McGrath 'beaten up' in Hawaii ironman

New Plymouth's Jeff McGrath on the run leg at the world ironman champs in Kona, Hawaii.

New Plymouth's Jeff McGrath made it to the finish line at the world ironman championships in Kona, Hawaii, but was well off his best time.

National motocross titles on the line

New Plymouth's David Furze, sure to be a title contender this weekend.

Champions of the past, present and future come out to play in Taranaki this weekend.

Peters wins overall snow sports award

New Plymouth's Corey Peters wins overall award at Snow Sports annual awards night.

New Plymouth's Corey Peters has been named overall athlete of the year at the annual Snow Sports New Zealand awards night in Wanaka last Saturday.

Cole bags medals at kayak champs

Former Taranaki kayaker Rebecca Cole on her way to victory in the K1 200m at canoe racing's Blue Lakes 1 regatta in Rotorua on Sunday.

Rebecca Cole bagged a fistful of open titles from the first canoe racing regatta of the season.

Central Vipers run out of puff

Akarana Falcons player Trent Schaumkel in full flight against the Central Vipers in a national championships rugby league match at Waitara's Clifton Park on Saturday.

The Central Vipers national premiership rugby league season came to an end on Saturday with another loss.

Taranaki golfers struggle at Westown

Taranaki's Tyler Winter tees off during the Sybil Green Salver golf tournament at the Westown course on Sunday.

Taranaki's representative golfers had a tough weekend in the quadrangular tournament at the Westown course at the weekend.

Wales will not be at the World Cup for too much longer

Wales applaud Australia captain Stephen Moore after their World Cup match at Twickenham.

OPINION: One thing emerged more than anything else at the weekend - Wales will not win the Rugby World Cup.

Sampson too strong in Egmont Cup

Otaki-trained galloper Sampson and rider Lisa Allpress win the Egmont Cup at Hawera on Saturday.

Sampson caught punters by surprise with his gutsy win in the $35,000 Egmont Cup at Hawera on Saturday.

Sweet success for Kisses at Hawera

10102015 NEWS RACE IMAGES. Hawera race meetings in Hawera. Egmont Cup. Race 8. Number 2, Kisses was the winner with rider, Trudy Thornton.


Auckland pounce on development team's mistakes

Taranaki development halfback David Ormrod crashes over for a try against Auckland at Yarrow Stadium.

There will be a sense of regret within the Taranaki development rugby squad that they could not finish off their season in style after a frustrating loss to Auckland at Yarrow Stadium on Saturday.

Inglewood cruise to win thanks to whirlwind knock

New Plymouth Marist United bowler Ryan Watson bends his back as Francis Douglas Memorial College batsman Luke Dravitzki watches on in premier club cricket action.

It did not take some batsman long to get into the swing of the Taranaki premier cricket season on Saturday.

Sweet win for Kisses at Hawera

Trudy Thornton drives Kisses to victory in the $80,000 Rich Hill Stud Taranaki Breeders' Stakes 1400 at Hawera on Saturday.

It was a near perfect day for Cambridge brothers Mark Fraser-Campin and Chris Campin at the Hawera races on Saturday.

McGrath tackles Kona for fifth time

New Plymouth's Jeff McGrath lines up in the Hawaii Ironman for the fifth time.

Jeff McGrath has said it before - "never again."

Vipers set to strike Falcons

Rugby league returns to Waitara's Clifton Park.

The Central Vipers will be looking to finish their season on a high when they take on the Akarana Falcons in a national rugby league match at Waitara's Clifton Park on Saturday.

Any chance for home semifinal lost for Taranaki

Taranaki prop Angus Ta'avao gets a pass away to Kurt Baker during Thursday's 35-17 loss to Tasman at Yarrow Stadium.

Taranaki will need some sharp improvement to beat Canterbury and make the NPC final.

Tasman bounce back in style

Taranaki's Angus Ta'avao attempts to break through the Tasman defence during his side's 35-17 loss in New Plymouth.

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

They come and they go

Sam Allardyce might be in for more ranting and raving if he takes on the Sunderland job.

There might be a few Premier League managers a bit nervous the next time an international window comes along.

Sri Lankan pro back for Inglewood

Sri Lankan professional Ramesh Subarsinghe back with Inglewood for this season's premier grade cricket competition.

Inglewood will again have the services of Sri Lankan professional Ramesh Subarsinghe. 

Keegan's Stratford team firing

I Suggest, right, beats Grey Power in the 1600m Greys race at Pukekura Raceway in New Plymouth earlier this month.

Stratford's Trudy Keegan has trained seven winners over the last couple of months.

Fleming back playing for Marist United

Ryan Fleming is back playing for New Plymouth Marist United.

Former Taranaki captain Ryan Fleming is back playing club cricket in the province this season.

Bruce leads Stags runfest in Napier

Central Stags batsman Tom Bruce topscored with 80 on day one of the warmup match against Wellington in Napier.

It was a tough day for the Wellington bowlers in their warmup match against Central Districts.

Winter top performer in Taranaki team

Tyla Winter was the best Taranaki golfer at last week's girls' inter provincial.

Taranaki finished a creditable seventh at the girls' interprovincial golf tournament at Rotorua last week.

Last year's finalists both chasing home semi

Forwards Sione Lea and Lachlan Boshier hope to beat Tasman and lift Taranaki up the table.

Momentum can be a big factor heading into the national provincial championship play-offs.

England would have struggled to get out of any pool

Mamuka Gorgodze, swamped by Georgia fans, has been one of the best players at the Rugby World Cup.

OPINION: England simply are not very good.

Horror start to season for Small

Bevan Small bowled a solitary delivery for the Stags before suffering a dislocated shoulder in Napier on Tuesday.

Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.

Head knock rules form centre out

Seta Tamanivalu will miss Taranaki's match against Tasman.

Two form players will miss Taranaki crucial national provincial championship match against Tasman on Thursday.

Blacks Sticks to play Australia on weekend

Transtasman clash

The Blacks Sticks women's hockey team will now play Australia on Saturday at the Oceania Cup tournament in Stratford later this month.

Taranaki prop's mind not across the Tasman

Angus Ta'avao has been hard to stop as first receiver for Taranaki as they have gone on a six-game winning streak.

Angus Ta'avao insists his mind is almost solely switched on Taranaki at the moment, despite his imminent move across the Tasman.

Ebrahim to take up role with Canterbury

Dion Ebrahim heads south next week to take up a high performance role with Canterbury Cricket.

Record breaking Taranaki batsman Dion Ebrahim will leave the province next week to take up a high performance coaching job at Canterbury.

Stones lands Black Sticks hockey job

David Stones

New Plymouth's David Stones has scored one of the top jobs in New Zealand men's hockey.

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