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    Tom Walsh sharpens for Diamond League opener with 21.73m to win Tucson Classic

    Tom Walsh sharpens for Diamond League opener with 21.73m to win Tucson Classic


    Double world shot put champion Tom Walsh has wrapped up preparations for his looming Diamond League showdown with American rival Ryan Crouser on a positive...

    Double world shot put champion Tom Walsh has wrapped up preparations for his looming Diamond League showdown with American rival Ryan Crouser on a positive note.
    Be a responsible skipper - ID your boat this winter

    Be a responsible skipper - ID your boat this winter


    Cantabrians are proud boaties. And so we should be. There are about 150,000 vessels regularly out on the water in Canterbury, which is unsurprising given there are few regions in the country that have the diversity of waterways that we do. Lakes, rivers...

    Cantabrians are proud boaties. And so we should be. There are about 150,000 vessels regularly out on the water in Canterbury, which is unsurprising given there are few regions in the country that have the diversity of waterways that we do. Lakes, rivers and the ocean are all available for us to enjoy, year-round for the bravest amongst us.
    Black Sticks women hammered 4-1 by Australia in gold medal rematch

    Black Sticks women hammered 4-1 by Australia in gold medal rematch


    New Zealand's Commonwealth Games women's hockey gold medallists thudded back to earth, suffering a 4-1 defeat to Australia to continue their winless start to the Tri-Nations tournament in...

    New Zealand's Commonwealth Games women's hockey gold medallists thudded back to earth, suffering a 4-1 defeat to Australia to continue their winless start to the Tri-Nations tournament in Cromwell.
    Former MMA champion teaching Kiwi kids to fight

    Former MMA champion teaching Kiwi kids to fight


    A former mixed martial arts (MMA) champion is now teaching Christchurch children the basics of the cage fighting...

    A former mixed martial arts (MMA) champion is now teaching Christchurch children the basics of the cage fighting sport.
    Chris Froome back in hunt as mechanical costs George Bennett on Monte Zoncolan

    Chris Froome back in hunt as mechanical costs George Bennett on Monte Zoncolan


    A luckless George Bennett has tumbled down to eighth place after his chain jammed just 1.5 kilometres through the brutal ascent of Monte Zoncolan, costing him almost two minutes on Giro d'Italia leader Simon...

    A luckless George Bennett has tumbled down to eighth place after his chain jammed just 1.5 kilometres through the brutal ascent of Monte Zoncolan, costing him almost two minutes on Giro d'Italia leader Simon Yates.
    Sport, fame, money and pressure a cocktail for mental illness

    Sport, fame, money and pressure a cocktail for mental illness


    In sport, a player can be out for months with injury - the media release is sent and no questions are asked. With mental health, there's no press release, and no questions answered.  Often when a player is struggling with their mental health it's...

    In sport, a player can be out for months with injury - the media release is sent and no questions are asked. With mental health, there's no press release, and no questions answered. 

    Often when a player is struggling with their mental health it's hidden, the topic brushed under the carpet because, once exposed, the athlete is viewed as "damaged goods".
    Black Sticks women concede late to lose to Japan in Tri Nations opener

    Black Sticks women concede late to lose to Japan in Tri Nations opener


    The Black Sticks women have conceded a late goal to fall to a 2-1 loss against Japan in the opening match of the Tri Nations series in Cromwell, Central...

    The Black Sticks women have conceded a late goal to fall to a 2-1 loss against Japan in the opening match of the Tri Nations series in Cromwell, Central Otago.
    Kiwi rivals Sam Gaze and Anton Cooper to clash in mountain bike World Cup event

    Kiwi rivals Sam Gaze and Anton Cooper to clash in mountain bike World Cup event


    Kiwi mountain bike rivals Sam Gaze and Anton Cooper will clash this weekend in their first race together since their memorable Commonwealth Games...

    Kiwi mountain bike rivals Sam Gaze and Anton Cooper will clash this weekend in their first race together since their memorable Commonwealth Games one-two.
    Kiwi cyclist George Bennett stays strong after latest Giro d'Italia stage

    Kiwi cyclist George Bennett stays strong after latest Giro d'Italia stage


    New Zealand cyclist George Bennett has maintained sixth spot at the Giro d'Italia, after comfortably navigating his way home in the peloton on the latest...

    New Zealand cyclist George Bennett has maintained sixth spot at the Giro d'Italia, after comfortably navigating his way home in the peloton on the latest stage.
    'Smart but dumb': Inside New Zealand's biggest sports steroids ring

    'Smart but dumb': Inside New Zealand's biggest sports steroids ring


    Some time in February 2015, a promising young Auckland cricketer visited the website clenbuterol.co.nz. He bought three 10-millilitre bottles. One contained trenbolone acetate, a steroid used mostly to promote muscle growth in cattle; another held...

    Some time in February 2015, a promising young Auckland cricketer visited the website clenbuterol.co.nz. He bought three 10-millilitre bottles. One contained trenbolone acetate, a steroid used mostly to promote muscle growth in cattle; another held testosterone enanthate​, one of a variety of testosterone-based products that have some permitted uses in New Zealand, such as in female-to-male gender reassignment procedures; the third had the website's marquee product: clenbuterol. A decongestant used to treat asthma but also effective at enhancing weight loss. The three products cost about $300.