06:35 Tasman maintained its unbeaten run in the ITM Cup, beating Otago 34-17 in Dunedin to move ahead of Canterbury on top of the Premiership.

06:32 New Zealand Cricket's made the extraordinary move to cut match referees from the first class Plunket Shield competition due to budget cuts.

06:29 Kiwis centre Shaun Kenny Dowall returned to the Roosters after dealing with domestic assault charges. The Roosters beat Souths 30-0.

06:25 Gold medals for lightweight single scullers Zoe McBride and Adam Ling at the Rowing World Championships in France in their non-Olympic events.

06:22 New Zealand mountain biker Anton Cooper has won cross-country gold in the Under-23 final at the U.C.I World Champs in Andorra.