Radio Sport will miss Telfer

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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.

Silverstream bags three championship titles

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College rugby finals day at St Pat's Silverstream delivered three championship titles to the "home" team while Upper Hutt bucked the blue and white winning trend with victory in the under -80 final.

Golden success for Mary Fisher

Mary Fisher

Upper Hutt Leader

Swimmer Mary Fisher has continued her outstanding success in international competition.

Silverstream lament lost chances


A first loss of a successful season came at the highest of prices for St Pat's Silverstream as they were edged 25-22 by Wellington College in Sunday's premier one rugby final.

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.

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

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.

Politics still rule at the Olympics


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

Lydia Ko reaches a crossroad

Lydia Ko

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

Drug cheats leave a stain

Valerie Adams


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

Boyle's sensational treble

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

One force on the field

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Upper Hutt's two rugby clubs appear to be on the path to amalgamation.

Tepid Tigers pay for high error rate


COLIN WILLIAMS - Upper Hutt Leader

A 44-10 loss was both an emphatic and unexpected result for the Upper Hutt Tigers in finals rugby league on Saturday.

Hutt Valley reps on top of game


COLIN WILLIAMS - Upper Hutt Leader

Hutt Valley under-11 and under- 13 rugby teams were both undefeated winners of the 2013 Central Zone Junior Rugby Tournament, played from Friday to Sunday on the Maidstone astro.

Season on the line at home

Rematch a chance to get it right

COLIN WILLIAMS - Upper Hutt Leader

Upper Hutt's path to the Hardham Cup final got harder on Saturday when the side farewelled its nine-match winning streak, going down 21-19 to Wellington through a last minute penalty goal.

Boxers show class at amateur champs


COLIN WILLIAMS - Upper Hutt Leader

Fans of amateur boxing were well served on Saturday with the Heretaunga Boxing Club hosting the Wellington and Hutt Valley Championships featuring 24 quality bouts with a good number of local boxers in the action.

Crusaders' indelible legacy



OPINION: It was impossible not to admire the clinical way Todd Blackadder's Crusaders destroyed the Reds in their Super rugby showdown over the weekend.

Steeplechase course a local winner


Run on the racecourse's famous figure eight course, the 5500m Wellington Steeplechase endurance event is a favourite of the winter jumps season.

Home semi in the bag


Upper Hutt Leader

Upper Hutt flanker Murphy Taramai's fourth and winger Max Pearson's 10th and 11th tries of the season were key efforts in Upper Hutt rugby's 26-18 win over Johnsonville.

Big numbers take on the BMX world

SHANI JAMES - Upper Hutt Leader

A 33-strong team from the Hutt Valley Thunderbolts BMX Club will be competing in the sport's World Championships for five days, starting a week from today in Auckland.