Snooker ace pots trip to Europe for worlds

Taranaki teenager Mario Kimura-Hildred is off to the world under-21 snooker championships in Romania in July.

New Plymouth teenager Mario Kimura-Hildred knows a bit about potting balls on a snooker table.

Boys' High favourites in cross-town clash

New Plymouth Boys' High School lock Tom Florence has had a massive work-rate in 2015 and shapes as a key figure against Francis Douglas Memorial College.

If tough preparation is a key ingredient to winning cross-town college matches, New Plymouth Boys' High School must be favourites to beat Francis Douglas Memorial College when they meet at the Gully.

Rugby trust continues to give

The value of the Taranaki Community Rugby Trust to the sport in the province has been underlined again by its latest distribution of grants.

NPOB looking to rebound from narrow loss

Tysons' goal shoot Connie McKenzie takes aim during a premier one netball match last week.

Hawera side Naumai faces a tough test when they meet New Plymouth Old Boys in a Taranaki premier one netball match in Hawera on Thursday night.

First-ever midweek women's golf title to Urenui

Aarun Langton from Opunake Golf Club won the senior men's gross at New Plymouth last Sunday.

Urenui defeated Pungarehu in the final to claim their first-ever Taranaki midweek women's pennant golf title at the Stratford Golf Club last week. 

Plenty of Taranaki talent has passed through Hurricanes ranks

Midfielder Jayden Hayward was an obvious choice for a Hurricanes XV made up of past and present Taranaki players.

OPINION: The Hurricanes story in 2015 becomes more amazing each week.

Taranaki tennis has success at awards night in capital

New Plymouth tennis coach Mat Garnham (left)  and junior tennis player Bailey Bruckner, of Oakura, were award winners at Tennis Central's end of season prizegiving.

Taranaki was a high flyer at the annual Tennis Central Awards in Wellington last weekend.

Rangers playing catch up


The New Plymouth Rangers premier football team face their biggest challenge of the year when they take on Central League side Tawa in a Chatham Cup elimination match on Sunday.

Hungary under-20s win warmup game


Hungary's Under-20 World Cup football squad, which arrived in New Plymouth last week, has beaten Fiji 7-0 in a warm-up match in Cambridge.

Age group basketball teams named

Finding the hoop.

Taranaki's age group basketball teams to compete at national tournaments in 2015 have been named

Moturoa go to top-of-the-table in premier league

Moturoa's Jake Andrews (middle) and Eltham's Mark Mekalick (right) fight for possession in a Taranaki premier grade football match at Onuku Taipari Domain in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Moturoa got their Taranaki premier grade campaign back on track when beating competition front runners Eltham 4-2 at New Plymouth's Onuku Taipari domain in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Riders clean up in motocross champs

Dean Vickers, 16, from Waitara High School flies over a hill during the North Island secondary schools' motocross championships at the Barrett Rd track in New Plymouth last Saturday..

Hawera High School motocross riders are the best in the North Island.

Marist Dragons on fire in Taranaki rugby league

Bell Block Martist Dragons' player Isaac Hekenui, right, drives Western Suburbs Tigers' player Jamie Hartley to the ground during a premier rugby league match at Bell Block's Hickford Park last Saturday. The other Tigers player is Keenan Tamarapara.

,The Bell Block Marist Dragons have kept their opposition scoreless for the second week running in Taranaki premier rugby league.

Football veteran inspires Hungarian team

Hungarian player Akos Kecskes, left, talks football with Hungarian expat Imre Kiss who now lives in New Plymouth.

The Hungarian u20 football team was welcome to NZ by a Hungarian footballing identity who's made New Plymouth his home.

Northern Gold and Hawera lead women's hockey

Northern Gold masters player Grant Boyde, centre, finds a gap through the New Plymouth Boys' High School B defence in a men's championship hockey match in New Plymouth on Saturday. Northern won 13-0.

Northern Gold and Hawera both scored wins in Taranaki women's hockey matches at the weekend to consolidate their positions in the top four.

