Radio New Zealand: Extra Time

This page lists items from RNZ that are identified as "Extra Time". RNZ didn't start regularly putting both its audio and news content online until 2008. From 2002-2007 written news items (particularly from RNZ International) were placed online. You can access these items, plus the vast audio collecton from the mid-2000s onwards by using the day schedule pages. You can access items prior to 2002 on the historic page.

23/07/2010: Extra Time for 23 July 2010
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 23 July. This week... our greatest bowler discusses the cricket career of Muttiah Muralitharan, the Black Caps in ahead of their tour of Sri Lanka, the chances of the All Whites playing a football international at home this year appear slim, and the New Zealand Rugby Union reintroduces video replays for the National Provincial Championship. [more]

30/07/2010: Extra Time for 30 July 2010
This week, the All Blacks and Australia square off in the tri nations for the first time this year, but how much do the wins by both sides over the Springboks tell us? former Wallabies coach Bob Dwyer gives us his view. We preview the national provincial rugby championship, we hear from NZ's top road cyclist who's just completed another Tour de France. Black Cap Brendan McCullum discusses his future in international cricket and NZ hockey captain Phil Burrows talks about the upcoming Champion's Trophy. And we remember the first swimmer to conquer Cook Strait. [more]

06/08/2010: Extra Time for 6 August 2010
This week... there'll be another New Zealander playing in the English football premiership, we hear from one of our leading cycling contenders at the Commonwealth Games, there's an Australian looking to lift the Ranfurly Shield this weekend, Anna Scarlett has shed her bikini and is back wearing the Silver fern on the netball court, and our mens hockey team is battling with the best in the world. [more]

13/08/2010: Extra Time 13 August 2010
This week, football's A-League season continues with the Phoenix making a belated start we' hear from a couple of key players. Round three of rugby's provincial championship is underway and Counties Manukau will try to take the Ranfurly Shield from Southland, giving a former All Black captain a belated chance to lift the Log of Wood. [more]

20/08/2010: Extra Time for 20 August 2010
Former All Blacks coach Laurie Mains tells us why the All Blacks will romp home against South Africa. The Black Ferns chase a fourth straight women's rugby world cup title, kayaker Ben Fouhy talks about overcoming nerves ahead of his return to international competition, and New Zealand's Mr Hockey Ramesh Patel calls it quits. [more]

27/08/2010: Extra Time for 27 August 2010
This week, the Silver Ferns have more lose than Australia in their upcoming three test series, the New Zealand men's basketball team prepare for the world champs, and we hear from Springboks captain John Smit who's joined the exclusive 100 club and shooter Greg Yelavich tells why he's so disgruntled ahead of his seventh Commonwealth Games. [more]

03/09/2010: Extra Time for 3 September 2010
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 3rd September. In the programme this week - we look back at one of the greatest moment's in New Zealand sporting history, The Cambridge University rowing eight are back in the country ready to race on the Waikato River, The Olympic silver medallist Nick Willis returns to the track, and the Silver Ferns are feeling confident as their preparation for October's Commonwealth Games hits top gear... [more]

10/09/2010: Extra Time for 10 September 2010
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 10 September. This week the All Blacks play the Wallabies in the final tri-nations rugby test in Sydney, the Ranfurly Shield's on the line again in Invercargill and in the other oval-ball code the New Zealand Warriors kick off the NRL finals playing the Titans on the Gold Coast. It's been another award-filled year for the New Zealand cricket captain, Dan Vettori, one of this country's top motorcyclists is stepping off the international stage and a young track cyclist starts a two year doping ban. [more]

20/09/2010: Extra Time for 17 September 2010
In the programme this week the enforced break of many All Blacks has provincial coaches up in arms. It's now less than a year till the rugby world cup kicks off, David Kirk reflects on what it takes to win the Webb Ellis trophy. Swimmer Gareth Kean talks about his medal ambitions at the Commonwealth Games while bowler Jan Khan explains the difficulties the slow greens in Delhi will present. [more]

