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Thistle’s cup hopes over after 2-0 loss

April 26, 2017 12:49PM

THISTLE coach Matt Hastings made five changes for yesterday’s Chatham Cup clash with Napier Marist . . . but it didn’t stop the Jags from …

Changes in store for cup game

April 24, 2017 2:24PM

GISBORNE Thistle coach Matt Hastings says there will be changes for tomorrow’s Chatham Cup preliminary round game against Napier Marist in Napier, after his side …

Waikohu take trophies

April 24, 2017 2:13PM

WAIKOHU continued their fairy-tale start to the premier rugby championship with a come-from-behind 18-17 victory over Ngatapa at Patutahi on Satuday. Although it was the …

Mighty Lions almost conquered in 1971

April 22, 2017 10:20AM

POVERTY Bay and East Coast players who joined forces in Combined representative teams are to reunite at Rugby Park on June 3. The Poverty Bay …

Losing start but no panic in YMP ranks

April 21, 2017 2:18PM

YMP go into their premier club match against Enterprise Cars OBM at Rugby Park tomorrow pointless from two losses in the opening three weekends. But …

Ngatapa out to win the battle up front

April 21, 2017 11:14AM

Ngatapa coach Will Faulks will put the hard word on his forwards as they prepare to take on unbeaten Waikohu in the fourth round of …

Thistle to face fast turnaround

April 21, 2017 10:22AM

GISBORNE Thistle players face a busy weekend, with a game tomorrow and one on Tuesday, both away. The Jags take on Central Federation League title …

Gisborne boys step up in NZ win

April 20, 2017 12:48PM

GISBORNE teenagers Treyson Hikitapua-Wilson and Corey Boocock stamped their class on the New South Wales Under-14 Invitation International Challenge in Sydney where the New Zealand …

Waikohu feature in MVP award rankings

April 18, 2017 10:11AM

AON Waikohu are not just leading the premier championsip, unbeaten and with maximum points from their opening three games; the men from Te Karaka are …

Thistle raring to go

April 13, 2017 12:56PM

GISBORNE Thistle coach Matt Hastings says his team are “chomping at the bit” as they prepare for Saturday’s Central Federation football match against Palmerston North …

Scott heads to US for high-altitude training

April 12, 2017 2:09PM

THREE days after adding the 2016-2017 New Zealand Ocean Swim Series title to his national open-water 10-kilometre crown, Enterprise Swim Team’s Matt Scott flew out …

Boys’ High rebound

April 11, 2017 12:58PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School bounced back from their 73-3 loss to South African’s Paarl Boys’ High School with a 33-5 win against Lindisfarne College. “It …

Simple plan works for Pirates

April 10, 2017 2:59PM

THE monkey is finally off Pirates’ back after their 26-15 win against Athletic in Wairoa on Saturday. Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates won the first game …

OBM move up table

April 10, 2017 2:56PM

OBM halfback Willy Grogan celebrated his promotion to skipper with two tries in a 30-21 victory over Ngatapa at Patutahi in the third round of …

Waikohu roll on

April 10, 2017 2:42PM

WAIKOHU made it three wins in a row and stretched their lead at the top of the premier club rugby table with a bonus-point 36-18 …

Ngatu closing in on milestone

April 7, 2017 11:47AM

POVERTY Bay’s most capped player Sione Ngatu — 142 appearances — is closing in on a Ngatapa milestone heading into tomorrow’s premier rugby clash against …

It's not how you start it's how you finish

April 7, 2017 10:08AM

AON Waikohu coach Tahi Hirohi is having no problem keeping his players’ feet on the ground after winning their opening two games in the premier …

Gisborne Girls’ High take it to the wire

April 5, 2017 11:30AM

TAURANGA Girls’ College held their nerve to beat Gisborne Girls’ High School with one ball to spare in the Northern Districts secondary schools’ T20 cup …

Reid steps up

April 4, 2017 11:16AM

TAYLER Reid moved one step closer to qualifying for the 2018 Commonwealth Games with his seventh place in the ITU World Cup elite men’s race …

Chasers not giving up yet

April 4, 2017 10:22AM

GISBORNE navigator Glenn Mason and Hamilton driver Sam Newdick have moved into second spot in the superboat division of the New Zealand jetsprinting championships. The …

Ngatapa win again

April 3, 2017 12:51PM

NGATAPA coach Will Faulks says the scoreline of his side’s 22-10 win against premier division newcomers Athletic in Wairoa on Saturday “did not reflect how …

Reeves shines in win over YMP

April 3, 2017 12:45PM

AON Waikohu continued their winning start to the premier season with a 29-22 victory over YMP at Rugby Park on Saturday. A 19-point haul from …

South African test for Boys’ High

March 31, 2017 2:15PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 coach Tom Cairns says his new-look team is in for trial by fire when they play Paarl Boys’ High …

Hiroki making minimal change to winning side

March 31, 2017 2:13PM

OPENING-game premier-grade victors AON Waikohu will have one forced change when they face YMP at Rugby Park tomorrow. Waikohu coach Tahi Hiroki has replaced winger …

Ready, willing but are Athletic able?

March 31, 2017 11:02AM

ATHLETIC manager Mike Pickering is calling for his young team to “step up” as they prepare for tomorrow’s premier club rugby game against Ngatapa in …

Record breakers in the pool

March 30, 2017 10:05AM

GISBORNE sensation Michael Pickett was the star of an eight-strong Enterprise Cars Swim Team at the national age-group long course championships in Wellington. The 14-year-old …

Mel a double winner in women's cricket

March 29, 2017 2:41PM

MEL Knight was a double winner at the Poverty Bay women’s cricket prize-giving, winning the Player of the Year Cup and the Coach of the …

Club opening day impresses Bay’s new coach

March 28, 2017 9:53AM

POVERTY Bay Heartland Championship coach Mana Otai says starting the club season with senior one and premier teams playing at one venue is a great …

Premier thriller

March 27, 2017 2:16PM

A JESSE Fleming-inspired Waikohu started the premier competition in sensational style on Saturday, beating Pirates 31-22 in a nine-try thriller. The win put Aon Waikohu …

Over the board walk

March 25, 2017 10:10AM

GISBORNE Trampoline Club coach Doug Callahan says he expects another 12 to 14 of his charges to qualify for the New Zealand championships after four …

Canoeing in his blood

March 25, 2017 10:06AM

Quaid Thompson will head to Europe in May for quality racing and training in preparation for the canoe sprint junior and under-23 world championships in …

Hitting the ground running

March 24, 2017 10:31AM

LARSAWN Ngatapa coach Will Faulks says his team are determined to avoid a repeat of last season when they take on YMP in the Tiny …

Now for Reid's biggest races

March 23, 2017 2:54PM

THREE weeks after “a horrible” 11th at the national championships in Kinloch, Tayler Reid produced his best to place third overall in the Oceania championships …

Girls back up early success

March 22, 2017 10:17AM

THE Poverty Bay under-14 girls’ cricket team finished a successful season with two twenty20 wins against their Bay of Plenty counterparts in Whakatane. The victories …

Singh Star

March 21, 2017 11:03AM

WINNING the Poverty Bay player of the year award went some way to easing the pain of losing the DJ Barry Cup club cricket final …

DJ Barry Cup glory to Pirates

March 20, 2017 12:38PM

A MATCH-winning second-wicket partnership from Dane Thompson and Brad Reynolds laid the foundation for Pirates’ DJ Barry Cup 29-run victory over the Stars at Harry …

Give it a tri

March 18, 2017 8:50AM

MARCH is Triathlon Month in Gisborne, says Crackerjack Kids trainer Kate Ney. “Unofficially it started with the amazing Weet-Bix Kids Tryathlon and this month is …

Round-ball hoop game beckons for Genesis

March 18, 2017 8:24AM

DESPITE some “friendly” prompting from his father Ron Tamatea and brothers Kahu and Willis, who all played for the Poverty Bay rugby team, 15-year-old Genesis …

Tough warm-up match for Thistle

March 17, 2017 2:31PM

THISTLE coach Matt Hastings says his side will face their toughest test “to date” when they play Napier Marist in Napier tomorrow. “This will be …

DJ Barry Cup final: Pirates v Stars

March 17, 2017 10:20AM

THE captains could decide the outcome of the DJ Barry Cup Poverty Bay club cricket final at Harry Barker Reserve tomorrow, providing the weather allows …

Star player Moala staying put

March 15, 2017 2:40PM

HIGH School Old Boys meet OBM in a rematch of last year’s Lee Bros Shield final in the opening game of the premier club rugby …

Three in hunt for New Zealand superboats crown

March 14, 2017 11:19AM

SUCCESSIVE wins in the superboats class of the New Zealand jetsprinting championship has moved Gisborne navigator Glenn Mason and Hamilton driver Sam Newdick into contention …

Muzza's 100 milestone

March 11, 2017 9:08AM

MURRAY Hewson laughed when asked if the rumour was true that he was not going to be playing for Poverty Bay in this season’s Heartland …

Bay belief key to Heartland success  

March 11, 2017 8:35AM

POVERTY Bay kick off their 2017 Heartland Championship campaign with an away game against one of the traditional big guns, Mid Canterbury. Not the best …

Academy looks to future

March 8, 2017 10:22AM

POVERTY Bay coach Lance Cairns and cricket association general manager Mohit Rao have announced the first batch of intakes to their academy programme. Cohen Loffler, …

Youthful look to Thistle’s squad

March 7, 2017 1:08PM

THISTLE coach Matt Hastings has included four Gisborne high school students in his 22-man squad for the Central Federation League football season.The league starts on …

Beaten by his own boat

February 28, 2017 10:44AM

GISBORNE navigator Glenn Mason and Hamilton driver Sam Newdick not only won round 3 of the New Zealand jetsprint championships at Waitara on Sunday. They …

Naden weighs in with ton

February 27, 2017 11:33AM

CAMPION College teacher Mark Naden and student Luke Hurlstone will be the toast of the school today after Naden scored 134 and Hurlstone took four …

Pirates, Stars in final

February 27, 2017 8:52AM

PIRATES skipper Mitchell Turner scored his maiden century and backed it up with four wickets against High School Old Boys to help his side book …

Stepping up to NZ plate

February 25, 2017 10:49AM

The selection of three local players for national softball squads reflects the progress of youth development programmes, says Tairawhiti Softball Association president Walton Walker. “Players …

Chance to impress coach

February 24, 2017 12:38PM

Thistle coach Matt Hastings is taking a 16-man squad to Napier tomorrow for the first of five pre-season games in preparation for the Central Federation …

Now for the treble

February 24, 2017 12:01PM

A man-of-the-match performance from Craig Christophers in last night’s Walker Shield twenty20 final has kept OBR on course for a club trophy title treble. The …

OBR openers key to Shield T20 chances

February 23, 2017 8:56AM

OBR openers Craig Christophers and Kieran Venema will be key players in tonight’s Walker Shield T20 cricket final at Harry Barker Reserve, from 5.30pm — …

Gold Coast mission

February 23, 2017 8:40AM

TOP New Zealand women’s beach volleyball player Julia Tilley faces the biggest year of her career as she vies for a place at the 2018 …

Gold, silver, bronze to Brott

February 22, 2017 10:34AM

FORMER Gisborne rower James Brott won gold, silver and bronze medals at the New Zealand Rowing Championships on Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel. The 18-year-old, now …

‘Awesome experience’ despite loss

February 21, 2017 10:23AM

WAI-COA-BAY under-18s were no match for the Warriors Invitation side in the opening game of the Ruben Wiki Challenge Cup tournament, going down 46-16 in …

Bowling good, batting needs work — Cairns

February 20, 2017 9:02AM

POVERTY Bay cricket coach Lance Cairns was happy with his bowlers in yesterday’s 50-over game against Hamilton but says there is a lot of work …

Comeback kid

February 18, 2017 11:43AM

GISBORNE teenager Josiah Ney made the perfect comeback from a serious injury at the New Zealand sprint triathlon championships in Kinloch last weekend. The Gisborne …

Hastings’ mission to build club, not just top team

February 18, 2017 9:14AM

 HAVING too many players can be a headache for some coaches . . . who to pick, who to leave out, how to keep players …

Stars must align

February 17, 2017 3:53PM

HOROUTA’S DJ Barry Cup top-four playoffs hopes took a huge blow when they lost to OBR last weekend . . . but not a fatal …

Challenge Cup tourney a pathway to league career

February 17, 2017 9:08AM

PAIKEA Whalers young gun Rylan Tuwairua-Brown has made the Wai-Coa-Bay under-18 team to play the Warriors Invitation side in the opening game of the Ruben …

Crease is the word

February 17, 2017 8:50AM

POVERTY Bay coach/selector Lance Cairns has made three changes to the team who lost to Counties two weeks ago for this weekend’s Fergus Hickey game …

Sherriff MVP in polo test thriller

February 16, 2017 10:24AM

GISBORNE’S Glenn Sherriff and English partner Lotti Lamacraft were named most valuable players in the International Polo Day at Kihikihi. Sherriff helped New Zealand beat …

Pirate Hollis eyeing rare feat

February 16, 2017 9:31AM

TAYLA Hollis will become only the second female to win a top-flight Poverty Bay men’s club championship title if Pirates beat OBR in the Walker …

Uphill for Horouta cricket after DJ Barry Cup semis

February 13, 2017 10:42AM

A MAN-of-the-match performance from OBR medium-pace bowler Jimmy Holden has almost certainly ended Horouta’s hopes of a place in the DJ Barry Cup semifinals after …

Brott eyes pairs medal at NZ champs

February 11, 2017 10:25AM

GISBORNE’S James Brott has his sights on a podium finish at the national rowing championships, which start on Tuesday on Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel. Brott …

Christophers likely to be key player in shield semi

February 9, 2017 11:24AM

CRAIG Christophers is shaping up as the main man as OBR take the next step on the road to a local cricket treble. Christophers — …

Highs and lows of jetsprinting

February 9, 2017 9:07AM

Gisborne jetsprinters had contrasting experiences in the second round of the New Zealand championships in Meremere at the weekend. Blake Briant and navigator/partner Kate Hoogerbrug …

