From fan in London, to athlete in Rio

The New Zealand Paralympics track and field squad for Rio. Backrow (L-R) manager-coach Raylene Bates, Liam Malone, Rory ...

William Stedman is only 16, but he will run and jump at the Rio Paralympics, four years after he was trackside as a spectator in London.

Haumono's mum 'true fighter' video

Solomon Haumono had a light training session in Christchurch on Wednesday, venue of his heavyweight bout with Joseph ...

Joseph Parker's next opponent says his bedridden ill mother is the inspiration behind his boxing career.

Teen bowlers turned away

Jessica Farmer said her first time playing bowls was fun and she hopes to continue the sport.

"Francis Douglas was turned away at the door. We just didn't have enough gear."

Know Decision tough to beat in St Leger

Know Decision is the likely favourite for Thursday night's Group II New Zealand St Leger final at Addington.

Know Decision looks top pick in St Leger

Tuilagi's team topples Technical

Sophia Fenwick, in action for the Tactix, was in good form for Kereru in Christchurch club netball this week.

St Nicholas' netball team were meant to be rebuilding, but they have adapted quickly under a new coach.

Rams hunt first regular season title since 1993

Canterbury Rams' American guard Justin Graham takes off up court.

Canterbury Rams to go with Justin Graham over Jamie Adams for second import spot.

Nadolo says no to Fiji video

Nemani Nadolo, a popular addition to the Crusaders since joining them in 2014, will transfer to French club Montpellier ...

Nemani Nadolo, the 130kg wing, has served his ban and is eager to return to work for the Crusaders.

Power Rankings - week 13

Brad Weber (left) and Aaron Cruden have formed a potent partnership for the Chiefs this season.

NZ teams rightly dominate this week's Super Rugby rankings. But there are some South African surprises.

All Blacks scare for Whitelock

Sam Whitelock, a 73-test veteran, has been ruled out of the Crusaders' next match against the Blues because of a ...

Already out of Blues clash, Crusader Sam Whitelock faces a race against time to recover for Wales visit.

Christ's make it five wins from five

Nelson College lock Sosefo Vaka tries to break through the Christchurch Boys' High defence at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

Christ's College remain top of table in Crusaders schools competition.

Keresoma stars for Sydenham

Milford Keresoma, on the burst for Canterbury, has made an immediate impact at Sydenham, his new Christchurch club.

Canterbury rugby wing Milford Keresoma is making a big impact with his new club, Sydenham.

Whitelock staying in the south

Luke Whitelock on the charge against his former Super Rugby teammates at the Crusaders during the southern derby in ...

Luke Whitelock re-signs with the Highlanders through to the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season.

'Beast' re-signs with Crusaders video

Jordan Taufua has re-signed for the Crusaders until the end of 2018.

"Team man'"Jordan Taufua signs on for another two years at the Crusaders.

Barrett follows older brothers into NZ u-20s

Canterbury's Jordie Barrett will be a vital figure for the New Zealand under-20s as they look to defend their youth ...

Beauden Barrett's younger brother, Jordie, tipped for bright rugby future.

Success for Zeimann in Laos

Canterbury's Alice Zeimann won silver at the under-19 Asian beach volleyball championships

Silver medal at under-19 Asian championship for Alice Zeimann.

Mo'unga: Crusaders' Mr Consistency video

Richie Mo'unga scored his fourth try of the season during the Crusaders' 29-10 win over the Waratahs at AMI Stadium last ...

Richie Mo'unga has started the most games for the Crusaders in his debut season with the Christchurch club.

Dragons lose Turipa to Tasman

Canterbury United will be without starting goalkeeper Coey Turipa next season.

Canterbury United upbeat about Coey Turipa defection.

Golf title quinella for Waitikiri

Members of the two Waitikiri Golf Club teams that met in the Canterbury Golf weekend interclub women's final at ...

The Waitikiri Golf Club provided both teams for the Canterbury weekend women's golf interclub final.

Pioneer, University impressing in club hoops

Pioneer remain the team to beat in Canterbury premier men's basketball.

Pioneer continue to set pace in Canterbury premier basketball.

Squash titles won by top seeds

Quinn Udy digs a backhand return off the side wall during his play-off for third and fourth in the men's open grade with ...

The top seeds came through to take the men's and women's titles at the South Island Open squash championships on Sunday.

New Brighton vault fading University

World Cup-bound New Zealand under-20s midfield back Jordie Barrett was also on target for Lincoln University on Saturday ...

New Brighton do their homework to pass University

Australian invites drop to two

Reina Danzante is the latest Australian invite to pull out of the Harness Jewels.

Another Australian Harness Jewels invite pulls the pin.

Swifts ease past Tactix video

Mwai Kumwenda netted 19 from 22 attempts at goal for a losing Tactix side.

 Easy victory for NSW Swifts over Mainland Tactix.

Wotton nets four in hockey win

Maddie Wotton, pictured playing for Villa Maria College, netted four goals for Marist in premier women's grade hockey.

Schoolgirl striker Maddie Wotton grabbed four goals for Marist in the Canterbury premier women's hockey league.

NZ derbies set to boost Super Rugby video

Appearances are deceiving: At first glance it looks like the Crusaders were playing on Loftus Versfeld but it is ...

The 13th round action did not impact significantly the New Zealand conference.

Tech triumphs despite red cards

Michael White was one of two players sent off in Cashmere Technical's 2-1 win over Ferrymead Bays.

Coach John Brown rated nine-man Cashmere Technical's win over Ferrymead Bays as his proudest moment at the club.

Big hitter in ABs frame video

Jordan Taufua has started all 11 of the Crusaders' matches this season.

"My God, when he hits, he hits hard"

Nadolo back for Crusaders video

Nemani Nadolo will soon be back in red.

Crusaders left wing Nemani Nadolo has served his four-week suspension for a tip-tackle.

Dream About Me no sure Jewels thing

Dream About Me will be looking for back-to-back wins in the Jewels following her easy win in Ashburton last year.

Oaks winning filly big chance in Harness Jewels but no sure thing.

Exaggerator wins Preakness Stakes

Exaggerator and Kent Desormeaux pull away from the field to win the Preakness Stakes.

Favourite goes down in wet Preakness Stakes

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