RED BULL DEFIANCE - High speed, high altitude, high intensity. WHO WILL DEFY THE ODDS?

October 23, 2014

Local and international elite athletes and sport enthusiasts prepare to tackle greater Wanaka’s spectacular terrain never raced on before in Red Bull Defiance this Friday and Saturday, October 24-25. Designed by New Zealand’s current Coast to Coast champion Braden Currie


October 22, 2014

Wellington was the latest host of a Tri NZ Regional Youth Academy this past weekend, with 17 budding triathletes from 15 to 17 years old hosted by coaches including former World Champion Jenny Rose, former Olympian Shane Reed, Tammy Reed and Cam Durno as well as invited specialists throughout the weekend.

Rescue on Mt Tasman

October 22, 2014

Police have confirmed that two climbers have been rescued from Mt Tasman in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park after they became stranded earlier today.

Montane terra pants review

October 22, 2014

Montane.. Who? Never heard of Montane? They are a UK brand started 18 years ago, specialising in clothing and gear for athletic mountain activities. The brand has just landed in New Zealand with the new distribution company and online store, Further Faster.

Whangamata Multisport Challenge

October 21, 2014

Whangamata is well known as a hub for adventure sports and a new event will showcase the best of the Coromandel town. The Whangamata Multisport Challenge is the latest event on the calendar and promises to be an exciting and challenging race.

Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist looking for Back To Back Wins

October 21, 2014

The Contact Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is pleased to announce that Commonwealth Games medallist, Sam Gaze, who took out silver in the Men’s Mountain Bike at the recent Glasgow Commonwealth Games


October 20, 2014

The Great Barrier Island Wharf 2 Wharf is a must on your bucket list, with the chance to race and explore the island. This years event required a change from the normal marathon course because of damage to tracks and roads from the storm on the evening of 10th June.

Contact announces new Hawea community fund, and extends Contact Epic funding

October 20, 2014

Contact and LMS Events have teamed up for another three years to run the much-loved Contact Epic, NZ’s Ultimate Mountain Bike Challenge, and have added some extra love to the partnership by establishing a new joint fund to support the local Hawea community.

Motu Challenge 2014

October 20, 2014

This years Motu Challenge in the Bay of Plenty saw Richard Ussher step into a team with some you hotshot athletes and Elina Ussher pick up another title.

Imrie shines in senior kayaking debut

October 19, 2014

It was meant to be a gentle initiation into kayaking’s senior ranks for Mana paddler Kurtis Imrie, until he helped knock over two of the sports leading lights.

59th Royalty show down in Kawerau

October 23, 2014

In 2014 the Kawerau King of the Mountain will hold the 59thyear of tackling Putauaki (Mt. Edgecumbe) in what is renowned to be one of the toughest mountain races in New Zealand, first established in 1955.

Search underway in Nelson Lakes

October 23, 2014

Tasman Search and Rescue have commenced a search in the Mt Angelus area of the Nelson Lakes National Park after a back pack containing clothing and a sleeping bag was located in a river last night.

Top New Zealand mountain bikers racing in Rotorua at Labour Weekend

October 22, 2014

It’s one of the most challenging and demanding races on the mountain bike calendar. This Saturday’s Nzo Whaka 100 is an epic, 100 kilometre, endurance race on the world-class mountain bike trail network in the Whakarewarewa Forest, south of Rotorua.

News mash

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Michael Poole swim not sink..after black out in race

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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

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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

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Take a hike - why doctors should prescribe 'nature'

Cops botch speeding cyclist's ticket


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