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Taranaki laugh off Sinclair's accusations over Hawke Cup challenge

Officials rubbish suggestions by Hawke's Bay player-coach and former Black Cap over Hawke Cup challenge this weekend.

Major test looms for defending champ Ann Muir's four

Defending Taranaki Open women's fours champ Ann Muir safely into post-section play after two convincing wins.

New Plymouth filly Choice continues NZ Oaks build-up with home hit-out

Classy New Plymouth filly continues preparations towards planned start in NZ Oaks on her home-track today.

Taranaki confident ahead of Hawke Cup challenge against Manawatu

The message from coach Debu Banik to his players has been straight-forward - don't change your approach.

Six Taranaki players rewarded with spot in Chiefs development side

Benefits of winning the national provincial championship shown as six players chosen for Chiefs development programme.

Motocross success takes hard work but Cullen Hurley loves it

A South Taranaki motocross rider who recently won a national title trains with a former world class rider every week.

Quality lineup chase minisprint glory at NZ grand prix

Twenty-four of NZ's best minisprint drivers get set to take their place on the starting grid at Stratford Speedway.

Former champs reach knockout stage of Taranaki Open fours women's tournament

Five teams already qualified for knockout phase in Taranaki Open fours women's bowls tournament.

Fitzroy's Holly Winter edges Celeste McLean for women's senior strokeplay title

Fitzroy player is this year's Taranaki women's senior strokeplay golf champion after rounds of 74 and 72 at Manaia.

Mixed weekend for Taranaki's Thomas Boniface at Auckland karting event

Taranaki karter completes tough weekend at Auckland City of Sails event in factory-backed Nordica Sodi kart.

Snook: Taranaki batsman Dion Ebrahim's life couldn't be much sweeter

OPINION: He is the man with the widest smile in all of Taranaki. Dion Ebrahim's world is humming along very nicely.

Central Stags upset Otago Volts to make one-day final with Auckland Aces

Central Stags defy predictions and make one-day final after 49-run win over Otago Volts.

Ann Muir's Kensington four bounce back after shaky start

Kensington side's defence of Taranaki open women's fours title got off to a bad start yesterday before they bounced back.

Taranaki bowlers head south to Wellington with high hopes

Representative bowls on the agenda on Sunday, when Taranaki competes in Wellington in regional playoffs for John Flett Trophy.

All work and no play for CD Stags veteran Jamie How ahead of prelim final

Fairytale finish to veteran Stags career will depend on performance of team-mates in today's prelim national one-day final.

Taranaki Mountain Airs coach confident new import Aaron Fuller fits the bill

Airs' coach Daryn Shaw is confident new American import Aaron Fuller will fit in well at the franchise.

Fitzroy Flippers bask in golden glow

The Fitzroy Flippers under-19 women's canoe crew handled the surf best to win gold in the short course race at Mt Maunganui last weekend.

Inglewood club set to celebrate in style

The Inglewood Cricket Club celebrates 125 years over Waitangi weekend and organisers are expecting visitors from around the world to attend.

Hickman makes short work of midget rivals

Things went to plan for midget driver Duane Hickman when he won the City of New Plymouth Classic event at Stratford Speedway last Saturday night.

Webby in form for world championships

Felix Webby warmed up for next month's under-21 world croquet championships when helping Taranaki to third at the lower North Island tournament in New Plymouth last weekend.

Stern test awaits Taranaki's best bowlers

A number of high quality visiting teams are sure to test the best there are from Taranaki when the women's open fours bowls tournament starts today.

Last year of handicaps in open water race

The 2015 Flannagan Cup open water swim on Waitangi Day will be the last time swimmers will compete in it as a handicapped event.

Second pairs title also a first together

West End's Neil Candy and his lead John Garrud claimed their second pairs title yesterday - but their first together.

Part-timer Kuysten outpaces the field

A "weekend warrior" outgunned a wily legend among cycling ranks in a two-way sprint finish to the 2015 round-the-mountain cycle challenge on Saturday.

City club is NZ's top futsal ticket seller

A New Plymouth soccer club topped a national competition by selling more than 100 tickets to the upcoming 2015 Under-20 World Cup.

