Peanut butter business is sticky wicket

"What sort of country are we turning into?"

Nelson peanut butter baron Pic Picot says the rules around selling food at Cricket World Cup games are "kind of creepy".

Editorial: Hagley Oval a morale boost for Christchurch

OPINION: Any doubt about Hagley Oval as a test cricket venue has surely been laid to rest after the first three glorious days of the Boxing Day test.

Former All Black Mark Ranby on new career path to guide professional rugby players

Ex-AB tries to make world outside the white lines seem less daunting for professional rugby players.

Harness racing: Madiba shows his magic at Westport

Madiba Magic's lethal sprint launched him to victory, but the speed he showed 2600m earlier was the real key to his win.

New Zealand back themselves to see out victory in first test with Sri Lanka

Black Caps have no fears of a slippery final innings chase in first test against Sri Lanka.

Emerald Queen back to her royal best in Timaru

After some off time Emerald Queen was back to playing Queen Bee at Timaru yesterday.

Canterbury given a How-to by Stags

Cantabs keen to avoid repeat of hammering at the hands of Jamie How in national one-day cricket competition.

Magicians again pipped at post

For the second time in three games, the Magicians lost a Twenty20 women's cricket clash in a one over eliminator

Black Caps well in control of first test with Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka have capitulated on day two of the first test with NZ and been forced to follow on.

Jamie How stars for Central Districts

Jamie How shines for Central Districts against Canterbury while Otago and Auckland also claim wins.

Live cricket: Black Caps vs Sri Lanka - first test, day two

Live coverage of the Black Caps taking on Sri Lanka on day two of the Boxing Day test in Christchurch.

Black Caps keep control of Boxing Day test

Sri Lanka are in trouble at lunch on day two of the Boxing Day test after Trent Boult ripped through their top order.

Brendon McCullum fireworks put NZ on top after day one vs Sri Lanka

Brendon McCullum's terrific 2014 continues as brutal 195 helps NZ to 429-7 at stumps on day one of Boxing Day test.

Sri Lanka slip-ups on day one at Hagley Oval not fault of ground staff

Hagley Oval groundsman says lack of experience in NZ conditions, not pitch, caused Sri Lankan bowlers to topple over.

Brendon McCullum a hero as test cricket returns to Christchurch

McCullum’s golden run as test cricket returns

Christchurch burst to life for the return of international test cricket after eight years.

Black Caps all-rounder Jimmy Neesham gets back in the groove

NZ all-rounder drags himself out of mini form slump, while giving selectors timely reminder of what he can do with bat.

Robert Dunn clocks up 1000 wins with four on the trot at Westport

Woodend Beach trainer joins exclusive club when Superintendent bolts up passing lane to win Westport Cup.

Matt Henry focussed on Canterbury, not Cricket World Cup

Everyone else might be thinking about the World Cup, but Canterbury's Matt Henry is trying his best not to.

Canterbury Magicians must overcome leaders Auckland at Lincoln

Magicians face obstacles in reaching national women's Twenty20 and one-day finals when they face Auckland.

Live cricket: Black Caps vs Sri Lanka - first test, day one

The Black Caps have been sent into bat by Sri Lanka on day one of the Boxing Day test in Christchurch.

The sons shine for 1992 World Cup hero Rockin' Rod Latham

Matt Richens talks to former NZ opening batsman Rod Latham about golf, his sons and that World Cup.

Runs flow freely from Kiwi Kane Williamson's bat

Despite a superb year with the willow, Kane Williamson would rather talk about anything other than his own form.

Brendon McCullum and the Black Caps look to build on recent success

Confident Black Caps look to carry on where they left off in the UAE against Sri Lanka in the Boxing Day test.

Peter Sharp's broadcasting legacy should be recognised at Hagley Oval

No man would've been more pleased with the new Hagley Oval and test cricket in Hagley Park than the late commentator.

