Muay Thai fighter, Melody 'Diva' Downs is gearing up for the Intercontinental World Kickboxing Association K1 U67 kg title to be held in South Korea next week.
The country's two top teen CrossFit talents hail from Gisborne. Tuteari Te Rauna-Lamont is currently number one in Australasia while his training partner Kitini Taihuka holds Australasia's second place position.
Chiefs halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi called in for All Blacks 'foundation' day camp in Wellington.
Manawatu Cyclones rugby player Aroha Nuku has received a two year ban from following a positive test for methamphetamine.
Taniwharau Premier coach Harley Raihe believes looking to the past has helped shape the club's future. Yesterday the club celebrated the Old Boys and Old Girls Day in style with the premier side stopping at nothing to beat local rivals Turangawaewae 50-16.
Former rugby greats Sir Michael Jones and Dr Farah Palmer have responded to Israel Folau's comments on homosexuality. The pair were elected and re-elected respectively as board members to the New Zealand Rugby Union, at their annual general meeting in Wellington.