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Croft Touches Down To Join Aces

30 October 2008 - Young English pace bowler Steven Croft arrived in town on Tuesday ready to help the State Auckland Aces for their 2008/09 season campaign.

Final Two Players For New Zealand Heartland XV Squad Named

Final Two Players For New Zealand Heartland XV Squad Named

29 October 2008 - Mid Canterbury lock Malcolm Cairns and Wanganui fullback Aseli Tikoirotuma have been added to the New Zealand Heartland XV squad after completing travel documentation requirements and will fly out with the squad tonight.

Whitaker Retains His National Crown

28 OCTOBER - Wellington's Jake Whitaker lived up to all the hype at the weekend, retaining the national motorcycle trials title he won for the first time last season.

Former All Blacks To Take The Reins Of QBE Insurance North Harbour

Former All Blacks To Take The Reins Of QBE Insurance North Harbour

28 October 2008 - Former All Blacks Craig Dowd and Jeff Wilson have been appointed by the North Harbour Rugby Union as the Air New Zealand Cup Head Coach and Assistant Coach positions respectively for QBE Insurance North Harbour. Dowd and Wilson will commence their new positions in early 2009.

Five All Blacks Extend NZRU Contracts

Five All Blacks Extend NZRU Contracts

27 October 2008 - All Blacks Josevata Rokocoko, Conrad Smith, Anthony Tuitavake, John Afoa and Ma'a Nonu have extended their contracts with the New Zealand Rugby Union, it was announced today.

King-Turner Through To Semis

25 October 2008 - Further to his round one victory over Johannes Robert van Overbook of USA 6-4 6-3, at the ITF Futures tournament in USA, Davis Cup player Daniel King-Turner has followed up with two further strong victories to advance to the semi-finals.

World Class Entries For New Zealand Event

World Class Entries For New Zealand Event

24 OCTOBER 2008 - The US$50,000 KLRC New Zealand Open badminton tournament looks set to have a top-class field with the confirmation of some key entrants for the November 11-15 Grand Prix event to be held at the North Shore Events Centre.

Fien Back In Black - At Last

24 OCTOBER 2008 - He offers a cheery "kia ora" to journalists. His conversation is dotted with "sweet as" and even an occasional "bro". It's only the Queensland twang that's the giveaway.

Home Crowd Will Make Difference

Home Crowd Will Make Difference

24 October 2008 - Young Football Ferns captain Briony Fisher says home crowd support could give her team the boost they need to start the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup with an upset over Canada on Tuesday night at North Harbour Stadium.

Mayor Swaps Official Car For A Convertible

Mayor Swaps Official Car For A Convertible

23 October 2008 - Manukau Mayor Len Brown is swapping his mayoral car for a retro convertible Corvette this Friday.