Sport

Magic too strong for Tactix

The Tactix showed flickering signs of life, but the Magic were ruthless in extinguishing any spark of hope as they cruised to a 65-46 national netball premiership win in Hamilton. It was the Magic's sixth win of the season from 11 starts, and consolidated...... Read More

Sissons surges to victory in Madrid

New Zealander Ryan Sissons has won his first world triathlon series event, edging Frenchman Rafael Montoya in a late surge to the line in Madrid. Sissons combined a strong swim with a composed bike leg, then shook off Montoya with a late surge in the...... Read More

Bronze medal won after husband’s heart attack

Stanmore Bay table tennis player Shirley Ritchie received a standing ovation when her bronze medal was presented at the recent World Masters Games. She was moved to tears by the support, which came because she won the medal under the most difficult...... Read More

Racing underway for Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand kicked off their 35th America’s Cup campaign with a convincing win over Groupama Team France on Bermuda’s Great Sound. It was the first race for the new look Kiwi team racing on sailing’s greatest stage,...... Read More

Button penalised 15-spots at Monaco GP

Jenson Button is set to start last for what could be his final Formula One race after being hit with a 15-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix. Button, 37, is back on the grid in Monte Carlo this weekend after Fernando Alonso's decision...... Read More

Carrington on top in World Cup semi-final

Lisa Carrington has made a strong return to single-boat racing with a solid semi-final win in the K1 500m at the second World Cup regatta in Hungary. Carrington opted to compete in team boats at the first World Cup event in Portugal last week, helping...... Read More

Competition ramps up for kayakers

Fresh from a golden haul, New Zealand’s top kayakers will get a significant increase in competition at the second round of the ICF World Cup canoe sprint season in Hungary this weekend. The eight-strong women’s team won four gold medals...... Read More

Mount lifeguard to lead Kiwi team

Mount Maunganui’s Jessica Miller has been named captain of the New Zealand team competing at next month’s Sanyo Cup in Japan. Now based on the Gold Coast, the 21 year-old represented New Zealand at last year’s Sanyo Cup where she...... Read More

All Blacks coach may quit after 2019 World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said he is likely to step down after the next World Cup in 2019, according to a report on Friday. "I think, without committing to it 100 percent, I can't see myself extending beyond the World Cup," the...... Read More

Chiefs and Blues in Super Rugby draw

The Chiefs and Blues have battled themselves to a Super Rugby standstill in a 16-16 draw at a rainswept Eden Park in Auckland. The result, the first draw between the two sides, would not have satisfied either team. The Chiefs needed a win to stay in...... Read More