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Francis Douglas advance to second round of national Gillette Cup competition

Francis Douglas Memorial College progressed to the next stage of the national Gillette Cup competition after a comprehensive 138-run win over New Plymouth Boys' High School yesterday.

Former Taranaki hooker Shane McDonald to take charge of Stratford premier side

  Shane McDonald

Former Taranaki hooker Shane McDonald has returned to coaching and will take charge of the Stratford premier side this season.

Spanish triathletes Mario Mola, Javier Gomez return for ITU World Cup race

Spanish speed machines Javier Gomez and Mario Mola will go head-to-head for a second time in New Plymouth later this month.

Tough event to include world's elite surfers

Taranaki's two World Surf League competitions in late March will turn into a surf-a-thon of the world's best following an oversubscription of entries.

Mahoney at home on the greens

In 40 years, Ian Mahoney has never strayed far from a bowling green.

New Plymouth's Sean Hone proves king at beach volleyball classic

New Plymouth player wins annual Taranaki King of the Beach volleyball classic at Spotswood College beach arena.

Team Taranaki on track for new season after win at pre-season tournament

Perfect start to year for side as they win pre-season football tournament at Moturoa grounds in New Plymouth.

Tigers show fight in finals defeat at champion of champions tournament

 Cruise Hare

Western Suburbs lose final of champion of champions club rugby league tournament, but coach more than happy.

Thomason best of Taranaki cycling team

  Team Taranaki

Jason Thomason was the best of the Taranaki riders in the Cambridge Rev Classic 137km cycle race on Saturday.

Naholo to play NPC before France move

Wing Waisake Naholo will play for Taranaki in the national provincial championship before he takes up a contract with Clermont.

Competition for spots in club semis heats up

Just who will host the premier two-day semifinals will not be known until the final round ends in a fortnight, with the top four all within touching distance.

Push for spot in premier cricket two-day semifinals heats up

 David Loake

Just who will host premier cricket two-day semifinals will be known when final round ends in a fortnight.

Huatoki seal top spot for Soffe Cup semis

Team sealed Soffe Cup minor premiership with solid 10-6 win over second-placed Pukekura on Saturday.

Taranaki wing Waisake Naholo to play NPC before departing for France

Wing to play for Taranaki in national provincial championship before he takes up contract with Clermont.

Taranaki cricket coach Debu Banik looks beyond the rain

If ever there was an example of hard work not going unrewarded, it would be to the Taranaki cricket team this season.

Dan Carter pivotal to All Black's World Cup chances, says former coach Graham Henry

Fragile playmaker Dan Carter remains pivotal to the All Blacks chances of winning back-to-back Rugby World Cup, says champion coach Graham Henry.

Team M Fleming take out tennis title

 Frayne Bloor

A tie-break win was enough for Team M Fleming to take out the inaugural Taranaki premier league tennis title on Thursday night.

Half centuries do trick for Northern Districts against Central Stags

Three half centuries have put Northern Districts in a reasonable position after day one of their Plunket Shield match against Central Districts.

Jockey Vanessa Johnston out of action with broken ankle

New Plymouth jockey Vanessa Johnston has been sidelined for a third time with a broken ankle.

Taranaki presence at pro events

Brad Hayward and Steven Heyes to get first opportunities on NZ PGA Pro tour at Brian Perry Classic.

Snook: Brendon McCullum's power and passion stands above the rest

OPINION: NZ skipper reaching new heights with ability to take control of game and dominate proceedings.

Mountain Airs hit with tough opening to NBL

The Taranaki Mountain Airs meet the defending champions, the Wellington Saints, in the opening match of the 2015 National Basketball League competition.

Christie's chance to ride the big wave

New Zealand's Ricardo Christie (Mahia) is set to make his debut on the World Surf League's championship tour this weekend.

Stratford's Gavin Eade defies all challengers

Cycling generic.

Stratford's Gavin Eade rode solo off the front for more than half the race to win Cycling New Plymouth's Charlie Adams Memorial Cup last Sunday.

