Sport

Big boats still a sticking point

Chris Harris, Nathan Flannery, John Storey and Jade Uru

Rowing NZ's ambitious plans to contest all 14 boat classes at 2016 Rio Olympics appears unlikely to materialise.

World Cup warm-up for Rio

Eddie Dawkins There was a time when BikeNZ would send a team to a World Cup meet with goals to bring home a gold medal.

Knights must ride momentum

Travis Birt New Northern Knights import Travis Birt expects his side to reap the benefits of their status as defending Twenty20 champs.

Smoothing out the bumps

Katie Schofield Katie Schofield feels she has plenty to prove in the BikeNZ set-up, and she's going the right way about doing just that.

Playoffs priority for WaiBop

Aaron Scott Making the playoffs, and not merely being competitive, is Peter Smith's goal for his WaiBop United side this season.

Size returns to Chiefs backs

Hosea Gear Sonny Bill Williams, Seta Tamanivalu, Hosea Gear, James Lowe and Bryce Heem make for a big back division.

Rennie seeks another halfback

Dave Rennie is bringing Michael Leitch back. Now he just needs another halfback.

Chiefs recruit two more players

Chiefs bolster front row

Magic given tough draw

Casey Kopua The Magic will open next year's trans-Tasman league with a tough trio of fixtures against Australian sides.

Magic re-sign Tairi and Rasmussen

After losing out on bringing Laura Langman back to the franchise, the Magic have re-signed Courtney Tairi and Grace Rasmussen.

Magic squad shapes up

Magic look for one more week

Forsyth enjoying the Magic ride

Margaret Forsyth knows there's some sacrifices in order to steer the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic to a trans-Tasman league title.

Knights sign seamer Laughlin

Ben Laughlin Australian bowler returns to Northern Knights lineup for second season in the Super Smash.

Aces hold cards against Knights

The Auckland Aces have the inside running to score the first win of the new first-class cricket season.

Auckland duo punish Knights

Knights' depth faces test

Scott Kuggeleijn ND's cricketer of the year

Scott Kuggeleijn capped his return season with Northern Districts when named their cricketer of the year.

Waikato trio make national side

Solomone Tukuafu Three Waikato players have been named in the NZ Secondary Schools rugby squad to play Australia and Fiji.

Sevens heaven

Hamilton Girls' High School have the best secondary schools sevens team on the planet.

No expense spared

Allen off to Hamburg

Marshall on his way to China

If Hamilton Boys High School has its own arm wrestling champs, Jordan Marshall would be the likely favourite.

Face off in shield final

rugby ball generic Waikato's premier club rugby championship has only been won by the top seed once in the last five years and this week that will become once in the last six years.

United facing the drop from top flight

Relegation looms large for Ngaruawahia United unless they can miraculously find late season form like they did last year.

Wanderers down a man in deadlock

Melville Utd head cup charge

Finalists set for hockey competition

The finalists have been set for the Waikato premier hockey season after dramatic men's semifinals, and more straight forward women's semifinals on Saturday.

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