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Overhaul won't stop cricket next season

Following the abandonded one-day international match at McLean Park, the ground's outfield will undergo an overhaul, ...

All going to plan, there will still be a full summer of cricket at McLean Park next season.

Dickson China bound with NZ team

Maya Dickson has been named in the national indoor volleyball team.

Busy time ahead for Disckson.

Baldock pips Joseph to win Westown Cup

Dean Baldock proved too good in the Westown Cup.

Home course proves the oracle for Baldock.

In brief

Matt Podjursky had a successful weekend at the Manfeild track near Palmerston North

Taranaki sporting briefs

Goodin returns to Taranaki bowls line-up

Darren Goodin returns to the Taranaki side for the intercentre event in Wellington.

Goodin will skip men's pairs for Taranaki.

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Daily cricket allowance has certainly lifted

Trent Boult showed the value of getting T20 exposure with the national side.

Warm-ups are not the only thing that has changed.

Keane's departure could be one of many

Chiefs assistant coach Kieran Keane is embarking on a new challenge, taking up the head coaching role at Irish club Connacht.

OPINION: There's a strong chance there will be a complete wipe-out of all the Chiefs' coaches heading into 2018, writes Aaron Goile.

82 and still winning swimming

Ron Edgcombe doesn't say he has 'countless medals', but he has a lot.

An 82-year-old has added five more gold medals to his plentiful collection following the New Zealand Masters Games in Wanganui on February 7 and 8.

Christie in Chiefs contention

Finlay Christie joined the Chiefs after impressing for Tasman.

Young halfback can't believe he could potentially be lacing up for his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders.

Coast to Coast with little experience

Liz Jones competed in the Coast to Coast 2017 event for the first time ever.

A South Taranaki woman has completed the Coast to Coast event in a swollen river a mere eight months after learning to kayak.

Can Rennie, Cruden go out in style?

Aaron Cruden and Dave Rennie have formed a quality partnership at the Chiefs, with this year to be the end of an era.

In their final year in charge, Chiefs coach and co-captain look to recreate title-winning feeling.

Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.

Hexagonal disappointment

Time limits cost Dean Elgar in his singles matches at the hexagonal central region fixture at the weekend.

The Taranaki representative bowls selectors will have plenty of contemplating to do over the coming days.

Young proves a hit in another final

New Plymouth Old Boys batsman Will Young watches another ball go to the boundary during the Twenty20 final against Stratford.

Old Boys too good for Stratford.

Fresh Thomson eyes big season for Hurricanes

Beauden Barrett runs away for an intercept try during the Hurricanes 33-27 preseason win over the Crusaders at Waverley.

Defending champs look in good shape.

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Pukekura maintain narrow lead in Soffe Cup

Caleb Fleming won the only men's match for Pukekura.

Top players keep their sides at top of Soffe Cup.

Oaks start not guaranteed despite impressive win

Vinnie Colgan salutes the judge after winning the Bob Sharrock Memorial Oaks Prelude on Sared Rythm.

Decision on Oaks dependent on how winner pulls up.

Old Boys look comfortable

Kaylum Boshier scored 83 for Boys' High against Francis Douglas.

It wasn't a good day at the crease for Hawera's premier two-day cricket team.

Double celebration for jockey after Cup win

Anna Jones celebrates winning the Taranaki Cup on Our King Sway.

Old family has great record in Taranaki Cup.

Wheeler takes Group III two-year-old feature

John Wheeler brought up his 999 New Zealand winner after winning the Group III Phoenix Park Classic.

"I thought we would win, I was real confident."

Rapira falls to Ford

Sam Rapira lost via TKO to Canadian Ryan Ford.

Sam Rapira was unable to overcome Canadian Ryan Ford for the vacant UBO Light Heavyweight title.

Bruce and Young back for T20 final

Will Young returns for New Plymouth Old Boys this weekend.

Tom Bruce and will Young have been named to play in the Taranaki Premier Twenty20 cricket final.

Turner wastes heavily for Taranaki Cup mount

The Roger James trained Romantic Maid is favourite for the Taranaki Cup at New Plymouth on Saturday.

Taranaki jockey wastes hard to win local Cup.

Rotorua trainer hoping to be Oaks bound

Rosie Myers will ride joint favourite Storytime in the Bob Sharrock Memorial Oaks Prelude.

"She's a nice filly, but she was a bit shin sore after Rotorua so she had a bit of a break."

Cameron calls it quits

Matt Cameron has retired from professional BMX riding.

"You need to be willing to die."

Crunch time in Soffe Cup

Huatoki's Jayden Harrison plays a backhand.

Just three weeks to go for Soffe Cup tennis.

Pre-season pulse in Taranaki

The Central Pulse hosted the Northern Mystics in a pre-season match in Taranaki last year.

The Central Pulse will return to Taranaki for their first pre-season hit out.

Hames set for big role

Kane Hames will have an even bigger role to play at the Chiefs this year, with Mitchell Graham gone for the season.

After a whirlwind 2016 which included an All Blacks debut, Kane Hames is set to play a big role for the Chiefs this year.

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