New Plymouth champs again

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New Plymouth are again the Super 8 basketball champions, beating Hastings Boys' High School 85-64.

Boys' High win hockey shield


Palmerston North Boys' High School lifted the Super 8 hockey shield with a 2-0 victory over Tauranga Boys' High School in New Plymouth yesterday.

Snook: Super Rugby final should be a cracker

Todd Blackadder

OPINION: The Waratahs have actually lived up to the early season menace but the Crusaders have to be favoured.

Top-four spots up for grabs

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Sacred Heart Girls' College and Naumai are both gunning for a top-four spot in Taranaki premier one netball.

Hayward takes second in strokeplay champs

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Brad Hayward fired four sub-par rounds but had to settle for second in the Waikato Winter strokeplay champs.

Taranaki's Kane Barrett still out with concussion

Captain still can't play

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Taranaki captain Kane Barrett looks set to miss the start of the national provincial championship.

Junior triallists named

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The following players have been selected to trial for the Taranaki Under-16 rugby team.

Boys' High into semis of Super 8

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New Plymouth Boys' High School finished top of their pool in the Super 8 secondary schools' first V basketball tournament.

Tigers finally turn tables on Bears

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The Western Suburbs Tigers tamed the Waitara Bears to book a place in Saturday's Taranaki premier grade rugby league final.

NPBH start with a win and a draw

New Plymouth Boys' High School had a win and a draw on day one of the Super 8 secondary schools' hockey tournament.

Western, FDMC share spoils in tight match


It was a 1-1 draw in the one and only Taranaki premier grade football match played on Saturday.

Trusty eight iron nets two eagles in a row

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Fitzroy golfer Neil Burge couldn't believe his luck when he holed out on the 299-metre par four seventh.

Sharks toothless but Waratahs will be different story



You have to wonder how John Plumtree felt watching his former Sharks side fall so badly in the Super Rugby semifinal.

Encouraging signs in Saturday's win over Hawke's Bay

Waisake Naholo

Finding a winning habit could be just what Taranaki needs at the moment.

Cyclists and judoka fly

More Kiwi medals at Games

Tom Scully

The cyclists and judoka have again proudly flown the Kiwi flag on the third day of the Commonwealth Games.

Time for Taranaki side to stake claim for NPC

Mark Atkins

Establishing combinations will be the top priority as Taranaki take the field for their first 2014 outing.

Young only Taranaki player given Central tick

Top-order batsman Will Young is the only Taranaki player to receive a major association contract with Central Districts.

Flashback: Weight of a nation on his shoulders

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John Walker was the favourite to win the 1500m final at the Montreal Olympics. He delivered.

Boys' High to host two Super 8 tournaments

New Plymouth Boys' High School will host the annual Super 8 hockey and basketball tournament in New Plymouth next week.

Vipers include 10 Taranaki players in squad

Ten Taranaki club premier grade rugby league players have been named in the Mid Central Vipers team to compete in the national premiership this year.

Free Taranaki rugby for jubilee in Stratford

A rare opportunity to host a Taranaki match has been welcomed by the Stratford Rugby and Sports Club as their 125th jubilee comes to an end.

NZRU locks in Barrett, five other key All Blacks

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Aaron Smith and Beauden Barrett are among latest group of ABs to extend their contracts beyond World Cup.

Feakins hat-trick helps Francis Douglas to win

A hat-trick of tries from replacement wing Tyler Feakins helped Francis Douglas Memorial College to a convincing 36-3 win over St John's College.

Waitara Gymsport gymnasts excel

Gymnasts from Waitara Gymsports competed at the Midlands championship last weekend with outstanding results.

Sam Cooper ready to step up in Rotorua

Sam Cooper is up for the challenge.

New Plymouth Boys' High set for big weekend

The New Plymouth Boys' High School first XI football squad head off to the annual Super 8 tournament this weekend.

Tysons outclass Sacred Heart in Stratford

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Tysons coach Ivy Topping doesn't give too much away when talking about her team's chances in the Taranaki premier one netball competition.

Taranaki coach Colin Cooper rewards club form

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Consistent club form has generally been rewarded after Colin Cooper named his side for Taranaki's first pre-season hit-out.

Medals galore for New Plymouth skaters

The New Plymouth Roller Sports Club bagged 13 medals at the New Zealand figure skating championships in Auckland.

Ferdinand features on Taranaki alternate strip

Mitchell Crosswell

Another year, another new Taranaki rugby strip.

Dunlop-Barrett keen to make big Games splash

Dylan Dunlop-Barrett

The waiting game is almost over for Taranaki's sole competitor at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Snook: Supporting cast key to team's success

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OPINION: Four down. One remaining. For the Chiefs, Hurricanes, Blues and Highlanders the 2015 season is imminent.

Yarrow Stadium focuses on families zones

A more accommodating family zone, cheaper tickets and giveaways were some of the initiatives unveiled by Taranaki Rugby.

North Taranaki team to beat in Upper Hutt

North Taranaki, led by nine-times national champion Grant L'Ami, looks the team to beat when eight teams compete in the finals of the national mixed fours in Upper Hutt on Saturday.

Naumai facing crucial clash against Inglewood

Trish MacKenzie

There's plenty at stake for Naumai and Inglewood when they clash in a Taranaki premier one grade netball match in Hawera.

Snow looking back for Coronet's up and comer

Tai Juneau

The latest dumping of snow on New Zealand skifields is just what Oakura skier Tai Juneau has been hoping for.

Mudlarks' dry track attack makes them worthy winners


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OPINION: The mud city moas found a dry track suited them just as well in the premier club rugby final.

Star winger's winning solution: if it ain't fixed, don't break it again

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Inglewood wing Avon Lewis was not going to let a broken hand stop him from playing in the premier club rugby final.

TT win dominate 4-0, but coach far from happy

Team Taranaki started their Federation Cup campaign with a comprehensive 4-0 win over an under-strength Palmerston North side Red Sox.

Inglewood give Coastal lesson in finals play

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For a team who struggled to score tries in 2014, Inglewood sure looked good at it in the premier club final on Saturday.

Mudlarks’ dry track attack wins day track

OPINION: The mud city moas found a dry track suited them just as well in the premier club rugby final.

Double draw locks teams

Taranaki finished third at the national under-19 men's basketball tournament in Nelson on Saturday.

Inglewood claim Taranaki premier rugby crown


A superb attacking performance saw Inglewood thrash Coastal 35-14 at Yarrow Stadium to win the title.

10 things to know about Commonwealth Games

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The Commonwealth Games begin on Thursday. Here are 10 things you may not know about them.

Team Taranaki look to finish on a high note

Team Taranaki kick off their Federation Cup football campaign with a match against Palmerston North side Red Sox at New Plymouth's Pukekura Park.

Coastal look to have the edge in tight battle

Rick McKenna

Finding a key point which could separate the two premier club finalists is difficult.

Major community push planned in Taranaki

Bruce Major is closing the lid on a paint can and moving into community rugby.

Taranaki U15 girls through to national top eight

The Taranaki under-15 girls' basketball team has made it through to the top eight at the national age-group championships in Wellington.

Rugby, racing to follow Opunake fight night

It's a Taranaki Coastal sporting trifecta and it all starts tonight.

Fit Charlotte Webby builds up for Pan Pacifics

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New Plymouth's Charlotte Webby knows the lane markings at Bell Block's swimming pool better than most.
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