Football: Nayler eyes 50th cap

A pair of individual milestones have already been achieved on the Football Ferns’ two-match tour of the United States and another is likely to arrive tomorrow if Erin Nayler takes up her usual spot between the sticks. Still only 25-years-old, the...... Read More

Age no barrier ahead of Ironman

At the age of 65, Heather Allison of Red Beach says she couldn’t turn down an opportunity to take part in next month’s Ironman World Championships, 10 years after she last competed in that same event. She qualified by winning a hard core...... Read More

Cairo a real AIMS Games character

Rugby and sparkly top-hats normally don’t go hand-in-hand but Chisnallwood Intermediate broke the mould at the Anchor AIMS Games last week. Coach Daniel Vann introduced the hat for “Dick of the day” – awarded for good-natured...... Read More

Counting down to the big ‘quack off’

The country’s keen duck callers are getting set to compete in the New Zealand Duck Calling Championships to be held in Taupo. The event is being held as part of the Sika Show, on September 30. Organiser Adam Rayner says the competition is a...... Read More

Young sailors in contention

There were plenty of sore bodies after racing overnight at the Laser world championships in Croatia, and a fair degree of satisfaction as well as disappointment among the Kiwi contingent. Sam Meech continued his good form, collecting three second-placed...... Read More

All Blacks demolish Springboks

The All Blacks are firmly back on top of the Rugby Championship table after emphatically dispatching the Springboks at North Harbour Stadium in Albany. The Springboks have not beaten the All Blacks in New Zealand for eight years and they showed little...... Read More

World champs test won’t intimidate Football Ferns

Football Ferns coach Tony Readings is well aware of the size of the task facing his side as they take on world champions America today. And while development is the main aim of the match, he insists his players will have only one thought on their...... Read More

All Blacks to honour Black Ferns dominance

The Women’s Rugby World Cup winning Black Ferns and HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series champion Black Ferns Sevens will be celebrated at tomorrow night’s All Blacks Test match against South Africa at QBE Stadium. Black Ferns Captain Fiao’o...... Read More

Delighted Bloor paddles to AIMS history

Chalk one up for the little guys. Kayaker Vinnie Bloor has secured the first-ever Anchor AIMS Games medal for tiny Pyes Pa school near Tauranga, taking home the Year 7 canoe slalom crown. It was a sweet victory for the 12-year-old, one of only 20...... Read More

Dagg’s rugby year appears to be over

Israel Dagg is set to join the All Blacks' burgeoning casualty ward, with coach Steve Hansen confirming that the stalwart winger would need time away from the game. The 29-year-old injured his knee for the Crusaders in early March and required an...... Read More