24/09/2010: Extra Time for 24 September 2010
This week - although New Zealand's among three countries to have delayed the arrival of their first Commonwealth Games athletes as officials scramble to clean up accommodation, it looks as the though the games will start on time on 3 October. We hear from a champion New Zealander who's not planning to arrive in Delhi just before she competes and to leave as soon as she's finished. We'll also hear from her new coach. We talk to Southland rugby side's co-coach, a former All Black star, and two top rowers who are just a month from competing in the World Championships at Lake Karapiro. [more]

01/10/2010: Extra Time for 1 October 2010
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 1 October. This week, tennis player Ellen Barry becomes the second New Zealander to pull out the Commonwealth Games, we take a look at some of New Zealand's strong medal contenders at the event, the former All Black Andrew Merhtens gives his thoughts on this year's squad and we hear how things are going for Kirk Penney at the San Antonio Spurs NBA Camp. [more]

08/10/2010: Extra Time for 8 October 2010
This week the New Zealand footballers are together for the first time since their unbeaten run at the World Cup, and New Zealand's best gold medal chance at the Commonwealth Games is in action early on Sunday morning in Delhi. The race for a top seven place in rugby's provincial championship intensifies and across the Tasman there's another big race, the Bathurst One Thousand. [more]

22/10/2010: Extra Time for 22 October 2010
In this week's programme we preview rugby league's opening four nations test between New Zealand and England. The former New Zealand Cricket captain John Reid labels the Bangladesh tour the lowest point in NZ cricket history. We hear from the New Zealand Olympic Committee's newly appointed secretary general and look back over the season that revitalised Southland rugby. Also Waikato Rugby's Chainsaw Man revs up for the last time. [more]

29/10/2010: Extra Time for Friday 29 October 2010
In Extra Time this week: what lies in store for the Black Caps as they head back to the sub continent?; the rowing world champs get underway on Lake Karapiro; the Chiefs sign up an old timer in Tana Umaga and; we preview the Kiwis four nations league test against Papua New Guinea. [more]

05/11/2010: Extra Time for 5 November 2010
In the programme this week - we talk with new All Black Sonny Bill Williams, we get the thoughts of rugby league legend Wally Lewis ahead of the Kangaroos and Kiwis four nations league test at Eden Park and we hear from the organiser of the world rowing champs on Lake Karapiro. [more]

12/11/2010: Extra Time for Friday 12 November 2010
In the programme this week the All Blacks are looking to make it two from two in their Grand Slam tour when they play Scotland ...we'll hear from both camps and also from a rookie Super 15 coach. The New Zealand Breakers have a tough weekend on the road, playing the 36ers in Adelaide before heading for Perth and I'll talk to their point guard CJ Bruton. And we'll also hear from popular New Zealand V8 Supercar driver Greg Murphy who's looking for a new drive in Australia. [more]

19/11/2010: Extra Time for Friday 19 November 2010
In this edition: we talk to Shane Bond about his life and career; we hear from the man who revolutionised the high jump - Dick Fosbury; we preview the Fastnet netball world series with Grace Rasmussen and; Kirk Penney reflects on chasing his NBA dream. [more]

26/11/2010: Extra Time for 26 November 2010
The All Blacks play the last match of their Grand Slam tour in Wales on Sunday morning wearing white arm bands in memory of the Pike River mine disaster. A strong field's been confirmed for the ASB Classic women's tennis tournament and we hear from the only New Zealander to make the final in Auckland. We talk to a former New Zealand pace bowler about his plans after his county contract was cut short and to a man who's marked a cricket double century with a difference -- reaching his milestone as a scorer. We look back at the netball season and talk to Valerie Adams' manager about her pending change of coach . [more]

03/12/2010: Extra Time for 3 December 2010
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending December 3. This week the All Blacks have finished their season with a third grand slam in five years, we hear from the coach and captain; the IRB sevens starts in Dubai. New Zealand's veteran coach talks about his new-look squad. The Heineken open field's been confirmed and the tournament director talks about who'll be on the court at the ASB tennis centre in the second week of January. [more]

