Whangarei (New Zealand), May 19 (IANS) Team MRF achieved a 1-2 finish here Sunday with Esapekka Lappi and Gaurav Gill finishing in that order in the International Rally of Whangarei that also doubled up as the first round of the 2013 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship.
Auckland, April 14 (IANS) Japanese shuttler Riichi Takeshita and Deng Xuan of China won the men's and women's singles titles, respectively, at the New Zealand Open Grand Prix here Sunday. Eleventh seed Takeshita beat Xue Song of China 21-16, 16-21, 21-17 in one hour and two minutes at the North Shore Events Centre.
Auckland, April 11 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and Arvind Bhat moved into the men's singles third round of the New Zealand Open Grand Prix here at the North Shore Events Centre Thursday.
Auckland, March 28 (IANS) The cricketing world was Thursday abuzz with prayers and best wishes on Twitter for New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder, who was assaulted outside a bar at Christchurch and is now in coma.
Auckland, March 23 (IANS) England's Jonathan Trott Saturday surpassed Indian batsman Vijay Manjrekar in scoring the most number of runs in Test matches without hitting a six. The England top order batsman passed Manjrekar here at the Eden Park while scoring 27 before being bowled by New Zealand pacer Trent Boult in the third and final Test.
Auckland, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new species of rattail fish known as the eelpout near the Kermadec Island off New Zealand.
Auckland, Jan 29 (IANS) New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson and Ross Taylor met here for the first time since the batsman was controversially removed as captain last month. Their meeting took place away from public glare and it was described as a positive one by New Zealand Cricket (NZC), according to ninemsn.com. Hesson purposely stayed here to meet Taylor, who opted out of the team's recently concluded tour of South Africa
Auckland, Jan 18 (IANS) Cutting down on sugar should be part of a global strategy to tackle the obesity epidemic, says a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The finding is based on an analysis of 8,000 trials and 10,000 cohort studies by Lisa Te Morenga and Jim Mann from Otago University's Department of Human Nutrition and Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity research, which provides evidence that cutting down on sugar has a "small but significant" effect on body weight.
Auckland, Jan 12 (IANS) Spanish top seed David Ferrer Saturday won the Heineken Open men's tennis tournament here beating German second seed Phillip Kohlschreiber in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-1 in the final. World No.5 Ferrer won the first set in a tie break and took the second set 6-1, reports Xinhua
Auckland, Jan 6 (IANS) Contrary to their laidback reputation, top surfers require peak level aerobic fitness with the right combination of strength, power and endurance to stay competitive and in shape, according to a study. Researchers from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) have shown how physically demanding it is for surfers to stay at top levels, with their heart beating for a maximum of 190 times per minute, being above 120 for over 80 percent of the time. The research, which Oliver Farley presented in his Master's thesis at the AUT, is the first of its kind in the world