Kiwis bag four Breeders Crown wins

Wilma's Mate and David Butt have won the Group I final for three-year-old trotting fillies at Melton.

Kiwis take half the card at Australasian Breeders Crown meet.

Hornby win through to final

Hornby Panthers centre Craig Smith battles to get an offload away.

Hornby coach Jed Lawrie will have plenty of grand final nerves this week but when it comes to defence and mental toughness he can rest easy.

Canterbury in ominous form

Canterbury halfback Mitchell Drummond attempts to break a tackle during his team's win against Tasman.

Canterbury are two from two and are clearly the team to beat after the first two NPC rounds.

Canterbury dish out payback to Tasman

Canterbury midfielder Rob Thompson offloads in the tackle of Tasman halfback Finlay Christie in the build-up to Jordie ...

Jordie Barrett scores 24 points in big win for Canterbury over Tasman.

Cocksedge carves up North Harbour

Kendra Cocksedge has scored 70 points in three games so far this season.

Canterbury halfback Kendra Cocksedge scored 30 of her team's 50 points against North Harbour.

Keeper scores dramatic winner

Goalkeeper Coey Turipa scored a freekick deep in stoppage time as Nelson Suburbs beat Coastal Spirit 1-0.

Nelson Suburbs goalkeeper Coey Turipa steps up to take a freekick deep into stoppage time - and scores.

Tech given football lesson by classy Aucklanders

Tayla Christensen netted a hat-trick in Forrest Hill Milford's 6-0 thumping of Cashmere Technical.

 All-Auckland affair in national women's knockout cup.

Mid Canterbury beat North Otago in thriller

Timoci Nabekeke scores what ended up being Mid Canterbury's winning try against North Otago. Mid Canterbury won 40-32.

Mid Canterbury have beaten North Otago 40-32 in the opening round of rugby's Heartland Championship.

SBHS conquer Christchurch Boys' High

Jay Renton of Southland Boy's celebrates a try with Ben Pope and Flynn Thomas during the South Island schools rugby final.

Southland Boys' High take down CBHS in the 2016 South Island secondary schools rugby final.

Stampede defend Birgel Cup title

Southern Stampede celebrate going back-to-back in the Birgel Cup.

 Southern Stampede go back-to-back.

Grandstand honour for Steve Sumner

Former All Whites great Steve Sumner has the English Park grandstand named in his honour.

All Whites great in a ferocious fight with prostate cancer after being given months to live.

A champion of the sporting realm

Sir Ron Scott, chairman of the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games organising committee. Pictured here in 1974.

Sir Ron Scott was instrumental organising the '74 Christchurch Commonwealth Games, going on to excel in both the sporting and arts fields.

Christchurch Boys' ready for Southland Boys' test

Wing Atu Manu dots down for one of his two tries in the Crusaders' regional final for Christchurch Boys' High.

All on the line in South Island schools rugby final.

Ex-schoolboy star now an AB

The selection of Anton Lienert-Brown in the All Blacks side to face the Wallabies in Wellington on Saturday night is one ...

When Anton Lienert-Brown was a schoolboy star in Christchurch in 2012 Dave Rennie and Wayne Smith were quick to get him locked into the Chiefs programme.

Per capita medals table promoted

These Kiwi Olympic Rio gold medallists helped take New Zealand to fourth place on the per capita medals table.

The International Olympic Committee should promote per capita table as measure of Olympic success, Christchurch man says.

Canterbury United land foreign trio

Canterbury United coach Willy Gerdsen has snapped up three overseas players.

 Canterbury United secure three overseas signings.

Rolleston youngster scores 116 tries

Canterbury 6-year-old Carter Bedford in action for Rolleston Silver.

Carter Bedford may only be six years old, but he's got mad rugby skills.

Todd back to boost champions

Canterbury and Crusaders flanker Matt Todd returns to provincial duty after being involved in the All Blacks ...

Matt Todd and Tom Sanders return to strengthen Canterbury loose trio

Stark Super Rugby warning

Former NZ Rugby chief executive David Moffett, pictured in 2012, says reducing Super Rugby to 12 teams and playing two ...

Competition "dead in five years" unless team numbers reduced - and that could include a NZ side.

Women's MPL needs experienced players

Keith Braithwaite guided the Cashmere Technical women to the Mainland Premier League title in his first season

Crunch time for Cashmere Technical women.

Morgan back on big stage

Australian Kris George lands a blow on Bowyn Morgan during the Christchurch fighter's first loss as a professional.

Fresh off a defeat, national boxing champion gets chance for redemption on Parker undercard.

White Ferns set for six in south

Lincoln proved a happy hunting ground for Rachel Priest [R) after a century against Sri Lanka last year. The White Ferns ...

The South Island will see six White Ferns women's cricket matches this summer.

Cricket pay rise hailed

White Ferns international Amy Satterthwaite has hailed New Zealand Cricket's pay rise for top women players.

100 per cent pay rise welcomed, but White Ferns cash still lag behind Australian and English counterparts, and Black Caps.

Smith finds his feet in MPL

Former James Hargest College football player Callum Smith at the ILT Turf.

Former Southland footballer Callum Smith has found his feet and the back of the net in the Mainland Premier League.

Trainers thankful for support

Kezia Murphy and training partner Danny Champion are grateful for the support they have received from the racing ...

Horse trainers credit racing community for getting them through strangles.

Irish prop graduates to provincial rugby

Irish prop Oliver Jager's investment in furthering his rugby education in Christchurch has paid off with promotion to ...

Irish prop debuts for Canterbury against Auckland last weekend, three years after starting his OE in Christchurch

Ryan in line up for Crusaders scrum job

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to continue his association with Scott Robertson at Super Rugby ...

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to join the Crusaders as forwards coach.

Six in a row for St Margaret's

Goal shoot Ella Wells helped St Margare'ts College win a sixth consecutive Canterbury schools netball title.

St Margaret's College have extended their remarkable record in Canterbury schools netball with their sixth title in a row.

Schoolboys up for special occasion video

Southland Boys' High School first XV hooker and captain Flynn Thomas before the South Island final against Christchurch ...

Southland Boys' High School first XV captain Flynn Thomas says ever since he joined the schools team he has had eye on Saturday's fixture.

Football Ferns face funding cut

New Zealand's Annalie Longo, left, competes with USA's Carli Lloyd for the ball.

Football Ferns' funding could be cut after Rio struggles.

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