Tests showed the West grandstand was in serious threat of damage if an earthquake hit the city.

Taranaki Rugby considers venue options

The key requirement is ensuring that lighting is up to Mitre 10 Cup standards.

Jono Gibbes was granted an early release from Ulster citing family reasons for his departure.

Incoming Waikato coach holds talks with La Rochelle

Jono Gibbes was granted an early release from Ulster citing family reasons for his departure.

Canterbury beat Tasman 39-0 earlier in the season

As it happened - Canterbury v Tasman

The Red and Blacks go back-to-back with a clinical win over Tasman.

Bay of Plenty will play Wellington in the championship final

Steamers boil Otago

Bay of Plenty will play Wellington in the championship final next weekend.

Fijian-born All Blacks Waisake Naholo and Seta Tamanivalu starred for the Bulls.

Taranaki retain Log o' Wood

Victory against North Harbour on Sunday will guarantee Taranaki first place on the ladder.

Ngani Laumape will look to help Manawatu wrest the Ranfurly Shield away from Taranaki

Turbos tilt at history

All Black midfielder Ngani Laumape boosts Manawatu's Ranfurly Shield hopes.

Taranaki face defending champions Canterbury in their next match.

Taranaki thump Tasman

Tasman played nearly 60 minutes with only 14 men.

Canterbury boss Glenn Delaney.

Delaney to replace McLeod at Highlanders

The Canterbury boss has signed a two-year deal with the 2015 champions.

Canterbury halfback Mitchell Drummond scored two second-half tries for his side

Cantabs bring Harbour down to earth

Trailing 21-10 at halftime, Canterbury announced their title credentials with a dominant second 40.

Players of Auckland look on during the round six Mitre 10 Cup match between Otago and Auckland

Otago roll over relegation threatened Auckland

Auckland has lost five of seven games to sit perilously close to the bottom of the Premiership table.

Bay of Plenty's Terrence Hepetema in action against Southland

Stags steamrolled by Bay

Elliot Dixon was sent-off in the second-half for a second yellow card.

Dan Pryor on the charge against Auckland.

Championship or bust for resurgent Taniwha

A streaking Northland side are looking to repay the loyalty of their fans.

Patrick Tuipulotu leads Auckland out to face North Harbour at QBE Stadium.

Captaincy has made me a better player - Tuipulotu

The lock last played for the All Blacks during their win over Italy last year.

TJ Perenara leads the All Blacks haka against the Springboks at QBE Stadium in Albany

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North Harbour halfback Bryn Hall.

Harbour surge home to beat Northland

Two late tries sees Harbour remain unbeaten this season.

Malakai Fekitoa in action against North Harbour

Fekitoa finding adjustment from ABs difficult

The departing centre has admits he has struggled with the semi-professional environment of the Mitre 10 Cup.

Braydon Ennor in action for Canterbury in the Mitre 10 Cup

Canterbury speedster signs for the Crusaders

Braydon Ennor, originally from Auckland, has signed a two-year deal with the Super Rugby champions.

Auckland flanker Jerome Kaino.

Taranaki edge struggling Auckland

Auckland slumped to their fourth loss of the season.

Brad Webber dots down for Bay of Plenty's only first-half try

Steamers scrape past Turbos

Bay of Plenty grabbed their second win of the season in a scrappy affair against Manawatu.

Tevita Li of North Harbour scores a try during the  match between Counties Manukau and North Harbour

Harbour hold firm over Steelers

A 27-18 win kept North Harbour's unbeaten start to the season alive.