Galloper Neena Rock solid in return to track

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Neena Rock is carving out an impressive record on the race track.

Smallbore shooter Bruce Cameron shoots high

Bruce Cameron easily won the Hawera Smallbore Rifle Club's season aggregate competition.

Taranaki kayaking reps show their class

Taranaki kayakers dominated the age-group divisions at the New Zealand kayaking champs at Rotorua's Lake Okareka on Saturday.

Unbeaten season for Taranaki schools side

The Taranaki secondary schools rugby side finished the season unbeaten when edging the Mellowpuff Charitable Trust XV 35-31 in an entertaining game.

Kruger Van Wyk takes over as Central captain

Kruger van Wyk

Former Black Caps wicketkeeper named new captain of Central Districts, relieving Kieran Noema-Barnett of his duties.

De Faria pockets big win at Onehunga contest

New Plymouth's Bret De Faria chalked up one of his biggest wins when he beat a quality lineup in the Northern Area Eight-ball Association's tournament in Onehunga.

Tasman learn tough lesson

Waisake Naholo

Two certainties emerged in week five of the national provincial premiership.

Loss means Manawatu clash is crucial

Taranaki rugby

The Taranaki Under-19 team will need to beat Manawatu this week to qualify for the top eight at the national tournament this month.

Manuirirangi leads Hawks to title

Kayla Manuirirangi

Kayla Manuirirangi called the shots for New Plymouth Girls' High School Hawks on Saturday.

Errors prove costly for Taranaki

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Taranaki development players were the architects of their own demise against Auckland on Saturday.

McCaw up off floor and to the fore once again

Richie McCaw

OPINION: There is little more that can be said of Richie McCaw that has not already been printed, broadcast or televised.

Patient Sam Rapira claims New Zealand belt

Sam Rapira

A hometown victory for New Plymouth boxer Sam Rapira was extra special, and he's eager for more.

All Blacks survive Springboks scare

Richie McCaw

New Zealand were pushed to the brink in a pulsating 14-10 win over South Africa in Wellington.

Test recap: All Blacks vs Springboks

Aaron Cruden

The All Blacks withstand a late onslaught from the Springboks to eke out a 14-10 win in Wellington.

Netball rivals now in same court for grand final

Amber Bellringer

Amber Bellringer and Katherine Banks team up for Todd Energy 99ers in the New Plymouth premier women's club basketball grand final.

Personal best for Sulzberger at weekly shoot

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There were some good scores from the junior shooters at the Eltham Smallbore Rifle Club's weekly shoot.

Tasman brother refuses family photo

James Marshall

James Marshall failed to coax younger brother Tom over for a family photo after Thursday night's NPC match.

Sam the man

Rapira takes the title

Sam Rapira in action

Sam Rapira is the new New Zealand Boxing Federation light heavyweight champion.

Steep development curve for Taranaki

Kelvin McDowell

If the Taranaki development team is to fulfil its season's goals, then it might have to tip over Auckland today.

Testing time for Emma Daniels after world champs

Emma Daniels

Training has taken a back seat to school work for talented teenage triathlete Emma Daniels this week.

Victory in overtime drama

A magnificent try by Naholo seals a win

Waisake Naholo

A magnificent last-gasp try to Waisake Naholo overshadowed a shocking decision in the final moments of Taranaki's NPC game against Tasman.

Underdog Richard Hackney 'ready to fight'

Richard Hackney

Richard Hackney knows he's the underdog for tonight's light heavyweight boxing contest against Sam Rapira.

The Good Life: Jono Brownjohn

Jono Brownjohn

Photographer Charlotte Curd spent some time with the young athlete at New Plymouth Boys' High School this week.

Gold star for Val Webster after fifth centre title

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North Taranaki Indoor Bowls president Val Webster has won her gold star awarded for five centre titles.

Fitzroy player best of the Taranaki contingent

Fitzroy's Holly Winter came agonisingly close to lifting the New Zealand girls age-group championships title at the Tauhara course in Taupo last week.

Snook: Give Barrett a chance or risk losing him

Beauden Barrett

IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily News

OPINION: With Beauden Barrett not selected to start in the test match against South Africa, perhaps his mind could wander off.

