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On top of the world! Brilliant Black Caps win World Test Championship

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:45
A journey that started with Brendon McCullum and continued with Kane Williamson has ended with New Zealand on top of the world. The Black Caps have won the inaugural World Test Championship, producing ...

Live: World champions! Ball-by-ball - how the Black Caps triumphed

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:39
The Black Caps have been crowned the inaugural world test cricket champions, beating India by eight wickets in an extraordinary victory in Southampton today. Read the full story here , and the all the ...

Frances Cook: Got a KiwiSaver? You need a will

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:18
OPINION: When I got pregnant, I knew I finally had to face up to something I was overdue for; writing a will. I'm only 32 (33 on Saturday, happy birthday to me) but, frankly, I'm already years behind ...

Deadly Covid variant 'could be anywhere in NZ'

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:17
People in all parts of the country should continue to sign in using their contact tracing app and stay home if sick as one expert reminds Kiwis that the virus could be anywhere in New Zealand. As Wellington ...

Shane Te Pou: Four questions we can ask ourselves about trans issues

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:17
OPINION: When former Governor-General Lord Cobham was approached by the newly formed Homosexual Law Reform Society in 1967 to serve as patron, the Eton-groomed lawyer and World War II veteran opted ...

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Live cricket updates and commentary: Black Caps v India, day six of the World Test Championship final

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 20:30
All the action and commentary from day six of the World Test Championship final between the Black Caps and India. ‌ Niall Anderson's day five report: After two years, 12 tests, 5638 runs and 210 wickets,...

Tokyo Olympics: Sarah Hirini and Hamish Bond named New Zealand team flag bearers

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 19:00
Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini and rower Hamish Bond will lead New Zealand's athletes into the Tokyo Olympics, with the pair named as dual flag bearers for the opening ceremony. This is the first time New Zealand has named...

Rugby league: Chad Townsend returns to Warriors for remainder of 2021 NRL season

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 17:37
A familiar face is set to return to the Warriors, with veteran half Chad Townsend joining the club for the rest of the 2021 NRL season. Townsend, who played 41 matches for the Warriors between the 2014 and 2015 seasons, returns...

Rugby: Māori All Blacks match against Samoa in Wellington to go ahead behind closed doors after Covid-19 scare

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:37
The test between Manu Samoa and the Māori All Blacks will go ahead as scheduled at Wellington's Sky Stadium this weekend, despite the recent Covid-19 scare in the capital. The match will proceed with no fans in attendence...

Sports Quiz: June 24

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:18
Test your sporting knowledge with the Herald Sports Quiz brought to you by Spark Sport. Do you know your Tom Bradys from your Tom Lathams, your White Ferns from your White Sox? Here's your chance to prove your supreme sporting...

The Marlborough Express

Recalled All Black David Havili thanks Crusaders coach for midfield shift

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00
One of the first things David Havili did after being recalled to the All Blacks was thank Crusaders coach Scott Robertson for convincing him to change positions.

Blenheim's pavement lined in liquid gold

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00
The town's community olive press will close for the season within the week, but along one road fruit is falling to the ground unused.

Big Day Out a date to remember as tourism industry reconnects

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:55
Destination Marlborough had its 'Big Day Out', and with a little speed dating thrown in, it was a date to remember.

Bluebirds in the mountains: Alpine training provides invaluable lessons for defence force

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:00
"At sea level, life is pretty easy. Up at altitude, you run out of power. It’s a heavy aircraft and you’ve got to be alert. But it’s definitely fun, and we get quite good at it.”

Tongan workers wounded in alleged knife attack released from hospital

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:15
The two men are being supported by a Tongan RSE official before returning home.

Sport Headlines

Recalled All Black David Havili thanks Crusaders coach for midfield shift

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00
One of the first things David Havili did after being recalled to the All Blacks was thank Crusaders coach Scott Robertson for convincing him to change positions.

All Blacks squad: Ethan Blackadder's unconventional path to the All Blacks

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 05:00
Ethan Blackadder wasn't a rugby mad child with dreams of making the national side, not even after father Todd captained the Crusaders and All Blacks.

Going the distance: should boys and girls run the same courses?

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 05:00
The debate over boys and girls running different distances is not new. We asked local participants and sporting bodies what they think.

The Dominion Post

Thousands of Lower Hutt households without bins ahead of new waste and recycling service

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00
Thousands of bins have been held up in Australia, with the council blaming Covid-19 related shipping delays.

Covid-19 NZ: Testing times in testing lines as Wellington tries to stave off outbreak

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00
Those potentially exposed to the coronavirus in the Wellington region have struggled to get tested or speak to health officials.

A new vision and an equitable funding strategy vital for culture sector

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00
The way arts and culture is funded in New Zealand needs to be sorted, says Mark Amery.

Covid-19 NZ: Country is on a 'knife edge' between super-spreader disaster and contained event

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00
The number of people at locations visited by a man with Covid in Wellington "add up to the potential for disaster" - but the AstraZeneca vaccine could make a difference.

Reopening of Wellington's St James Theatre delayed until next year

Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:00
The delay means the theatre will no longer be open in time to host the 2022 New Zealand Festival of the Arts.

Sport Headlines

Wellington Phoenix captain Ulises Davila joint winner of Johnny Warren Medal

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:57
Departing Phoenix captain Ulises Davila has been crowned the joint winner of the Johnny Warren Medal, an honour bestowed to the best player in the A-League.

The Dominion Post Sport and Recreation Awards 2021: Ameliaranne Ekenasio​ takes top prize

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:30
The Silver Ferns skipper won the supreme award in a ceremony moved online in response to the pandemic.

Covid-19 NZ: Level 2 pulls curtain on sports, music, cultural events in capital

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 22:08
With restrictions on large gatherings coming into force from 6pm Wednesday, several events will be affected this week.