Dickel backs Cameron for Tall Blacks coach job

Pero Cameron

Mark Dickel has given former Tall Blacks team-mate Pero Cameron his seal of approval to take over as national coach.

Tapping into young talent key for Canterbury

Siate Tokolahi

As Canterbury aim to win their seventh consecutive NPC title it is timely to ask how they attract talented players.

Prior to depart Tennis Canterbury

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Tennis Canterbury chief executive Neil Prior is leaving the role.

Atami back for another title tilt

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Defending men's premier club basketball champions Atami have got past a mid-season slump and are now primed to compete in their 13th men's premier championship basketball grand final in 14 seasons tonight at Cowles Stadium.

Jesse Sergent geared up for world champ high

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Jesse Sergent admits the world road cycling championships were in the back of his mind throughout the Tour of Spain.

We can do it again says Bulls veteran

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Canterbury Bulls veteran Aga Fiso sees strong parallels between this year's side and their championship-winning counterparts from 2009.

Freakish jockey the key to success at awards

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Three of the big winners at last night's 2013-14 South Island Racing awards held at the Christchurch Casino had one thing in common.

Young looks for more grass success with Roxy Bromac

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Jessica Young has been looking forward to Sunday for most of the winter months.

Dickel goes for homegrown approach

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Canterbury Rams coach Mark Dickel is determined to set a precedent for domestic basketball.

Lacklustre Cantabs limp to win over Counties

Rob Thompson

There were no smug looks from the NPC champions as they beat Counties Manukau 28-20.

Ryan Crotty shaves beard for charity

All Black raises 11,000 for Child Cancer

Ryan Crotty

All Black and Crusaders player Ryan Crotty may be feeling the cold a bit more after his 18-month-old beard was shaved off for charity.

Henry backs the All Blacks to buck Cup history

Sir Graham Henry, Richie McCaw

Former coach believes All Blacks have ingredients to carry out historic defence of Rugby World Cup at next year's tournament.

Swing duo Southee and Boult key for Knights

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When Northern Districts won last summer's domestic T20 competition, they were seen by many as one-trick ponies.

Lock Dominic Bird ready to launch in Pukekohe

Dominic Bird

At some point tonight, Dominic Bird may unfold his 2.06m frame and beam a death stare directly to the coaches' box.

Themightyquinn likely out of Cup contention

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Champion Australian pacer Themightyquinn is almost certain to miss the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

Crusaders set to take game to Nelson in 2015

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Christchurch-based franchise may return to top of the south for Super Rugby match against Hurricanes next year.

Endurance title chase underway at Teretonga

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One of the most successful South Island motorsport series gets under way in Invercargill tomorrow.

Conditioning expert heading to Christchurch

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A football conditioning expert who has helped coach world superstar Lionel Messi is coming to Christchurch next month.

Elusive Catch looking to star

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Invercargill trainer Sabin Kirkland believes his star filly Elusive Catch is no mudlark.

Our very own pony racing world champ

Cherie Stalker scurries on borrowed pony

Cherie Stalker

Riding a pony shorter than 1.09m tall, Canterbury's Cherie Stalker wins inaugural scurry racing world champs in UK.

Coast to Coast entries skyrocket

Richard Ussher

Cheaper entry fees and a new race director result in entries to the 2015 Coast to Coast up 60 per cent, say organisers.

Graham Henry has 'no doubt' over Dan Carter

Graham Henry

Sir Graham Henry says Dan Carter making the ABs' top XV "that depends on form".

McCullum's injunction to continue for now

Brendon McCullum

Interim High Court injunction obtained by Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum to continue for now.

Medium pacer takes 15 wickets in a day

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County cricketer leads side to victory with his right arm medium pacers delivering 15 wickets in just 20 overs.

McCullum in losing Chennai Super Kings effort

Brendon McCullum

Black Caps captain hits a 19-ball 22 runs in a losing Champions League effort against Kolkata.

