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A Competition Will Go Ahead, Says BA Boss

A Competition Will Go Ahead, Says BA Boss

Sydney, May 12 NZPA - Basketball Australia (BA) intends to push ahead with a national competition, including the New Zealand Breakers, starting later this year.

Racing Goes Down To The Wire

12 MAY 2009 - As wintry weather batters the country, some of the hardest men in New Zealand sport are going to have to dig for extra reserves of toughness this weekend.

Snow Sports New Zealand Appoints Alpine Director

Snow Sports New Zealand Appoints Alpine Director

WANAKA - 12 May 2009 - Snow Sports New Zealand (SSNZ) today announced the appointment of James Lazor as Alpine Director. In the newly created role, Lazor will oversee the development of alpine ski racing in New Zealand, from grass roots to elite.

Parko And Occy Hitting New Zealand

12 MAY 2009 - Corona, major sponsor of Surfing New Zealand and the Corona Crown Series, is bringing Joel Parkinson (Aus) and Mark Occhilupo (Aus) to New Zealand in the last week of May.

Yarrow Stadium Named One Of The World's Best Rugby Venues

Yarrow Stadium Named One Of The World's Best Rugby Venues

12 May 2009 - Last year it hosted an All Blacks test match and helped the Kiwis prepare for their World Cup-winning efforts - and now New Plymouth's Yarrow Stadium is counted among the best rugby grounds in the world.

Anxious Wait For Breakers With ANBL In Doubt

Anxious Wait For Breakers With ANBL In Doubt

NZPA correspondent

Sydney, May 11 NZPA - A financially healthy New Zealand Breakers say they will survive if the troubled Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) is forced into a year-long hiatus.

Ryder Drinking Again, Manager Denies Alleged Incident

Ryder Drinking Again, Manager Denies Alleged Incident

Wellington, May 11 NZPA - The manager of New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has responded angrily to unverified reports the hard hitting batsman has been embroiled in an incident involving security guards in South Africa.

Rally Championship Heads To Southern Winter

Rally Championship Heads To Southern Winter

Heading for the deep south, the Vantage New Zealand Rally Championship's second of five rounds in the 2009 season will be based from the Otago hold of Dunedin this coming weekend (15-17 May).

NZ Downhillers Solid At French MTB World Cup

11 May 2009 - Top NZ Downhill MTB professionals Justin Leov and Sam Blenkinsop raced to strong top ten results at the second round of the UCI MTB World Cup in la Bresse, France yesterday.

A Month Of iMove For Square Workplaces

A Month Of iMove For Square Workplaces

11 May 2009 - New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has taken out a close competition with Palmerston North City Council during an iMove month for workplaces around the square in Palmerston North.