First clash for Monbet and Stent

Monbet and Ricky May were blistering when winning the Group I free-for-all on cup day but Stent was not in the race.

6:39 PM  Monbet takes on Stent at Methven before both head north for feature racing later in the month.

Blackjacks bowl into semis

New Zealand pair Val Smith and Jo Edwards face a playoff game to secure a semifinal place at the Asia Pacific bowls championships in Christchurch.

6:34 PM  Former world champions Jo Edwards and Val Smith face a sudden-death playoff on Thursday morning to join three other New Zealand Blackjacks units in the Asia Pacific bowls championships semifinals.

Country rugby loses legend

Ashley's Andrew Dunbar, the club's record try-scorer, goes over for his first try against Saracens in North Canterbury club rugby in 2009.

The North Canterbury rugby community is mourning the loss of longtime representative wing and Ashley club stalwart Andrew Dunbar.

Public split on new Christchurch stadium

Canterbury rugby is surveying residents to measure support for a new arena to replace the quake-hit AMI Stadium.

Christchurch seems split on the idea of a new stadium in the city.

Second time lucky?

Dontpokethetiger was able to head Tennessee in the Wellesley Stakes before going down by three quarters of a length to the highly touted 2-year-old.

Riccarton trainer Peter Rudkin is returning north with a Group II target for Dontpokethetiger.

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France-bound Nadolo bids adieu after third and final crusade

Nemani Nadolo powers past James O'Connor while playing for the Crusaders against the Reds in their Super Rugby clash in Christchurch this year

Crusaders to lose another strike weapon with Fijian wing Nemani Nadolo heading to France after 2016 Super Rugby season

Blackadder's reign coming to an end video

2016 will be Todd Blackadder's last season as coach of the Crusaders.

Carter: 'What could I say to stars?'

Blackadder lauds Carter, McCaw

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Garbett ready for Australia's top tennis players

Tennis player Jamie Garbett on court during the under 18 Canterbury Open final against Jack Tiller

Jamie Garbett is lucky enough to have played in the Melbourne Park tennis venue before, so when he steps onto the court at the Australian Junior Championships, he won't be overawed by his surroundings.

Kobori relaxed before interprovincials

Cantebury golfer Momoka Kobori has enjoyed a stellar 2015 playing in tournaments around the world.

If Momoka Kobori is feeling any pressure about playing at number one for Canterbury in the interprovincial championships next week, she clearly has been working on her poker face as well as her golf swing.

Green school teams burn rubber

Jacob Reeves, 15, of Rangiora High School, negotiates a slalom course during 
EVolocity 2015, an electric motorsport event held at the Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Ruapuna.

Petrol made way for electricity at Mike Pero Motorsports Park on Saturday, with EVolocity 2015

Broken leg ends Bowers' season

Papanui's Luke Bowers in action during their Labour Weekend Open softball tournament match against PCU Devils at Saxton Ballpark in Nelson.

Luke Bowers will be out of action for six months after breaking his leg in a club softball game.

Canterbury feature for Future Black Sticks

Catherine Tinning's strong performances for Canterbury have been rewarded with a call up to the Future Black Sticks

Canterbury's strength in junior hockey has been rewarded with seven players called up to the men's and women's Future Black Sticks.

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