Lady Wigram Trophy back up for grabs in Toyota Racing Series

The prestigious Lady Wigram Trophy is returning to the Toyota Racing Series for the next three years.

Courage Under Fire gelding is back and playing by his own rules

It is not the cup Greg and Nina Hope had in mind but they are happy just to have the real Jason Rulz back.

Offspinner Mark Craig to play Boxing Day test despite green top pitch

Mark Craig will play in the Boxing Day test but no decision yet on Doug Bracewell or Neil Wagner.

Ross Taylor says talent is the key to New Zealand's test cricket rise

Black Cap says NZ team is only just scratching the surface when it comes to playing to their potential.

Tom Latham's Boxing Day test morning diary

Tom Latham is nervous about his first test match in his home city. But says he'll prepare for it the same way he does any match.

Hagley Oval test is dream come true for Lee Germon

Years after first raising the prospect of bringing test cricket to Hagley Oval, Lee Germon has delivered.

Abuse and sledging have no place in cricket, says Sir Richard Hadlee

New Zealand great Sir Richard Hadlee is highly critical of the abusive nature of some modern-day cricketers.

More than a cricket test at Hagley Oval

A sellout crowd of 8000 is expected for Friday's five-day test match between NZ and Sri Lanka.

BJ Watling backs Black Caps ambush attack against Sri Lanka

B J Watling has hinted at an ambush for the Sri Lankans in the Boxing Day test in Christchurch.

Prasanna Jayawardene can guide Sri Lanka's young and restless

Sri Lankan wicket keeper Prasanna Jayawardene believes his inexperienced team can compete with NZ.

Hagley Oval groundsman Rupert Bool backing strip ahead of test

Hagley Oval groundsman Rupert Bool would hate for Sri Lanka and NZ to play out a boring draw.

Equestrian review: 2014 a year for Paget, Promise and the Prices

Chalk 2014 up as one outside the box for New Zealand's elite equestrian riders.

Lydia Ko 'can't wait' to play 2015 New Zealand Women's Open

Kiwi golf sensation Lydia Ko "can't wait" to tee off in the NZ Women's Open in Christchurch.

Hagley Oval heads for Boxing Day test sellout

Hagley Oval staff prepare for a sellout crowd to welcome international test cricket back to Christchurch.

Woodcock: Good for fans as Lydia Ko makes right choice

OPINION: Lydia Ko continues to do right by New Zealand sports fans by choosing to play the 2015 NZ Open.

Lawson through to singles final

Gary Lawson has reached the Canterbury singles bowls final after post-section play.

Prices are rising up for equestrian medal at Rio Olympics

Tim and Jonelle Price believe that a world No 1 ranking is well within in their grasp.

Cross country clinches it for Barber

Christchurch's Zac Barber, went head to head with Nelson's Hayden Squance in the cross triathlon at Rabbit Island.

Canterbury batsmen let side down in Plunket Shield loss to Otago

Even an impressive bowling fightback wasn't enough to make up for a poor day-three batting collapse.

Leo Carter's staggering all-round success for East-Shirley

NZ u-19 rep performs rare feat of a century and five wickets in same match to lead East Shirley to win.

Mighty Flying Mac adds to Dalgety's firepower

Mighty Flying Mac's top run to win Rangiora Harness Racing Club's Summer Cup moves him to c8 rating.

Elmwood lead by example in mixed 10s final

Club repeats victory from last year in winning the Bowls Canterbury mixed 10s competition final.

Canterbury Dragons head into holiday break on a high

Canterbury skipper fast developing knack for scoring, but he's more thrilled about his side's defence.

Actors sought for Cricket World Cup opener

Want to appear in Christchurch's opening ceremony for the Cricket World Cup? Those scared of heights need not apply.

Southern Sav aimed for the New Zealand Cup

The NZ Cup is not usually a race Michael Pitman chases with great conviction but that is likely to change.

Ronnie Hira's batting transformation continues with Kings century

The Canterbury team and coaches knew he could do it and Ronnie Hira knew he could do it.
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