In sports, major consequences from years of ‘minor’ knocks to the head

There's a growing body of overseas evidence that repeated small blows to the head can lead to chronic brain injuries. Is that true in New Zealand too?

The incredible story of lost tennis legend Ruia Morrison

One of New Zealand's most successful tennis players has fallen through the cracks of sporting history. Madeleine Chapman tells the story of Ruia Morrison, Wimbledon quarter finalist.

Like Naomi Osaka, many young athletes silently struggle with media demands

The tennis star's health and happiness is paramount, and these ultimatums are doing nothing to help her feel comfortable in press conferences.

New Zealand v India: Who will be test cricket’s champion of the world?

The Black Caps play India in the final of the World Test Championship. Who will win? Michael Appleton breaks down the stats.

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Defiant, triumphant, home: The Wellington Phoenix rise to the occasion 

After more than a year stuck playing in Australia, the Wellington Phoenix have finally made it back home.

This was a big step for women’s rugby in Aotearoa. Now it’s time for a giant leap

The moment has come to pay back all those who have been doing it for the love of rugby.

Rating the best trans-Tasman sporting rivalries 

The bitterest battles, from the Silver Ferns vs the Diamonds to the Warriors vs the refs.

Bringing Moana Pasifika into Super Rugby makes sense – but it won’t be easy

Adding another New Zealand-based team to Super Rugby won't be quite as straightforward as it seems.

Greatness within grasp: The 12 months that will define the Black Caps

Five key challenges await, ranging from formidable to almost certainly insurmountable.

The Offspin: Bringing the Cricket World Cup back to New Zealand

Podcast | The Offspin talks to Andrea Nelson, CEO of the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup, about how exciting it is to be hosting the tournament in New Zealand next year.

New South Auckland race track could breed the Scott Dixons of the future

A Wiri park is set to be transformed into a 'world class' motorsport facility.

‘Take me to the ramp’: The story of skateboarding legend Lee Ralph

More than 30 years after he tore through the global skating world, people still remember the barefoot New Zealander with the wild red beard.

Scratched: Lee Ralph reached the peak of skateboarding – then he disappeared

In the late 1980s, New Zealand skateboarder Lee Ralph had the world at his feet. Then he was kicked out of the US – and out of the limelight for good.

Every NRL team, ranked (plus all their latest scandals revealed)

The NRL is all about drama, and if the off-season is anything to go by, expect 2021 to be another rollercoaster year of soap opera-level escapades.

Every New Zealand sports fan should know the name Jane Tehira

In the 1950s she was one of New Zealand's greatest athletes, representing the country in three different sports – but even then, few knew her name.

Scratched: Jane Tehira was New Zealand’s original sporting triple-threat

One of the first names on the team sheet for Auckland in the 1950s – in almost every sport.