Coolibah could be one cool hurdler

Coolibah and Shaun Phelan won the Sydenham Hurdles with ease at Riccarton on Saturday morning.

Shaun Phelan rates hurdles rookie Coolibah a star of the future with more time.

Upper Cut ready to land blow

Manawatu Steeplechase winner Upper Cut will attempt to give trainer Mark Oulaghan a seventh Koral Steeplechase win, at Riccarton.

Upper Cut seeks a seventh Koral Steeplechase win for trainer Mark Oulaghan.

No rest for owner Casey

Missandei and Mark Purdon hold of High Gait to win the two-year-old Ruby at the Harness Jewels.

A dream season for one of the country's most prolific owners is over, but there's no rest.

Latham ready to rumble against Zimbabwe

Tom Latham is back to open the batting in a one-dayer in Zimbabwe, after sitting out the Black Caps' last 15 ODIs.

After watching the Black Caps' last 15 ODIs from the balcony, Tom Latham is stepping into the large boots of Brendon McCullum

JK breaks barriers with farmers video

Sir John Kirwan gave a speech to crowd of more than 400 people at the Amberley Pavilion. He shared his experiences of coping with depression.

Hugging, dancing, and above all, hope. This is an evening with John Kirwan.

Top weight in Winter Cup mix

Kenny Rae thinks Absolut Excelencia can carry his 59kg and still be competitive in Saturday's Group III Winter Cup.

Absolut Excelencia might be carrying 59kg but he's probably lucky to be in the Winter Cup field.

Whitelock's his own man

Luke Whitelock on the charge for Canterbury against Northland. He will captain the side in the 2015 season.

Canterbury coach Scott Robertson reckons new skipper Luke Whitelock has one major difference to brother George.

'Take photos of racist spectators'

Peni Manumanuniliwa, a Fijian back playing rugby for Southbridge, has been the target of racial abuse since playing in Canterbury rugby in 2007.

A Canterbury rugby manager is calling on fans to take photos of racist spectators.

Spoke To Carlo unlikely starter

Spoke To Carlo seems unlikely to make the trip to Riccarton.

Spoke To Carlo unlikely to make Winter Cup field but Kevin Myers has no shortage of runners for Grand National opener

Canterbury squash teams win

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Canterbury proved victorious at the South Island quadrangular squash tournament in Oamaru winning the senior men, and masters men’s and women’s titles.

Canty women gain contracts

Canterbury cricketer Amy Satterthwaite has earned a national contract for the coming season.

Amy Satterthwaite, Erin Bermingham and Lea Tahuhu earn national contracts for the coming season.

Fijian rugby player racially abused

Christchurch's Fijian winger Sake Aca was the target of racial taunts during a Canterbury club rugby final.

Christchurch wing Sake Aca left the field in tears after being racially abused by a fan during the club rugby final.

Whitelock follows family tradition

Luke Whitelock will captain Canterbury in 2015, after brother George held the role from 2009 to 2013.

One-cap All Black will follow in older brother George's footsteps as captain of Canterbury's provincial rugby team.

Thompson to stick with Tactix

Tactix skipper Anna Thompson, left, is back for her ninth season with the team.

Foundation player Anna Thompson will return for a ninth season with the Mainland Tactix.

Pitmans take SI premiership

Matt Pitman has won the South Island training premiership in his first season as a trainer.

Mike McCann gets winning double in Ashburton but Pitmans take out South Island premiership.

Hawke's Bay deny Mid Canterbury, retain Shield

Hawkes Bay's Billy Ropiha looks for a way past Mid Canterbury's Fa'aitu Tuamoheloa .

Mid Canterbury briefly sniffed a Ranfurly Shield boilover but Hawke's Bay ripped it away.

Williams back in the saddle

Back in the saddle: Kylie Williams will return at Ashburton.

Leading jockey Kylie Williams to return from injury at Ashburton Racing Club meet.

Pascoe does it for Roly in Glasgow video

Canterbury's Sophie Pascoe won six medals at last week's paralympic world swimming championships in Glasgow, including three golds.

Sophie Pascoe finds it tough in Glasgow with long-time coach not by her side.

Sacred Flyer surprise packet in Winter Cup

Chris Symons riding Sacred Flyer to his last win at Flemington in June last year.

Back from Australia, Sacred Flyer will have his first start back in New Zealand at Riccarton in the Group III Winter Cup

Podmore rides for supporters

Olivia Podmore has signed a sponsorship deal with car dealership Miles Continental as she aims for success at the junior track world championships.

Track cyclist Olivia Podmore's motivation to succeed at the World Junior Track Championships isn't just about getting medals. It's also a heady mix of financial help and naysayers that drive her forward.

All Stars all conquering

Our Dream About Me was an easy winner in her Breeders Crown heat at Menangle on Tuesday.

Mark Purdon and Natalie Rasmussen runners win four of five Breeders Crown heats.

Matt Todd to play club rugby final

Matt Todd, right, is available to play for Christchurch in Sunday's club rugby final against Lincoln University.

Rule change allows All Blacks and Crusaders loose forward to play for Christchurch in club rugby final against Lincoln University.

Davis Cup disappointment for NZ video

Michael Venus plays a backhand return during his straight sets defeat to India's Yuki Bhambri at Wilding Park.

NZ's Davis Cup World Group dreams are over after India won both the reverse singles rubbers to clinch a 3-2 win.

HSOB-Burnside win womens top two clash

Sophie Cocks and HSOB-Burnside are holding firm on top of the womens Canterbury Premier League table.

HSOB-Burnside have consolidated its place on top of the womens Canterbury Premier League table.

NZ gain upper hand in Davis Cup

Artem Sitak teamed up with Marcus Daniell to give NZ a 2-1 lead over India in their Davis Cup tie in Christchurch.

Hosts go ahead 2-1 in Davis Cup tie against India in Christchurch after straight sets doubles victory.

'Soft' tries highlight weak spot video

Argentina's Manuel Carizza brings the ball down against the All Blacks in Christchurch.

After giving up two tries from lineout drives, Steve Hansen has a good idea what the Boks will throw at the ABs.

Carter reflects on final 'home' test

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The rugby championship.
All Blacks v Argentina, AMI Stadium, Christchurch.
 All Black first-five Dan Carter and  All Black replacement Andy Ellis

All Blacks star hails Canterbury fans as "the best in the world" after playing his final Christchurch test.

All Blacks hooker Taylor feels like he hit the jackpot

Replacement hooker Codie Taylor thought he had scored in the 65th minute before eventually scoring in the 72nd minute.

Codie Taylor must have felt like his winning lotto ticket had been torn-up before he hit the jackpot.

Victory for Canterbury legends

Richie McCaw (left) and Dan Carter of the All Blacks shake hands before the match against Argentina at the AMI Stadium.

Tens of thousands cheered departing rugby legends Richie McCaw and Dan Carter in Christchurch on Friday night.

Aggressive All Blacks power past Pumas gallery video

All Blacks No 10 Dan Carter attacks the line in his last appearance in Christchurch.

All Blacks see off spirited Pumas fightback to score bonus-point Rugby Championship win 39-18 in Christchurch.

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