Poetic Affair chases maiden win

Leading trainer Stephen McKee is hopeful Poetic Affair can break maiden ranks at New Plymouth on Thursday.

Leading training partnership chasing maiden win in New Plymouth.

Taranaki golfers drop two, then bounce back with win

Taranaki's Tim White won his third game at the national interprovincial golf tournament in Invercargill after losing his first two.

The Taranaki men's team got off to the worst possible start at the national interprovincial tournament in Invercargill on Tuesday losing both their matches. 

Fans more than content with what they get at the rugby

Taranaki rugby fans have given their experience at Yarrow Stadium the thumbs up.

Fans appear happy with their match day experience at Taranaki rugby games.

A lot to reflect on in the last week around the cricket world

Doug Bracewell was the only Black Caps bowler to show the sort of consistency needed against Australia.

From court cases to action at the crease, it was all happening in the last week.

New Plymouth bowlers take early lead

19012015 News photo: Robert Charles/Fairfax NZ. TSB Bank Taranaki men's open fours bowls, at Paritutu. Moe Duggan bowling out of New Plymouth against Central Levin.

New Plymouth No 2 upset their more-fancied clubmates to take an early lead in the Taranaki women's division one interclub bowls competition at Hawera Park last weekend.

New Plymouth volleyballers win silver

Libby Houghton, one of two New Plymouth Girls' High School players named in tournament team at North Island junior volleyball championships. The other was Maya Dickson.

New Plymouth Girls' High School won silver in division one at the North Island secondary schools' junior volleyball championships in Wellington last week.

Stan Bridger Memorial win for Fitzroy surf lifesavers gallery

Fitzroy's Keely O'Keefe braces as she is hit by a wave in the under-19 women's ski race. She finished second.

Fitzroy claimed overall honours in the Stan Bridger Memorial surf lifesaving competition at New Plymouth's East End Beach last Sunday.

Stags keep play-off hopes alive

Northern Knights batsman Daryl Mitchell is beaten all ends up by Central Stags bowler Adam Milne.

Mahela Jayawardene all class he he flays the Knights bowling attack.

Sharrock full of praise for jockey after Wanganui Cup win

Madonna Mia races away with the Wanganui Cup.

Sharrock delighted with ride as Madonna Mia wins the Wanganui Cup.

New Zealand always seem to be on the wrong end of bad decisions

"When this thing hits the bat and someone catches it, is it out?" Brendon McCullum asks umpire Nigel Llong.

The Black Caps look set to shafted again in a test in Australia.

Teams have challenging time ahead to save games

New Plymouth Old Boys bowler Joel Lieschke took four wickets to put his side into a strong position against Stratford in prmier two-day cricket.

Opening round of two-day premier cricket competition produces some one-sided games.

Huatoki have top men's player back for clash

Tristan Stayt back at No 1 for Huatoki in Soffe Cup interclub tennis.

Soffe Cup tennis leaders Huatoki take on third-placed Pukekura at the Pukekura courts in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Searle back playing Interprovincial golf

Andrew Searle will have Taranaki colours on for next week's interprovincial teams' golf tournament in Invercargill.

Andrew Searle tees off in his fifth interprovincial golf tournament next week, but it's his first for Taranaki.

Just The Tip looking for back-to-back cup wins

Just the Tip wins the Wanganui Cup in 2014.

Twelve months ago, Just The Tip won the Wanganui Cup with a bold front-running display.

Stags will miss home finals if they don't start winning

Mahela Jayawardene's stylish innings was not enough to stop the Central Stags losing their fourth domestic Twenty20 match.

Star batsman Mahela Jayawardene will hopefully teach a few team-mates the art of cricket.

Betham too busy for December rematch with Langton

James "Batman" Langton will have to wait a bit longer for a rematch with Monty Betham.

James Langton's planned rematch with Monty Betham will not take place at the Hawera Rumble.

No bacon for rally star Hayden

Look but don't eat - Kiwi rally star Hayden Paddon cooked up a barbecue in New Plymouth on Friday morning but his strict diet meant he couldn't eat any of it.

New Zealand rally ace Hayden Paddon helped cook up a storm for Taranaki motorsport fans on Friday.

Rapira feels refreshed after lengthy lay-off

Sam Rapira has moved on from the disappointment of losing his International Boxing Organisation's intercontinental light heavyweight fight to Australian Rob Powdrill.

Sam Rapira will be back in the ring in just over a fortnight.

History against Spurs but they continue to impress

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and striker Harry Kane continue to form an impressive partnership.

Spurs could be genuine title contenders in the English Premier League.   

Batley impressive in making semifinals at New Zealand Open

Kirsten Stampa, left, made the semifinals of the pairs at the New Zealand Open this week.

Allan Batley wins seven straight at New Zealand Open to make the semifinals.

Bargain buy race horse paying way for Taranaki syndicate

Stratford galloper Catwomandu wins at Awapuni on November 12/

A second-chance horse has come up trumps for a Taranaki syndicate.

Broughton and Blyde are Dubai bound

Gayle Broughton will head to Dubai with Taranaki team-mate Michaela Blyde as part of the national sevens squad.

Taranaki girls named in New Zealand sevens squad for first world series tournament.

Sportsperson of the year to try out new seat

Corey Peters has headed to the United States to train for the world ski circuit.

Corey Peters has headed to the United States for an 'in-between" season highlighted by a world cup series.

England's rugby players should be excited by Jones' appointment

New Zealanders will not want to see Eddie Jones' smile in four years time.

Eddie Jones has the pedigree to turn England around.

Taranaki captain confident ahead of golf champs

Brook Gray tees of during the Taranaki champion of champions golf tournament at the Manukorihi course last Saturday. Gray is in the Taranaki team for the national interprovincial teams' event in Invercargill next week.

Taranaki captain Tim White is confident the men's senior team can cause a couple of upsets at the national interprovincial golf championships in Invercargill next week.

Training squads to be cut for series opener

Taranaki's Michaela Blyde will find out on Thursday if she's made the New Zealand sevens squad.

Taranaki sevens players to find out on Thursday if they are going to Dubai.

Kemp excited about Taranaki NRL game

Issac Luke, the Kiwis co-captain, will have a welcomed home coming when the Warriors play in his home province in 2016.

Former Warriors coach says his home province is buzzing about the NRL game in 2016.

Outright win for Taranaki cricketers

Liam Muggeridge scored his first century for Taranaki in a Hawke Cup match against Wanganui at the weekend.

A maiden unbeaten century and best-ever bowling figures for Taranaki were two of the highlights for the team's Hawke Cup cricket match against Wanganui in Wanganui at the weekend.

Silver Court gives Firkin second race win

New Plymouth horse trainer Rosie Firkin with Silver Court at the Pukekura Raceway stables in New Plymouth.

A year ago, New Plymouth's Rosie Firkin was tossing up between vet nursing and horse racing.

Stags look ahead to next Twenty20 match

Central Stags cricket coach Heinrich Malan looking forward to next four Twenty20 matches.

The Central Stags Twenty20 cricket campaign just got a little harder.

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