IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Sky has ensured its cricket commentary team promotes the Black Caps just as enthusiastically as the All Blacks, no matter the results.
DAVID MCCALLUM - © Fairfax NZ NewsSeven out of 10 for the Taranaki men's golf team at the Toro men's national interprovincial tournament played at North Shore Golf Club.
Taranaki had the afternoon off to contemplate successive losses at the women's interprovincial matchplay golf tournament at Muriwai.
Hurricanes boss James Te Puni said he was "disappointed but not surprised" with Taranaki is breaking off 17 years of tradition to try their luck elsewhere.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsTaranaki won their first game 4-1 at the women's interprovincial matchplay golf tournament at Muriwai, then dropped their second game by the same margin.
DEENA COSTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsTen primary schools competed in the Taranaki primary schools golf championships at the Manaia course yesterday.
GRANT HASSALL - © Fairfax NZ NewsPairs is the name of the game this weekend with two of the biggest events on the local calendar up for grabs.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsRunner Zoe Hobbs has been rewarded for a golden weekend on the track with selection in the New Zealand secondary schools team.
Prominent businessmen Philip Brown and Craig Norgate unveiled as the two major backers of Taranaki's investment into the Chiefs.
Two games at Yarrow Stadium
Taranaki has switched sides and joined the Chiefs.
The Kiwi motorcycle road-racing season is off to a flying start.
Inglewood swimmer Jay Cadman-Kennedy is reaping the rewards of fulltime training.
"It's time to get a job..."
New Plymouth triathlete Clark Ellice has decided the time is right to end his international career.
Box Office junior boxer Te Kapotai Tohu is a national titleholder after winning the 66kg cadet division at the New Zealand Youth Games in Hamilton at the weekend.
OPINION: It was as if the claps of thunder around University Oval were sadistic applause from the cricketing gods.
The golf course is never far away for Joanne McDonald, who will debut for Taranaki at the national women's interprovincial matchplay tournament at Muriwai this week.
Taranaki rugby lost one of its finest servants with the death of Leon Earby in New Plymouth on Saturday.
Taranaki sevens coach Willie Rickards left Palmerston North satisfied, despite his side losing 24-19 to Hawke's Bay in the final of the Central Regions tournament on Saturday.
Former Olympian Matthew Grayling showed he hasn't lost his nerve or winning touch when taking out the Puhinui International three-day equestrian event yesterday.
Taranaki Rugby chief executive Michael Collins remains passionate about his home province
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Plymouth Boys' High School are used to change.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt might be a tournament where most teams are reluctant to show much ahead of the nationals, but today's sevens qualifying tournament still presents an ideal opportunity on several fronts for Taranaki.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsDisappointing, but that's the reality of coaching.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsA last-round 3 -1 win over Hawke's Bay lifted Taranaki to fourth in division one at the national men's interprovincial matchplay golf tournament at the North Shore Golf Club.
TONY BIRD - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Taranaki wicketkeeper Dion Ebrahim is no stranger to pulling on the gloves.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere's a little more bounce in Daryn Shaw's step these days
A training injury has forced Waikato boxer Kashif Mumtaz to withdraw from his fight with Taranaki's Sam Rapira next week.
Taranaki Mountain Airs forward Aaron Bailey-Nowell stepped up to help the New Zealand Maori men's basketball team when it was needed this week.
The demise of Martin Jol at Fulham came just three weeks after fellow Dutchman Rene Meulensteen was brought in as his No 2.
Taranaki's Kurt Baker was named New Zealand sevens player of the year at the New Zealand rugby awards in Auckland.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand under-19 rep Ryan Watson's stay in the Taranaki squad has lasted less than a week after he was dropped for this weekend's Hawke Cup elimination match away to Hawke's Bay.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsTaranaki seriously dented Wellington's top-four chances when they upset the capital side 3-2 at the men's interprovincial golf tournament at the North Shore Golf Club.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsSome "unfinished business" for former back of the year James Marshall has seen him re-sign with Taranaki for next season.
Golf championships at Manaia called off near the last hole because of bad weather
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Mike Collins was a top prop, is a top bloke, and is now in the top job.
New Plymouth athlete Mike Morresey has gained dispensation and been added to Athletic New Zealand's walking team to compete at the Oceania championships in Hobart in February.
GLENN MCLEAN AND MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsTaranaki will have to wait until this morning to finish their match against Waikato at the men's interprovincial golf tournament at the North Shore Golf Club.
DAVID MCCALLUM - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Taranaki women's team take centre stage next week when they compete in the Toro national interprovincial championship.
The international teams who will play at Pukekura Park in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier next year have been named.
Eleven tries in six games helped Michaela Blyde to the most valuable player award and New Plymouth Girls' High School to second place at the Condor Sevens tournament.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsTaranaki's top golfers came up with a mixed bag of results on day one of the men's interprovincial tournament at the North Shore Golf Club.
ANDY MCGECHAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsMikayla Rowe reaped the reward for her tenacity and for her bike's reliability when she won her first national motocross title.
The East End women's surf boat crew will have to wait for another weekend to get their first taste of racing.
MURRAY HILLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsTaranaki's top golfers are hoping to slip in under the radar, notch a couple of wins on day one and then cause a boilover or two on day two.
MARC HINTON - © Fairfax NZ NewsNo tests for Yarrow Stadium despite the sell-out crowd for the France clash
The Taranaki premier grade one-day cricket final will now be played at Pukekura Park.
Vanessa Way is chasing further qualifying scores at home this summer in her bid to get to next year's World Equestrian Games in France.
Mokau's Adrian Smith will probably count Sunday's cross-country motorcycle race victory among one of his greatest.
Taranaki's challenge for the Christie Cup is all but over after being shown up by classy Wanganui yesterday.
Boys' High opening bowler Billy Sanger played a major part in his side's outright victory against Francis Douglas Memorial College in New Plymouth on Saturday.
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