Dan Carter to miss Crusaders' clash with Sharks to attend birth of second child

Crusaders and All Blacks No 10 Dan Carter back in NZ for birth of second child.

Silver Ferns announce Constellation Cup test against Australia in Christchurch

The Silver Ferns are poised to return to Christchurch in October for the first time since 2012.

Catch a Million winner's kids get to keep mum at home longer

Christchurch's Catch a Million winner says the windfall means his wife can stay on maternity leave.

Kermeen: Celebrity boxing pack a punch, and packs a venue

OPINION: If you don't like celebrities moonlighting as boxers close you eyes and block your ears for the foreseeable future.

Sydenham avenge final loss to HSOB

Sydenham could not have asked for a better start to the club rugby season.

Mistakes ruin Crusaders' chances against Bulls in Pretoria

The Crusaders' most deadly enemy lies within and unless eradicated, they will struggle.

Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett gets rocket from referee Angus Gardner

Referee Angus Gardner couldn't resist flicking a firecracker into Crockett-gate.

Canterbury nab intercentre crown in thriller

Canterbury won the national women's intercentre bowls title, beating Nelson 2-1.

Ferrymead Bays remain unbeaten

Brazilian Ezequiel Junior struck for the second successive week as Ferrymead Bays maintained their unbeaten start to the Mainland Premier League.

Bulls hold on for deserved 31-19 win over Crusaders at Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Crusaders stumble to defeat in Pretoria

An intercept try by Grant Hattingh sealed the Bulls’ 31-19 win over the Crusaders in Pretoria on Sunday morning.

Israel Adesanya earns split decision win over American Brian Minto in Super 8 final

Israel Adesanya earned a split decision victory over Brian Minto in Saturday night's Super 8 final in Christchurch.

Cricket World Cup: It's in the numbers

It's cricket - as told by statistics

New Zealand’s dramatic Cricket World Cup campaign can be told in numbers, very big numbers.

It's win or bust for Brian Minto at Super 8 event in Christchurch

A slimmed-down Brian Minto says there is no tomorrow for his career if he loses at Saturday night's Super 8.

Richie McCaw locking horns with Bulls for last time at Loftus Versfeld

Richie McCaw should savour every moment of what may be his final rugby adventure in Pretoria.

Canterbury setting up final day Plunket Shield chase against Otago

Otago are eyeing up a tricky chase on the final day of their Plunket Shield match against Canterbury.

Triathlete Ryan Sissons looking for strong Auckland showing with Rio in mind

Top New Zealand triathlete Ryan Sissons accepts that 2015 will be one to chalk up to development.

Adam Hollioake relishing underdog status as he gears up for Super 8 bout with Monty Betham

Former cricketer Adam Hollioake says the script could not be better for his fight with Monty Betham.

Israel Adesanya ready to take on Brian Minto in second crack at Super 8

National kickboxing champ Israel Adesanya holds no fear of short priced favourite ahead of Super 8 tournament.

Wyatt Crockett's scrummaging technique in question as he drops to Crusaders bench for Bulls clash

The Crusaders are adamant Wyatt Crockett's relegation to the bench is about scrummaging.

Hamish Rutherford key as Otago in sight of first innings against Canterbury

Hamish Rutherford top-scores with 87 as Otago trail Canterbury by 23 runs with three wickets in hand.

Cran Dalgety seeing Stars ahead of New Zealand Trotting Derby at Addington

Cran Dalgety hopes he doesn't drown under big blue wave of four All Stars runners in Gr I NZ Derby.

Fully fit Kincaslough hot to trot for New Zealand Championship at Addington

On paper it would take a brave punter to back Kincaslough on Friday night.

Dan Carter to start at first five-eighth for Crusaders against Bulls

All Black back in No 10 jumper and Wyatt Crockett ‘‘rotated’’ to bench for Crusaders’ clash with Bulls in Pretoria.

Reeve can't be caught in rookie race

The chequered flag

Blenheim's Brook Reeve has won the New Zealand Formula First Rookie championship with one round remaining.

Kiwi shot putter Tom Walsh gets around flaw in technique

Kiwi shot putter puts his New Zealand and Oceania record down to a tweak in his technique.