10/12/2010: Extra Time for 12 December 2010
In Extra Time this weekthe former New Zealand cricket coach David Trist calls for a complete review of the game in the wake of the Black Caps woes in India and Bangldesh. The former Black Cap Lou Vincent talks about his time in Zimbabwe and what his playing future holds. And we hear from two departing sports bossess, New Zealand Football's CEO Michael Glading and the New Zealand Olympic Committee's secretary general Barry Maister. [more]

17/12/2010: Extra Time for 17 December 2010
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 17 December . This week - the rugby season's wound up with some surprise winners at the annual awards dinner in Auckland. Athletics New Zealand's high performance director assesses the prospects of the World junior shot put champion Jacko Gill, -and we'll get the latest from the Olympic 1500 metres silver medalist Nick Willis. The New Zealand free-diver William Trubridge has become the first person to dive 100m below the sea unassisted, And the Australian fast bowler Brett Lee's on the comeback from injury and playing for Wellington in the Twenty20 championship. [more]

24/12/2010: Extra Time for 24 December 2010
Radio New Zealand Sport's Barry Guy, Stephen Hewson and Murray Williams review a year that went well for many New Zealand sportsmen and women and team - if not the cricketers - and consider possible Halberg Awards finalists. [more]

27/01/2011: Extra Time for 27 January 2011
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday the 28th of January. In the programme this week, we track the progress of two New Zealand super rugby sides on opposite ends of the favourites scale, we hear from one of the New Zealand athletes competing at the Paralympic athletics world championships in Christchurch and we talk horse racing with one of the country's top trainers ahead of this weekend's Wellington Cup in Trentham. [more]

03/02/2011: Extra Time for 3 February 2011
This week in Extra Time... we preview the Wellington Sevens with supercoach Gordon Tietjens, catch up with Breakers star Paul Henare as the foundation guard finally looks like he may win the Australian NBL championship, young Marco Rojas of the Wellington Phoenix considers their chances of a playoff place, and Canadian yachtie Derek Hatfield discusses his trials sailing solo round the world. [more]

11/02/2011: Extra time for 11th February 2011
In the programme this week, we hear from New Zealand football chairman Frank Van Hattum about where Halberg award winners the All Whites go from here, we talk to perennial battlers the Pulse ahead of the opening of the trans-tasman netball championship this weekend, we ask the coast to coast multisport event organiser why he decided to race this year, we preview next weeks kick-off of the Super Rugby competition and rower Mahe Drysdale talks about his burning desire to win Olympic gold. [more]

18/02/2011: Extra Time for 18 February 2011
In the programme this week, we preview the 16th edition of Super Rugby which begins this weekend with an extra team, a new format and the Rugby World Cup looming. The former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga turns back time while Ali Williams is looking forward to simply getting some time on the field. We preview the Cricket World Cup and what does the future hold for rising Phoenix star Marco Rojas? [more]

11/03/2011: Extra Time
In the programme this week - the NRL rugby league premiership is set to get underway following another string of off-field controversies and we talk to the Warriors coach Ivan Cleary about the upcoming season, we discuss the top of the table Highlanders stunning start to the Super Rugby competition with former coach Laurie Mains, we find out why New Zealand netball is taking the sport's international governing body to court and we catch up with basketballer Tom Abercrombie as the first placed Breakers continue their march towards the ANBL playoffs. [more]

18/03/2011: Extra Time for 18 March 2011
This week on Extra Time - Canterbury ponders the fallout from the International Rugby Board's decision to drop Christchurch from the Rugby World Cup; All Blacks halfback Jimmy Cowan explains why the Highlanders can continue their run as New Zealand's leading Super rugby side and All Blacks prop talks about about his move to Belfast; and the New Zealand team was named for the upcoming world track cycling champs in the Netherlands with several leading names missing - coach Tim Carswell explains why. [more]

