2 November 2017 4:31 PM Breakers hold off storming 36ers in NBL
The New Zealand Breakers have extended their NBL winning run to five matches with a 92-88 win over the Adelaide 36ers in Auckland. Coming off away wins over Melbourne and Brisbane, the second-placed Breakers had to survive a stubborn last-quarter fightback on Thursday from third-ranked Adelaide at North Shore Events Centre. Down by 14 points in the third 178
2 November 2017 1:17 PM Hot Melbourne Utd back on NBL winners list
Melbourne United have reignited their NBL season with a crushing 87-65 home win over Cairns. Looking to bounce back from three-consecutive losses, United's talented backcourt of Casper Ware and Chris Goulding combined on Thursday night for 11 three-pointers and a total of 56 points. Promise to show more assertiveness in attack, Ware led all scorers with 26 points 146
2 November 2017 4:01 AM Barrett captains raw All Blacks in opener
An experienced duo will capture ample attention despite a host of fresh faces winning All Blacks selection for their tour opener against the Barbarians. Three uncapped players are on the bench while three others will make their starting debuts in a raw team, boasting just over 300 combined caps, on Saturday at Twickenham. To provide some counter-balance 53
1 November 2017 4:02 PM A green park on top of a carpark (!) and other remarkable plans for the Auckland port
Ports of Auckland has released its brand new long-term plans. Simon Wilson is impressed, but also not impressed. The cars are moving off the finger wharves. Hallelujah. And instead of spreading over every inch of available wharf space, most of them will be contained in a remarkable, brand-new carpark building. With a green park on top. That’s the biggest 55
1 November 2017 6:21 AM Foreign buyer ban 'too late'
Real estate agents who sell to Chinese buyers are saying the Government's foreign buyers ban is too late. Interest from China has already slumped, after banks tightened lending conditions. "The traffic from mainland China to visiting our website has dropped from 40 percent last September," HouGarden.com's Sam Yin said. "I think, last year, the big four banks 56
1 November 2017 4:41 AM Flemington weather forecast: What will the weather be like on Melbourne Cup Day 2017?
THE RACE that stops a nation won’t be stopped by bad weather. Punters will be greeted with mild conditions at Flemington on Cup Day. READ THE FULL FORECAST Temperatures at Flemington are primed for a picnic, with dry conditions and a top of 20C. “We will have a belt of high pressure right across the southern part of the state, so we should see fairly 68
31 October 2017 9:33 PM Super Rugby squads: Famous name back in the Crusaders
Tasman loosie Ethan Blackadder, son of former Crusaders coach Todd, has been included in the Super Rugby champion's 2018 squad. The other debutants include Canterbury openside Billy Harmon and halfback Jack Stratton. Braydon Ennor and Will Jordan both debuted in the Mitre 10 Cup this season, for Canterbury and Tasman respectively, and have been named 39
29 October 2017 4:44 AM Aust to play NZ for Fast5 netball bronze
Australia will play New Zealand for bronze in the Fast5 Netball World Series after defeating South Africa 31-18 in Melbourne on Sunday. Bouncing back from the disappointment of missing out on the gold medal match, the Australians outclassed South Africa to secure third place on the ladder at the end of the preliminary rounds. The victory sets up another 47
26 October 2017 7:32 PM Tuivasa-Sheck open to code switch
The former New Zealand schoolboy rugby representative has one year left on his current contract with the Warriors. His manager Bruce Sharrock has told the Sydney Morning Herald that Tuivasa-Sheck (24) is getting in the stage of his career where it's now or never to make a switch in codes. "It's entered discussions, I'm not going to deny that," said Sharrock 36
26 October 2017 4:05 PM Tuivasa-Sheck: 'It's been a long wait'
Saturday's Rugby League World Cup campaign opener against Samoa will be the Warriors skipper's first match since his side's NRL campaign ended eight weeks ago. "I would've loved to play in the play-offs but we got knocked out pretty early so spent a lot of weeks getting the body ready for this test match." Meanwhile, Ruben Wiki will carry the New Zealand 38