Dan Carter can't wait for his return to NPC

Dan Carter

Almost five years will have passed when Dan Carter finally makes his comeback for Canterbury against Southland next Sunday.

Kiwi Olympic skier Jossi Wells breaks his neck


Olympic skier Jossi Wells says he doesn't need surgery and "doc says I'm going to be okay".

Rising star Walsh happy to return to day job

Tom Walsh

Back to reality for Tom Walsh as he trades in the shot put for the saw, returning to his day job as an apprentice builder.

Nairn hope hot to trot for return

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Two high-profile trotters begin their Dominion Handicap preparations at Addington tonight.

Super League brings out the big guns – for cash

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Woolston Working Men's Club buzzing as a very strong field prepares to play for a big money and a shot at world champs.

Jodi Brown focused despite workload ahead

Jodi Brown

Maria Tutaia's injury-enforced absence from rest of season leaves senior pro with another burden to carry.

Heat on officials to crack down on foul play

Scott Robertson

Scott Robertson's wounded list is sizeable enough without a reckless punch putting another of his men in casualty.

Franco Nelson and Bit Of A Legend on target

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Franco Nelson and Bit Of A Legend are heading for the Avon City Ford Cup after solid runs at the North Canterbury workouts.

Shooter Maria Tutaia limps out of contention

Maria Tutaia

Maria Tutaia scratched from Silver Ferns tests against Australia and England due to leg injury sustained at Commonwealth Games.

No 10 Dan Carter won't rush return from injury

Dan Carter

All Blacks first five-eighth to make his comeback against Southland in Christchurch on September 28.

Injuries thrust Fekitoa into an unfamiliar role


Young No 13 set to start for ABs at second-five after Ma'a Nonu and Ryan Crotty ruled out of next week's test against Pumas.

Future remains up in the air for Wayne Smith

Wayne Smith

Chiefs assistant says he's made no decision about next season as rumours persist he's returning to the All Blacks.

Ryan Crotty shaving his beard for charity

Ryan Crotty

Ryan Crotty will feel like he is burying an old friend when his beard is shaved for charity tomorrow.

Nude Otago rugby player caught on camera

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Naked Otago player on live TV prompts NZ Rugby to remind teams the cameras are rolling.

Reason: Man mountain Matfield still one of best

Victor Matfield


OPINION: You can calibrate his height, but it's surely impossible to measure just how big a man the Springboks legendary lock is.

Snedden embarks on exciting new challenge

Martin Snedden

Former NZC boss Martin Snedden links with ambitious Kiwi promotions company Duco Events.

Canterbury cook-up off-field magic for NPC

Canterbury fans

An innovative marketing plan has crowds returning to AMI Stadium, but the balance sheet hasn't been compromised.

Valuable wins by amateurs Cadenhead and Love

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Two lesser-known Canterbury amateur golfers picked up local open titles and valuable Canterbury Golf Order of Merit points.

Rugby's a brutal game, but someone’s got to do it

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When University of Canterbury researchers heard of rugby players being linked to car crashes they knew they were on to something.

New-look Pride outfit have point to prove

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Mainland Pride optimistic they can overcome loss of two key performers and defend women's national league football title.

Big medal haul 'a shock' for Bates

Hannah Bates

Hannah Bates has announced herself on the New Zealand swimming scene after a 18-medal haul over two competitions.

Young Timo-Latu making his mark

Cyrus Timo-Latu

Aranui High student joined a select group last month when he debuted for the Canterbury Bulls rugby.

Reynold Lee-Lo let go early by Crusaders

Reynold Lee-Lo

Counties midfielder had two-year deal but it's understood he and Super franchise agreed to part ways after just one season.

Outstanding run at the top finally ends

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Gunning for a 19th straight national championship, Canterbury men's netball team beaten in final by North Harbour.

Ryan Crotty hopes his next outing is in black

Ryan Crotty

Canterbury midfielder anticipates he will be fit to play rugby next week, and he hopes it's for the All Blacks.
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