Monstrous pack picked to take on Stormers, but the Chiefs will need quicker ball and better discipline.
Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett continues to roll the dice with his selections.
Two months on the sidelines won't stop snowboarder from going for gold at Sochi Paralympics.
The annual push to recruit rugby referees has started, with Taranaki's best doing their bit to attract new whistle blowers.
It's "Old Salts" day at the New Plymouth Yacht Club tomorrow.
Exciting new Chiefs No 8 given a big opportunity to establish himself in starting debut.
Marketing a representative season which includes just one Saturday game will be a challenge, union says.
New Plymouth Paralympian eager to get out on the slopes again to shoot for a medal.
Taranaki and Tukapa loose forward Mitchell Crosswell will miss the early part of the club season after he was injured at the weekend's Spillane Cup.
Two Taranaki swimmers have bettered qualifying times for the NZ age-group championships.
Top three spots at the Taranaki women's strokeplay championships claimed by locals.
Back injury being put to the side by netball defender as she pushes to get another win for the Magic.
Dane Brooks is a talented sportsman, no doubt about that.
OPINION: "Ooh, aah, Umaga." The folk on the terraces have spoken and they want Tana to coach.
New Plymouth's Batch Tipene wins the open title at the Opunake Board Riders Club's annual surf contest.
Taranaki will host Ranfurly Shield holders Counties-Manukau when provincial rugby kicks off in August.
EQUESTRIAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe rising young stars of equestrian provided the highlight in the Series Final Show at Hawera at the weekend.
BOWLS - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere was no joy for Taranaki as a young Wellington brother and sister combination walked away with the regional mixed pairs title in the capital yesterday.
SPEEDWAY - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe Taranaki Stockcar Club celebrated 50 years of racing at Stratford Speedway in style at the weekend.
An urgent inquiry is needed to find out exactly what some New Zealand Super Rugby franchises did in the off season.
Taranaki's Olivia Eaton became the youngest winner of the open women's beach sprint title.
Fifa officials visit
Football fans will not have to wait long to find out what it will cost to attend Fifa's 2015 football games.
A 148-run partnership set Woodleigh back on track in their first innings on their Taranaki premier grade two-day match.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsHardest thing about taking over as co-coaches of Spotswood United is the pressure.
TONY BIRD - © Fairfax NZ NewsThey face sleep deprivation in a 500km slog over all types of terrain.
The grounds at Stratford Speedway will resonate with the sound of highly tuned race engines of both the old and new variety tonight.
Watch out for the Coastal Flier today.
Taranaki surf lifesavers won three golds on the opening day of the New Zealand championships
Waitara musician Shelton Healey plans to surprise a few people today. He has been quietly training for the past few months to take part in Ironmaori, despite telling anyone who asked he had no intention of being at the start line in Waitara.
A new competition format has been introduced for all Taranaki senior rugby, less than a month before kickoff.
Fitzroy is sending a big team to the three-day national surf lifesaving championships starting at Ohope Beach today.
There is something a bit odd about a rugby coach giving the staunch pose in a pink tuxedo.
Surfing helped turn Peter Martin's life around and he is committed to keeping the culture of the sport alive.
Sit-ski star Corey Peters – a Kiwi athlete rapidly earning a big reputation - is hoping to impress in Sochi.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe 2014 Taranaki Open has been hit out of bounds because of the poor condition of the Ngamotu course.
NICK NORTHAM - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe feature event on the Taranaki women's golfing calendar, the Taranaki strokeplay championships, has been switched from midweek to the weekend.
Only three of last year's National Basketball League squad are returning for another season.
IAN SNOOK - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Young coaches, they are so unpredictable. They have not experienced enough failure to stop them carrying out the unexplainable.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe Taranaki Mountain Airs open their 2014 National Basketball League season with a home game against the Manawatu Jets on Sunday, April 6.
Cold and windy conditions did not affect Taranaki's two reps at the New Zealand Masters Athletics Track and Field championships at Invercargill at the weekend.
Taranaki pair defended their national title at the Dressage NZ Championships.
GRANT HASSALL - © Fairfax NZ NewsRegional playoffs take place in Wellington next week for each of the Taranaki open champions from this season.
TONY BIRD - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Plymouth's Mathew Dickey has been named in a strong three-member New Zealand under-21 showjumping team.
GLENN MCLEAN - © Fairfax NZ NewsLimited build-up has minimal effect on Taranaki Maori as they leave Central Region Te Tini a Maui tournament undefeated.
Top Taranaki surfer Paige Hareb advanced to the fourth round of the season-opening world tour contest in Queensland today.
The Taranaki under-13 cricket side scored an unlikely win over their Hawke's Bay counterparts in a 40-over match at Ongly Park in Palmerston North on Sunday.
South Taranaki beat North Taranaki for the first time in several years in an under-12 cricket match at New Plymouth's Western Park on Sunday.
East End dominated the Taranaki junior surf lifesaving champs at Oakura Beach on Sunday.
More than 500 people have registered for this weekend's Ironman tamariki and pakeke events at Waitara.
The book is out on a controversial project that had people wondering: is it art? Taryn Utiger at last gets to interview the artist behind it.
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