Knight happy to be back despite limited action

February 8, 2017 3:09PM

DESPITE spending most of the three days in the tent as 12th woman for the Northern Spirit women’s team, Mel Knight said she was glad …

Whalers trio in the mix for Wiki Challenge

February 4, 2017 8:40AM

THREE young Paikea Whalers players are only one training camp away from making the under-18 Wai-Coa-Bay (upper central North Island) team to compete in the …

New breed rising

February 7, 2017 2:37PM

WAIKANAE defended the Ralph Morse Shield with a comprehensive victory over traditional rivals Midway in the Gisborne senior championships at Midway Beach over the holiday …

OBR top the table

February 7, 2017 8:45AM

OBR will play Gisborne Boys’ High School (1) and High School Old Boys will meet Pirates in the sudden-death Walker Shield Twenty20 cricket semifinals on …

Turner joins honours board

February 7, 2017 8:35AM

PIRATES medium-pace bowler Mitchell Turner produced a magical spell of bowling to take six wickets for 68 runs off 19 overs to earn a place …

More the merrier for Jags coach

February 4, 2017 9:24AM

GISBORNE Thistle coach Matt Hastings says having over 30 players at pre-season training sessions is “not a problem”. “At our last training session we had …

From’ ‘hothead’ to Bay skipper

February 3, 2017 12:21PM

DANNY Gibbs has replaced Sam Tallott as Poverty Bay captain for their remaining three games of the representative season, starting with this weekend’s two-day game …

Reid’s elite win ‘another step in the right direction’

February 3, 2017 11:34AM

TAYLER Reid’s coach says his win in race 2 of the National Elite Series at Takapuna was a bonus and the result of “smart decisions”. …

Phoebe is a firefighter, army officer and White Fern

February 2, 2017 10:35AM

GISBORNE Girls’ High student Phoebe Taylor could face a tough decision when she finishes school this year. “I joined the Tairawhiti Services Academy when I …

U19 switch not a problem for Corrin

February 1, 2017 12:19PM

MIDWAY Surf Life Saving Club coach Matt Sutton was reluctant to speak about Olivia Corrin’s impressive performance in the Eastern Region Championships at Mount Maunganui …

Gelebrating in style

January 31, 2017 9:55AM

PIRATES tail-ender Aku Smith celebrated his 200th game for the club with a match-winning unbeaten 13 not out against High School Old Boys in a …

Old boy Rowland stars for Campion

January 31, 2017 9:50AM

CAMPION College old boy Michael Rowland defied the Bollywood Stars attack to score an unbeaten 100 off 123 balls in a third-round DJ Barry Cup …

Cairns aims for results three years into future

January 27, 2017 1:53PM

POVERTY Bay cricket selector-coach Lance Cairns says he is not overly concerned with results this season or “even next season”. “I’ve given myself three years …

Stars’ emergence boosts competition

January 27, 2017 1:50PM

THE best thing that’s happened to cricket in the district, a local cricketer said last weekend after Bollywood Stars ended OBR’s unbeaten run in all …

Former world cup coach 'Otai takes charge of Poverty Bay

January 24, 2017 11:29AM

FORMER Tongan Rugby World Cup coach Manakaetau (Mana) ’Otai will coach LeaderBrand Poverty Bay in this year’s Heartland championship.’Otai, who captained the Tongan national team …

Bollywood Stars avenge cup loss

January 23, 2017 11:25AM

BOLLYWOOD Stars avenged their Doleman Cup loss, ended OBR’s unbeaten run in all competitions this season and regained the Challenge Trophy with a five-wicket win …

Professional Sherriff to lock mallets with England’s finest

January 21, 2017 10:07AM

GISBORNE’S Glenn Sherriff is expecting a tough encounter when New Zealand take on England in a test match at Kihikihi for International Polo Day next …

Gold, silver swansong for Briana

January 21, 2017 8:42AM

TALENTED Gisborne middle distance runner Briana Irving has had a great January on the track. The Gisborne Girls’ High School student won gold in the …

Wounded Pirate will bat . . . ‘if needed’

January 20, 2017 1:12PM

BRAD Reynolds is ready to answer an SOS call from Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates skipper Luke Hayes for tomorrow’s DJ Barry Cup clash against Horouta …

Bring on Tokyo

January 19, 2017 10:35AM

BY Darcina Manuel’s calculations her Commonwealth Games bronze medal and competing at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil has cost $70,000 over the past 10 years. …

Gisborne connections abound

January 18, 2017 9:02AM

FOUR cricketers from Poverty Bay and one with Gisborne connections competed in the national under-15 girls’ tournament in Whanganui. “It was the first time at …

Pat on back for Tairawhiti

January 17, 2017 11:14AM

FORMER New Zealand softball captain, selector and coach Naomi Shaw says the Tairawhiti Softball Association did an excellent job of hosting the North Island under-15 …

Century for Sam Singh

January 16, 2017 12:23PM

SAM Singh scored a majestic unbeaten 111 as Bollywood Stars opened their DJ Barry Cup cricket campaign with a three-wicket win against Tamarind High School …

Players go beyond coach's expectations

January 16, 2017 10:33AM

TAIRAWHITI had to settle for sixth place in the under-15 North Island softball championships which finished at Waikirikiri Park yesterday. Coach Ray Noble’s side missed …

Noble proud of his side in defeat

January 14, 2017 10:31AM

TAIRAWHITI under-15 coach Ray Noble held his hand up following a heartbreaking 8-6 loss to national champions Wellington in the North Island u15 tournament at …

Majstrovic, man of many talents

January 13, 2017 12:53PM

RYAN Majstrovic won’t like me calling him “Mr High School Old Boys” . . . but it’s a title he fully deserves for the amount …

Tairawhiti show tiebreak mettle

January 13, 2017 11:42AM

SMALL in stature, big on heart and skill, that was the Tairawhiti under-15 softball team who opened their North Island u15 tournament with two sensational …

Coach confident softball team will do well

January 11, 2017 10:52AM

TAIRAWHITI under-15 softball coach Ray Noble is confident the team can do well in the North Island u15 tournament, which starts in Gisborne tomorrow and …

Gordon new King of the Mountains

January 10, 2017 12:12PM

GISBORNE cyclist Callum Gordon was “super-stoked” with his 10th-place finish and the King of the Mountains (KOM) title in the Elite and U23 Road National …

Judo sights reset after big season

December 23, 2016 11:13AM

ESTHER “Kiki” Reedy-Velloza capped an outstanding season when she was named Gisborne Judo Club’s judoka of the year. “When Jase (Jason King, men’s coach) told …

Team spirit does it for OBR

December 19, 2016 9:56AM

BAIN Construction OBR’s team spirit and never-say-die commitment were the keys to their win against Bollywood Stars in the Doleman Cup cricket final at Harry …

Unbeaten ton for Scott but Bay finish last

December 17, 2016 10:21AM

POVERTY Bay batsman Drew Scott scored an unbeaten 100 in the second innings of the two-day match against a Northern Districts Invitation team in the …

Golfer Tataurangi follows fortunes of son at cricket

December 17, 2016 10:17AM

KAHU Tataurangi is under no pressure to follow in the footsteps of his famous dad, former golf professional Phil Tataurangi, whose career highlights include being …

Coach impressed by young players

December 16, 2016 12:22PM

POVERTY Bay are staring down the barrel of a last-place finish in the Northern Districts secondary schoolboys’ cricket tournament, which finishes at Harry Barker Reserve …

Bay battling to avoid wooden spoon

December 15, 2016 2:24PM

Bay go into two-day game seeking first win after losing to Waikato Valley in 50-over match yesterday. …

Ngarimu's tenure over

December 15, 2016 11:26AM

LEADERBRAND Poverty Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu will not be in charge of the team for the 2017 Heartland Championship. The former New Zealand Maori loose …

Tallott signs off with a ton

December 14, 2016 11:55AM

ROBBIE Tallott signed off his Gisborne Boys’ High School first 11 cricket career with a magnificent unbeaten 152 against Campion College in the last game …

Scott looking ahead to race 4

December 10, 2016 9:20AM

GISBORNE’S Matt Scott looks ahead to the fourth event of the seven-race Ocean Swim series in Rotorua in February, having won the first two races. …

New season, new boat for couple

December 9, 2016 12:08PM

BLAKE Briant first sat in a superboat “about 10 years ago. I think I was 12 or 13”. Tomorrow he and his navigator/partner Kate Hoogerbrug …

Poverty Bay to feature in ND under-21 effort

December 9, 2016 12:30PM

Coach proud to have four Bay players in Northern Districts team in national under-21 tournament. …

New coaches at four rugby clubs

December 9, 2016 11:29AM

FOUR Poverty Bay rugby teams will have new coaches for the 2017 season. Former Poverty Bay prop Jamie Hutana and first five-eighth Scotty Leighton have …

Stars a win away from milestone

December 9, 2016 11:22AM

BOLLYWOOD Stars are only one win away from celebrating their first season in Poverty Bay cricket with a place in the Doleman Cup final. The …

OBR in Doleman Cup final

December 5, 2016 10:50AM

OBR booked a spot in the Doleman Cup 40-over cricket final when they beat High School Old Boys in an amazing game at Harry Barker …

Putting theory to the test

December 3, 2016 8:04AM

POVERTY Bay cricket selector-coach Lance Cairns says batting wins Twenty20 and 50-over games. That theory will be put to the test when his side play …

Bay coaching job advertised

December 2, 2016 12:43PM

POVERTY Bay Rugby Union chief executive Marty Davis says advertising the Heartland coaching position is no reflection on this year’s coach, Mutu Ngarimu. “Mutu has …

Key players away as HSOB try to press their claim

December 2, 2016 11:31AM

HIGH School Old Boys will be without four key players when they play OBR in the penultimate round of Doleman Cup 40-over cricket at Harry …

Big cricket game for Scott Tallott

November 28, 2016 10:39AM

POVERTY Bay did not get the win selector-coach Lance Cairns was wanting when they drew with Waikato Valley in a two-day game at Cambridge at …

OBR, Boys’ High set Walker Shield pace

November 28, 2016 10:33AM

OBR AND Gisborne Boys’ High School (1) are setting the pace in the Walker Shield Twenty20 cricket competition after both recorded two wins at Harry …

Hollis in squad, and it's no joke

November 26, 2016 10:57AM

TAYLA Hollis was unavailable to play for Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates in today’s Walker Shield Twenty20 double-header games at Harry Barker Reserve. Instead, the 16-year-old …

Top-of-table clash in Walker Shield

November 25, 2016 12:42PM

OBR and High School Old Boys meet in a top-of-the-table Walker Shield Twenty20 cricket match in the first of two games at Harry Barker Reserve …

Scott and Salmon to make PB debuts

November 25, 2016 12:40PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 11 vice-captain Drew Scott and High School Old Boys cricketer David Salmon will make their debuts for Poverty Bay in …

Out-of-the-blue coaching stint rewarding

November 25, 2016 12:38PM

REWETI Montogomery went from coaching the Poverty Bay under-16 rugby team to being in charge of an international team after a phone conference. “It was …

Girls’ teams do district proud

November 24, 2016 12:10PM

POVERTY Bay under-18 and u15 girls’ teams “did their coaches and the district proud” at a rugby sevens tournament in Marton, Poverty Bay development officer …

Tin Man third bodes well

November 23, 2016 12:21PM

GISBORNE’S New Zealand high-performance triathlete, Tayler Reid, isn’t getting carried away with his weekend third placing in the elite division of the first of three …

Tour spot incentive for Kaipo

November 23, 2016 12:18PM

GISBORNE Girls’ High School student Kaipo Olsen-Baker will compete with 29 other hopefuls for a place in the New Zealand under-16 basketball team to tour …

Manson going for the treble

November 22, 2016 2:22PM

GISBORNE pistol shooter Aaron Manson is determined to add the New Zealand International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) title to his North Island and South Island …

Bay girls win one, lose one

November 22, 2016 9:49AM

THE Poverty Bay under-14 girls’ cricket team had a win and a loss in their Twenty20 games against Havelock North Intermediate School in Hawke’s Bay. …

Tallott hits century

November 21, 2016 9:28AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 11 skipper Robbie Tallott led from the front with a magnificent 101, but it wasn’t enough to stop OBR from …

Let’s get ready to tumble

November 19, 2016 10:44AM

GISBORNE young gun Kaiya Huta will go head to head with New Zealand’s top two trampolinists in Gisborne on November 26. Huta, a 14-year-old student …

Cup final beckons OBR

November 18, 2016 11:48AM

OBR v Boys' High (1) OBR can take a big step towards clinching a spot in the Doleman Cup final — and perhaps retaining their …

Poverty Bay’s player of the year: Siosiua Moala

November 18, 2016 11:34AM

HIGH School Old Boys player of the year, New Zealand Heartland 15 player and now Poverty Bay player of the year Siosiua Moala capped an …

Invitations lapped up by visitors

November 15, 2016 3:23PM

VISITING teams took the honours in the Poverty Bay Invitation sevens tournament at Rugby Park on Saturday, Napier Tech winning the cup final 29-5 and …

Three teams set early pace

November 14, 2016 10:33AM

HIGH School Old Boys, OBR and Gisborne Boys’ High School (1) are setting the early pace in the Walker Shield Twenty20 competition after two games. …

PB cricketer red-carded

November 14, 2016 9:48AM

TIMOTI Weir made history of the unwanted kind at Harry Barker Reserve yesterday when he became the first Poverty Bay cricketer to be sent off. …

League good for those in it

November 11, 2016 11:33AM

POVERTY Bay women’s cricket captain and Northern Spirit bowler Mel Knight says having six players from Gisborne competing in the inaugural Northern Premier League is …

OBR look to consolidate, Stars to bounce back

November 11, 2016 11:16AM

Doleman Cup leaders Bain Construction OBR play Gisborne Boys’ High School (2) in the first round of the Twenty 20 cricket competition at 1pm at …

