Interviews - Wulong Mountain Quest

August 30, 2014

New Zealand adventure racers performed very well at the Wulong Mountain Quest, the richest race on the international calendar, with all Kiwi teams coming 1st and 3rd, and Marcel Hagener second in international team Toread. We chat to the top athletes

Freeski Open of New Zealand halfpipe

August 30, 2014

Day three of The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand at Cardrona Alpine Resort saw action move to the 22-foot Olympic halfpipe. Five women and ten men battled it out in a three run final. New Zealand’s Janina Kuzma scored the highest run of her career

Stroke of success for New Zealand rowing team in non-Olympic events

August 30, 2014

New Zealand rowers have claimed a golden double and two world best time records at the 2014 world rowing championships in Amsterdam, with the squad also set up for more glory over the final two days of competition. New Zealand’s women’s four crew of Kerri Gowler

Tongariro Alpine Crossing - mid winter guided tour

August 30, 2014

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the greatest walks in the world with high numbers during summer, but what’s the walk like mid winter. Avid tramper and gear connoisseur Wayne Clark takes a break from his solo trekking to join a guided tour.


August 29, 2014

Waikato’s Bradlee Ashby earned New Zealand first medal on the second night of finals at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Hawaii today. The 18 year old from the Fairfield club in Hamilton won a bronze medal in the 400m individual medley at the PanPacs which has attracted 300

Men's lightweight four crew change due to injury

August 29, 2014

Rowing New Zealand have made a crew change, forced by injury, to the men’s lightweight four as they head into semi-finals racing today. 25 year old Alistair Bond will replace the injured James Lassche in the men’s lightweight four for the semi-final of the 2014 World Rowing Championship

Freeski Open of New Zealand Slopestyle

August 29, 2014

Finals day for The North Face® Freeski Open of New Zealand Slopestyle brought more stunning weather and some equally stunning performances from the international field of 12 men and four women.

Success at the UCI World Amateur Champs

August 29, 2014

Success for kiwi cyclist Sharon Prutton at the UCI World Amateur Champs. Racing in the time trial over 18.8km 60-64 age category Prutton won silver, while John Alabaster placed 6th in his age group.


August 29, 2014

New Zealand triathletes racing in Edmonton in the ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final this weekend know they are in for the toughest race of the season but have done the work to best prepare themselves for that prospect.

Two athletes named for Oceania Cross Country championships

August 29, 2014

Athletics New Zealand has named two athletes to compete in the 2014 Oceania Cross Country championships in Guam on 16/17 October.

Six finals confirmed for New Zealand Rowing Team

August 29, 2014

On the fifth day of the 2014 world rowing championships competition four finals were confirmed by New Zealand crews. The women’s pair, men’s pair, women’s lightweight double scull and women’s quad all advanced to ensure they are racing for medals.

Scullers scoop semi-final spots

August 28, 2014

The sun shone on the fourth day of competition and also saw the New Zealand crews back in action at the World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Three out of four of the New Zealand crews raced themselves into the A/B semi-final rounds.

Donaldson's kayak found

August 27, 2014

Trans Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson had to abandon his kayak within sight of Taranaki after his 2200km adventure filled journey across from Australia. Today a farmer found the kayak washed up south of Taranaki over six weeks after Donaldson was heli rescued ending his attempt.

News mash

Some interesting news items..

Junk food rewires brain

Skiier falls into Ruapahu crater

Pro cyclists up for bribery

National offers cash for city cyclists

Robertson brothers can be the best

David Dawson swims 40-kilometre length of Loch Lomond in Scotland

Swedish biathon students at Snowfarm

How long should I have off after an endurance event

Wildboy's epic adventure reaches Cape Reinga

Lisa Carrington on 7 Sharpe

Death at the Alaska Wilderness Classic

Kiwi Matt King working with Brownlee brothers

Tips for Ultra running

10 things you need to know before taking up rowing

Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'

Cops botch speeding cyclist's ticket

Ministry of Health takes cab over a short walk

The benefits of discomforts

Commonwealth Games: Gates misses out on cycling spot

Commonwealth Games: Wiggins holds no fears for Kiwi cyclists

Interview with Kiwi running legend Jonathan Wyatt

Hiking makes you happy

Strong bond between Kiwi triathlon twins

Epilepsy doesn't deter a Kiwi triathlete

Bacon and egg pie to greet kayaker

Safety fears after road-rage 'timebomb'

A journey of 1070 kms begins with a single step

Unknown to the Western States 100miler winner in a year, whos Rob Krar?

Cyclists mourn 'strong, weekend warrior' Brent Stuart of Hastings

Wildboy treks around NZ

Interview - Jess Simson

December 12, 2013

It’s been a busy few weeks for Wanaka based multisporter Jess Simson, with 2 top international podium finishes - first in Australia & then in Brazil. “I don’t like to think about my competitors really, I just like to focus on my own thing & do my best."

Interview - Del Woodford

December 10, 2013

Cycling commentator Del Woodford tells us about Avanti Plus teaming up with Gordon McCauley to put together a junior coaching programme. “Its Gordon McCauley coaching…its a pretty exciting opportunity for some young riders.”

Interview - Liam Scopes

December 02, 2013

Triathlon journalist Liam Scopes talks about kiwi Michelle Bremer opening up her domestic season in “really good form”, with a 2nd at the Challenge Forster behind Aussie Rebecca Hoschke ( who won Ironman Australia earlier this year).

Tauranga Trail Run

November 07, 2013

The Smiths Sports Tauranga Trail Run is just under a month away and entries are already well up on last year. The event is held within the TECT All Terrain Park at the top of Pyes Pa Road and is the major fundraiser for the Cross Country team at Tauranga Boys' College. Over 250 entries have so far been received, this number is 40% up on the same time last year.

Entries for Motatapu 47km Mountain Bike race close in record time

November 04, 2013

Competitor entries to the increasingly popular Speight’s Summit 47km Mountain Bike race at Motatapu 2014 have closed in record time. Two-thousand riders from around New Zealand and internationally have signed up to compete in the challenging high country race on March 8