How Paul Gascoigne, almost, came to town
Three days out from Otago United's national league clash against Team Wellington, Gavin Bertram looks back to when Paul Gascoigne visited New Zealand and learns that if it wasn't for a dubious haircut, the English football legend might have played on Kiwi soil for Dunedin City.
Aloisi backs Herbert demand for A-League breaks
As the A-League prepares to welcome the 10 millionth fan through the gates at Friday's opening match of round 10 between Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory at Hindmarsh Stadium, Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert has found an ally in his call for breaks in the league for international matches.
Finding the balance of passion
Jason Pine has been writing his regular Pine Needles sports column for The Nelson Mail for 13 years but has now decided to call it quits. The Newstalk ZB Wellington operations manager spoke to Wayne Martin about his life in sport and his passion for the beautiful game.