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Silver Ferns go down to Malawi

Silver Ferns go down to Malawi

Malawi are in celebration mode after a historic 57 to 53 win over the Silver Ferns on the Gold Coast. Silver Ferns captain Katrina Grant Photo: © Photosport Ltd 2018 www.photosport.nz The Malawi Queens broke out into dance mid-court at full-time after a loss against Uganda set them back toward any hope of a medal. This is their first ever […]

More medals at Commonwealth Games velodrome

More medals at Commonwealth Games velodrome

The New Zealand track cyclist Eddie Dawkins has won silver in the men‘s time trial at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, adding to the gold he won in the men‘s team sprint. Eddie Dawkins Photo: Photosport Dawkins broke the Commonwealth Games record in his ride, becoming the first man to go under the magic one minute mark with a time […]

Measles cases confirmed in Chch, Wanaka and Queenstown

Measles cases confirmed in Chch, Wanaka and Queenstown

Three cases of measles have been confirmed in the South Island. Photo: 123RF Canterbury district health board‘s medical officer of health Dr Ramon Pink said the cases were reported in Christchurch, Wanaka and Queenstown. All three people were likely to have been exposed in Queenstown Airport on either 21 March or 22 March, he said. The Southern and Canterbury DHBs […]

Pike mine families knew about leaked footage for some time

Pike mine families knew about leaked footage for some time

The leaked footage of a fully intact and clothed body down the Pike River mine has come as no surprise to the families. Anna Osborne‘s (left) husband died in the mine, while Sonya Rockhouse lost her son in the accident Photo: RNZ / Craig McCulloch A documentary maker is wanting to release the footage as part of a documentary into […]

Fmr Australian captain determined to help

Fmr Australian captain determined to help

Former captain Michael Clarke has offered to help the embattled Australian cricket team ‘in any way‘ he can as they deal with the fallout of ball-tampering bans to captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner. Former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke Photo: www.cricketpix Smith and Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months, while opening batsman Cameron Bancroft received […]

Victory comes from behind to beat Phoenix

Victory comes from behind to beat Phoenix

Super-sub “King” Kenny Athiu has steered Melbourne Victory to a 2-1 victory over Wellington to help put them in a prime spot to secure an A-League home elimination final. Wellington Phoenix lose to Melbourne victory 2-1 Photo: © Photosport Ltd 2018 www.photosport.nz Victory went into the Sunday night match at AAMI Park in fourth place and two points clear of […]

NZ lawn bowler Jo Edwards wins gold

NZ lawn bowler Jo Edwards wins gold

The New Zealand Lawn bowler Jo Edwards has defended her Commonwealth Games gold medal on the Gold Coast. Jo Edwards during the World Bowls Championships, Christchurch, 2016 Photo: PHOTOSPORT She beat Welsh singles player Laura Daniels 21-17 after making a late comeback to win the gold medal. Edwards looked down and out and was having a lot of trouble with […]

Syria: Toxic gas attack kills at least 70 in Douma

Syria: Toxic gas attack kills at least 70 in Douma

At least 70 people have died in a suspected chemical attack in Douma, the last rebel-held town in Syria‘s Eastern Ghouta, rescuers and medics say. Pro Syrian government forces fighting to drive the rebels out of Douma. Photo: AFP Volunteer rescue force the White Helmets tweeted graphic images showing several bodies in basements. It said the deaths were likely to […]

Flawless win for Lowndes

Flawless win for Lowndes

Supercars veteran Craig Lowndes has claimed a first win in two years as series leader Shane van Gisbergen fell from the clouds on a remarkable day‘s racing at Symmons Plains in Tasmania. Supercars race 8 winner Craig Lowndes Photo: Clay Cross / PHOTOSPORT Lowndes ran an unblemished race in his Autobarn Racing Commodore, qualifying on pole and withstanding all challenges […]

Tom Walsh smashes Commonwealth Games shot put record

Tom Walsh smashes Commonwealth Games shot put record

It may have only been the qualifying round, but New Zealand‘s Tom Walsh didn‘t hold back, setting a new Games record in his first throw. Tom Walsh breaks the Commonwealth Games Record with a new personal best in the Shot Put Qualifying Photo: Photosport Walsh threw 22.45metres – nearly two metres further than his nearest rival. The previous record of […]