Corrin's daring pays off in saloon champs

Tauranga's Dan Corrin proved a class above the others in winning the North Island saloon championship at the Stratford Speedway during the weekend.

Old Boys hold the whip hand over struggling Stratford

New Plymouth Old Boys are in a strong position to push on against Stratford.

Taranaki women lead by example at Hexagonal representative bowls

Turning in a splendid effort, Taranaki claims women's Hexagonal bowls.

Cricket fans treated to stunning Southee swing bowling

If sight of NZ paceman Tim Southee doesn't ignite a little smile, you face a long day ahead.

Inglewood win second title of season

A serious leg injury to all-rounder Aaron Taylor didn't overshadow the victory.

Cambridge-trained gelding Ideal Success the country cups king after Stratford win

Cambridge-trained gelding makes it three cup victories this year with impressive Stratford Cup performance.

Footballs fans can prepare for Samba soccer in New Plymouth

OPINION: It's amazing to think Stadium Taranaki will host players with potential to scale superstar heights in international football.

Aaron Cruden saves Chiefs with last-gasp penalty to beat Brumbies

Aaron Cruden's late penalty gives the Chiefs a 19-17 win over the Brumbies in New Plymouth.

Big match-up in Soffe Cup interclub tennis clash

Competition leaders Huatoki set to host third-placed Okaiawa/Manaia in interclub tennis competition.

Karori Park demotion benefits Pukekura Park as Plunket Shield match shifted

Taranaki will host another Plunket Shield match this season after Wellington ground has first-class status revoked.

Kiwi Olympic swimmer Dylan Dunlop-Barrett retires to move on to other things

Taranaki's sole rep at London , Dylan Dunlop-Barrett, has put on goggles for last time as competitive swimmer.

Chiefs tipped to hit the ground running against Brumbies

A repetitive theme out of the Chiefs camp this week has been their need to find parity pretty early on against the Brumbies.

Taranaki lads in national touch team

Two Taranaki boys have been named in the New Zealand under-15 mixed touch development team after outstanding performances at the junior nationals in Auckland last weekend.

Inglewood out to top up trophy cabinet

Inglewood will be out to add the premier Twenty20 title to the one-day championship they won earlier in the season at Pukekura Park on Sunday.

Saloon scrap likely to be tight and tense

Taranaki's saloon car competitors will have to get past some of the country's best drivers if they want to finish top in the North Island championship.

Central Stags and Northern Knights play out stalemate in Plunket Shield clash

Plunket Shield match between Central Stags and Northern Knights will only be remembered for Dean Brownlie’s record breaking 334.

Central Districts moving in right direction

Strength through unity is something Central Districts director of cricket Craig Ross is firm on when it comes to the association's eight provinces pulling together.

Martin off pace but in team for Aussie

Murray Martin had to settle for a share of ninth at the New Zealand senior strokeplay championship in Nelson last week.

Seta Tamanivalu set to reunite Taranaki midfield in Super Rugby debut for Chiefs

The eagerly awaited introduction of Seta Tamanivalu to Super Rugby will come via the bench against the Brumbies tomorrow night.

Northern Knights in complete control of Plunket Shield clash with Central Stags

Northern Knights in total control as they force Stags follow and claim early wickets.

New Plymouth paddler Rebecca Cole enjoys golden buildup to international regatta

New Plymouth paddler Rebecca Cole had the perfect buildup to an international regatta in Sydney this weekend.

Taranaki romp to victory in rep match

The Taranaki senior tennis team beat Manawatu 17-7 in a representative match in Palmerston North last weekend.

Super Rugby recap: Chiefs vs Brumbies in Hamilton

Join us for Super Rugby action as the Chiefs host the Brumbies at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth.

It's a triple treat from Dean Brownlie

Dean Brownlie ashed a triple century for the Northern Knights against the Central Stags.

Classy Sean Rice collects third Taranaki title

New Plymouth minisprint competitor Sean Rice proved just why he is ranked the No 1 driver in NZ.

Adrian Smith on track for national title No 5

Adrian Smith is certainly on target to make it national cross-country motorcycle title No 5 this season.
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