their first taste of action on Saturday when they meet King Country in Pio Pio.
Mark Davis' resume with the oval ball is almost complete.
Success has not turned into greed for defending national rugby champions Taranaki.
The Bell Block Marist Dragons don't have to look far for motivation when they meet the Coastal Cobras in the Taranaki premier grade rugby league grand final on Saturday.
Defending national rugby champions Taranaki are going back to some traditional grassroots values with their pre-season camp in Hawera next week.
Impressive debut winner New York Minute could have her next start against black-type company after crushing her opposition in the race for two-year-olds at Waverley on Thursday.
A full-strength Taranaki rugby side will have just one game together before their national provincial title defence kicks off after the squad to face Counties Manukau in their second pre-season match was named on Thursday.
Matt Baxter faces his toughest challenge when he attempts to lift the senior cross country crown at Halswell Quarry in Christchurch on Saturday.
A third place finish in the Super 8 rugby competition is a distinct possibility for New Plymouth Boys' High School as they head into their last match against Rotorua Boys' High School on Saturday.
Naumai will be hoping to end Tysons unbeaten run in Taranaki premier one netball when the two sides meet in Hawera on Thursday night.
Murray Martin's consistent form across the Tasman has continued after he had a top 10 finish at the Gold Coast Senior Classic, despite a final round 81.
The final make-up of the All Blacks 31-man Rugby World Cup squad remains intriguing.
Grant Harvey's reckons if the cap fits, then keep wearing it.
The New Plymouth Girls' High School first XI will play Hawera women in an all-Taranaki final of Central Football's Federation Cup women's league next month.
New Plymouth Boys' High School had mixed results in their annual sporting exchange with Wellington College in New Plymouth on Monday.
Hawera claimed a semifinal spot in Central Football’s Federation Cup when beating defending champions Gisborne United 3-2 in a quarterfinal game in Napier last Saturday.
The Coastal Cobras scored an emphatic 74-14 win over the Waitara Bears at the Opunake Domain last Saturday to advance to the Taranaki premier grade rugby league grand final.
New Plymouth Boys' High School picked up two important wins in the Taranaki senior men's top-four hockey competition last week.
It's hard to know if any of Taranaki's fringe rugby squad members made a big enough impression on coach Colin Cooper to put pressure on the predicted first choice players after Sunday's first preseason hit-out against Auckland.
Eight second half goals sealed Team Taranaki an emphatic 10-0 victory against Palmerston North Marist Reserves in Palmerston North on Saturday.
A 32-man Taranaki under-19 rugby squad has been named to prepare for the national tournament in September.
After a long run of six home games,Team Taranaki are back on the road this weekend to take on bottom-of-table side Palmerston North Marist at Skoglund Park.
Just how a host of untested club players will handle the demands of facing an Auckland side will be one of the main observations for veteran Taranaki coach Colin Cooper on Sunday.
Chiefs prop Mitchell Graham will captain an inexperienced Taranaki side against Auckland in a preseason rugby match in Te Awamutu on Sunday.
It's going to take something special to knock over Tysons in Taranaki premier one netball this season.
Stradivarius will race in blinkers for the first time in the $50k Ryder Stakes at Otaki on Saturday.
A strong undercard has been named for next month's international boxing fight night in New Plymouth.