Quake-hit city not left out of the party

Christchurch's World Cup dreams might have been lost in the rubble and tragedy of the three major earthquakes that have ripped through the city over the past 12 months but both the city's leaders and organisers of the event have worked overtime to ensure people there can

Sunday, 21 August, 2011, 12:00am

Ditch Warfare

The mantle of world's best flanker rests lightly on Richie McCaw's broad shoulders. He is unassuming as the subject is broached and tries to downplay the widely held perception he is as good, or even better, than legendary All Black openside flanker Michael Jones.

26 Oct 2008 - 12:00am



by Richard T. Kelly

Faber & Faber, HK$214

In every sense, Crusaders, the debut novel from Richard T. Kelly, is not light. At a dense 538 pages, it is physically hefty. And though there are humorous moments, the issues of morality render it less of a story of starting a church and more a serious debate about religion and politics.

3 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Charging Auckland maintain record

AUCKLAND completed an unbeaten rampage through the ranks of their Super 12 rugby union rivals with a 34-20 win against New South Wales in the final round of the regular season.

But the Super 12 champions had to dig deep to overcome a fiercer-than-expected challenge from mid-table New South Wales.

18 May 1997 - 12:00am

Leaders ready for date with destiny

HERE'S a date to mark in your calendar for the New Year - January 20. For on this day, the fate of the CMI Saturday League cricket title is most likely to be decided.

Leaders Kai Tak meet Merchants, currently in second place, on what should turn out to be a red letter day. The way both teams are going presently, that meeting has all the marks of a title showdown.

10 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Crusaders' last-ball win

CRUSADERS booked a berth in the Dragonair Cup final, courtesy of a last-ball victory over Tartars at Kowloon Cricket Club yesterday, Needing seven runs off the last over, Crusaders went through a few anxious moments before a boundary by David Hunt off the final ball from Mohanna Marzook propelled Crusaders to a four wicket win - and into next Saturday's final against Kai Tak.

13 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Sai Wan take over from Crusaders

LITTLE Sai Wan beat title rivals Crusaders by 79 runs yesterday to take over at the top of the Hongkong Saturday League.

Sai Wan picked up a maximum 12 points from the victory at So Kon Po while restricting previous leaders Crusaders to two bonus points.

17 Jan 1993 - 12:00am