25/03/2011: Extra Time for 25 March 2011
In the programme this week, we talk to the Chiefs and former All Black halfback Brendan Leonard about his world cup aspirations, we catch up with Athletics New Zealand's high performance manager ahead of the national track and field championships, we find out what the All Blacks are doing for Christchurch during the World Cup and we ask the Warriors captain Simon Mannering why the Auckland NRL side have made such a slow start to 2011. [more]

01/04/2011: Extra Time for 1 April 2011
In the programme this week we review the Black Caps World Cup cricket efforts, the International Rugby Board's referees boss Paddy O'Brien explains why referees aren't blame for scrum problems. The All Blacks winger Hosea Gear tells us whey his injury lay off hasn't harmed his World Cup prospects, we hear about a new one stop shop for our top athletes and young Warriors player Glen Fisiiahi talks about his new deal with the NRL club. [more]

08/04/2011: Extra Time for 8 April 2011
In the programme this week we talk to a fast bowler who'a made cricket history and to New Zealand cricket's chief executive about the appointment of the new captain of the Black Caps. The New Zealand Rally championship starts this weekend in Otago and we hear from a former world champion. [more]

15/04/2011: Extra Time for 15 April 2011
Can the Breakers become the first New Zealand sports team win an Australian club competition? The V8 Supercar series takes to the streets of Hamilton, we catch-up with elusive former All Black Christian Cullen and why are so many youngsters giving up on sport? [more]

21/04/2011: Extra Time for 21 April 2011
The Breakers are on the brink of NZ sporting history - we speak with star guard CJ Bruton about his career and what it would all mean for the game here. Yachting great Grant Dalton discusses the twin America's Cup and round the world campaigns, All Whites coach Ricki Herbert mulls over the upcoming friendlies against Mexico, Australia and perhaps more, and his new youth policy, and will home advantage help the All Blacks at the World Cup? An American economist and professor has crunched the numbers on that and some other sports statistics. [more]

29/04/2011: Extra Time for 29 April 2011
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 29 April. In the programme this week - we chat to a former Breaker about why he doesn't want the New Zealand side to win the Australian national basketball league, we talk to Netball New Zealand about their failed legal battle to get former Samoa goal shoot Catherine Latu cleared to play for the Silver Ferns, we find out what's making the high flying Highlanders tick and we talk to a New Zealand rugby league legend about why he's stepping down from his role at the Manly NRL club. [more]

06/05/2011: Extra Time for 6 May 2011
The Kiwis hope to end their winless ANZAC test run, we preview the trans-Tasman netball semi-finals with two New Zealand teams into the playoffs for the first time. We talk to Haydon Paddon on just how far off he is from making the top echelon of the World Rally Championship and as the Rugby World Cup gets closer former All Black Jeff Wilson talks about his experiences at the tournament. [more]

13/05/2011: Extra Time for 13 May 2011
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday May 13. We talk to a couple of Silver Ferns who'll clash in the trans-Tasman netball championship preliminary final and to a new Zeakland motor racing legend. The New Zealand Cricket Players association responds to the prospect of the ICC using sting operations to try to counter match-fixing while the coach of the New Zealand men's hockey team assesses at the under-strength Black Sticks' performance at theSultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament in Malaysia . [more]

20/05/2011: Extra Time for 20 May 2011
We catch up with Hurricanes and All Black centre Conrad Smith as he prepares to make his return to Super Rugby after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, we talk to the Warriors emerging star James Maloney as the Auckland based side return home from their successful road trip, we find out why the Northern Mystics netball coach believes her side are the team to fear in this weekend's grand final, and we talk to former New Zealand cricket legend Martin Crowe, about why he's contemplating a return to the sport. [more]

03/06/2011: Extra Time for 3 June 2011
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 3rd June. This week, we talk to the New Zealand football chairman Frank Van Hattum to get his take on the FIFA courruption saga, we find out the motivation behind the All Blacks test cap record holder Mills Muliaina's decision to leave New Zealand rugby for Japan, we catch up with former All Black first five Carlos Spencer to discuss his new coaching role, we chat with the New Zealand rugby league star Sam Rapira's younger brother Steve as he prepares to make his NRL debut for the Warriors and we hear from disgraced marathon runner Liza Hunter-Galvan as she makes her return to the sport from a two-year doping ban. [more]

