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Surfing: No more nearly for Keely with coup at Fitzroy

Australian Keely Andrew took out the world surfing competition at Fitzroy Beach on Sunday, her first major win.

'Dare to believe' speech aids Taranaki bowlers

Revital Fertilisers Taranaki men claim national title in thrilling and deserving fashion.

NPOB's decade-long dominance continues

The New Plymouth Old Boys legendary record in the Taranaki premier grade two-day final continued on Sunday with a first innings victory over Inglewood at Pukekura Park.

Champs get off to bad start in season opener

If competitions need upsets and unpredictability to be successful, then the premier club rugby season could flourish in 2015.

Recap: Cricket World Cup final - Australia vs Black Caps #AUSvNZ

Aussies are world champions again after beating the Black Caps by seven wickets in the CWC final at the MCG.

Upsets in opening round of club rugby

If competitions need upsets and unpredictability to be successful, then the premier club rugby season could flourish in 2015.

Paige Hareb eliminated from Taranaki pro competition

Local surfing hope Paige Hareb has been knocked out of the Port Taranaki Pro this morning.

Hareb turns up heat with ease

Home town hero Paige Hareb opened with a easy win in her first heat at the world surfing event in Taranaki.

Taranaki premier rugby teams set to kick off

Check out the teams

The Taranaki premier rugby competition kicks off on Saturday with eight teams vying for the title. Glenn McLean looks at the squads.

Auckland Aces demolish Central Stags in Plunket Shield with two sessions to spare

The Auckland Aces beat the Central Stags by an innings and 64 runs with two sessions to spare at Nelson Park in Napier.

New Zealand hit Matthew Hayden MCG outburst for six as World Cup final pressure heats up

The Black Caps are refusing to buy into talk the Melbourne Cricket Ground won't be to their liking.

Water babe Ariana making waves

A surfer from Oakura has been riding the waves with the big girls at Taranaki's surf festival.

Central Districts battling hard against Auckland to salvage some pride

Will Young unbeaten on 74 as Stags reach 239-4 in second innings, still 196 behind Auckland.

Unbeaten Elgar keeps Taranaki in the hunt

Singles player Dean Elgar was the star for Taranaki on the opening day of the national intercentre event in Christchurch on Thursday.

Central Stags on the ropes as Auckland Aces tighten grip on Plunket Shield clash

Brad Cachopa was in fine form for the Auckland Aces with an unbeaten 135 in Napier.

Rising star Brad Hayward continues to shine with Lawnmaster top ten

Brad Hayward's promising start to pro golf career continues with top ten finish in Lawnmaster Classic.

Snook: See-saw of amazing match lands in favour of Black Caps

OPINION: Grant Elliott's match-winning blow delivered absolute joy for NZ and utter despair for South Africa.

Big bowls test awaits Taranaki at intercentre

The national intercentre competition in Christchurch promises to be a big test for the Taranaki teams.

Auckland Aces batsman Colin Munro hits 281 against Central Stags in Plunket Shield

Auckland Aces batsman smashes 281 on day one of their four-day Plunket Shield match against the Central Stags.

Final rematch to kick off league season

Last year's grand finalists Western Suburbs Tigers and the Bell Block Marist Dragons meet in opening round of Taranaki premier grade competition.

Taranaki's Alan Jackson lands job with Kiwi Ferns

Taranaki's Alan Jackson has taken another step up the coaching ladder.

Stockcar drivers race the rain

The rain-bearing clouds hovering over Stratford Speedway parted just long enough for the Taranaki Stockcar Club to get through most of its programme.

World Cup history beckons for Black Caps in semifinal

It has all come to this - the biggest match of the Black Caps' lives.

Richard Murray overcomes penalty to claim the honours

Not even a 10-second penalty could stop South African Richard Murray in New Plymouth.

Sensational finish in Sand to Surf

It was trans-Tasman rivalry at its best at the Sand to Surf open water swim at Mt Maunganui.

