NICK NORTHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsTaranaki Golf's up-and-coming players compete in the junior development quadrangular at the Marton Golf Club next week.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsIf there is one thing we have come to expect from Francis Douglas Memorial College over the last few seasons it's that size doesn't really matter.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Which Super Rugby franchise has found itself one of the bottom two teams in the competition an alarming 11 times?
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Taranaki Mountain Airs face an uphill battle against the Nelson Giants in New Plymouth.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's been a tough introduction to premier one netball for New Plymouth's Sacred Heart Girls' College.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsClifton did not have to look too hard during the review of their big loss to New Plymouth Old Boys to figure out where they need to improve.
FDMC have it where it counts
Francis Douglas Memorial College show that size doesn't really matter in rugby.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsA wretched season on the field has ended with Central Districts boss Hugh Henderson calling it quits.
GRANT HASSALL - © Fairfax NZ NewsNeville Elliott will become the first person in the history of Taranaki bowls to have held down the three most powerful administration roles.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsRhys Marshall has figured a few things out as the 2014 Super Rugby season progresses.
The top two secondary school sides in Taranaki are about to battle it out as in their traditional fixtures for the season.
Mokau's Adrian Smith is on the verge of making New Zealand cross-country motorcycle racing history and, if he can keep a clear head and stay out of trouble, he'll possibly do just that next month.
The Waitara Bears mauled the Hawera Hawks 70-4 in a Taranaki premier rugby league club match in Hawera on Saturday.
FDMC open their premier football season with a convincing 4-1 win against Inglewood.
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BEAVEN DEWAR - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Plymouth Old Boys made it two from two in premier club rugby on Saturday when thrashing Clifton 52-20.
The last of the old Taranaki rugby crew has left.
Taranaki are on the cusp of losing two of their most influential players ahead of the national provincial championship.
Team Taranaki got off to a fast start against Palmerston North side Red Sox in New Plymouth yesterday.
Aaron Bailey-Nowell's 200th National Basketball League match wasn't meant to end like this - a hefty 84-62 loss to the Waikato Pistons in Hamilton yesterday.
New Plymouth's Charlotte Webby had to settle for second overall in the open water swim series behind Australian champion Melissa Gorman.
New Plymouth Old Boys made a statement in just the second week of Taranaki premier rugby, thumping Clifton 55-20 at Vogeltown Park on Saturday.
One of Taranaki rugby's hard men is leaving the side to play with the Cardiff Blues in Wales.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsFour is likely to become two this afternoon in just the second round of the Taranaki premier club competition.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsTeam Taranaki coach Ian McGrath is wary of his side's chances against a new-look Red Sox team from Palmerston North in tomorrow's Federation League football match at New Plymouth's Onuku Taipari Domain.
Things don't get any easier for the Mountain Airs with a doubleheader on the road.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsJono Phillips will head a three-man coaching panel for the new Taranaki under-19 team.
Talented teenage New Plymouth Boys' High School football player Drew Farnsworth left yesterday for a two-week trip with the Ricki Herbert Football Academy.
High heat and humidity await a group of New Plymouth Boys' High School students as they embark on a hockey tour of Asia.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Plymouth Girls' High School looks the team to beat in the Taranaki premier two netball competition this year.
I t was pretty tough growing up in Tokoroa.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Outgoing Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett has never stuck to the conventional path. Not that of your stereotypical NZ coach.
Several Taranaki swimmers set personal bests and provincial records on day two of the New Zealand Open championships in Henderson.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Plymouth Old Boys made it clear they were title contenders with an emphatic 53-29 win over Naumai in the opening round of Taranaki premier one netball.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Chiefs have all but finalised the itinerary for their first "home" game at Yarrow Stadium.
The Good Life this month features talented young surfer Daniel Farr.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's new faces and new teams for some, but business as usual for defending champions Inglewood.
New Plymouth Boys' High School are the official adventure racing champions of New Zealand.
Top Taranaki sprinter Zoe Hobbs competed a notable double at the North Island secondary schools' athletics championships in Masterton.
NICK NORTHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsA countback was needed to separate three teams in a nail-biting final round of the Taranaki men's handicap pennant golf competition.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Don't be fooled. The Chiefs will miss Aaron Cruden big time over the next six weeks.
GRANT HASSALL - © Fairfax NZ NewsAs the number of playing members has decreased during the past 25 years, there has been a common call that Taranaki lacks specialists.
CHRIS BARCLAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsA graduate from Benji Marshall's finishing school has been chosen to make his NRL debut on Saturday.
The Wellington Young Guns stockcar team proved to be too strong for the Stratford Stormers in front of a large crowd at Stratford Speedway's last race meeting of the season on Saturday night.
Four goals in the final 10 minutes gave New Plymouth Boys' High School an unlikely 4-2 win over Moturoa in a Taranaki premier football match in New Plymouth last Saturday.
The Bell Block Marist Dragons scored the big win in Taranaki premier grade rugby league on Saturday, over-powering the Coastal Cobras in the final quarter to win 66-10 at Bell Block's Hickford Park.
Mark the first weekend of April down as the date Beauden Barrett took over from Aaron Cruden in the pecking order for New Zealand first five-eighths.
The opening round of the Taranaki premier competition proved something many had thought before the ball was kicked.
The tried and true came through in the Taranaki champion-of-champions triples yesterday.
For a first-up hitout, the Taranaki Mountain Airs probably surprised their most ardent fans.
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