10/06/2011: Extra Time for 10 June 2011
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday June 10. This week we hear from the outgoing Hurricanes skipper Andrew Hore, and from another veteran All Black hooker, the Blues skipper Keven Mealamu, as the Super rugby playoffs approach. New Zealand cricket's director of cricket John Buchanan talks about the new national selection system, the captain and coach of the New Zealand women's hockey team discuss the new look Champions Trophy and teenage shotput prodigy Jacko Gill looks forward to the world youth games in France [more]

17/06/2011: Extra Time for 17 June 2011
In Extra Time this week - Can Swimming New Zealand recover in time for the London Olympics in the wake of a damning independent review of the state of the sport? We talk to the invisible man of New Zealand Cricket - the Black Caps assistant coach Trent Woodhill. And we hear from possibly Super rugby's oldest debutant. [more]

24/06/2011: Extra Time for 24 June 2011
In Extra Time this week - the Young All Whites and their potentially historic World Cup push. The Silver Ferns skipper talks tough ahead of the netball World Champs. Will New Zealand miss out on having any cyclists racing in the Tour de France? NZ Cricket boss Justin Vaughan on the new Black Caps captain Ross Taylor. A BBC rugby commentator tempts fate speculating on the All Blacks' World Cup chances, and his own side's. All Black flanker Daniel Braid on his chances of making the World Cup .. and the men's Black Sticks head to Europe. [more]

01/07/2011: Extra Time for 1 July 2011
Extra Time this week asks can the Silver Ferns add the world championship crown to their Commonwealth Games gold medal? We talk to veteran New Zealand cyclist Julian Dean as he embarks on his seventh Tour de France, while Auckland truck driver Ron Skelton tells us what made him ride 5000km across America. Blues first five Steven Brett says 'sayonara' to his Rugby World Cup hopes and Dan Vettori tells us how he hopes to become cricket's next Kapil Dev. [more]

08/07/2011: Extra Time for 8 July 2011
It's playoff time at World Netball Championships in Singapore and we hear from a veteran Silver Fern and a former coach.The Crusaders are into their eighth super rugby final, this time playing the Queensland Reds in Brisbane, and we also hear from the coach of a rugby World Cup side aiming to get past the group stage for the first time.New Zealand's teenage shot put sensation Jacko Gill is in select company after about his latest win and we hear from the New Zealand women's hockey coach and a couple his leading players after the Black Sticks' best performance at a Champions Trophy tournament. [more]

15/07/2011: Extra Time for 15 July 2011
Former Silver Ferns coach Yvonne Willering explains why it's time for Silver Ferns coach Ruth Aitken to stand down. Should the Queensland Reds Super rugby be ringing alarm bells ahead of the Rugby world cup? How's All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw shaping up ahead of the Tri Nations after a limited Super Rugby campaign? And rally driver Haydon Paydon talks to us about the Rally of Whangarei. [more]

22/07/2011: Extra Time for 22 July 2011
This week golf's best known caddy reacts to his sacking by the game's best known player. We hear from the All Blacks head coach before their first test in World Cup year and a week before they start the Tri Nations in Wellington, while on a lighter note we have a capital musical tribute to those of us who'll never play rugby for New Zealand. The former Black Caps batsman and Otago cricket captain Craig Cumming explains why he's standing down and we talk to a member of the New Zealand men's hockey team,about the Four nations tourrnament in London and next year's Olympic Games there. One of the Warriors' key players looks at the run into the NRL playoffs and New Zealand's only rider in the Tour de France talks about the final week of road cycling's classic race. [more]