Paritutu four clinch Taranaki Open fours title

There were emotional scenes when a Paritutu quartet shrugged off the bridesmaid tag and claimed the Taranaki Open fours men's bowls title.

Sorensen puts Francis Douglas in boxseat

Francis Douglas Memorial College opening bat Quin Sorensen was in hot form in Taranaki premier grade cricket on Saturday.

Pressure on as Central Stags face sudden-death match for spot in one-day final

The Central Stags chances of hosting cricket's national one-day final have been smacked for six.

Auckland Aces into national one-day final after convincing win over Central Stags

The Auckland Aces took the direct path to cricket's national one-day final with an emphatic 45-run win over the Central Stags.

Two wins keep Danny Delany on track

Two wins yesterday kept Danny Delany on track for a fifth Taranaki Open fours men's bowls title.

Central Districts want victory and some time off

The Central Districts Stags are riding high in the national one-day cricket competition as top qualifiers and a win today would earn the team a couple of days with their feet up leading into next week's championship decider.

Marist look to extend lead at the top

New Plymouth Marist United will be out to extend their lead on the points table when taking on Stratford at Lynmouth Park today.

Taranaki have chance to sew up challenge

Taranaki cricket coach Debu Banik has described this weekend's Hawke Cup elimination series two-day match against Manawatu as like a final.

Rai wins Taranaki premier tennis league clash

Ajeet Rai proved too consistent for Jordan Fleming in the feature match of the Taranaki premier tennis league in New Plymouth on Thursday night.

John Wheeler's Awesome Goal at Trentham

John Wheeler doesn't know what to expect from Awesome Goal in today's $200,000 Wellington Cup.

Top-rated Port Taranaki Pro confirmed for March

Surfing Taranaki has confirmed another top-rated women's world qualifying tour event for March.

Roy Pilott: You might Reid it and weep, West Ham fans ...

OPINION: Get ready for a bumpy nine days of transfers and speculation - a lot of it around All White defender Winston Reid.

Hillcrest keep hopes alive at Vogeltown

Dave Selby and his team from the Hillcrest club qualified the hard way for post-section play in the Taranaki Open fours men's bowls tournament.

Man of his word back for bowls tournament

Perth businessman Alan Schrauf has been a regular visitor to Taranaki for the TSB Bank Taranaki Open fours men's bowls tournament since 2006.

Glen Moss: Momentum key to success in World Cups

OPINION: Momentum in football, and indeed sport in general, is massive, and will be key at the FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off here in less than five months' time.

Recreational riders to feature in big finish at annual Round the Mountain cycle race

The top 90 recreational riders in the expected 900-plus field will get to mix it with the big boys in tomorrow's annual Round the Mountain cycle race.

Central Districts lose but secure home playoff

The Central Stags have locked in a home semifinal against the Auckland Aces at New Plymouth's Pukekura Park.

New roll for TV rugby's Grant Nisbett

 Grant Nisbett

Grant Nisbett is better known as a man with a microphone in his hand rather than a bowl.

Southerners big on having fun at fours

While they are not destroying their opposition on the greens in the Taranaki open fours men's bowls tournament, there is no doubting their size.

Weir's a winner at Piha Beach

Opunake kneeboarder Kelvin Weir won the New Zealand Open Kneeboard title at Piha Beach, near Auckland, last weekend at his ninth attempt.

Hayward packs his bag for pro circuit

New Plymouth's Brad Hayward is the latest Taranaki golfer to join the professional ranks.

Wellington Firebirds beat Central Districts to score long overdue one-day win

Wellington collect just second victory in domestic one-day competition, downing Central Districts by 22 runs.

Tennis competition back on service

The Taranaki Tennis premier competition resumes at New Plymouth's Rotokare courts tonight following the holiday break.

Hurlyville Hurley making big strides

A South Taranaki equestrian feels humbled by her climb in the world rankings.

Taranaki talent on top school's team

One of Taranaki football's bright young stars has won a sports scholarship with a high-profile Auckland secondary school.
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