Opinion: H-K deserve respect

BEN STRANG - Horowhenua Mail

OPINION: Horowhenua Kapiti deserve supporters respect, not misguided insults, writes BEN STRANG.

Heartland season down to the wire

Michael Tambour

Horowhenua-Kapiti's Heartland Championship season comes down to their match against Whanganui in Levin this weekend, with anything less than a win meaning it will be all but over.

Radio Sport will miss Telfer

brendan telfer

OPINION: It's a disappointing sign of the way sports media is heading that Brendan Telfer has to leave his radio slot at the end of the year.

Uniforms give Fatales the edge


Horowhenua Mail

It was third time lucky for Horowhenua's Whenua Fatales roller derby team with victory in this month's local derby.

Phantom '48 ready for show

16-year journey complete


A Phantom purple 1948 Ford Club Coupe will have its first public showing at Sunday's Tararua Rodders Hot Rod Show.

H-K struggle after slow start

Heartland Kapiti v Buller

Horowhenua-Kapiti again paid for a slow start in the Heartland Championship, losting 19-15 to Buller on Saturday.

The America's Cup con job

America's Cup

OPINION: I've been trying to work out why New Zealanders got so swept up in the America's Cup over the past month

H-K lose narrowly to Wanganui


Horowhenua-Kapiti coughed up a 10-point lead to lose 28-24 to Wanganui in Saturday's Heartland Championship match at the Levin Domain.

One-way tussle on the field

Horowhenua football

Horowhenua College dominated its annual football tussle with Waiopehu College on Monday - the boys' and girls' first XIs delivering strong wins.

H-K beaten in frustrating match

Junior Togia

orowhenua-Kapiti endured a frustrating day in Masterton on Saturday, beaten 22-15 by Wairarapa Bush.

Cricket umpires needed

cricket ball

There is an umpire shortage in Horowhenua-Kapiti as the senior cricket season draws near.

H-K win under pressure

Heartland H-K

To play poorly and still win is often the sign of a good side, and that looks to be the case for Horowhenua Kapiti's Heartland Championship team this year.

H-K win under pressure

Heartland H-K

To play poorly and still win is often the sign of a good side, and that looks to be the case for Horowhenua Kapiti's Heartland Championship team this year.

Nadal's record as good as any

Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has been a credit to the game, always quick to praise an opponent, but is strangely under-rated.

Epic college football battles brewing


Usually home to the oval ball, Levin Domain will be packed with football fans next Wednesday when the town's top college teams do battle.

Politics still rule at the Olympics


OPINION: The International Olympic Committee is about to make another blunder.

Politics still rule at the Olympics


OPINION: The International Olympic Committee is about to make another blunder.

Technology helps beat H-K


Technology played a vital role in Mid Canterbury’s 13-9 Heartland Championship victory over Horowhenua Kapiti in Levin on Saturday.

Heartland match a close game

Horowhenua-Kapiti rugby

In a game between defending Heartland champions and defending wooden-spooners, it was never thought the match would come down to the last play.

Lydia Ko reaches a crossroad

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko, the 16-year-old golf wonder from Auckland, is facing an unusually ticklish problem.

Winning Wolves batter Bears


RANDALL WALKER - Kapiti Observer

Kapiti Bears will use newly formed Levin Wolves as sparring partners ahead of next season's competition after a friendly match between the two on Saturday.

H-K ready for Heartland challenge


BEN STRANG - Kapiti Observer

The last thing Horowhenua-Kapiti's players want to do is forget their thumping 85-nil loss to Waikato in last month's Ranfurly Shield challenge.

Drug cheats leave a stain

Valerie Adams


OPINION: This is the story of how other athletes' drug cheating has damaged their reputations of superstars Usain Bolt and Valerie Adams.

Fatales ready to roll

Whenua fatales

Horowhenua Mail

Roller derby hits Levin again this weekend as home team Whenua Fatales looks to defend their turf against Kawerau.

Getting to the heart of rugby

heatland championship

Sir Colin Meads and Sir Brian Lachore have helped kick off this year's Heartland Rugby Championship.

Bruce Edgar's return overdue

Bruce Edgar

It's good news that Bruce Edgar is to return to the New Zealand cricket fold as national selection manager. Details are to be announced shortly.

Jeremy's journey leads to Romania

Jeremy Cave

BEN STRANG - Horowhenua Mail

Continuing our series on locals chasing their dreams overseas, BEN STRANG talks to professional rugby player Jeremy Cave.

Boyle's sensational treble

lauren boyle

OPINION: Lauren Boyle had been swimming for New Zealand internationally for seven years before she became an overnight sensation.

Olympian aids Levin BMX family

BEN STRANG - Horowhenua Mail

There was plenty of carnage on the track at the BMX World Championships in Auckland last week but for a Levin family the carnage started before the racing.

Kapiti battlefield for semifinals

BEN STRANG - Kapiti Observer

Horowhenua's teams will have to travel to Kapiti for a shot at making club rugby's premier final, with Paraparaumu and Waikanae hosting this Saturday's semifinals.

Ready for a challenge

A bunch of hard-working Horowhenua and Kapiti lads take on the mighty Waikato in today's Ranfurly Shield match.

Is NZ Cricket coming right?

nz cricket


OPINION: Let's hope the experiment of treating New Zealand Cricket like a business and pretending it has little do with sport is over.

H-K Ranfurly Shield squad named

ranfurly shield

The 22-man Horowhenua Kapiti rugby squad for Wednesday's Ranfurly Shield challenge against Waikato has been named.

New team rises to the top

BEN STRANG - Horowhenua Mail

A newly formed under-17 rugby league team have had a stellar first season, and will be looking for finals glory on Friday night.

Home coaches still the best

Robbie Deans


OPINION: They say top sport is now so international that the coach's nationality is irrelevant.

Shield fever taking over

ranfurly shield

BEN STRANG - Horowhenua Mail

Right near the top of rugby's Ranfurly Shield, surrounded by Wairarapa and Canterbury, is an inscription of Manawhenua.

Premier rugby final four found


Paraparaumu, Waikanae, Athletic and Shannon will be playing for position for the final two rounds of Horowhenua-Kapiti premier rugby, safe in the knowledge they have made the semifinals.

The Tour de France's drug history

lance armstrong


OPINION: The Tour de France was being consistently won by cheats long before Lance Armstrong was born.

Festival pays tribute to McLaren success

Horowhenua Mail

Bruce McLaren started something unstoppable 50 years ago and among the celebrations for the team's golden anniversary will be examples of McLaren's Le Mans-winning F1, which will feature at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, reports DAVE MOORE.

Waikanae set to make a statement

BEN STRANG - Kapiti Observer

Waikanae are looking to make a statement in this Saturday's Horowhenua Kapiti premier rugby match against Shannon, but the visitors won't be rolling over.