29/07/2011: Extra Time for July 29th 2011
In Extra Time this week we preview the All Blacks opening tri nations test against the Springboks talking to former South African captain Bob Skinstad. It's a year to go to the London Olympics and NZ chef de mission Dave Currie is there to check things out. Julian Dean reflects on his proudest moment in professional cycling and the Junior All Whites begin their world cup campaign. [more]

05/08/2011: Extra Time for 5 August 2011
In this week's programme: Are the Wallabies cocky or simply confident ahead of this Bledisloe Cup test? We discuss the financial plight of provincial rugby in New Zealand with the New Zealand Rugby Union. How will the Silver Ferns cope without Temepara George? we hear from George and Silver Ferns coach Ruth Aitken. The new Warriors coach Brian McClennan talks about his dream job and we hear from triathlete Andra Hewitt ahead of this weekend's Olympic trial in London. [more]

12/08/2011: Extra Time for 12 August 2011
This week: the All Blacks take a leaf out of the Springboks world cup training manual and opt for a second string lineup, Canterbury rugby bosses contemplate another year on the road for the Crusaders, we talk to NZ Olympic team chef de mission Dave Currie as he checks out Olympic venues amid the London riots and we hear how New Zealand yachties have settled in at Weymouth. Veteran Tall Blacks guard Kirk Penney basks in the glory of some rare international silverware for the national basketball side. [more]

19/08/2011: Extra time for 19 August 2011
In the programme this week - the Silver Ferns head coach Ruth Aitken has just announced she's retiring --we talk to her about that decision and the new role she'll step into at the end of October. The All Blacks have never beaten South Africa in Port Elizabeth and will try to change that on Sunday morning with a team missing many choice players --we'll hear from the acting captain and the new fullback. The first appointment's been made to the organising committe for cricket's 2015 World Cup -- we talk to New zealand cricket's new chairman about that and the tournament being jointly hosted with Australia. The Warriors are three games from the end of the National Rugby league's regular season and are still a chance of a top four finish and a home start to the playoffs -- one of the team's veterans assesses their prospects. The basketball season's looming and the New Zealand Breakers have a new main sponsor and a new-look roster, we'll hear from two of the club's senior players and from ultra marathon runner Lisa Tamati who talks about her latest epic. [more]

26/08/2011: Extra Time for 26 August 2011
In Extra Time this week: We review the All Blacks World Cup squad with Grant Fox and ask Hosea Gear what the All Blacks selectors have against the Gear family?; Hawkes Bay hope to break a 40 year plus Ranfurly Shield drought; We talk with Valerie Adams as she prepares to defend her world shot put title at the World Athletics Championships in South Korea and hear from rower Eric Murray ahead of the World Rowing Championships in Slovenia; We also learn how former All Blacks captain Brian Lochore has been called in by Wairarapa United ahead of the Chatham Cup final against Napier City Rovers. [more]

02/09/2011: Extra Time for 2 September 2011
We speak to two All Blacks one week out from the Rugby World Cup and pick their brains ahead of the opening match against Tonga; we talk to New Zealand's Olympic, Commonwealth and World Champion shotputter, Valerie Adams, after winning her third world title; and we catch up with the outgoing New Zealand women's football coach, John Herdman, as he steps down from his successful reign. [more]

09/09/2011: Extra Time for 9 September 2011
In the programme this week we talk to long serving Warriors player Lance Hohaia before what could be his last game for the club, we talk to Commonwealth Games gold medallist Moss Burmester about the fallout of the disparaging SPARC report into the state of New Zealand swimming, we speak to triathlete Bevan Docherty ahead of the world series in Beijing and we chew the fat with New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon as he seeks to win the production car category in the World Rally Championship [more]

16/09/2011: Extra Time for 16 September 2011
This week the All Blacks' team's doctor is in keep calm and carry on mode about the rash of injuries before the Rugby World Cup match against Japan. We'll also hear from Japan's coach and a member of the Samoan team responsible for a massive upset at the 1991 World Cup. New Zealand Hockey is to host the most important tournament held here so far - we talk to the Blacks Sticks' men's coach about the Champions Trophy and to one of the only remaining New Zealand Olympians from the 1948 London games. The Australian influence on New Zealand cricket continues to grow with the appointment of the new national selection manager; one of the Warriors contemplates the prospect of another early exit from the NRL playoffs and New Zealand netball's new goal shoot talks about her belated debut. [more]

