Heart problem to sevens heaven

Trael Joass is one of three Tasman players selected in the All Blacks Sevens squad for the Wellington tournament.

Less than three years ago Trael Joass was having heart surgery. Now he's a member of the All Blacks Sevens squad.

Southee leads Black Caps

Tim Southee completed a five-wicket bag with the final delivery of the day.

The Black Caps battle fielding woes to dismiss a gutsy Bangladesh on the last ball of the day.

Watling Southee combo a keeper

Tim Southee and BJ Watling are now New Zealand's leading wicketkeeper-bowler combination.

BJ Watling and Tim Southee surpass Ian Smith and Sir Richard Hadlee as a wicket taking duo.

NZ gets the dropsies

Ross Taylor was involved in a few mishaps in the field on day one of the second test against Bangladesh in Christchurch.

The Black Caps have already dropped 10 catches in the test series against Bangladesh.

Unchanged 12 for Canty

Chad Bowes will be eager for runs against Otago in Dunedin on Sunday.

Canterbury name unchanged 12 to face Otago.

Three unbeaten teams remain

Tim Hampton-Matehe blasted 82 from 43 balls for East Christchurch Shirley on Thursday night.

Marist Harewood, Burnside West and Sydenham have set the early pace in the Dick Motz Series.

Currie and Middaugh combine forces

Braden Currie celebrates his win after crossing the line in the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain IRONMAN 70.3 in Taupo.

Braden Currie and Josiah Middaugh are the red hot favourites for Wanaka's two-day adventure race this weekend.

Tournament named after visiting baseball legend

Former Major League Baseball player Jim Kaat shows Ewan Mullett, 12 some ball grip tips during a training session with ...

A junior baseball tournament, held in Christchurch next month, will be named after MLB legend Jim Kaat.

Black Caps seek clean sweep video

Trent Boult says the current bowling unit cannot be complacent with Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson applying pressure.

Black Caps to maintain short-pitched bowling strategy, depleted Bangladesh unfazed.

Triple setback for Bangladesh

Mushfiqur Rahim fractured his thumb during a superb innings of 159 in the first test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim, opener Imrul Kayes and key batsman Mominul Haque all out.

Klap upbeat despite cut

New Zealand's top women's triathlete Andrea Hewitt wasn't happy with the way the HP programme ran under former boss ...

Triathlon New Zealand will employ a chief executive, despite having $1m less to spend over the next two years.

Chairman: Tasman looking local long-term

Matt Tod-Smith, left, is one of eight Nelson players to have made their premiership debut this season.

Tasman United chairman responds to criticism around the lack of locals in premiership squad.

NZ swimming legend dies

New Zealand swimming legend Pic Parkhouse.

Vincent Temple Parkhouse, better known as Pic, coached all of New Zealand's 1974 Commonwealth Games swimming medallists.

Walsh swapping shot put for golf

Tom Walsh took part in an annual T20 charity cricket match against the Crusaders in December.

Shot put, cricket, rugby and now golf - Tom Walsh can seemingly do it all.

Boston Marathon winner heralded

Dave McKenzie, who has been invited to the 50th anniversary celebration of the Boston Marathon.

A few months after Dave McKenzie lost his brother in the Strongman mine disaster, he won the Boston Marathon.

Nicholls under pressure to perform video

Henry Nicholls made 53 against Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve, his first milestone after six test knocks worth 30 or ...

Middle order batsman Henry Nicholls strives to cement his spot in the Black Caps test line-up in the final test with Bangladesh.

Schwarz to bring up 100 after rocky start

Canterbury central defender Tom Schwarz will play his 100th game for the club on Sunday.

 Tom Schwarz set to play 100th game for Canterbury.

Poor batting costs Canty

Canterbury captain Peter Fulton and his side were well off the pace against ND on Wednesday.

 Canterbury thumped by ND in Hamilton.

Bedwell-Curtis itching to go

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis in action against Canterbury during last year's Mitre 10 Cup.

He fractured his hip playing for Manawatu in October, but now flanker Heiden Bedwell-Curtis is almost ready to go for the Crusaders.

Wright second in Ontario Cup

Wanaka cross country skier Campbell Wright, 14, was second in his age group at the Ontario Cup in Canada on January 14-15.

Wanaka junior cross country skier Campbell Wright shows surprising pace at Canada's Ontario Cup.

Ryan's Crusaders cattle

Crusaders assistant coach Jason Ryan working with the Canterbury during last year's Mitre 10 Cup.

Crusaders assistant coach Jason Ryan's challenge is to improve arguably the best pack in Super Rugby.

Wildcats upbeat despite defections

Canterbury have lost starting point guard Shea Crotty for their national title defence.

Canterbury lose several starters from title-winning squad.

Allan to defend Challenge Wanaka title

Dougal Allan with a Cube mountainbike.

Challenge Wanaka defending champion Dougal Allan settles into the business end of training.

Stars back for Blackjacks

Sisters Mandy (L) and Angela Boyd will be reunited in the New Zealand Blackjacks bowls squad.

Sisters will be back on the bowling green for the world champion Blackjacks.

Fired up for fistball

New Zealand women's fistball team captain Vikki Buston (left), and President of the New Zealand Fistball Association ...

Fistball, a sport similar to volleyball, has landed in New Zealand after a bit of Kiwi ingenuity.

Winter Games on track to run annually

Japan's Raibu Katayama competes in the snowboard World Cup Halfpipe finals during the 2015 Winter Games at Cardrona.

Winter Games fans might soon only have to wait a year between events.

Ellis, Jamieson ruled out

Harry Chamberlain in action for Canterbury Country last year.

Canterbury will have to go without captain Andrew Ellis and fast bowler Kyle Jamieson in Wednesday's Ford Trophy match against the Knights.

Coaches want more Nelson influence

Midfielder Alex Ridsdale is one of just two Nelson players to have started in every game for Tasman United this season.

A draw against six-time champions Auckland City is the type of result that justifies Tasman United's place but does the team have enough Nelson talent?

A festival and a foundation for McGazza

Kelly McGarry was known worldwide for the best trick award in the 2013 Red Bull Rampage when he backflipped a 21m canyon ...

Mountain biker McGazza died almost a year ago but his legacy keeps on living.

King Coll's run continues

Top Kiwi squash player Paul Coll has continued his hot streak, making the quarterfinals of the Tournament of Champions ...

Winning run hits double figures as Paul Coll makes Tournament of Champions quarterfinals in New York.

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