PB debuts for Salmon, Davies

November 11, 2016 10:09AM

HIGH School Old Boys players David Salmon and Jamie Davies will debut for Poverty Bay in a Fergus Hickey Rosebowl two-day clash with Bay of …

Following his forefathers

November 10, 2016 12:08PM

FORMER Gisborne Boys’ High School first 15 forward Whetu Douglas will emulate his forefathers when he makes his debut off the bench for the Maori …

LOFFLER retires from Rep cricket

November 9, 2016 3:06PM

ALL-ROUNDER Ian Loffler insists Poverty Bay’s loss to Hawke’s Bay on Sunday has nothing to do with his decision to retire from representative cricket. “I …

Gisborne Boys’ High end Stars’ winning run

November 7, 2016 9:32AM

A CAREER-best haul of five wickets for 19 runs off 6.3 overs by Gisborne Boys’ High School off-spinner Peter Kapene ended Bollywood Stars’ unbeaten run …

Bay on learning curve in rep match

November 7, 2016 8:57AM

HAWKE’S Bay retained the Kirk Cup when they beat an all-local Poverty Bay cricket team by 190 runs in a 50-over game at Harry Barker …

Tallott to lead all-local team

November 5, 2016 9:53AM

SAM Tallott will lead an all-local team against Hawke’s Bay in tomorrow’s Kirk Cup one-day cricket game at Harry Barker Reserve. The former Gisborne Boys’ …

Tallott’s return will bolster school batting

November 4, 2016 12:32PM

Boys' High (1) v Bollywood Stars ROBBIE Tallott’s return from injury could not have come at a better time for Gisborne Boys’ High School, who …

Field of dreams

November 3, 2016 1:30PM

TOP performances for the Poverty Bay senior women’s team have earned Mel Knight, Courtney Hayes, Lucy McHugh, Tayla Hollis, Sara Stannard and Phoebe Taylor places …

Home grown potential encourages cricket selectors

November 2, 2016 10:53AM

POVERTY Bay cricket coach David McDonald, district manager Mohit Rao, and selectors Lance Cairns and Mark Jefferson all have a common goal . . . …

Smith proves hat-trick hero

November 1, 2016 9:09AM

HALFBACK Kelvin Smith was the hat-trick hero for Seeka Falcons in their 20-10 win against Paikea Whalers in the Gisborne Tairawhiti Rugby League final at …

Scott stars with bat, ball

October 31, 2016 9:30AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 11 all-rounder Drew Scott starred with bat and ball in his side’s 117-run win against Tamarind High School Old Boys …

Vette's medal maintains proud record

October 29, 2016 8:53AM

FINN Vette maintained Eastland Port Gisborne Trampoline Club’s proud record of medalling at international championships when he won gold at the Indo Pacific six-day competition …

Newcomers get Pirates' respect

October 28, 2016 9:11AM

KEVIN Hollis Glass Pirates skipper Brad Reynolds says his team will give newcomers Bollywood Stars plenty of respect in tomorrow’s Doleman Cup game at Harry …

Plummer prepares for Test

October 26, 2016 8:45AM

FORMER Poverty Bay opening batsman Dean Plummer never got to play at the top level. But Plummer will play an important role — scoring — …

Lesson learned after ‘dream comes true’

October 26, 2016 8:27AM

FORMER Poverty Bay coach Grainger Heikell says his Timisoara Saracens side are learning from playing in the European Challenge Cup. Timisoara, the first Romanian team …

Bay’s cup final dream over

October 25, 2016 8:45AM

KING Country ended Poverty Bay’s dreams of a Lochore Cup final, beating the Bay 48-26 in Taupo on Saturday. The home side got off to …

Family the focus for 'give it a go' events

October 22, 2016 8:28AM

EASTLAND Triathlon and Multisport Club is focusing on hosting family-friendly, “give it a go” events this season. “Our Friday Kids Triathlon series is back, starting …

Simple goal for new team in competition

October 21, 2016 11:44AM

BOLLYWOOD Stars captain AJ Kumar says his team’s goal this season is simple — “win all the competitions”. “That’s not to say we will, but …

From Gizzy to Black Ferns

October 21, 2016 10:40AM

FORMER Gisborne Girls’ High School prefect Charmaine McMenamin is on the reserves bench for the Black Ferns for tomorrow afternoon’s test against Australian counterparts the …

Red rookies and three warhorses are out to deliver a King Hit

October 21, 2016 9:32AM

POVERTY Bay’s “red rookies” are determined to keep their Heartland season alive heading into their Lochore Cup semifinal knockout against defending champions King Country in …

McIntyre back but Allen out for Lochore Cup semi

October 19, 2016 2:18PM

POVERTY Bay fullback Dan McIntyre is available for selection but tighthead prop Jody Allen is out of Saturday’s Lochore Cup semifinal against King Country in …

Timisoara ‘froze’ on the big stage: Coach Heikell

October 18, 2016 11:50AM

FORMER Poverty Bay coach Grainger Heikell admitted his Timisoara Saracens side “froze” in their European Rugby Challenge Cup debut loss to 2015 finalists Edinburgh on …

Stars Singh a winning tune

October 18, 2016 9:56AM

HARRY Singh took seven wickets, including a hat-trick, and Gary Singh scored 89 runs as Bollywood Stars opened their Doleman Cup campaign with a resounding …

Nick Low chases career in Mixed Martial Arts

October 18, 2016 9:08AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School student Nick Low will leave school at the end of this term and head to Auckland as he chases a professional …

Gritty effort but another wooden spoon for Coast

October 17, 2016 11:03AM

NGATI Porou East Coast finished their Heartland Championship season with a 44-22 loss to Wairarapa Bush in Masterton on Saturday. It consigned them to bottom …

Happy 100th Poverty Bay

October 17, 2016 10:57AM

POVERTY Bay celebrated their 100th game in the Heartland Championship with a 50-14 thumping of Thames Valley in Paeroa at the weekend. The seven-tries-to two …

Double glory to PB young guns

October 14, 2016 2:38PM

HARD work and the LJ Hooker Turf proved a winning formula for Poverty Bay under-13 teams at tournaments in Stratford and Palmerston North. The PB …

Heikell ready for history-making game

October 14, 2016 11:35AM

Romanian club side Timisoara will make history when they play this weekend. …

Season a learning curve for Coast players and coaches

October 14, 2016 10:40AM

Ngati Porou East Coast look destined to finish bottom of the Heartland Championship.They have a tough away game tomorrow against Wairarapa Bush (on 25 points), …

PB has semis in sight

October 14, 2016 10:38AM

BARRING the biggest upset in this season’s Heartland Championship, Poverty Bay should tomorrow seal a spot in the Lochore Cup semifinals. LeaderBrand Poverty Bay, who …

Learning from the experts

October 11, 2016 3:44PM

FORMER Poverty Bay and Ngatapa flanker Damien Macpherson hopes to emulate former professional player Glen Jackson, now an international rugby referee. Macpherson and former Campion …

More people needed to referee at all levels

October 11, 2016 4:24PM

POVERTY Bay Rugby Referees head of coaching and grading Hamish Campbell says more people are needed to referee across all levels of rugby. “Our average …

The victory that got away

October 10, 2016 10:37AM

GREAT game . . . pity about the result. That was the consensus among Poverty Bay supporters as they left the Rugby Park grandstand after …

Club wins 22 medals at nationals

October 8, 2016 9:22AM

KAIYA Huta was the standout competitor for Eastland Port Gisborne Trampoline Club as its members brought home 22 medals — seven of them gold — …

McDonald given top award

October 7, 2016 12:27PM

POVERTY Bay development officer and Bay coach David McDonald has been named New Zealand Cricket’s development officer of the year. McDonald said he had no …

Performance off bench wins Dalton-Reedy starting place

October 7, 2016 10:34AM

ROHA Dalton-Reedy has been rewarded for his performance off the bench last week with a starting place in the Ngati Porou East Coast team to …

Class on the Park as Bay take on Bush

October 7, 2016 10:29AM

GISBORNE rugby fans will get to see two former All Blacks in action when Poverty Bay play Wairarapa Bush in a crucial Heartland Championship clash …

Sensational comeback for Poverty Bay

October 3, 2016 9:59AM

TIGHTHEAD prop Jody Allen capped a man-of-the-match performance with three tries as Poverty Bay staged a sensational comeback to beat West Coast 62-28 in Heartland …

Coast play their part

October 3, 2016 9:54AM

MID CANTERBURY moved ahead of Wairarapa Bush into fourth spot on the Heartland Championship table with a 76-22 thumping of Ngati Porou East Coast in …

Five changes to Bay for West Coast clash

September 30, 2016 2:22PM

LEADERBRAND Poverty Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu has made five changes to his starting 15 for tomorrow’s Heartland Championship rugby game against West Coast in Greymouth. …

Coast set for southerners

September 30, 2016 2:07PM

NGATI Porou East Coast coaches Troy Para and Wayne Ensor have made only one change to their run-on side for tomorrow’s Heartland Championship rugby match …

Bay targeting Lochore Cup

September 29, 2016 11:35AM

LEADERBRAND Poverty Bay’s hopes of a top-four place in the Heartland Championship ended with last week’s loss to competition leaders Wanganui. The Bay are outside …

Mission accomplished with the Black Sox

September 28, 2016 2:55PM

FIVE young local softballers had “the experience of a lifetime” when they played in a Black Sox inter-squad game at Waikirikiri Park on Sunday. “It …

Reid encouraged by his leg in world mixed-teams relay

September 28, 2016 2:38PM

GISBORNE triathlete Tayler Reid bounced back from a middle-of-the-pack finish at the ITU World Triathlon Championships at Cozumel, Mexico, with an impressive performance in the …

Bay u18s fail to make most of strong start

September 27, 2016 12:29PM

POVERTY Bay under-18 rugby team were left to rue missed chances in their 34-20 loss to their Wanganui counterparts in the Hurricanes u18 competition clash …

First Heartland win eludes Coast

September 26, 2016 2:25PM

NGATI Porou East Coast are still seeking their first win in Heartland Championship rugby this season, after losing 54-22 to Buller at Westport on Saturday. …

Making big strides in bid to join ranks of the professionals

September 24, 2016 12:01PM

CAMPION College Year 9 student Ian Cutler has a dream to become a professional footballer. “I want to do something I love, play football, and …

Coast hoping to cope better at lineout time

September 23, 2016 12:24PM

NGATI Porou East Coast coaches Troy Para and Wayne Ensor are hoping latest signing Joketani Koroi, from Wellington, will be the answer to their lineout …

Set for ‘test against best’

September 23, 2016 11:36AM

LEADERBRAND Poverty Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu can’t wait for the Heartland Championship clash against competition leaders Wanganui at Rugby Park at 2.30pm tomorrow. Why? Four …

Allen answers call from home union

September 22, 2016 11:25AM

ONE man does not make a team but former Hawke’s Bay specialist tighthead prop Jody Allen’s performance at training last night suggests he will make …

Bay u18s bounce back

September 21, 2016 2:36PM

POVERTY Bay under-18 rugby team bounced back from an opening-game loss to Wellington Samoa in the Hurricanes u18 competition, with a 46-6 win against their …

Locals shine at JAB tourney

September 20, 2016 12:43PM

POVERTY Bay JAB teams “punched above their weight” at the New Zealand Junior Rugby festival in Taupo. “Three clubs, HSOB, Ngatapa and YMP competed and …

Bay top-four hopes fading

September 19, 2016 10:03AM

POVERTY Bay’s hopes of a place in the Heartland Championship top-four playoffs are fading fast after their 52-28 loss to second-placed South Canterbury at Timaru …

Paying for their mistakes

September 19, 2016 9:55AM

SECOND-HALF blues continue to haunt Ngati Porou East Coast in Heartland Championship rugby. Trailing 8-2 after an “OK first 40”, the Coast conceded 32 points …

Gisborne trampolining team in medal contention

September 17, 2016 9:15AM

FOUR Eastland Port Gisborne Trampoline Club competitors will use the national championships in Invercargill this month as a build-up to next month’s Indo Pacific champs …

Mixed emotions at champs

September 16, 2016 12:32PM

GISBORNE shooters Aaron Manson and partner Natalie Hawes had mixed emotions after competing in the Australasian Handgun Championships at Surabaya, Indonesia. “I was pleased to …

George star of the show

September 16, 2016 10:19AM

A CLASSY Australian Indigenous basketball team went 1-0 up in a three-game series, with a nail-biting 87-82 win against New Zealand Maori at the YMCA …

‘One of greatest’ to play

September 14, 2016 12:45PM

ONE of New Zealand’s greatest basketballers, former Tall Black guard Lindsay Tait, will lead the New Zealand Maori team against the Australian Indigenous All Stars …

Coast coaches desperately seeking locks

September 13, 2016 9:41AM

NGATI Porou East Coast coach Troy Para is lamenting a lack of “genuine big locks” as the Sky Blues struggle to win lineouts in this …

Ngarimu to make changes for South Canterbury clash

September 13, 2016 9:38AM

POVERTY Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu says there will be changes for Saturday’s crucial Heartland Championship rugby match against South Canterbury at Timaru. “We’ll see what …

Lash the hat-trick hero

September 12, 2016 10:30AM

BULLER first five-eighth James Lash was the toast of his side, scoring three tries in a 30-18 win against LeaderBrand Poverty Bay in the third …

Game won and lost either side of halftime

September 12, 2016 10:30AM

A FOUR-minute spell either side of halftime was the difference between victory and defeat against West Coast in Greymouth on Saturday, Ngati Porou East Coast …

Chaffey set to make Heartland debut

September 9, 2016 10:51AM

TOKOMARU Bay flanker Mikaira Chaffey will make his Ngati Porou East Coast Heartland debut when the Coast play West Coast at Greymouth tomorrow. “Mikaira is …

Bay at home but still the underdogs says Ngarimu

September 9, 2016 10:48AM

POVERTY Bay are the underdogs for their Heartland Championship rugby match against Buller tomorrow, despite having home advantage. Only one of the past six games …