Great Northern Steeples on the agenda for Mr Mor

Mr Mor (Michael Mitchell) hits the last fence hard almost unseating his rider, but recovered to g on on and win the race.

Mr Mor bungled the last of 15 fences on the 4000m journey but still added another win to his record over the steeplechase country at Hawera on Sunday.

Team Taranaki smack 11 past helpless opposition

Team Taranaki's Leigh Rumbold climbs above the Palmerston North Boys' High School first XI defenders during their 11-1 win.

If Team Taranaki were out to send a message to their Federation League opponents at the start of the second round, then they achieved that on Sunday, pasting Palmerston North Boys' High School 11-1 at Pukekura Park.

Hurricanes fans could have enjoyed success sooner

Fans in the capital have missed Ma'a Nonu.

OPINION: It would be fitting for a number of proud Hurricanes servants if they could end their New Zealand domestic careers with a Super Rugby title.

Southland wins shootout

Import Aaron Fuller scores for the Taranaki Mountain Airs against the Southland Sharks in New Plymouth

Southland Sharks make it two from two on their NBL northern doubleheader.

Late tries sees top four stay the same

Spotswood United co-captain Toa Halafihi slides under Coastal's Kelvin Weir during premier club rugby.

There was late drama in several of Saturday's premier club rugby matches as three of the top four sides snuck match winning tries with time almost up.

Live Super Rugby: Blues vs Canes in Auckland

James Parsons and Sir John Kirwan will be looking to cause an upset at Eden Park.

Join us for Super Rugby action as the Blues host the Hurricanes at Eden Park.

Tysons march on in Taranaki netball

New Plymouth Girls' High School wing attack Thiesan Rodgers-Lobban has her sights set on the ball during a premier one netball match in New Plymouth last Friday night.

Waitara side Tysons breezed past New Plymouth Girls' High School 79-21 to stretch their unbeaten run to five in Taranaki premier one netball in New Plymouth on Friday night.

Airs' captain to play against Sharks despite club ban

Taranaki Mountain Airs captain Aaron Bailey-Nowell will need to be in the centre of the action against the Southland Sharks on Saturday.

Taranaki Mountain Airs captain Aaron Bailey-Nowell may be sitting out the next four rounds of club play after copping a suspension, but it won't stop him playing against the Southland Sharks in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Run of home games start for Team Taranaki

Alvaro Arias

Team Taranaki return to their home ground at Pukekura Park for the first time this season when they play Palmerston North Boys' High School in a Federation League football match on Sunday.

Open game expected on foreign soil

Iopu Iopu-Aso has been released by the Hurricanes to play for Spotswood United.

The chook house will become the dog pen when Spotswood United welcome Coastal to Sanders Park on Saturday

Venerate should atone over hurdles at Hawera

Venerate will be a popular pick in the open hurdles at the Hawera Racing Club's meeting on Sunday.

Venerate will be a popular pick in the open hurdles race at the Hawera meeting on Sunday.

Naumai climb into top four in netball

Sacred Heart Girls' College netballer Tara Blyde is airborne during a premier one match earlier this season.

Naumai scored an important 44-35 win over Sacred Heart Girls' College in a Taranaki premier one netball match.

Fifa under-20 World Cup kickoff only days away

Glenn Moss.

The Fifa under-20 World Cup 2015 kicks off in just eight days. As the tournament's central Region ambassador, All White and Wellington Phoenix keeper Glen Moss has been providing Taranaki Daily News readers with a monthly update and this is his last one.

Cooper braced for loss of star Taranaki players

Taranaki rugby coach Colin Cooper will be waiting to see who he loses to the All Blacks.

Veteran Taranaki coach Colin Cooper is putting contingency plans in place in case he loses a number of his frontline players to an enlarged All Blacks squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

A story of Gers and Mickey Mouse

Premier football is the sport's biggest prize

OPINION: We talked last week about promotion to the premier league being the biggest prize in sport. But one step to the left and one down, the running of Rangers in the second tier of Scottish football is more akin to Disneyland. Well, Mickey Mouse, anyway.

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