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Cricket NZ Expands State Twenty20

Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - Twenty20 cricket will now last longer, with the State competition expanded from six to eight rounds for the 2008/09 season.

ITU Duathlon World Championships Deliver Golden Glow For Kiwis

ITU Duathlon World Championships Deliver Golden Glow For Kiwis

1 October 2008 - The New Zealand team performed with distinction at the World Duathlon Championships in Rimini, Italy over the weekend with the age group athletes collecting three gold and one bronze medal.

Tasman Chairman's Resignation Makes No Impact On Marlborough

By Peter Martinez of NZPA

Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - Marlborough said today the resignation of Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) chairman Max Spence will do nothing to alter a desire to quit its merger with Nelson Bays.

Champs NZ Top Seeds For Dubai Sevens

Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - Reigning champions New Zealand have been top seeded for next month's opening round of the 2008-09 world series at Dubai.

Moorhead Looks For Charles Tour Breakthrough On Home Ground

Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - Grant Moorhead believes there is no better place for breakthrough win on the Charles Tour but on his home course which hosts the Taranaki Open golf tournament starting tomorrow.

NZA Chase 314 On Final Day For Win

Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - New Zealand A are 41-1 in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the opening game of a two-match series against India A at Chennai, India, chasing another 314 runs to win.

Batsmen On Notice To Deliver In Bangladesh

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Auckland, Sept 30 NZPA - The outcome of New Zealand's cricket tour of Bangladesh seems predictable but coach John Bracewell has urged his overwhelming favourites to take their time in reaching what appears to be an inevitable conclusion.

Red Card Not Warranted, Judicial Hearing Finds

Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - A red card issued to Mid Canterbury hooker James Carr during last Saturday's Heartland match against West Coast in Ashburton was not warranted, a New Zealand Rugby Union judicial hearing found today.

Towns Plans To Focus On Next Generation Of Coaches

By Chris Barclay of NZPA

Auckland, Sept 30 NZPA - A wretched Beijing Olympics campaign convinced hockey coach Kevin Towns to essentially sack himself, but he is determined to remain involved in the sport.

Waikato Press All Blacks Quartet Into Service

Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - Waikato welcome back a quartet of All Blacks for their crucial Air NZ Cup rugby match against Taranaki on Thursday night.