Coast coaches not hitting panic button

September 7, 2016 8:54AM

NGATI Porou East Coast coaches Troy Para and Wayne Ensor could be forgiven for making wholesale changes for Saturday’s Heartland Championship against West Coast at …

Game ‘there for the taking’ — Ngarimu

September 5, 2016 12:04PM

LEADERBRAND Poverty Bay No.8 Siosiua Moala produced a man-of-the-match performance and his High School Old Boys teammates Leslie Hills and Tanieu Misikosi scored six-pointers. But …

Coast is Butchered

September 5, 2016 11:48AM

WANGANUI’S Butcher Boys sliced, diced and carved up Ngati Porou East Coast to the tune of 74-8 in the second round of Heartland Championship rugby …

Leach ticking off his Heartland checklist

September 2, 2016 12:26PM

AT 18 years of age, LeaderBrand Poverty Bay’s Isaiah Leach is one of the youngest hookers in this season’s Heartland Championship rugby competition. But the …

Wanganui pose East Coast big problems

September 2, 2016 12:21PM

NGATI Porou East Coast coach Troy Para says he and co-coach Wayne Ensor are well aware of the task facing their side when Wanganui’s “Butcher …

Coast’s Palmer to miss Wanganui clash

August 30, 2016 9:13AM

AS IF playing the Heartland Championship’s most successful team, Wanganui, wasn’t bad enough after Saturday’s 54-30 loss to Poverty Bay, Ngati Porou Coast are likely …

Reid leads by example

August 29, 2016 9:44AM

EVERARD Reid celebrated his first game as captain of the Poverty Bay rugby team with a man-of-the-match performance in a 54-30 win against Ngati Porou …

Thistle go for broke in last game

August 29, 2016 9:08AM

GISBORNE Thistle went away to play Havelock North Wanderers in the last game of the Central Federation League needing to win 3-0 to finish runners-up …

Thistle out to win by three goals

August 26, 2016 10:33AM

GISBORNE Thistle are only a 3-0 win away from achieving their aim of finishing second in the Central Federation League, ahead of tomorrow’s match against …

Competing against the best

August 25, 2016 11:47AM

CAMPION College student Jamie Gedye celebrates her 18th birthday on Sunday then flies to Auckland on Monday as she prepares to compete in the Lifesaving …

Coast favourites? Don't think so, says Para

August 23, 2016 12:21PM

NGATI Porou East Coast ended a 10-year Queen’s Birthday drought when they beat Poverty Bay 26-8 at Ruatoria in June. But Coast coach Troy Para …

Thistle still chasing second

August 22, 2016 2:27PM

NICKY Land’s sidefoot finish and Malcolm Marfell’s 25-metre screamer kept alive Gisborne Thistle’s hopes of finishing second in the Central Federation League. Thistle beat Port …

One more chance to impress the coach

August 19, 2016 2:58PM

FORMER Gisborne Boys’ High School first 15 rugby player Maia Gibbs will make his first start for LeaderBrand Poverty Bay tomorrow. Gibbs has been named …

It’s goals that count for Thistle tomorrow

August 19, 2016 2:52PM

GOALS, goals and more goals. That’s what Gisborne Thistle need when they play Port Hill United in the penultimate round of Central Federation League football …

Same place, different goals

August 19, 2016 2:47PM

LOCAL shooters Aaron Manson and his partner Natalie Hawes have different goals when they compete in the Australasian Handgun Championships at Surabaya, Indonesia. “My main …

Basketball scholarship too good an opportunity

August 19, 2016 2:42PM

GISBORNE Girls’ High School student O’Neill Wilson admitted to being “nervous but excited” about taking up a basketball scholarship at the iCollege Basketball Institute in …

Gisborne girls take on the world

August 17, 2016 9:35AM

GISBORNE Girls’ High School student Renee Holmes capped an outstanding World Junior Ultimate Championships by being named third best player in the women’s section. The …

Bay lose Jeremy David Memorial but take positives from match

August 15, 2016 2:14PM

LEADERBRAND Poverty Bay will have to wait another year for the chance to win the Jeremy David Memorial Trophy, after losing 26-14 to Wairarapa Bush …

Two hat-tricks in Tolaga Bay

August 15, 2016 10:31AM

NGATI Porou East Coast first five-eighth Kris Palmer scored three scintillating solo tries but it wasn’t enough to stop the Sky Blues from losing 40-28 …

Taranaki too strong for Thistle

August 15, 2016 9:21AM

CENTRAL Federation League football champions Team Taranaki were too strong for Gisborne Thistle, winning 3-0 in New Plymouth on Saturday. But Thistle stand-in coach Liam …

Kosta sets course for the USA

August 13, 2016 9:00AM

FORMER Lytton High School footballer Kosta Atsalis is setting course for America. The 18-year-old plans to join an American college — he’s not sure which …

Thistle have chance to make a statement

August 12, 2016 1:51PM

GISBORNE Thistle coach Matt Hastings says his team have a great opportunity to make a football statement when they play Central Federation League winners Taranaki …

Time to end David Memorial drought

August 12, 2016 9:47AM

POVERTY Bay are determined to end a six-year drought when they play Wairarapa Bush in Masterton tomorrow. The last time LeaderBrand Poverty Bay won the Jeremy …

Boys' High end season with life lesson

August 9, 2016 11:40AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 ended their Super 8 season with a 22-20 loss to Tauranga Boys’ College on the Rectory field on Saturday. …

Thames Valley give Coast reality check

August 8, 2016 2:15PM

NGATI Porou East Coast were given a reality check of just how tough this season’s Heartland Championship is going to be when they were thumped …

East Coast 'locals' on trial

August 5, 2016 10:15AM

NGATI Porou East Coast coaches Troy Para and Wayne Ensor will use tomorrow’s home match against Thames Valley in Ruatoria to give local players the …

Horse back on rep track at age of 47

August 3, 2016 1:58PM

FORTY-SEVEN-YEAR-OLD Horace Lewis has answered an SOS call from Ngati Porou East Coast co-coach Troy Para and will take part in a “trial” game against …

Reid back on track with u23 inclusion

August 2, 2016 12:09PM

GISBORNE triathlete Tayler Reid cemented his place in the New Zealand under-23 team to compete at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Cozumel, Mexico, next …

Back to back victories for Woodbank HSOB

August 1, 2016 9:44AM

FOR club, for team, for coach, and for history. Woodbank HSOB had no shortage of inspiration as they achieved back-to-back Poverty Bay premier club rugby …

Athletic Senior One champs

August 2, 2016 10:48AM

ISAAC Hikawai produced a man-of-the-match display as Wairoa Athletic completed an unbeaten season with a hard-fought 15-5 win against Nuhaka in the Lew Patterson Senior …

Weekend to savour for Moala boys

August 2, 2016 10:40AM

HIGH School Old Boys No.8 Siosiua Moala had an extra incentive to play well in Saturday’s Lee Bros Shield premier club rugby final. Moala’s brother …

Five return with 10 trampolining medals

July 30, 2016 9:03AM

EASTLAND Port Gisborne Trampoline Club competitors were in medal-winning form at the Auckland champs. The five trampolinists returned with 10 medals — seven gold and three …

One win away

July 29, 2016 2:04PM

THIS time last year High School Old Boys prop Jody Tuhaka was “heartbroken” after being named on the bench for the Poverty Bay premier club …

Adams to return

July 29, 2016 10:49AM

GISBORNE Thistle striker Corey Adams is set to make his return tomorrow from a seven-week layoff with a shoulder injury. Thistle play Palmerston North Marist …

Young guns have dreams . . . Tata has memories

July 27, 2016 10:37AM

IT’S been a long time between drinks for the OBM premier rugby team . . . 2004 was the last time they won the Lee …

‘I’ll be back’ insists HSOB's latest 100 member

July 26, 2016 12:48PM

JAMES Warren joined the High School Old Boys premier “100 club” when he played in the 36-24 win against Ngatapa in the Lee Bros Shield …

OBM flirt with disaster

July 25, 2016 10:27AM

OBM coach Stu Blair has a week to make his players understand rugby is a team game . . . it doesn’t matter who scores. …

Reihana, Moala star as champs close in on premier glory

July 25, 2016 1:59PM

HIGH School Old Boys are on track to defend their Lee Bros Shield title and OBM are in the final for the first time since …

Do or die for knockout semifinals at Rugby Park

July 22, 2016 2:29PM

ALL teams bar YMP will be at full strength for the Poverty Bay premier club rugby knockout semifinals at Rugby Park tomorrow. Farmvets YMP, who …

Paddlers ready for worlds

July 22, 2016 2:22PM

THREE Gisborne paddlers Quaid Thompson, Zach Ferkins and Britney Ford are part of a 26-strong New Zealand team competing at the ICF Junior/U23 World Championships …

Cairns NZSS assistant coach

July 22, 2016 2:14PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 will want to celebrate coach Tom Cairns’s selection as assistant coach of the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ (NZSS) team …

Turanganui a Kiwa u16 do it tough

July 21, 2016 12:04PM

THE Turanganui a Kiwa under-16 rugby team lost 27-12 to their Waikato Maori counterparts at Rugby Park yesterday. The home side were not helped by …

French offer after Aussies pip PB Rugby 7s in final

July 21, 2016 11:35AM

POVERTY Bay under-18 teams won one final and lost one at the New Caledonia sevens in Nouméa. The Red team suffered a heart-breaking 26-24 loss …

Predict at your peril

July 20, 2016 2:25PM

WHO will win this year’s Lee Bros Shield Poverty Bay premier club rugby final? That’s easy. The Wayne Ensor-coached Woodbank High School Old Boys. They …

Teammates, club sharing MVP windfall

July 19, 2016 12:44PM

TAPU Dixon’s Waikohu teammates and the club will share the $1000 he collected when he won the premier rugby competition’s Most Valuable Player trophy. “Without …

HSOB face ‘bogey team’

July 18, 2016 10:47AM

DEFENDING Lee Bros Shield rugby champions High School Old Boys will play their bogey team Ngatapa in one semifinal on Saturday while OBM take on …

Gisborne out of Federation Cup

July 18, 2016 9:49AM

GISBORNE United’s Central Federation Cup dreams are over for another year after they lost 5-2 to Palmerston North Marist Reserves at Napier on Saturday. “They …

YMP versus Ngatapa heart-attack material

July 18, 2016 9:27AM

YMP player-coach Reihana Wyllie said the last five-minute spell of his team’s 32-22 win against Ngatapa was heart-attack material. “Once Willie (Brown) kicked the penalty, …

United hopes take a blow

July 15, 2016 2:29PM

GISBORNE United’s Central Federation Cup hopes have been dealt a blow with in-form utility player Eli Batten ruled out for the rest of the football …

Hewson doubtful starter for OBM

July 15, 2016 2:18PM

OBM skipper and most experienced player Murray Hewson is a doubtful start for tomorrow’s premier rugby match against High School Old Boys at the Oval. …

Dixon has plenty of incentive

July 15, 2016 2:15PM

WAIKOHU are out of contention for a place in the premier rugby playoffs heading into tomorrow’s final round-robin clash against Pirates at the Oval. But …

Gisborne riflemen on target at Queens Shoot in Brisbane

July 13, 2016 9:58AM

GISBORNE fullbore riflemen Shane Kapene and Paul Hofman were on target for New Zealand at the Australian Presidents and Queens Shoot at the Belmont complex …

A good old stick

July 12, 2016 1:56PM

IT takes a special person to the see the humour in getting thrashed 17-0. Then again, many would say that Lytton Old Boys Masters hockey …

Short stands tall in Ngtatapa comeback

July 11, 2016 9:23AM

NGATAPA bounced back from last week’s 60-14 hiding by OBM to beat premier leaders High School Old Boys 28-26 at Campion College on Saturday. Centre …

Loss to OBM finishes Waikohu playoff bid

July 11, 2016 9:05AM

OBM ended Waikohu’s hopes of a premier rugby top-four spot with a 28-10 win at Te Karaka on Saturday. And Aon Waikohu coach Tahi Hiroki said …

Tiniroto lad meets royalty

July 9, 2016 9:27AM

IT’S not every day a lad from Tiniroto gets to meet Queen Elizabeth II, but Mike and Ngaire Sherriff’s son Glenn did just that. The …

Injuries mean no rest for HSOB before semis

July 8, 2016 5:00PM

HIGH School Old Boys coach Wayne Ensor will not be resting players ahead of the premier playoffs when his team play Ngatapa at the Oval …

Jags set sights on second

July 8, 2016 10:10AM

GISBORNE Thistle cemented third place in the Central Federation League with a 2-1 win against Palmerston North Marist Reserves in Palmerston North last week. But …

A big ask in battle for survival

July 8, 2016 9:44AM

AON Waikohu coach Tahi Hiroki says his players will “give it everything we’ve got” when they take on OBM tomorrow in the penultimate points game …

Tamatea leads MVP standings

July 6, 2016 11:51AM

YMP No.8 Willis Tamatea has a two-point lead at the top of the premier rugby division’s Most Valuable Player standings. He took three points in …

‘Training like pros’

July 6, 2016 11:17AM

AMATEURS in name, professionals in attitude. That’s the Poverty Bay under-18 women’s sevens teams to compete at a New Caledonia sevens tournament next week. “We’re …

Gisborne fight back for win

July 5, 2016 2:54PM

A JOSEPH Mason try two minutes from time gave Boys’ High School a 22-14 win against New Plymouth Boys’ High School in a Super 8 …

Teachers versus role models

July 5, 2016 2:48PM

Tairawhiti Men in Education (MIE) captain Mike Morrissey said rugby was the winner after his side lost 13-7 to the Hawke’s Bay Role Models in …

Thistle clinch third place

July 4, 2016 12:27PM

GOALS from Malcolm Marfell and Josh Adams gave Gisborne Thistle a 2-1 win against Palmerston North Marist Reserves at Palmerston North on Saturday and secured …