Former world champions roll up for national inter-centre bowls action

Former world champs and national titleholder to take part in annual national inter-centre bowls in Christchurch.

Crusaders captain Kieran Read prepares for Bull fight in Pretoria

Crusaders skipper accepts it would be folly to get over-confident about strong scrum in Pretoria.

Families bask in Black Caps' semifinal success over South Africa

Pumped with adrenalin, Brendon and Nathan McCullum's father struggled to sleep after NZ's dramatic semifinal win.

Millmow: Grant Elliott proves critics wrong as South African turns tables on land of his birth

OPINION: How ironic a man born in South Africa but now with his heart in New Zealand decided the issue.

Edinburgh entices Canterbury's Nasi Manu north

Nasi Manu's decision to sign a two-year deal with Scottish club Edinburgh spells the end of his Canterbury career.

Kiwi judokas push Rio claims with medals

Commonwealth Games judo medallists Moira de Villiers and Jason Koster have returned from South America with six medals.

Kiwi korfballers to test skills at World Cup

New Zealand will be represented at the under-19 Korfball World Cup in the Netherlands over the Easter weekend by a team largely drawn from Canterbury.

New Zealand squares polo test series

New Zealand and South Africa both scored a win last weekend but the aggregate score meant South Africa claimed the series trophy.

Canterbury legspinner Todd Astle putting batsmen in a spin in the Plunket Shield

A simple approach and extra yard of pace have resulted in an avalanche of Plunket Shield wickets for Canterbury's Todd Astle over the past two summers.

Three-time world BMX Champion Tahlia Hansen's Rio Olympics dream dashed

Three-time world BMX Champion Tahlia Hansen's dreams of competing in next year's Olympics are all but over.

Class foes push Canterbury runner Rosa Flanagan to world championships qualifier

Canterbury runner Rosa Flanagan has broken her New Zealand under-20 record for the fourth time this season.

World Cup history beckons for Black Caps in semifinal

It has all come to this - the biggest match of the Black Caps' lives.

Peter Fulton backs Matt Henry to shine in World Cup semifinal

Matt Henry won't be daunted by the pressure of a Cricket World Cup semifinal, says Peter Fulton.

Rangiora claims national club title

Rangiora club won the division 2 title of the men's national interclub bowls sevens in dramatic fashion.

Bowlers hold sway as last round starts

The changing of the seasons was reflected in the scoreboards with bowlers holding sway.

Riccarton Racecourse triumph in fours

Dave Vincent and his Riccarton Racecourse team easily won the Bowls Canterbury men's champion of champions fours bowls title.

Horror start costs Mainland Tactix against Magic

The Tactix head into their bye week winless after a horror start crippled their chances of beating the Waikato-BOP Magic.

Big Dominic Bird's wings clipped with omission

Dominic Bird's path back into the All Blacks has suddenly got slippery.

Time for Crusaders to break drought in Pretoria

As the warm fuzzies began to fade for the Crusaders, the spectre of the Bulls would have struck home.

Dan Barry, Sharlotte Lucas take Le Race honours

Cycling generic.

Dan Barry won Le Race from Christchurch to Akaroa outsprinting Richard Lawson to win in two hours and 47 minutes.

American duo influential in Papanui title win

Papanui coach Paul Stockford hailed the influence of his American imports after the club clinched its first Canterbury women's softball championship.

Students off to flying start in Mainland Premier League

Universities proved former champions Nelson Suburbs' bogey team for a second successive year with an opening round upset in the Mainland Premier League.

Nort Beauchamp beaten but unbowed in the ring

Nort Beauchamp's promising career hit a stumbling block with a frustrating loss to Cairo George in Thames.

Waikato-BOP Magic hold off Mainland Tactix to lead NZ conference

Waikato-BOP Magic go top of NZ conference in the trans-Tasman netball league after beating the Tactix.

Christchurch builder John Whiteford wins 50km Ultra Mountain Run in Central Otago

A Christchurch builder shocked himself winning his first ultra mountain run event, and one of the country’s most gruelling challenges.
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