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Inglewood fail to make top four after loss to Stratford

Clifton's Josh Kendall tries to get past Spotswood United's Josh Perrett during their match at Yarrow Stadium.

Top four decided in club rugby.

Breaking down Port Hill's defence key for Team Taranaki

Charlie Krtek will drop to the bench for Team Taranaki against Port Hill on Sunday.

Team Taranaki's attack key to match against Port Hill

Semifinal spot within reach for Coastal if they can cause upset

Brett Goodin will need to be influential if Coastal are to beat New Plymouth Old Boys.

Coastal hope to be the first team to beat Old Boys in 2016.

Betham's career in limbo

Monty Betham has pulled out of his rematch with James Langton.

Monty Betham's boxing future in doubt after he withdraws from his rematch with James Langton.

Practice pays off for Inglewood

Inglewood's defensive dup of Hannah Sidler and Samantha Burkhart shut down the Western Suburbs attack in their match on ...

"They were utilising the whole court and opening it up on attack and really closing it down on defence which is what we wanted to achieve."

Chiefs lock out for the season

Michael Allardice will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season.

For the second year in a row, Michael Allardice has had his Super Rugby season cut short.

Pushover tries get Boys' High home in Super 8 match

New Plymouth Boys' High School first five-eighth Brayton Northcott-Hill contests the ball during their Super 8 rugby ...

Scrappy win for New Plymouth Boys' High School in tough conditions.

Make calls not baskets

Mikayla Ludlow has been refereeing for the past five years.

"They're mostly into the playing, but don't really realise you can only go so far with playing and that with refereeing you can go so much further."

Riders selected for world championships

Oscar Perks is part of New Zealand's 15-strong squad for the UCI Mountainbiking Championships in Italy in September.

National champion Rupert Chapman heads a 15-strong New Zealand team to compete at the UCI Mountainbike Championships in Italy.

Top striker expected to reject offer from Arsenal

The chances of Arsenal signing striker Jamie Vardy appear to be sliding away.

Vardy set to reject advances from Arsenal.

Second time on Isle of Man even better for Darren Prentis

Darren Prentis returned from competing on the Isle of Man delighted to finish.

Sidecar passenger keen to keep returning to Isle of Man.

My old mate really deserved his award

Alistar Jordan at his beloved Pukekura Park.

Alistar Jordan really is 'Mr Cricket' in Taranaki.

Defending pennant champs continue good start

A round of golf in Australia proved expensive for Fitzroy's Brian Rowland.

Second round throws up one-sided pennant results.

Hannah O'Connor too quick out in front at national cross-country championships

Hannah O'Connor defended her national cross-country title.

Plenty of top runs from Taranaki athletes at national cross-country championships.

Western Suburbs looking to attack

Western Suburbs goal-keep Penny Johnson attempts to block Sacred Heart's Emily Poole.

"We're looking to be short and sharp around the front and want to attack the ball."

Stratford beat stoic Te Kiri

A tough Te Kiri defence couldn't hold Stratford out.

Stratford continue their run at the top of the Taranaki premier hockey league after a 2-0 win over Te Kiri.

Ngatai makes the cut

Taranaki Mountain Airs swingman Jordan Ngatai will be part of the Tall Blacks' Olympic Games qualifying campaign.

"I knew I had to come in and work hard and things would fall in place."

Rangers continue to cruise

Abdul Ibrahim scored one of New Plymouth Rangers' 10 goals against Red Sox Manawatu Rangers at the weekend.

New Plymouth Rangers scored 10 against Red Sox Manawatu Rangers as they continue to dominate the Western Premiership.

Dragons scorch Hawks

Tyson Young was one of five try scorers for the Bell Block Marist Dragons in their win over the Hawera Hawks.

A first half scoring blitz lifted the Bell Block Marist Dragons over the Hawera Hawks

Reive: LBJ for MVP

Take LeBron James out of the equation and the Cleveland Cavaliers have little chance of beating the Golden State Warriors.

OPINION: There has only been one player to win the NBA Finals MVP on a losing side. That looks set to change, Christopher Reive writes.

Team Taranaki bag another win

Nathan Hill was one of three goal scorers in Team Taranaki's 4-0 win over Red Sox Manawatu.

"I don't think we excelled all the time, but we excelled in patches and that was good enough to break the game open."

Hard to find a more valuable All Black than Beauden Barrett at the moment

Beauden Barrett caused the Wales defence plenty of problems in the second test at Wellington.

 Barrett can do what many others can't.

Francis Douglas hang on to beat Wesley College

Francis Douglas Memorial College flanker Shamus Hurley-Langton leaps the Wesley College defence during their Central ...

Francis Douglas get to celebrate for a change.

Bonus point win keeps Inglewood's season alive

Inglewood wing Junior Lati tries to stop Clifton prop Hamish Lawn during their premier club rugby match.

Inglewood still alive but for how much longer?

No open water swimmers for Rio

Swimming New Zealand have chosen not to nominate Charlotte Webby for Olympic consideration.

The Olympic dream looks to be over for New Zealand's open water swimmers

Netball Taranaki reveal age-group squads

Taranaki representative teams travel this weekend.

Netball Taranaki have named their squads to challenge other regions at tournaments around the North Island this weekend.

Desperate times for Inglewood as they prepare to face Clifton

Inglewood midfielder Blake Hohaia has impressed throughout the premier club season.

Inglewood need to beat Clifton to keep their play-off hopes alive.

Team Taranaki eye strong start

Stephen Kibby tries to navigate his way through an attempted tackle for Team Taranaki.

Team Taranaki hope to keep building when they host Red Sox Manawatu

Inglewood top improving Sacred Heart

Inglewood's Wendy Williams looks for a pass in her side's 60-29 win over Sacred Heart.

"To play like that and come away with a win is good, that's helpful for us, so we'll take that away to practice next week and try to work of those errors.

Junior Black Sox eye World Championship gold

Callum Lewis-Carson, batting, was called into the Junior Black Sox side for the world championships in July following an ...

"We're going with pretty high expectations, as are the boys. They've worked hard and we're going over there to win it."

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