Four Wellington girls in secondary schools teams

Wellington players make up a quarter of the New Zealand secondary schools netball team. The Wellington East trio of Mila Reuelu-Buchanan, Marcelle Parkes and Tiana Metuarau and St Mary's defender Colleen Faleafaga were among the 12 players named in the team yesterday.  It is an extraordinary result for college ... More

Scots College take national tennis title

Scots College are the national tennis champions. Scots beat Napier Boys, Westlake Boys and Christ's College in pool play at the Renouf Centre, before defeating John McGlashan in their semifinal and defending champions St Kentigern in the final. Scots led 3-1 in the final after the singles and captain John Vogel and Josh ... More

Wellington schools snap up Maadi medals

The St Pat's Town rowing team scaled the Maadi mountain at Lake Karapiro on Saturday. Town recorded their first gold at a Maadi regatta when Daniel Ward and Josh Ngaia combined to win the under-16 double sculls. It was the high point of a big tournament week for the school. Town also retained their national futsal ... More

Diana Oloapu makes her mark with triple strike

Just wait until Diana Oloapu starts doing some serious training for the shot put. The Naenae College year 13 bagged a hat-trick of records when she won gold in the senior shot put at the North Island track and field championships in Auckland at the weekend. In less than three weeks, Oloapu has set ... More

Karapoti won, now for the Crankworx

Precocious mountainbiker Eden Cruise takes on another challenge this week. Cruise will compete at the Crankworx festival in Rotorua, which doubles as the opening round of the world enduro series. Downhill racing is not Cruise's speciality and he has little idea of the strength of the European challenge at Rotorua but ... More

Talented Watson leaves others in her wake

Give Danielle Watson a stick, a paddle or a bat and she will handle it well. The multi-talented Tawa College student has been able to shine at kayaking, hockey and cricket. Watson, 15, was a member of the Tawa College first XI who won the national secondary schools cricket title in December, and was this month named in the ... More

Top young sailor Gautrey turns triathlete

The sailor has become a triathlete. Henry Gautrey is now spending more time in the swimming pool than on the harbour. The 15-year-old Hutt International student has represented New Zealand in yachting, in the optimist class, but triathlon is now his main sport and sailing has "gone out the door." He decided he needed to ... More

Power seeks big finale at NI championship

Ben Power knows what he wants this weekend. The Hutt International first XV captain, who moonlights as a top class thrower during the summer, will farewell the athletics season at the North Island secondary schools championships in Auckland. The 17-year-old has set PBs for both the shot put and the discus this month and ... More

Sculler Thomas Cummack hopes 361-day season ends in gold

Wellington College rower Thomas Cummack is not afraid of hard work. The Wellington College rower took just four days off after the 2014 Maadi Cup regatta and has barely missed a day's training since. "It's been a 361-day season," the 16-year-old said. "I even got up early to go for a run on Christmas day, before we ... More

HIBS impress ahead of regional tournament Gillette Cup

An impressive dress rehearsal suggests that Hutt International might be centre stage in the regional Gillette Cup tournament next week. HIBS, who won both the premier one final and the Gillette tournament last year, made a slow start to 2015, losing two of their first three matches in the premier grade. They lost to St ... More