A champion looking for redemption
A champion looking for redemption

Ten years ago on Tuesday at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Hamish Carter and Bevan Docherty rewrote history. This is their…

One Night in November
One Night in November

A written history feature on the All Whites' historic 2010 World Cup qualifying win over Bahrain.

The race that stopped a nation
The race that stopped a nation

Forty years ago on Sunday at the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch the world witnessed one of the greatest middle…

Readers respond: 1st XV Mania - Win at what cost?
Readers respond: 1st XV Mania - Win at what cost?

Herald readers respond to Gregor Paul's week long investigation into schoolboy rugby's dirty little secret. *** Dear Herald…

Special report: Sport's dark shadow

Cricket star's inner demons
Cricket star's inner demons

In a candid interview, former international cricketer Lou Vincent opens up about the mental health issues he faced while…

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Special report: Fields of Learning

Fields of learning: The power of sport to transform lives
Fields of learning: The power of sport to transform lives

It is the last period before lunch on an uncomfortably hot day in the heart of the King Country, but there is no sign of…

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Special report: The Shame Game

How to fix NZ cricket system?
How to fix NZ cricket system?

When a player was approached to contribute to a story on New Zealand Cricket's high-performance set-up, his answer while…

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Special report: Rise of peptides in NZ

Peptides: Secret lives of drug cheats
Peptides: Secret lives of drug cheats

Powerful new-generation, performance-enhancing drugs are flowing into the country largely unchecked, a Herald investigation…

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Special report: The stuff of champions

The stuff of champions: Irene van Dyk
The stuff of champions: Irene van Dyk

In a three-part series Herald chief sports writer David Leggat looks at the secret of success of some of New Zealand's greatest…

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Special report: Two worlds of school rugby

College rugby: Old boys recall the best of school clashes
College rugby: Old boys recall the best of school clashes

In part six of a week-long series on college rugby, Gregor Paul looks over four of the biggest schoolboy rivalries in Auckland …

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Special report: Rugby's drinking culture

Rugby's battle with the booze
Rugby's battle with the booze

Drinking is the evil rugby can't flush - 25 high-level players have sought professional help for alcohol and drug issues…

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Sports world riding the wave of change
Sports world riding the wave of change

When Usain Bolt sprinted clear of compatriot Yohan Blake to complete an unprecedented second straight Olympic 100m-200m…

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