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Referee, coach and administrator remembered

John Luckin.

"He was a passionate Taranaki rugby man and that was a great thing about him."

Malan getting international experience

Central Districts coach Heinrich Malan is off to India as an assistant coach for the New Zealand A team.

Heinrich Malan is off to India for the first time.

Time for all teams to express themselves

Nehe Milner-Skudder's try against South Africa was typical of the All Blacks stretch teams to the limit.

Snook: "I can only imagine what my first Taranaki coach, Don Carlson, would have had to say."

Taranaki Development cope best with mud

Avon Lewis scored a try for Taranaki Development in their win over Waikato.

Tight win for development side over Waikato.

Breakers 'unacceptable' loss

Edgar Sosa started the game well for the NZ Breakers in Taranaki, but couldn't sustain it.

Coach Paul Henare didn't waste words in summing up his side's performance in New Plymouth.

Breakers humbled by Melbourne

NZ Breakers swingman Kirk Penney goes for the lay-up under the challenge of Melbourne United's Craig Moller.

The Kiwi side were no match for the league favourites as they were taught a lesson in pre-season contest.

Open team stay unbeaten

Heidi Kiser was praised by coach Che Tamati for her tournament performance for the Taranaki open team.

Five wins from five matches. That Taranaki open netball team are on a roll.

Breakers depth stands tall video

Breakers coach Paul Henare will look to sort his team's systems out in their final two pre-season matches.

Coach Paul Henare happy with "talented squad" as less experienced players test title favourites in pre-season.

Regional tilts important, coach says

Dean Vickerman will coach a strong Melbourne United side this season.

"It's something New Zealand has done a good job of for a long time now," the Melbourne coach said.

Tough lessons learnt for under-19 side

Taranaki under-19 player Brayton Northcott-Hill runs away from the Otago defence during their last game at the Jock ...

Still some positives despite low finish at national tournament.

Another worrying head knock for Ngatai

Taranaki captain Charlie Ngatai left the field midway through the first half against Bay of Plenty

No decision yet on Charlie Ngatai's future.

Another head knock for Ngatai video

Charlie Ngatai copped a head knock and was taken from the field. He failed an HIA test.

It's another worry for Taranaki and the All Blacks as Charlie Ngatai fails concussion test.

Community Trust grants plug income gap

Westown Golf Club president Kim Lucas says community grants are a lifeline for the club.

Sports clubs, community groups and schools benefited $179,600 from the latest round of New Zealand Community Trust grants.

Confidence key for open team

Naumai goal-shoot Aleina Wallis is one of three in the Taranaki open team who will go through the Beko League screening ...

"We may be perceived as the underdogs but we have full confidence in our ability."

Taranaki expected to beat Bay by plenty

Marty McKenzie has stated to find form at fullback for Taranaki.

Taranaki short-priced to deal to Bay of Plenty.

Jury empowered by expectation

Silver Ferns defender Kelly Jury makes good use of her height.

Silver Ferns defender Kelly Jury heard all the hype, and decided to embrace it.

Medics find City keeper's injury only superficial

Liverpool's Sadio Mane's foot catches Manchester City keeper Ederson Moraes during the Premier League match.

Theatrics over the top even for modern day football.

The undersized four

Dillon Boucher was named Breakers general manager in 2016.

Dillon Boucher was often the smallest guy on the court, but he sure didn't play that way.

Taranaki abandoned

Thursday's race meeting that was to be held at Pukekura Raceway has been abandoned.

Another race meeting lost due to surface water on the track.

Iwi teams prepare for battle

Te Ātiawa, blue, will be one of a number of iwi contesting the annual Taranaki Māori Rugby League tournament.

The Taranaki Māori Rugby League tournament returns this weekend.

Promising pair deliver

Dijon Bleu put four and a half lengths on the field in The O'Leary's Fillies Stakes.

Two promising horses have made their mark at Listed level in Wanganui on Wednesday.

Taranaki captain returns to the starting side

Taranaki halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi will continue his combination with first five-eighth Stephen Perofeta.

No need to make many changes to a winning side.

Breakers to lock down rotation in regions

New Zealand Breakers coach Paul Henare will look to lock in his rotation in their upcoming pre-season matches.

"We really need to start fine tuning our systems," Breakers coach says as season approaches.

Waiting on the weather

Stratford trainer Chris Bothwell is playing the waiting game with the weather.

Horse trainer has 189 winners next to his name but his first solo win is just around the corner.

Title defence slipping away

Sione Lea had a strong game for the Taranaki Devlopment side.

Battle for Taranaki Development to defend their Northern Regions title.

Rapid change but expectation remains the same

The attrition rate in the Taranaki rugby side in three years highlights how quickly provincial teams change.

Snook: "The battle of the coaches will be a nice little sideline to the main course."

Top showing from schools

Iritana Hohaia, Isabelle Cook and Simone Cook'S Opunake High School team won their regional tournament last week.

Talent was on show last week.

Open team make early statement

Tysons centre Heidi Kiser is in this year's Taranaki open team.

There are worse ways to start a season than by beating Wellington by 28 goals.

Bonny mare is our best

Bonneval, an Oaks winner on both sides of the Tasman, has been named Horse of the Year.

Dual oaks winner Bonneval dominates awards, a day after stunning first-up victory in Australia.

Attack covering up defensive problems

Taranaki No 8 Toa Halafihi was named man of the match against Auckland.

Results keep coming despite leaky Taranaki defence.

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