The dark side of horse racing

After the recent deaths of two horses following a Taumarunui jump race, sparks have once again flared between animal rights groups and the racing community.

Thoughts on the Netball World Cup win, from a player who’s been there before

In 2003 the Silver Ferns won the Netball World Cup after a 16-year winning streak by the Australian Diamonds. In 2019, they've just done exactly the same thing.

The Master’s Plan: Why the Silver Ferns must keep Noeline Taurua

The architect of the incredible turnaround the Silver Ferns have enjoyed is now off-contract.

The Offspin: Grasping at straws after the greatest ever cricket game

The Offspin podcast tries to make sense of the greatest cricket game of all time, and not seeing the Black Caps win it.

Sports Archive

How it feels to lose the perfect game of cricket

The Black Caps were a critical part of what is probably the greatest game of cricket ever played, writes Duncan Greive. Is that enough to get over having lost it?

The Offspin podcast: previewing our big night at Lord’s, with Sonia Gray

We dare to believe in a Black Caps World Cup victory.

What you need to know about NZ’s chances at the Netball World Cup

Alice Webb-Liddall previews the 2019 Netball World Cup competition before the Silver Ferns' first game.

Beauden Barrett has abandoned us for the Blues and I’m weeping tears of fury

A Hurricanes true believer on a massive Super Rugby shift.

The Offspin: Savour it, because we’re going to Lord’s

Simon Day and Alex Braae go absolutely berserk over the semi-final win that put the Black Caps into the Cricket World Cup final.

The Black Caps are going to the final after a night of crazed, cathartic dreams

Incredibly, the Black Caps have made the Cricket World Cup final.

The Offspin: Mixing sport and politics with Peter McGlashan

In the latest episode of The Offspin, cricketer, commentator, activist and aspiring local board rep Peter McGlashan joins the show.

Punjab or Te Puke? Who to support when you’re a NZ-Indian cricket reporter

Radio NZ journalist Ravinder Hunia has a dilemma over who to support at the Cricket World Cup tonight.

How did our Cricket World Cup predictions measure up against reality?

In hindsight, many of the predictions were not good at all.

The Offspin podcast: Back to the 90s with Dion Nash

On this episode of The Offspin, legendary all-rounder Dion Nash joins the show after a Black Caps performance that felt like a throwback to New Zealand cricket's dark days of teal.

‘All Black jersey by avant-garde Japanese designer’ is less exciting than it sounds

Revered Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto has unveiled the jersey the All Blacks will wear when they compete in the Rugby World Cup this September. The result is... meh, writes Josie Steenhart.

The Offspin podcast: The unbearable bleakness of an all-night loss to the hated Australians

We're joined by writer, musician and cricket tragic Samuel Flynn Scott, to process the utterly insipid Black Caps loss against Australia.