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Two in a row for champion shearer Smith

Shearing champion Rowland Smith has taken just two days of the New Year to reinforce his claims to the major titles and possibly a second World championship by winning his first two Open finals of 2019 over the weekend.

Henare wins national lambs wool final

World champion woohandler Joel Henare got one back on leading rival Pagan Karauria as he won the Southland Shears’ national crossbred lambs woolhandling title at the Winton A and P Show on Saturday.

Rare double century at U17 nationals

Young Central Districts batsman Sam Ferguson has scored a rare double century at NZC's Under-17 national championships, carrying his bat for an innings of 200 not out at Lincoln's Bert Sutcliffe Oval.

A rights-free image of Sam Ferguson after scoring

Wellington Blaze win BK Super Smash title in last-ball thriller

Canterbury Magicians 130-3 in 20 overs (Ermin Bermingham 61-, Kate Ebrahim 38, Jessica Kerr 1-25) lost to Wellington Blaze (Rebecca Burns 41, Sophie Devine 31) by four wickets at Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland.

City extend run as Wellington stumble

The remarkable winning run of defending champions Auckland City has been extended while there was an eye-catching pair of results elsewhere as a thrilling start to the new year continued in the ISPS Handa Premiership this afternoon.

Young guns fight back to win Red Bull Defiance 2019

With unbeaten champion Braden Currie supporting from the sideline this year, the field was wide open in the elite category. And it was young guns Hamish Elliot and Sam Bell who fought back to take the overall win.

Mackay returns in T20 squad shakeup

A couple of fresh faces and a return for Frankie Mackay are the features of the WHITE FERNS T20 squad named to face India Women in three T20 double-headers next month.

Winning start to the year for Joelle King

Kiwi squash pro, Joelle King secured her first win of the calendar year against the up-and-coming Zeina Mickawy to book her place in round three of the prestigious J.P Morgan Squash Tournament of Champions in New York.

Smith wins at Wairoa Shears

Hawke’s Bay shearer Rowland Smith got the year of his hoped-for second World title under way in good fashion when he won the Wairoa A and P Show’s Open shearing title on Saturday.

Brenton Grove takes round win in BNT V8s after Smith strikes trouble

Australian driver Brenton Grove has taken overall victory at Round 4 of the BNT V8s Championship held at Teretonga this weekend.