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.
Champions of the past, present and future come out to play in Taranaki this weekend.
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.
Rebecca Cole bagged a fistful of open titles from the first canoe racing regatta of the season.
The Central Vipers national premiership rugby league season came to an end on Saturday with another loss.
Taranaki's representative golfers had a tough weekend in the quadrangular tournament at the Westown course at the weekend.
OPINION: One thing emerged more than anything else at the weekend - Wales will not win the Rugby World Cup.
Sampson caught punters by surprise with his gutsy win in the $35,000 Egmont Cup at Hawera on Saturday.
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.
It did not take some batsman long to get into the swing of the Taranaki premier cricket season on Saturday.
It was a near perfect day for Cambridge brothers Mark Fraser-Campin and Chris Campin at the Hawera races on Saturday.
Jeff McGrath has said it before - "never again."
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.
Taranaki will need some sharp improvement to beat Canterbury and make the NPC final.
Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.
There might be a few Premier League managers a bit nervous the next time an international window comes along.
Inglewood will again have the services of Sri Lankan professional Ramesh Subarsinghe.
Stratford's Trudy Keegan has trained seven winners over the last couple of months.
Former Taranaki captain Ryan Fleming is back playing club cricket in the province this season.
It was a tough day for the Wellington bowlers in their warmup match against Central Districts.
Taranaki finished a creditable seventh at the girls' interprovincial golf tournament at Rotorua last week.
Momentum can be a big factor heading into the national provincial championship play-offs.
OPINION: England simply are not very good.
Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.
Two form players will miss Taranaki crucial national provincial championship match against Tasman on Thursday.
The Blacks Sticks women's hockey team will now play Australia on Saturday at the Oceania Cup tournament in Stratford later this month.
Angus Ta'avao insists his mind is almost solely switched on Taranaki at the moment, despite his imminent move across the Tasman.
Record breaking Taranaki batsman Dion Ebrahim will leave the province next week to take up a high performance coaching job at Canterbury.
New Plymouth's David Stones has scored one of the top jobs in New Zealand men's hockey.