YMP’s long wait ends

July 4, 2016 11:15AM

YMP v Waikohu YMP ended a two-year wait for a win on their home ground at Manutuke with a 20-14 victory over Waikohu in Poverty …

Ngatapa "blown off the park" by OBM

July 4, 2016 9:38AM

DEFENDING champions High School Old Boys sealed first spot in Poverty Bay club rugby’s premier division with an 85-0 thumping of Pirates at the Oval …

Coach ‘rapt’ with performances

July 2, 2016 8:31AM

EASTLAND Port Gisborne Trampoline Club coach Doug Callahan was “rapt” with his charges’ performances at the North Island championships at Auckland. “It was the second-to-last …

Free-flowing game expected

July 1, 2016 3:07PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 coach Tom Cairns expects a free-flowing game when his side take on New Plymouth Boys’ High School at the …

Ngatapa keen to build on winning momentum

July 1, 2016 11:07AM

OBM and Ngatapa meet at Rugby Park tomorrow, with second spot on the premier table up for grabs . . . and only three games …

Injury-struck YMP waiting to ‘see who turns up’

July 1, 2016 9:18AM

YMP will be without Poverty Bay hooker Shayde Skudder for tomorrow’s crunch premier club rugby game against Waikohu at Manutuke. Skudder is the latest in …

Crossing swords

June 30, 2016 11:39AM

GISBORNE Girls’ High student Briana Irving is looking forward to taking on her biggest rival in the North Island cross-country championships at Taupo this weekend. …

Unfinished business

June 29, 2016 10:17AM

POVERTY Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu is delighted former All Black Rico Gear and former Maori All Black Jake Paringatai have made themselves available for this …

Better team won — Cairns

June 28, 2016 11:22AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 coach Tom Cairns said his team were beaten by the better team on the day, following a 22-7 loss …

No winning 100th for Waikohu

June 27, 2016 11:35AM

TRIES to man of the match Sione Ngatu and Anthony Karauria, both converted by Pete Livingston, helped Ngatapa gatecrash Waikohu’s 100-year celebrations at Te Karaka …

Poole bonus-point hero

June 27, 2016 9:52AM

HSOB v YMP FORMER High School Old Boys captain Jonathan Poole answered an SOS call from coach Wayne Ensor and ended up being the toast …

Team effort is key to toppling Hastings: Cairns

June 24, 2016 2:30PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 coach Tom Cairns says his team are looking forward to taking on Hastings Boys’ High at the Rectory field …

Hard-working Maka to join HSOB century club

June 24, 2016 2:26PM

TEVITA Maka joins Kolo Fonohema and Corey Reihana in High School Old Boys’ premier 100 club when the blue and whites play YMP at Rugby …

This one's for Starr

June 24, 2016 2:17PM

WAIKOHU celebrate their 100-year anniversary with an official dinner at the club rooms after tomorrow’s premier match against country neighbours Ngatapa at Te Karaka. Aon …

Hastings welcomed on board

June 24, 2016 10:58AM

GISBORNE Thistle player-coach Liam Ryan can’t wait for former Hawke’s Bay United player Matt Hastings to take over as coach of the Jags. “Matt took …

Tayler ticks boxes in build-up to worlds qualifier

June 22, 2016 2:17PM

GISBORNE triathlete Tayler Reid’s 16th place in a Continential Cup race at Weert in the Netherlands “served its purpose”, says coach Stephen Sheldrake. “He’s not …

Happy 100th

June 20, 2016 2:54PM

COREY Reihana capped his 100th game for High School Old Boys with a scintillating try in their 26-18 premier win against Waikohu at the Oval …

OBM settle for ugly win

June 20, 2016 2:32PM

IT wasn’t pretty but OBM got the job done with a 16-8 win against YMP in their premier rugby match at the Oval on Saturday. …

Second-place hopes take a hit

June 20, 2016 2:27PM

GISBORNE Thistle’s hopes of a second-place finish took a hit when they lost 2-1 to Havelock North Wanderers in Central Federation League football at Guthrie …

Ensor expecting tough game from Waikohu

June 17, 2016 2:51PM

HIGH School Old Boys coach Wayne Ensor is taking nothing for granted as he prepares for tomorrow’s clash with Aon Waikohu at the Oval. Woodbank …

Race for premier spots heating up

June 17, 2016 2:50PM

YMP and OBM go into their Poverty Bay premier club rugby championship match tomorrow knowing that the losers could be replaced in the top four …

Ryan in doubt for clash with Havelock

June 17, 2016 2:32PM

GISBORNE Thistle player-coach Liam Ryan is in doubt for tomorrow’s Central Federation League football match against Havelock North Wanderers at Guthrie Park in Hawke’s Bay. …

Olympic first for GJC

June 17, 2016 2:25PM

DARCINA Manuel will become Gisborne Judo Club’s first Olympic Games representative after being named in the New Zealand team to compete in Rio. “She’s our …

Chasers closing in on Tamatea

June 15, 2016 10:03AM

YMP skipper and No.8 Willis Tamatea still leads the Most Valuable Player (MVP) rankings in Poverty Bay premier rugby despite missing Saturday’s premier match against …

Stunning comebacks in Poverty Bay premier rugby

June 13, 2016 11:58AM

DEFENDING champions High School Old Boys and newcomers Waikohu produced stunning comebacks while Ngatapa continued their revival in Poverty Bay premier rugby on Saturday. Woodbank …

Kaui and Dixon share honours in comeback

June 13, 2016 9:21AM

LOOSIE Tulsa Kaui and No.8 Tapu Dixon shared the match honours as Aon Waikohu stormed back from 22-8 down at halftime to beat Kevin Hollis …

Importance of form illustrated

June 11, 2016 8:16AM

FORM is everything in competitions for younger trampolinists, says Eastland Port Gisborne Trampoline Club coach Doug Callahan. “Raine Lamont-Milner found that out when he placed …

Football and frisbees for Holmes

June 10, 2016 9:52AM

GISBORNE student Renee Holmes says the New Zealand under-20 team to compete at the world junior ultimate (flying disc or frisbee) championships in Poland are …

Extra-time cup win for United

June 8, 2016 2:11PM

GISBORNE United player-coach Stu Cranswick scored a hat-trick in his side’s 4-1 extra-time win against Massey Celtic in Federation Cup football in Napier on Monday. …

Parkes punt pays off

June 8, 2016 11:00AM

NGATI Porou East Coast co-coaches Troy Para and Wayne Ensor took a gamble when they appointed Sam Parkes to captain the team in this season’s …

Hat-trick hero

June 7, 2016 9:59AM

STEFAN Destounis scored three tries on debut as Ngati Porou East Coast ended a 10-year drought with a 26-8 win against LeaderBrand Poverty Bay at …

Reid turns to Plan B in quest for qualification

June 4, 2016 8:17AM

WHEN Plan A fails, turn to Plan B, that’s what Gisborne’s Tayler Reid says. Plan A was to compete in the Oceania Triathlon Championships in …

Play like that for full game says coach

June 3, 2016 10:19AM

GISBORNE Thistle coach Fred Robertson wants his side to play for 90 minutes the way they played for 10 minutes against Massey University, when the …

Leach settles for arm wrestling bronze

June 2, 2016 8:59AM

GISBORNE’S John Leach went to the New Zealand arm wrestling championships in Auckland aiming for gold but had to settle for two bronze medals. “I …

New rugby path for Hurricane Gibson-Park

June 1, 2016 2:21PM

“I can’t wait to get over to Ireland, it’s a fantastic opportunity for not only me but for my partner Patti (Grogan) and our 15-month …

At home on the Coast

May 31, 2016 3:00PM

HAVING played 69 games at lock for Poverty Bay, Wayne Ensor is no stranger to local derbies. But on Saturday he will be up against …

GBHS opens campaign with strong start

May 31, 2016 10:58AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 opened their Super 8 rugby campaign with a 29-27 win against Palmerston North Boys’ High in Palmertson North at …

YMP move to second

May 30, 2016 2:17PM

FARMVETS YMP moved into second spot on the premier rugby table with a 46-16 victory over Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates at Barry Park on Saturday. …

Ngatapa’s Macpherson signs off with match-winning try

May 30, 2016 9:37AM

DEPARTING winger Karl “Gannet” Macpherson left Ngatapa a reminder of his pace, footwork and determination when he scored the match-winning try against High School Old …

Thistle's hopes hang by a thread

May 30, 2016 9:27AM

GISBORNE Thistle’s title hopes hang by a thread after a 5-3 loss to Massey University in Central Federation League football in Palmerston North on Saturday. …

Heikell's team makes history

May 28, 2016 8:21AM

FORMER Poverty Bay rugby coach Grainger Heikell and his Timisoara Saracens team made history when they won the Romanian Cup for the third year in …

Hoping for good dress rehearsal

May 27, 2016 2:59PM

GISBORNE Thistle coach Fred Robertson has named an unchanged team for tomorrow’s Central Federation League football game against Massey University at Palmerston North. “It’s a …

Ngatapa rolling out big guns for HSOB

May 27, 2016 2:52PM

NGATAPA coach Will Faulks is rolling out the big guns for tomorrow’s premier rugby clash against competition leaders High School Old Boys at Rugby Park …

Tamatea top of MVP series

May 27, 2016 2:32PM

FARMVETS YMP captain Willis Tamatea is leading the race for Poverty Bay premier club rugby’s Most Valuable Player award and with it a cash prize …

YMP close gap to OBM

May 23, 2016 11:07AM

YMP beat Waikohu 30-24 at Rugby Park on Saturday, closing to four points the gap to second-placed OBM in local premier rugby. Farmvets YMP led …

Ngatapa's resurgence continues

May 23, 2016 10:28AM

NGATAPA took coach Will Faulks and their supporters on a roller-coaster ride before beating OBM 26-24 at Patutahi on Saturday to make it three premier …

Indian inspiration for cricket team

May 21, 2016 8:45AM

POVERTY Bay cricket development officer and representative coach David McDonald is “rapt” that next season’s competition will have a new team — the Bollywood Stars. …

Robertson in form after run of injuries

May 20, 2016 2:46PM

GISBORNE Thistle leftback Jake Robertson is starting to fulfil the promise he showed when he first played for Team Gisborne in Pacific Premiership football two …

Festival atmosphere for games

May 20, 2016 2:42PM

A RUGBY-FEST will be on offer at the Rectory ground from 11am tomorrow, when the third and final round of the Hurricanes festival of rugby …

Injuries may cut short Moeke’s foray in pack

May 20, 2016 2:38PM

PIRATES coach Steve Smith wants to keep TK Moeke as blindside flanker for tomorrow’s premier rugby match against High School Old Boys. But Smith won’t …

Rugby green alert

May 20, 2016 10:31AM

HIGH-FLYING OBM coach Stu Blair is wary of a fast-improving Ngatapa ahead of tomorrow’s premier club rugby match at Patutahi. “We always knew they would …

Courage in comeback victory for Gisborne Boys' High

May 17, 2016 10:33AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High first 15 lived up to the school’s motto “Virtus Repulsae Nescia - Courage Knows No Defeat” when they beat St Patrick’s College …

Trampolinists score 100 percent medal haul

May 17, 2016 10:16AM

EASTLAND Port Gisborne Trampoline Club competitors continued their medal haul from recent events in winning 15 medals at the Auckland champs. “We took nine kids …

Olympic dream in their hands

May 13, 2016 12:06PM

GISBORNE’S Julia Tilley and new partner Alice Bain go into tomorrow’s Olympic Games qualifying series beach volleyball tournament in Thailand needing to make the final …

Coast ring the changes

May 12, 2016 12:35PM

NGATI Porou East Coast coaches Troy Para and Wayne Ensor have retained only five of the 22 players from their final game of the 2015 …

Taking positives from narrow defeat

May 10, 2016 12:30PM

AFTER four successive wins Gisborne Boys’ High School first 15 team have lost consecutive games — going down 14-12 to St Pat’s Town in Palmerston …

Taking on Australia's best trampolinists

May 10, 2016 10:46AM

LEAH Scholefield has a good chance of making the final in her age group at the Australian national gymnastics championships in Melbourne later this month, …

Bounceback win lifts OBM to second

May 9, 2016 2:16PM

OBM bounced back from last week’s Poverty Bay premier club rugby loss to HSOB with a bonus-point 26-22 win over YMP at Manutuke on Saturday. …

Toast of te Karaka

May 9, 2016 2:09PM

WAIKOHU lived up to their “no prisoners” motto with a stunning 10-8 victory over Poverty Bay premier club rugby champions High School Old Boys at …

Thistle defeats Wanganui Athletic

May 9, 2016 10:03AM

GISBORNE Thistle closed the gap on Central Federation League leaders Team Taranaki with a 4-0 win against Wanganui Athletic in Wanganui on Saturday. “It was …

Forwards lay foundation for Ngatapa win

May 7, 2016 9:38AM

NGATAPA picked up their first win in this season’s premier rugby competition and avenged a first-round 16-14 loss when they beat Pirates 28-8 at Rugby …

Ngarimu names 47

May 7, 2016 9:40AM

POVERTY Bay Heartland rugby coach Mutu Ngarimu has named a 47-man squad to prepare for the Queen’s Birthday clash with Ngati Porou East Coast in …

Back on deck

May 6, 2016 2:50PM

PIRATES coach Steve Smith got a triple boost ahead of his side’s premier club game against Ngatapa at Rugby Park tonight (7.30pm kick-off). No.8 Ken …

Ryan back in team for Wanganui clash

May 6, 2016 2:41PM

GISBORNE Thistle assistant coach Liam Ryan returns to the playing 11 for tomorrow’s Central Federation League football match against Wanganui Athletic at Wanganui after serving …

OBM without Grogan for match with YMP

May 6, 2016 10:20AM

OBM go into tomorrow’s premier rugby clash with YMP at Manutuke without dynamic openside flanker James Grogan. Grogan and Ngatapa No.8 Siosiua Moala were the …

Classy King’s end GBHS unbeaten run

May 3, 2016 12:19PM

A CLASSY King’s College side beat Gisborne Boys’ High School 24-7 at Rugby Park on Saturday. The loss ended a four-match unbeaten run for the …

