Adrian Seconi

League: Excitement building as Kiwis test looms

League: Excitement building as Kiwis test looms

New Zealand Rugby League southern zone general manager Steve Martin has been handed an opportunity of a generation.

Surf life-saving: Black Fins among NZ's elite

Surf life-saving: Black Fins among NZ's elite

The Black Fins have earned the right to sit alongside New Zealand's elite at the Halberg Awards, local surf life-saving identity Scott Weatherall says.

Cricket: Ryder unavailable for at least four Otago ODIs

Cricket: Ryder unavailable for at least four Otago ODIs

Jesse Ryder will miss four - perhaps five - one-day fixtures for Otago this season.

Netball: Inclusion of Wells 'awkward'

Netball: Inclusion of  Wells 'awkward'

Former Silver Ferns captain Belinda Colling feels the inclusion of Australian-born shooter Ameliaranne Wells in the Silver Ferns squad is ''a little bit awkward''.

Basketball: Breakers revamp defence

Basketball: Breakers revamp defence

Breakers coach Dean Vickerman hopes his side's defence will be tougher to break down this season.

Cycling: 'Now or never' for sprinter

Cycling: 'Now or never' for sprinter

Otago cyclist Katie Schofield will ride for her future over the next three days.

Basketball: Finding NZ coach easy, funding one anything but

Basketball: Finding NZ coach easy, funding one anything but

Finding a suitable replacement for Tall Blacks coach Nenad Vucinic should be easy enough - he had two very able assistants after all.

Hockey: Coach full of praise for fourth-placed Southern team

Auckland enjoyed the spoils again yesterday, beating Midlands 3-0 to claim a third consecutive national men's title - four, counting the title it shared with Central in 2011.

Hockey: Storm needs time together to reach potential

Auckland claimed the National Hockey League title with a 1-0 win against rival North Harbour yesterday.

Basketball: A team for 2018 and beyond

Basketball: A team for 2018 and beyond

The Tall Blacks were bundled out of the World Cup in the round of 16. Could the national side be much better placed to push higher in 2018? Basketball writer Adrian Seconi believes so, and names his potential starting five and supporting cast.