Clash of Marshalls at heart of battle with Makos

Kurt Baker

The brothers Marshall will be staring each other down at Trafalgar Park in what could be a significant match in the NPC premiership.

Volunteers sought for U20 World Cup

Taranaki sports fans could be showing the next football superstars the sights of the region.

Broughton urges Hawera side sevens to success

A pre-game pep talk from New Zealand women's sevens player Gayle Broughton helped the Hawera Intermediate sevens team continue their roll at the Aims Games in Tauranga.

Busy Ngatai earns a breather against Tasman

Charlie Ngatai

A high number of short turnarounds has been cited as the major reason Taranaki have decided to rest midfielder Charlie Ngatai.

Impressive start from 'Mum's boy' Iopu-Aso

Iopu Iopu-Aso

Rookie Taranaki flanker Iopu Iopu-Aso describes making his debut against Southland as one of the best feelings of his life.

Terror relishing aggro match

Sam Rapira

Sam "The Terror" Rapira is counting down the days to the biggest challenge of his boxing career so far.

Young gymnasts bring back bag of medals

Stella Henwood

Gymnasts for the New Plymouth School of Gymnastics won 17 medals at the apparatus finals in Taupo.

Brad Still hangs in for hard-won second

Brad Still

New Plymouth's Brad Still was the best of the six Taranaki drivers at the Blossom Kart meeting in Hastings.

Woodleigh cap big season in style

Eddie Smith

It was Taranaki football's big day out at Manukorihi Park last Saturday and Woodleigh were one of the winners.

Tough task faces Moturoa

Danielle Lucinsky

Moturoa are on the back foot in their bid to win a spot in the Central League women's league next season.

Wellington tumble into a battle for NPC survival

Chris Boyd

Incoming Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd has a battle on his hands to keep Wellington in the NPC premiership after they threw away a halftime lead so healthy it had a Heart Foundation tick on it.

Impressive Thomson 'can go all the way'

 Taranaki No 8 Blade Thompson

Veteran coach Colin Cooper believes impressive Taranaki No 8 Blade Thomson has the potential to be an All Black.

Barrett stars, despite the missed kicks

Beauden Barrett

OPINION: The positives far outweighed the negatives in Beauden Barrett's first run-on start in the All Blacks' No 10 jersey.

Taranaki showing capability as attacking force

Taranaki showing capability as attacking force

Rhys Marshall

Taranaki's growing reputation as an attacking force in the NPC was again on show on Saturday.

Strong first half gives Taranaki crucial buffer

The Taranaki development rugby team had to withstand a late comeback from North Harbour as they held on for a 25-23 win at Yarrow Stadium on Saturday.

Pre-season problems put aside in first outing

The Taranaki under-19 rugby team got their national tournament qualification series off to a good start on Saturday.

Girls' High finish runners-up

New Plymouth Girls' High School finished second in the AA girls' section at the zone three secondary schools' basketball tournament in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Rangers cap stellar season in style

New Plymouth Rangers defender Jeremy Hill

New Plymouth Rangers have done what they couldn't engineer last year and that is win Taranaki football's two most prized trophies.

Medals flow at NZ swim champs

Taranaki swimmers finished on a golden note on the final day of the five-day New Zealand age-group and open championships in Wellington on Saturday.

Taranaki humble Southland Stags in six-try rout

Jamison Gibson-Park

Amber and blacks bag another convincing NPC win, running in six tries to hammer Southland 41-19 at Yarrow Stadium.

Taranaki secondary schools sport roundup

The New Plymouth Girls' High School first XI hockey side finished 15th at the Federation Cup tournament in Dunedin.

Preparation, defence key to Taranaki chances

There were a few home truths being laid down at Taranaki development training this week as the side looks to bounce back from a heavy loss to Counties Manukau when they host North Harbour today.

Eliot picks up third gold at age group champs

Eliot Lundon-Moore claimed his third gold on day three of the New Zealand age group and open short course swimming championships in Wellington.

Town girls 'Katfight' in the ring

Fashion and family square off in the boxing ring

Laura Crombie, Patsy Castles

The forces of fashion and family collide in the women's bout billed as the "Katfight" on the corporate card at next Friday's boxing fight night.
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