Slick Uni outclass Bay

May 3, 2016 12:10PM

IT is said that every cloud has a silver lining, and so it was for the 22 players who fronted up for Poverty Bay in …

Nailbiting win to YMP

May 2, 2016 11:03AM

YMP leapfrogged OBM into second place on the premier rugby championship table with a nailbiting 14-12 victory over Ngatapa at the Oval on Saturday. Farmvets …

Late tries give HSOB flattering margin

May 2, 2016 10:59AM

TRIES to No.8 Siosiua Moala and left-winger Korey Love gave High School Old Boys a flattering 18-6 win against a 14-man OBM side in the …

Gisborne trampolinists dominant

April 30, 2016 10:03AM

Gisborne Trampoline Club competitors dominated the central region championships at the Electrinet Sports Centre, winning 31 gold medals, 13 silver and two bronze. Twelve qualified …

It’s the battle of the Oval

April 29, 2016 1:06PM

HIGH School Old Boys and OBM meet in a top-of-the-table premier rugby clash at the Oval tomorrow. Heading into the final game in Round 1 …

Ngarimu hoping for injury-free day

April 29, 2016 1:00PM

POVERTY Bay Heartland coach Mutu Ngarimu will have his fingers crossed as he watches tomorrow’s premier games. Ngarimu has pencilled in a squad to play …

Thistle out to prove a point

April 29, 2016 12:50PM

THISTLE coach Fred Robertson will not name his starting 11 for tomorrow’s Central Federation League football match against competition leaders Havelock North Wanderers until shortly …

HSOB will be up against it at Wairoa

April 29, 2016 12:46PM

WAIROA Athletic are setting the pace in the senior division one rugby competition and should make it five wins from five games when they host …

Faulks forced to ring changes for Ngatapa

April 29, 2016 12:45PM

NGATAPA coach Will Faulks has been forced to make changes to his backline for tomorrow’s premier rugby clash with YMP at the Oval. Seddon Smith …

Leighton changes game

April 26, 2016 1:01PM

TWO late Siosiua Moala tries preserved the unbeaten record of premier rugby competition leaders High School Old Boys and set the scene for a top-of-the-table …

OBM win despite second-half fade

April 26, 2016 8:40AM

OBM needed a try from hooker Dayne Williams to beat Waikohu 26-16 in premier rugby at the Oval on Saturday. For the second week in …

Rugby results

April 23, 2016 5:54PM

HIGH School Old Boys and OBM set the scene for a top-of-the table premeir rugby clash today with bonus-points wins. HSOB, leading the competition with …

Versatile Reynolds stepping up

April 22, 2016 2:33PM

GOALKEEPER, centreforward, midfielder, centreback, you name it, Brad Reynolds is happy to play any position on a football field. But Reynolds admitted he was shocked …

HSOB adopt ABs policy

April 22, 2016 2:14PM

DEFENDING Lee Bros Shield champions High School Old Boys have thrown down the challenge to their rivals — with three wins from three games this …

Wyllie calling on senior one players to fill gaps

April 22, 2016 12:57PM

YMP COACH Reihana Wyllie says he will be calling on the club’s senior one players as he prepares to take on Pirates at the Oval …

Gisborne Boys’ High running hot

April 19, 2016 12:54PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 capped an outstanding seven-day period of interschool rugby with a 32-24 win against a formidable Kelston Boys’ High School …

Bay to host NZ universities May 2

April 19, 2016 12:37PM

POVERTY Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu has rewarded OBM for their strong start to the premier season by including seven players in a 40-man training squad …

Determined YMP brings Waikohu down to earth

April 18, 2016 12:36PM

YMP burst Waikohu’s bubble with a 24-8 defeat in Round 3 of the premier rugby competition at Te Karaka on Saturday. Waikohu went into the …

OBM’s Holmes kicks his team to victory

April 18, 2016 12:29PM

SIX Jake Holmes penalties gave OBM a 12-6 win against Ngatapa in a third-round premier rugby game at the Oval on Saturday. While this new-look …

‘We were robbed’

April 18, 2016 11:02AM

GISBORNE Thistle coach Fred Robertson says his team were robbed when they lost 2-1 to Team Taranaki in Central Federation League football at New Plymouth’s …

Higham and Harris to get first starts

April 15, 2016 2:29PM

THISTLE coach Fred Robertson has made two changes to his side for tomorrow’s Central Federation League top-of-the-table football match against leaders Team Taranaki at Yarrow …

HSOB can keep improving

April 15, 2016 2:16PM

REIGNING Lee Bros Shield rugby champions High School Old Boys are not yet firing on all cylinders, and that’s bad news for their premier rivals. …

OBM showing signs

April 15, 2016 2:06PM

IT has been a long time between Lee Bros Shield-winning drinks for OBM, 11 years to be exact. The 2016 breed of Enterprise Cars OBM …

Second-half surge earns GBHS three from three

April 14, 2016 2:52PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School made it three wins from three interschool first 15 games when they beat Feilding BHS 25-13 here yesterday. As they did …

Small fish, big pond

April 13, 2016 11:28AM

MAIKA Akroyd says she has grown “in countless ways” since leaving the comfort zone of Gisborne for a university thousands of kilometres from home. “Not …

Gisborne Boys’ High weather early storm

April 12, 2016 12:45PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 warmed up for tomorrow’s interschool clash against Feilding at the Rectory field with a 13-5 victory over St Paul’s …

Give refs a break

April 12, 2016 12:40PM

IT’S only two weeks into the premier rugby season and referees and their assistants are consistently copping abuse from players and spectators, and it has …

Tempers fray at Oval

April 11, 2016 2:24PM

OBM opened their premier championship account with an 18-6 win against Pirates in an ill-tempered rugby game that threatened to boil over at times. In …

‘A fantastic day’

April 11, 2016 12:58PM

THE Waikohu clubrooms were pumping on Saturday night after the men from Te Karaka recorded their first win in the premier rugby championship since 2009. …

No let-up for Waikohu

April 8, 2016 3:57PM

WAIKOHU began their return to premier division rugby with a 30-2 loss to defending Lee Bros Shield champions High School Old Boys last week. It …

Tipoki new skipper for Boys’ High

April 8, 2016 3:54PM

NAERA Tipoki will do something his famous dad, Rua, never did, captain the Gisborne Boys’ High School first 15 rugby team. “I never had that …

Feet on the ground

April 8, 2016 3:50PM

PIRATES coach Steve Smith says his side are keeping their feet firmly on the ground despite last week’s upset 16-14 win against Ngatapa in the …

Robertson into starting 11 for Massey Uni clash

April 8, 2016 3:39PM

GISBORNE Thistle coach Fred Robertson has been forced to make one starting change for tomorrow’s Central Federation League match against Massey University at Childers Road …

Escape act

April 4, 2016 10:13AM

LAST season’s premier division easybeats caused the first shock of the 2016 season when Pirates fought back to defeat Ngatapa 16-14 at Patutahi on Saturday. …

Kickers take limelight in stalemate

April 4, 2016 9:34AM

OBM and YMP had to settle for a share of the points after a 6-6 draw in the opening round of Poverty Bay premier rugby …

Waikohu brave in defeat

April 4, 2016 9:25AM

REIGNING Lee Bros Shield champions High School Old Boys picked up the first bonus point of the Poverty Bay rugby season with a four-try 30-2 …

Land piledriver wins Thistle’s first points

April 4, 2016 9:12AM

A NICKY Land piledriver from 25 metres gave new Thistle coach Fred Robertson a winning start in Central Federation League football in Napier on Saturday. …

Brew to boost Thistle defence for Fed League

April 1, 2016 11:35AM

FORMER Napier City captain Reece Brew will line up for Thistle in tomorrow’s opening game in the Central Federation League. Brew will play alongside centreback …

Ngatapa out to ease pain of Lee Bros loss

April 1, 2016 11:19AM

Ngatapa v Pirates Larsawn Ngatapa coach Will Faulks says his team are determined to make up for losing last year’s Lee Bros Shield final to …

A big Tiny day

April 1, 2016 11:28AM

Waikohu coach Tahi Hiroki says his team couldn’t have asked for a tougher start to the premier division campaign — Lee Bros Shield reigning champions …

Sensational return for Ronan

March 30, 2016 11:19AM

RONAN Wallace made a sensational return to trampolining when he won three gold medals at the Rotorua championships — a qualifying tournament for the national …

Commitment developed in nation mad on ice hockey

March 26, 2016 10:01AM

Canadian-born, Gisborne-based Josiah Ney got hooked on triathlon when he was eight years old. “I was watching the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and saw Simon …

Running game making comeback

March 23, 2016 10:49AM

YMP coach Reihana Wyllie says he will return to the traditional YMP style of running rugby in this season’s premier competition, which starts on April …

Age-group athletes shine

March 22, 2016 11:55AM

STEPHEN Sheldrake (40-44yrs), Nan Baker (40-44), Shane Clapperton (50-54), Trish McBreen (45-49) and Margeaux Pittar (15-19) took the age-group honours in the Oceania Triathlon Championships …

Tough road ahead for NZ

March 21, 2016 8:45AM

NEW Zealand high-performance coach Tim Brazier admitted the Kiwi men would be hard pushed to book a third spot at the Rio Olympics in August, …

Clean sweep for Aussies in Oceania Tri

March 19, 2016 8:02PM

AUSTRALIA completed a clean sweep at the Oceania triathlon Championships in Gisborne today. Marcel Walkington won the men's elite division, Emma Moffatt the women's elite, …

Champs offer opportunities

March 18, 2016 2:12PM

NEW Zealand high-performance coach Tim Brazier says this weekend’s Oceania Triathlon Championships are “hugely important for the country and individual triathletes”. “For the New Zealand …

Tallott brothers clean up

March 16, 2016 3:01PM

THE Tallott brothers Robbie, 17, and Sam, 23, collected the major double at the Poverty Bay Cricket Association prize-giving. Robbie won the Heikell Trophy for …

Boys’ High and Rovers take titles

March 15, 2016 12:44PM

A TOUCH of Xayvier Kingi magic in the sixth innings paved the way for Gisborne Boys’ High School to beat Spartans 4-1 in the Tairawhiti …

Tairawhiti's Rising Legends

March 15, 2016 10:46AM

THE 2016 Tairawhiti Rising Legends squad received some wise words and grounding advice from All Blacks backs coach Ian Foster at an induction ceremony at …

‘Muzza’ Hewson to miss first round for OBM

March 14, 2016 9:43AM

OBM will be without inspirational skipper Murray “Muzza” Hewson for the opening round of the Poverty Bay premier rugby competition. “Muzza’s got waka ama commitments …

High turnout encouraging for Ngatapa

March 12, 2016 10:48AM

LARSAWN Ngatapa coach Will Faulks could have up to 17 of the 22-man squad who reached last year’s Lee Bros Shield final returning for another …

World cup spots in GBHS old boys’ sights

March 11, 2016 10:37AM

FORMER Gisborne Boys’ High first 15 teammates James Grogan and Isaia Walker-Leawere will put their friendship aside when they chase spots in the New Zealand …

Trio post qualifying marks

March 9, 2016 2:19PM

EASTLAND Port Trampoline Club’s Kaiya Huta, Leah Scholefield and Finn Vette won gold medals at the Auckland championships and posted qualifying marks to compete at …

Champs lose key trio

March 9, 2016 11:36AM

HIGH School Old Boys will be without three key players — loose forward Tamanui Hill, winger Mike King and prop Joe Aukuso — when they …

PB cricket ends season on high

March 7, 2016 12:06PM

THE Rigden Shield is back in Poverty Bay’s possession after upsetting Fergus Hickey Rosebowl champions Bay of Plenty in Mount Maunganui yesterday. The visitors, led …

Thistle now have ‘two strong leaders’ on field

March 3, 2016 3:20PM

KIERAN Venema will lead Gisborne Thistle in the Lotto Central Federation Football League. And Venema has the blessing of his former Team Gisborne skipper Liam …

Secondary school focus for new RDO

March 2, 2016 1:32PM

POVERTY Bay rugby’s new development officer Henry Lamont is keen to build on the foundations laid by his predecessors. Poverty Bay age-group teams have consistently …

Horouta end on Hope Cup high

March 1, 2016 4:25PM

QUENTIN Mill and Jason Brooks inspired Horouta to a 170-run win against Campion College in the Hope Cup Poverty Bay club cricket subsidiary final at …

Cup final one-way traffic

February 29, 2016 2:39PM

JEREMY Tucker and Sam Singh were the toast of the High School Old Boys side who crushed OBR by 142 runs in the DJ Barry …

High School Old Boys take Cup in the heat

February 28, 2016 10:59AM

HIGH School Old Boys added the DJ Barry Cup to their Walker Shield T20 collection with a comphrensive 142-run victory over OBR in swealtering conditions …

Campion without star bowler for final

February 26, 2016 1:03PM

CAMPION College have been dealt a whammy as they prepare to play Horouta in the Hope Cup cricket final at Harry Barker Reserve tomorrow. In-form …

OBR keen to avenge loss

February 26, 2016 12:55PM

OBR club captain Ian Loffler says losing to High School Old Boys in the round-robin stage of the DJ Barry Cup cricket competition has made …

'Pecos’ and ‘Shiloh’ heading west for Duel Down Under

February 23, 2016 9:57AM

GREG “Pecos Bill” Bothamley and his Cowboy Action Shooting sidekick Warwick “Shiloh” Manson will mosey on over to Taupo for the “Duel Down Under”, which …

Bring on ‘the Beast’

February 19, 2016 11:28AM

THE “Beast” could be coming to Gisborne. National armwrestling champion Maateiwarangi (Maat) Heta-Morris, of Rotorua, has expressed an interest in attending an armwrestling event at …

OBR and HSOB in cricket final

February 22, 2016 8:35AM

OBR sank Pirates without trace in a one-sided DJ Barry Cup cricket semifinal at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday and will play High School Old …

