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Why kids are giving up sport

Basketball coach Josh Reeves says slurs like 'harden up' and 'you're useless' are common from the sidelines at kids games.

Sideline abuse remains a major issue for children and coaches at weekend sports games.

Disc golf flies into Inglewood

A new 18 hole disc golf course is opening at the Inglewood Golf Club in Taranaki. Zac Sole tries it out.

The first ever 18 hole disc golf course at a golf club is set to open next month in Taranaki.

Taranaki teacher to study in Japan

Spotswood College PE teacher Tracey Laurence is off to Japan with a group of other NZ teachers to learn about Japanese ...

A New Plymouth teacher is about to become a student for a week - in Japan.

Spotswood United eye return to winning ways

Spotswood United's Johnny Faletagoai-Malase in action against Inglewood last month. The side had won four games in a row ...

Spotswood United co-coach Mitch Williams is taking the positives out of his side's loss as the team prepare to host competition leaders Coastal.

NBL powerhouses collide

Australian point guard Jarrad Weeks turned in a stellar showing for the Sharks on Friday, scoring 44 points, including ...

NBL heavyweights gather in Invercargill for Sunday grand final rematch.

Alaimalo finding his feet again video

Solomon Alaimalo wonderfully created the winning Chiefs try to beat the Sharks 29-23.

He was an All Black-in-waiting in 2018 but his fortunes this year have mirrored those of struggling Chiefs side.

Cooper backs Weber for ABs video

Brad Weber scoring the winning try as the Chiefs beat the Sharks last weekend.

Chiefs coach says All Black Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi went unused in Sharks win due to Brad Weber's leadership.

Cane poised for comeback video

Sam Cane could return to the rugby field this weekend for the Chiefs in their derby against the Blues.

ABs flanker could make long-awaited return from a broken neck for the Chiefs, a week earlier than forecast.

Coastal claim McLeod Shield, top spot

Clifton's Josh Iwikau runs the ball forward.

Despite losing to Stratford/Eltham, Coastal has claimed the McLeod Shield after winning the first round of the CMK premier club rugby competition.

Clifton eye top spot

Tukapa's Brook Gray and Clifton's Meli Naholo rush for the ball during a match in 2017. Tukapa and Clifton will meet at ...

Clifton has a chance to claim the top spot after the first round of the CMK premier club rugby competition which will conclude on Saturday. 

'Rugby was like a movie to me' video

Chiefs centre Tumua Manu fending off a former Blues team-mate last month.

Chiefs centre has battled hard to live his dream from the days he eagerly watched rugby on TV in Samoa.

Cooper: Chiefs team to avoid video

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper said most teams wouldn't want to play his side.

Chiefs coach believes rivals wouldn't want to play his "banged up" side after gutsy draw down south.

Fitzroy women find season end success

The Taranaki bowls season came to a close at the weekend. (file photo)

The final day of the Taranaki bowls season was a memorable one for a number of players but especially so for the women from Fitzroy when they snared four titles at Paritutu on Saturday.

Stratford/Eltham aware of Clifton's threat

Stratford/Eltham coach Rawiri Mako is aiming for a win over Clifton this weekend. (File photo)

Stratford/Eltham coach Rawiri Mako is aware of the threat Clifton pose but will treat this weekend like any other as the two sides meeting in the CMK premier rugby competition at Tikorangi on Saturday.

Women complete bowls clean sweep

Eileen Rothwell was one of three women to complete a clean sweep of victories to secure places in two finals each in the ...

Opunake's Eileen Rothwell, Fitzroy's Lesley Te Awa and West End's Dean Elgar all had weekends to remember in the Taranaki bowls champion-of-champions triples and singles events at the weekend.

All Black's loosehead battle video

Chiefs prop Angus Ta'avao has found the switch from tighthead to loosehead tough in the last two rounds of Super Rugby.

Chiefs prop simplifies struggle of positional switch akin to learning to go to the toilet with your wrong hand.

AB's 'unfinished business' video

Chiefs hooker Nathan Harris has re-signed with NZ Rugby through to 2021.

Chiefs star re-signing means four test hookers have now committed to NZ Rugby beyond the World Cup.

Ta'avao: 'Rugby's for everyone' video

Angus Ta'avao was wearing rainbow laces when the Chiefs hosted the Lions in Hamilton last Friday.

ABs prop reveals he was wearing rainbow laces when previously a team-mate of Israel Folau in Australia.

Cooper dismisses Cruden move video

Chiefs coach Colin Cooper has all but ruled out Aaron Cruden's return in 2019.

Chiefs coach all but rules out former All Black's shock comeback with his side desperately short of No 10s.

First horse derby a success

Madie and Millie Parker of Patea Pony Club competed in the Taranaki Derby on Saturday.

More than a hundred people competed in Taranaki's newest horse competition on Saturday.

Rugby player in serious condition

A rugby player has been transported to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition after being injured in a rugby game in ...

A rugby player has flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition after suffering an injury at a club game in Taranaki.

Chief's 'worrying' concussion video

Luke Jacobson is back smiling for the Chiefs and in good form after returning from an eight-month absence where he ...

Luke Jacobson firing again for Chiefs after recovering from headaches he said lasted "four or five months".

Surfing sensation off to Hawaii

New Plymouth teenager Natasha Gouldsbury will travel to Hawaii in December to learn how to be a surf champ from world ...

 Taranaki surfer Natasha Gouldsbury has the opportunity to learn from one of her idols.

Litmus test: Chiefs v Blues video

The Chiefs toasting their win against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires before their bye week.

"Slipping under the radar" helped Chiefs out of slump, but the spotlight is back on them for big Blues derby.

Cooper backs Nonu for ABs video

Ma'a Nonu has been in outstanding form for the Blues in Super Rugby.

Chiefs coach and former mentor of Blues veteran believes his form "demands a position" in the All Blacks.

Sam Cane returns to contact video

Sam Cane, pictured in February performing some stretches in pre-season, has been cleared to resume contact training with ...

Chiefs co-captain set for fight with Ardie Savea for ABs spot after taking next step in recovery from broken neck.

Taranaki to host 4x4 national finals

Rowan Huckstep, left, Hendrik Hofstee, Steve Thomason, Brody Thomason, Wayne Buckthought and Rachel Buckthought will be ...

More than 40 teams will battle for a national title at the 4x4 finals event in South Taranaki this weekend.

Coastal test for Clifton

Coastal player Dylan Juffermans is wrapped up by the Clifton defence during their early season match in 2018. The last ...

This week's match between Clifton and Coastal will be a repeat of last year's semifinal.

Old Boys duo out for first game

Daniel Waite races away for a try in last year's final. He will not be playing in the season opener this weekend due to ...

Daniel Waite and Brayton Northcott-Hill will miss the first round match against Southern.

Taranaki rugby in survival mode

Two closed grandstands at Yarrow Stadium contributed to a $818,000 deficit for the Taranaki Rugby Union in 2018.

Taranaki Rugby will be looking at ways of tightening its belt for the next decade after posting $818,000 deficit in 2018.

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