Aquabladz's teen bags four golds

Head: Aquabladz's Brandi Dakin-Spershott was the standout Taranaki swimmer at the New Zealand age group long distance championships.

Record fields for schools volleyball

A record 155 teams (91 girls and 64 boys) will compete in the New Zealand secondary schools' senior indoor volleyball championships in Palmerston North this week.

Top qualifiers to clash in final

New Plymouth Old Boys will meet Inglewood in the final of the Taranaki premier grade two-day cricket final at New Plymouth's Pukekura Park.

Americans battle for first; Donner takes victory

United States made it a one-two finish in the elite women's race at the World Cup triathlon in New Plymouth.

Success for Taranaki at age group swimming national champs

Taranaki youngster claims two golds on day two of division two national long course age group champs.

National drag racing title reward for dedicated group of petrolheads

Tinkering and fine tuning pays off for seven Taranaki motorsport fanatics at national drag racing champs.

Inglewood seek trophy clean-sweep in premier cricket competition

One-day and T20 champs set sights on rare three-peat in Taranaki premier grade cricket.

Czech athlete Vendula Frintova sprinting for better result in ITU event

Czech Vendula Frintova hoping for better when she competes in ITU World Cup sprint triathlon on Sunday.

Quick South African triathlete Richard Murray man to catch in New Plymouth

Richard Murray athlete with target on back in elite men's race at ITU New Plymouth World Cup sprint triathlon.

Corbidge hyped for new challenge

Kiwis Ryan Sissons and Sophie Corbidge will be on the start line for the ITU New Plymouth World Cup sprint triathlon on Sunday.

Tom O'Shea enjoys his winning habit as Electric Chapel wins Taranaki Cup

Electric Chapel proves too strong for Darcee in the Taranaki Cup

Big fields queue up to contest speedway titles

Some of the biggest fields to date this season will take to the track on Saturday night at Stratford Speedway.

Tony Herlihy turns up to Pukekura Raceway with top team in tow

Master Papakura horseman has strong team engaged on feature day of Taranaki harness twilight meeting.

Snook: Stay tuned, young Stags are here to entertain you

OPINION: Tom Bruce in the runs and putting his hand up for higher honours since his debut for the Central Stags this season.

Javier Gomez and Mario Mola pull out of ITU World Cup sprint race in New Plymouth

Spanish triathlon stars Javier Gomez and Mario Mola won't be duelling in New Plymouth on Sunday.

Tiger event popular as ever with the cubs

Thirty-four young golfers took part in this year's Junior Tiger tournament at the Manaia Golf Club on Sunday.

Taranaki drivers warm up for NZ champs

Four Taranaki drivers warmed up for the New Zealand championships at Easter when competing at the Manawatu Raceway in Palmerston North on Sunday.

Taranaki Cup hope the real deal after win at two-day harness meeting

Shestherealdeal warmed up for a crack at the $12,000 Taranaki Cup with a stylish victory.

Change of plans for sleepy starter Kawi in NZ Stakes at Tauranga

Kawi will contest the Group II $100,000 New Zealand International Stakes at Tauranga on Saturday.

Canterbury putting the runs on Central Districts after day one of Plunket Shield clash in Nelson

Canterbury left-hander Henry Nicholls made batting look easy as his side reached 329-5 at stumps.

Para-skier Corey Peters returns home a champion

When Ian Rowe introduced his mate Corey Peters to skiing he promised his backers he was bringing them a star.

Sturmer follows triathlon silver with beach run bronze

New Plymouth's Hannah Sturmer won two medals at two different sporting events last weekend.

Fitzroy bask in golden surf lifesaving glow

Fitzroy surf lifesavers bagged six golds to lead the Taranaki charge at the national championships at Gisborne's Midway Beach.

Thomas Korff proves a class above his rivals

Saloon car competitor Thomas Korff was clearly in a league of his own when he won both the Taranaki saloon champs and the Plews Memorial.

Close battle expected in Soffe Cup decider

Little is expected to separate the Soffe Cup finalists on Saturday when Huatoki host Pukekura.
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