Mission accomplished for Hogan

February 20, 2016 8:23AM

FORMER world champion Joe Hogan was “stoked” with his performance despite having to settle for the runner-up spot in the men’s and women’s association croquet …

North Island double . . . now for the nationals

February 19, 2016 11:42AM

THE Waikanae under-21 crew will have a target on their backs when they compete at the IRB nationals in April after winning two gold medals …

NZ crown perfoect gift for birthday boy Scott

February 18, 2016 2:54PM

SCOTT'S victory in the 45-49 years division in one hour 10 minutes 11 seconds also qualified him for the world sprint champs in Cozumel, Mexico …

Unwelcome news for Tayler Reid

February 17, 2016 10:20AM

GISBORNE triathlete Tayler Reid says he is “heartbroken” at news that injury has ended his competitive season including the Oceania championships in his home town …

HSOB lose but finish top of cricket table

February 16, 2016 10:49AM

HIGH School Old Boys finished top of the DJ Barry Cup table despite losing to Horouta at Harry Barker Reserve at the weekend. Tamarind HSOB …

Tallotts among the runs

February 15, 2016 8:40AM

TONY Manning’s unbeaten 139 laid the foundation for Counties Manukau to take first-innings points against Poverty Bay in a Fergus Hickey two-day cricket game that …

Counties Manukau will test Bay cricket mettle

February 12, 2016 11:25AM

COUNTIES Manukau will be without nine first-team players, including Black Cap spinner Ish Sodhi for this weekend’s Fergus Hickey two-day cricket game against Poverty Bay. …

Commonwealth Games within reach

February 12, 2016 11:00AM

GISBORNE teenager Baylee MacDonald took another step towards her goal of representing New Zealand at the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a bronze medal at the …

New era for the Hurricanes

February 11, 2016 3:14PM

HURRICANES coach Chris Boyd has high hopes for his young players including the new midfield pairing of Matt Proctor and Ngani Laumape. Centre Proctor (24) …

Race against time

February 10, 2016 9:50AM

GISBORNE’S Tayler Reid faces an uphill battle to be fully fit for the Oceania championships here on March 19, a race in which Olympic Games …

Singh hits vital runs

February 9, 2016 8:53AM

GARY Singh guided Tamarind High School Old Boys into pole position in the DJ Barry Cup 40-over cricket competition with a superb unbeaten innings of …

One back but three out for tough cricket weekend

February 5, 2016 11:44AM

OBR SKIPPER Jonathan Purcell returns for this weekend’s DJ Barry Cup cricket games but Carl Carmody, Nick Greeks and Kieran Venema are not available. Landmark …

Tallott the star with bat and ball in final

February 5, 2016 11:34AM

SAM Tallott was the star of the show as High School Old Boys made no contest of the Walker Shield Twenty20 final yesterday. Tamarind HSOB …

Armwrestling's lock and drop

February 5, 2016 9:45AM

GISBORNE field worker John Leach is a man on a mission. “I want to lift the profile of armwrestling in Gisborne,” says the 34-year-old, who …

PB host Bay of Plenty in one-dayer

January 16, 2016 9:07AM

POVERTY Bay coach David McDonald is under no illusions about the task facing his team tomorrow when they host Bay of Plenty in a one-day …

Mac on track

January 16, 2016 8:11AM

TOLAGA Bay-raised Mac Wilcox’s Black Sticks ambitions continue to burn. The 19-year-old is heading to the Gold Coast on January 17 with the New Zealand …

Embrace the challenge says coach

January 15, 2016 10:36AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School coach Ben O’Brien-Leaf wants his team to embrace the challenge of playing a strong Tamarind High School Old Boys team in …

Pirate Brad-man one off the ton

January 15, 2016 8:47AM

ONCE a Pirate, always a Pirate, says vice-captain Brad Reynolds, who will play his 100th game for the Buccaneers tomorrow. “My grandfather (Allan Nairne), father …

Silver to Briant in NZ long-distance triathlon nationals

January 12, 2016 9:33AM

GISBORNE triathlete Mary Briant started 2016 the way she finished 2015, on the podium. Briant, who won the women’s 55-59 years division of the Mount …

Thompson's ton the highlight in DJ Barry Cup opener

January 11, 2016 11:36AM

DANE Thompson smashed the first century of the year with a swashbuckling unbeaten 110 as Pirates opened their DJ Barry Cup 40-over cricket campaign with …

Clean slate as teams set for DJ Barry Cup

January 8, 2016 12:37PM

OBR will be without skipper Jonathan Purcell and strike bowler Jimmy Holden when they play Gisborne Boys’ High School in local cricket at Harry Barker …

QSM for navyman, teacher and volunteer

December 31, 2015 11:40AM

“HOW did that happen?” Former navy diver, teacher and search and rescue worker Toti Tuhaka joked when congratulated on his Queen’s Service medal. “Did they …

Thistle lifeline for Team Gizzy

December 30, 2015 10:56AM

GISBORNE Thistle AFC chairman Ronnie Young will meet with Team Gisborne board members next week in the hope they reconsider their decision to withdraw the …

Heikell named top coach

December 24, 2015 11:41AM

FORMER Poverty Bay coach Grainger Heikell says he is “proud and humbled” to have been named best coach in Romanian domestic rugby for 2015. “I …

Reid on track for Tokyo Olympics

December 23, 2015 9:02AM

GISBORNE triathlete Tayler Reid has been rewarded for performances over the past few years by being named in the 2016 Triathlon New Zealand’s high-performance squad. …

Bidding to overcome the odds

December 19, 2015 10:40AM

KAIYA Huta and Finn Vette both overcame pre-championship injuries to produce impressive performances at the World Trampolining Championships in Denmark. Vette, who finished sixth in …

OBR sink Pirates hopes of a third successive Doleman Cup

December 21, 2015 9:47AM

MAGNIFICENT opening spells of bowling from Timoti Weir and Jimmy Holden, backed up by superb catching, sank Pirates hopes of a third successive Doleman Cup …

OBR win Doleman Cup

December 19, 2015 6:06PM

OBR ended Pirates' two-year reign as Doleman Cup champions with a seven wicket-win at Harry Barker Reserve today. Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates skipper Mitchell Turner …

Coaches encouraged by performances

December 19, 2015 12:05PM

THE Poverty Bay men’s and women’s teams may not have qualified for the national rugby sevens tournament in January but team officials were happy with …

Bay avoid wooden spoon

December 19, 2015 11:37AM

POVERTY Bay avoided the wooden spoon when they beat the Northern Districts Invitation team in the game for seventh and eighth place at the Northern …

No time to lose in big finish

December 19, 2015 10:20AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School student Jack McLaughlin adopted the cycling mantra of “don’t lose time” on his way to winning the under-17 division of the …

Doleman Cup cricket final tomorrow

December 18, 2015 12:33PM

FORMER Poverty Bay batsman Carl Carmody roared with laughter when it was put to him that he could be the man who stops Pirates from …

Parkes hits unbeaten ton

December 17, 2015 12:43PM

POVERTY Bay opener Thorn Parkes posted the first century of the North Districts senior secondary schoolboys tournament with a magnificent unbeaten 101 against Northland at …

Marlene's commitment to hockey recognised

December 16, 2015 12:40PM

FORMER New Zealand Masters player Marlene Nikora got an early Christmas present when she received a Lotto New Zealand Sport Maker award for dedication, loyalty, …

Northern Districts schoolboys tournament playoffs today

December 16, 2015 9:19AM

POVERTY Bay meet Northland at Harry Barker Reserve today in the bottom-four playoffs of the Northern Districts senior secondary schoolboys tournament. After losing both their …

Reynolds stars with bat for Pirates

December 14, 2015 10:08AM

PIRATES vice-captain Brad Reynolds stole the show as the holders of local cricket’s Doleman Cup booked their place in Saturday’s final against OBR. Kevin Hollis …

High hopes for Bay

December 12, 2015 9:06AM

POVERTY Bay secondary schoolboys cricket manager David McDonald says he is “expecting strong performances” from his side in the Northern Districts senior secondary schoolboys (under-18) …

Leah's right on the bounce

December 11, 2015 9:03AM

LEAH Scholefield has become the youngest person to win Eastland Port Gisborne Trampoline Club’s top trophy. The 11-year-year Gisborne Intermediate student was voted best all-round …

Bay up for Central Regions tournament

December 11, 2015 8:50AM

PIRATES and Ngati Porou East Coast Heartland midfielder TK Moeke will captain a young Poverty Bay side in the Central Regions tournament, starting in Levin …

Aku still doing the damage

December 11, 2015 8:37AM

PIRATES veteran Aku Smith was put in cotton wool as the Doleman Cup cricket champions prepared for tomorrow’s semifinal against Horouta. Smith, 45, was rested …

Coach proud of Bay girls

December 10, 2015 12:44PM

POVERTY Bay secondary schoolgirls coach Mel Knight said she was “proud of the girls’ efforts” but “gutted” to have missed out on winning the Northern …

Thistle, United looking into football federation league

December 10, 2015 12:34PM

GISBORNE Thistle AFC chairman Ron Young says it is time for a local club to go to the next level and enter a team in …

Clean-shooting cowboy at home on Gaddums range

December 8, 2015 11:05AM

GREG Bothamley, or “Pacos Bill” as he is known around these here parts, cleaned up the Cowboy Action Shooting Gaddums Hill end-of-year competition here at …

Pacific champs pull out

December 9, 2015 9:17AM

TEAM Gisborne will not defend the Pacific Premiership title in 2016. And this time it is official. On February 14 this year, The Gisborne Herald …

Gisborne Boys’ High sevens hit hard by injuries

December 8, 2015 3:06PM

INJURIES to three key players cost Gisborne Boys’ High School dearly in their bid to win the Secondary Schools Condor Sevens tournament at the weekend. …

Tallott bags six wickets but Bay lose

December 7, 2015 10:42AM

POVERTY Bay coach David McDonald said his team blew a great chance to open their Northern Districts one-day account with a win in Taupo yesterday. …

Doleman semifinalists decided

December 7, 2015 8:38AM

OBR will play High School Old Boys and Pirates will take on Horouta in Saturday’s Doleman Cup semifinals after wins to OBR, Pirates and Horouta …

Thompson and Gooding to boost Poverty Bay squad

December 5, 2015 8:29AM

POVERTY Bay received a double boost this week as they prepared for the three-day Northern Districts 50-over cricket tournament starting in Taupo tomorrow. Dane Thompson …

Tamatea coaching Koru basketball team

December 5, 2015 8:15AM

TURANGA Health Rising Suns basketball coach Dwayne Tamatea has been appointed coach of the New Zealand Koru under-18 girls’ team to compete in the Australian …

Gisborne Pistol Club holds its Gaddums Hill End of Year Shoot

December 4, 2015 12:31PM

SHOOTOUT at Gaddums Hill? Not quite but modern-day cowboys and cowgirls will hark back to the days of the American Wild West in a two-day …

Cricket teams jostle for Doleman Cup

December 4, 2015 10:21AM

DEFENDING Doleman Cup champions Pirates face the real possibility of not making the playoffs heading into tomorrow’s final round-robin clash against Gisborne Boys' High School …

Willie Waitoa's coaching in the balance

December 3, 2015 10:36AM

“A STUPID mistake” could cost Willie Waitoa his job as coach of the Ngati Porou East Coast team for next season’s Heartland Championship. The Coast …

A step closer to pro career for Higgins

December 3, 2015 10:29AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School first 15 coach Tom Cairns says prop James Higgins has the potential to become a professional rugby player. “He’s a superb …

Sensational Singhs book place in Doleman Cup playoffs

November 30, 2015 10:40AM

A SENSATIONAL 168 runs off 94 balls from Tamarind High School Old Boys opener Sam Singh and an unbeaten 55 off 29 balls from Gary …

Robbie Tallott to the rescue

November 30, 2015 9:43AM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School captain Robbie Tallott came of age as a representative batsman yesterday. He saved Poverty Bay from an outright loss to Waikato …

Two changes in Poverty Bay cricket side

November 27, 2015 2:22PM

POVERTY Bay coach David McDonald has made two changes for the Fergus Hickey Rosebowl two-day cricket game against Waikato Valley that starts at 10.30am at …

Motivation not the problem for HSOB cricket

November 27, 2015 2:14PM

HIGH School Old Boys skipper Tyler Phelps says his team won’t need motivating for tomorrow’s Doleman Cup cricket clash against Pirates at Harry Barker Reserve. …

Sevens coach opts to freshen squad

November 27, 2015 12:58PM

Poverty Bay sevens coach Brent Mokomoko has opted to “freshen players and rest injuries” instead of competing in a sevens tournament in Cambridge tomorrow. Mokomoko …

Taylors doing their bit for the ‘Horouta cause’

November 24, 2015 12:01PM

HOROUTA are only one win away from a place in Poverty Bay club cricket’s Doleman Cup semifinals and despite Greg Taylor playing it down, he, …

Heat on Spirit from the start

November 24, 2015 11:45AM

NORTHERN Spirit vice-captain Mel Knight and her young team will face a baptism of fire when they play Wellingon Blaze in the first round of …

Tom Smith focuses on the 400

November 24, 2015 9:07AM

DESPITE recording a personal best time of 21.9 seconds for the 200-metre sprint at the Auckland Waikato Bay of Plenty athletics meet at Porritt Stadium …

Singh scores top ton

November 23, 2015 2:36PM

A MAGNIFICENT unbeaten 101 from High School Old Boys opener Sam Singh yesterday kept his side’s hopes of a Doleman Cup top-four playoff spot alive. …

Young Pirates put MAC to the sword

November 23, 2015 2:04PM

TRISH Hina’s Pirates girls created history in winning the inaugural Weka women’s sevens at Rugby Park on Saturday. Pirates defeated Hawke’s Bay side MAC 31-7 …

Heikell not finished yet

November 21, 2015 11:01AM

WITH two trophies safely locked away in the silverware cabinet, Grainger Heikell is targeting two more for his Timisoara Saracens team. The former Poverty Bay …

Horouta’s feet ‘firmly planted’

November 20, 2015 3:07PM

HOROUTA go into this weekend’s Doleman Cup double-header unbeaten after two games with their feet firmly planted on the ground. “We’re not getting ahead of …

Development officer nurturing local talent

November 20, 2015 3:00PM

NEW Tairawhiti Softball development officer Leesa Kingi says her role is challenging but she loves it. “It’s a challenge in that it’s completely different from …

O'Connor impact no surprise

November 17, 2015 2:36PM

ON a weekend in Europe when rugby didn’t seem so important, New Zealanders, including Gisborne’s Brendon O’Connor, made on-field statements during round one of the …

Need for more speed

November 17, 2015 12:47PM

DESPITE winning the 400 metres at an Athletics Auckland meet at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, Gisborne runner Tom Smith expects to do much better …

Mokomoko player of Poverty Bay Sevens tourney

November 16, 2015 2:31PM

HUNTER Mokomoko capped an outstanding club sevens tournament at Rugby Park on Saturday when he was named player of the tournament by former New Zealand …

Bay lose game and Kirk Cup

November 16, 2015 2:24PM

HAWKE’S Bay reclaimed the Kirk Cup with a 10-wicket win against Poverty Bay in Napier yesterday. Batting first, Poverty Bay were bowled out for 98. …

OBR fall to students

November 16, 2015 2:12PM

ROBBIE Tallott was in outstanding form with bat and ball at Harry Barker Reserve on Saturday as Gisborne Boys’ High School (1) ended OBR’s unbeaten …

First Pirates player to captain rep side

November 14, 2015 9:15AM

MITCHELL Turner says he is looking forward to the challenge of leading the Poverty Bay cricket team for their Kirk Cup defence against Hawke’s Bay …

Weir gives OBR more options

November 13, 2015 2:25PM

HARD-hitting OBR opener Timoti Weir returns to the side for the game against Gisborne Boys’ High School in Doleman Cup cricket at Harry Barker Reserve …

Walker-Leawere's fantastic year gets better

November 13, 2015 2:12PM

GISBORNE Boys’ High School will defend the Poverty Bay club sevens title at Rugby Park and leading the charge will be skipper Isaia Walker-Leawere, who …

Tom Smith back on track

November 11, 2015 9:34AM

A NEW coach, tougher training regime and change in running style has Gisborne’s Tom Smith excited about his racing comeback in Auckland this weekend. Smith, …

High School Old Boys skipper looking for improvement

November 6, 2015 9:32AM

HIGH School Old Boys captain Ajay Kumar says he is looking for a huge improvement all round when his side play OBR in Round 2 …

Giving softball its best shot

November 4, 2015 12:27PM

GROW the kids . . . grow the sport is the winning formula adopted by Tairawhiti Softball Association, whose numbers have increased from eight adult …

Women cricketers on the up

November 3, 2015 9:11AM

SIX Poverty Bay women cricketers will trial for the Northern Spirit and ND under-12 teams in Auckland on Sunday. “Realisically I’d expect Mel (Knight, Bay …

Players eager to get on with it

October 30, 2015 3:24PM

Pirates v OBR Pirates begin the defence of their Doleman Cup cricket title against OBR tomorrow with six players from the side who beat OBR …

Torrie and Mathers star for Campion

November 2, 2015 8:20AM

JAMES Torrie and Patrick Mathers were the stars of a Campion College side who caused the first upset of the Doleman Cup cricket competition when …

McDonald backing Bay women

October 30, 2015 3:54PM

POVERTY Bay women’s cricket coach David McDonald rates his team’s chances of winning the Northern Districts T20 trophy as “reasonably high”. “The ND T20 trophy …

Red rose not on O’Connor’s radar, yet

October 23, 2015 5:06PM

WHEN Brendon O’Connor meets his Leicester Tigers teammates next week he will be joining the most successful English club since the introduction of league rugby …

Small steps to a big dream

October 29, 2015 4:13PM

GISBORNE’S Julia Tilley and Hamilton’s Shaunna Polley are New Zealand’s top-ranked women’s beach volleyballers. But the pair, who teamed up four years ago, have their …

Fisiihoi makes Coast history

October 29, 2015 9:10AM

FORMER Ngati Porou East Coast prop Ziggy Fisiihoi become the first Sky Blues player to be signed by a Super Rugby franchise, when he was …

Craven chasing those runs

October 23, 2015 5:03PM

DEREK Craven couldn’t turn down the chance to score the two runs he needs to post 1000 for Pirates. When stand-in skipper Brad Reynolds rang …

ITM title the perfect farewell

October 23, 2015 4:40PM

Hawke’s Bay are playing for promotion and to send captain Brendon O’Connor out on a winning note when they host Wellington tonight in the ITM …

Coast's Moeke in NZ Heartland squad

October 22, 2015 5:00PM

DESPITE Ngati Porou East Coast finishing bottom of the Heartland Championship, centre TK Moeke has been named in the New Zealand Heartland XV squad to …

Deadly duo

October 21, 2015 12:02PM

GISBORNE shooter Aaron Manson was a man on a double mission as he prepared for the South Island International Practical Shooting Confederation championships in Dunedin. …

Success at first nationals

October 20, 2015 4:04PM

JAMES van Aswegen collected three medals — gold, silver and bronze — at the New Zealand trampolining championships in Auckland. “James won gold in the …

Late season start breaks with tradition

October 16, 2015 5:01PM

THE Poverty Bay Cricket Association has broken with tradition and will start a week later than usual. “Normally we have our first games on the …

Whitley snapped up for summer league

October 13, 2015 5:01PM

FORMER Lytton High School midfielder Israel “Izzy” Whitley has been snapped up by Waikato Bay of Plenty (WaiBoP) for this season’s ASB Premiership football campaign. …

Puncture spoils first ride in pro ranks

October 13, 2015 4:48PM

DUNCAN Summerfield had one word for his first ride as a pro-division rider at the Grand National Cross-Country Motocross Championship series in Whakatane — “shocking”. …

Sione Ngatu not finished yet

October 13, 2015 4:15PM

LEADERBRAND Poverty Bay prop Sione Ngatu has broken the 131-game record he shared with Robbie Newlands . . . and the good news for Bay …

Haerewa comeback timely for Sky Blues

October 9, 2015 4:07PM

NGATI Porou East Coast coach Willie Waitoa is expecting King Country to “come out all guns blazing” when the sides meet in Taupo tomorrow. “They’re …

Sione — simply the best

October 9, 2015 4:04PM

SIONE Ngatu will become Poverty Bay’s most capped player when he plays against Heartland Championship leaders South Canterbury at Rugby Park tomorrow. The Herald’s John …

On the end of a thumping

October 7, 2015 4:42PM

GISBORNE’S PJ Goodlett and George Andrew were on the receiving end of a 6-1 thumping when their Hawke’s Bay United team were beaten by the …

No win for Ngatu's record game

October 6, 2015 12:33PM

SIONE Ngatu became Poverty Bay’s most capped player when he made his 132nd appearance in Saturday’s Heartland Championship rugby match against Whanganui in Wanganui. Ngatu, …

Coast play high-risk game

October 6, 2015 12:22PM

NGATI Porou East Coast coach Willie Waitoa got the dry track he wanted for Saturday’s Heartland Championship rugby clash against Wairarapa Bush at Whakarua Park …

First in Gisborne to gain badge under new rules

October 1, 2015 5:51PM

PANIA Joy Tomoana laughed when asked why she decided to take up netball umpiring. “I realised I was never going to be a Silver Fern,” …

Gisborne's Church to umpire in Rio

October 1, 2015 5:24PM

GISBORNE’s Amber Church is going to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. The 27-year-old Te Hapara School teacher has been chosen as one of the …

Bay match leaders up front

September 28, 2015 12:01PM

POVERTY Bay gave Mid Canterbury a fright at Rugby Park on Saturday but it wasn’t enough to stop the Heartland Championship leaders from winning 38-25 …

More tough results for Bay and Coast

September 21, 2015 12:01PM

IT was another bad weekend for Poverty Bay and Ngati Porou East Coast in the Heartland Championship, with both sides losing. LeaderBrand Poverty Bay lost …

Gave it a crack, now he's back

September 11, 2015 3:36PM

ETHINE Reeves makes his first Heartland Championship appearance of the season when Poverty Bay host North Otago in a crucial clash at Rugby Park tomorrow …

Late Bay charge falls short

September 14, 2015 2:51PM

A well-drilled North Otago withstood a last-20-minute charge from LeaderBrand Poverty Bay to win 30-23 at Rugby Park on Saturday. It was the Bay’s third …

Coast down but not out

September 11, 2015 3:51PM

NGATI Porou East Coast will give Richard Apanui up until the last minute before making a decision on who plays first five-eighth against Horowhenua Kapiti …

Team Reid

September 10, 2015 11:28AM

TAYLER Reid’s coach could not have been happier despite his charge “backing off” on his way to third in the junior men’s race at the …

Rising star

September 2, 2015 12:36PM

POVERTY Bay coach and former New Zealand Maori forward Mutu Ngarimu says Gisborne Boys’ High first 15 captain Isaia Walker-Leawere — who made his senior …

Local trampolinists picked for world championship tilt

August 25, 2015 4:42PM

KAIYA Huta and Finn Vette have become the first Gisborne trampolinists to be picked for the New Zealand team — to compete at the world …

Boys’ High fall to late comeback

August 25, 2015 4:27PM

SCOTS College fought back from a 30-16 deficit to draw 33-all in the Hurricanes Secondary Schools’ semifinal and eliminate Gisborne Boys’ High School first 15 …

Lessons all over the paddock as Coast lick their wounds

August 25, 2015 4:11PM

NGATI Porou East Coast got off to the worst possible start in the Heartland Championship on Saturday with a 60-15 thumping from LeaderBrand Poverty Bay …

Turn me loose

August 18, 2015 4:33PM

JAMES Grogan cannot wait for the Poverty Bay’s Heartland Championship opener against Ngati Porou East Coast in Ruatoria on Saturday. “That is if I’m picked,” …

‘Tune-up’ has lessons for Coast

August 17, 2015 4:46PM

NGATI Porou East Coast coach Willie Waitoa says his team got a “tune-up” in their 42-26 loss to Thames Valley in Waihi on Saturday. “We …

Five in a row for Bush

August 17, 2015 4:10PM

POVERTY Bay will have to wait another year before bringing home the Jeremy David Memorial Trophy after they lost 53-17 to Wairarapa Bush at Rugby …

From boys to men

August 4, 2015 4:22PM

POVERTY Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu is adamant Gisborne Boys’ High School players Isaia Walker-Leawere and Hunter Mokomoko have the ability to step up to senior …

Waikohu eyeing premier return

August 4, 2015 4:10PM

WAIKOHU player-coach Terry Reeves says his committee will look at the possibility of the club playing premier-grade rugby next season. “It’s something we’ll discuss once …

Trial match cancelled to give players a rest

July 31, 2015 11:10AM

POVERTY Bay coach Mutu Ngarimu has pulled the pin on tonight’s Town-versus-Country trial game. “We (he and assistant coach Rico Gear) were keen for it …

Best in the Bay

July 27, 2015 3:16PM

HIGH School Old Boys withstood a second-half battering before taking the Lee Bros Shield with an 18-16 victory over Ngatapa at Rugby Park on Saturday. …

World champs prevail

July 28, 2015 11:35AM

HAMILTON took the points with a 14-5 win against Gisborne Boys’ High School first 15 in a Super 8 rugby clash at the Rectory field …

Ngatapa, HSOB to decide premier title

July 20, 2015 5:09PM

HIGH School Old Boys booked a place in the Lee Bros Shield premier club rugby final with a nailbiting 18-16 win over a gallant OBM …

Reid’s sights on top five at worlds

July 2, 2015 1:56PM

THE 18-year-old will compete in the Japanese national champs in Sendai Bay on Sunday and the Osaka sprint Asian Cup on July 12. “The aim …

Revenge for Ngatapa

July 6, 2015 4:42PM

WITH one game remaining for Enterprise Cars OBM, Larsawn Ngatapa and YMP, the top-four places were confirmed when competition leaders HSOB sealed first place by …

Gold rush for Gisborne club

June 24, 2015 11:10AM

“I FULLY expected Brea to do well,” club head coach Doug Callahan said. “Her form on tramp and double mini over the past few months …

Apanui lives his dream

June 10, 2015 4:43PM

AND the 35-year-old former Southland ITM Cup player did not disappoint in the Coast’s 26-20 Queen’s Birthday Weekend derby loss to LeaderBrand Poverty Bay at …

Dream run continues for Reeves

May 21, 2015 12:09PM

IT was the fifth straight victory for Reeves and maintains his side’s three-point lead over second-placed High School Old Boys. “I couldn’t have asked for …

Canoeist's Rio hopes in limbo

May 5, 2015 5:12PM

DARRYL was picked to go to the world cup to compete in the K2 alongside Auckland’s Zac Franich (26). But when Canoe Racing NZ informed …

Trampolining Olympics contenders in town

April 17, 2015 4:36PM

GISBORNE Trampoline Club coach Doug Callahan says fans should not miss the chance to see New Zealand’s top two trampolinists, Dylan Schmidt and Kerrian Tuhi. …

‘Too close to pick’ - Doleman Cup club cricket final

December 20, 2014 11:44AM

DEFENDING Doleman Cup champions Pirates go into tomorrow’s final against OBR at Harry Barker Reserve unbeaten this season. But Kevin Hollis Glass Pirates captain Mitchell …

Hat-trick for Adams

April 13, 2015 2:26PM

A HAT-TRICK by Corey Adams was the highlight of Team Gisborne’s 6-0 win against Hastings Old Boys in Pacific Premiership football in Hastings on Saturday.Adams …

Gisborne bowls players take home Cup

April 10, 2015 12:16PM

A “pestering” from clubmate Maurice Taylor resulted in Carol Hawes winning one of the district’s most prestigious and historical sporting trophies over the Easter break.Gisborne …