23/09/2011: Extra Time for 23 September 2011
We talk to the All Blacks coach Graham Henry about the pain of the 2007 World Cup defeat to France as the All Blacks gear up for their pool A clash with Les Bleus at this year's Rugby World Cup, we hear from the Wellington Phoenix new owners after the financially troubled Terry Serepisos relinquished control of the football club, we speak to outgoing New Zealand Cricket boss Justin Vaughan about why he quit the top job, we measure the mood of the Warriors camp with prop Sam Rapira ahead of the Auckland club's National Rugby League preliminary final against the Storm in Melbourne and we catch up with New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic as her season draws to a close. [more]

30/09/2011: Extra time for 30 September 2011
We catch up with the All Blacks coach Graham Henry as he prepares to mark his 100th test as New Zealand coach, we talk to former Kiwi's rugby league coach Graham Lowe about why he feels New Zealand should have to sides in the NRL competition, we speak to the Junior Warriors coach John Ackland as the club prepare all three teams for their respective Grand Finals this weekend and we pick the brain of outgoing New Zealand netball coach Ruth Aitken ahead of the Silver Ferns two-test series against England. [more]

07/10/2011: Extra time for 7 October 2011
In the programme this week...We catch up with the All Blacks' Graham Henry and Mils Muliaina as the veteran fullback prepares to mark his 100th test in the black jersey in this weekend's rugby world cup quarter-finals, we pick the brain of England prop Dan Cole as he gears up for England's quarterfinal against old foes France, we chew the fat with the New Zealand Breakers basketball coach Andre Lemanis as they get set to tip off their ANBL title defence, we chat to the New Zealand men's hockey stalwart Dean Cousins as the Black Sticks do battle with Australia in the Oceania Cup and we talk to the Wellington Phoenix captain Andrew Durante ahead of their opening match of the new A-league season. [more]

14/10/2011: Extra Time
In the programme this week... It's semi-final time at the rugby world cup with two mouthwatering clashes between France and Wales and New Zealand and Australia. The injury hit All Blacks are set to battle the Wallabies for a place in the final and we catch up with the All Blacks coach Graham Henry as he prepares for the biggest match of his career, we also put the hard questions to the Wallabies first five Quade Cooper ahead of Sunday night's showdown at Eden park, we talk to the newly appointed New Zealand netball coach Wai Taumanu after she was thrust into the role a little earlier than expected, we speak to New Zealand Cricket CEO Justin Vaughan about the ambitious plan to take 20/20 cricket to the United States and we gauge the mood of the New Zealand rugby league camp with Kiwi's centre Lewis Brown ahead of the defence of their Four Nations title. [more]

21/10/2011: Extratime for 21 October 2011
In the programme this week we catch up with the All Blacks coaches Graham Henry and Wayne Smith as well as injured star Dan Carter ahead of the biggest match in All Blacks history Sunday night's rugby world cup final against France, we hear from the man entrusted with controlling the world cup final South African referee Craig Joubert, we gauge the mood of the New Zealand netball camp with defender Joline Henry ahead of the Silver Ferns three-test series Australia and we check in with New Zealand cricket's emerging star Doug Bracewell as he makes his international debut in the Black Caps tour of Zimbabwe. [more]

28/10/2011: Extra Time for 28 October 2011
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04/11/2011: Extra Time for 4 November 2011
This week, we speak to New Zealand IndyCar driver Wade Cunningham about being at the centre of the horror crash that climbed the life of fellow racer Dan Wheldon, we catch up with the outgoing All Blacks coach Graham Henry as he decides what his next challenge will be after eight years at the helm, we pick over the naming over next year's Super Rugby squads and chat to Blues assistant Bryce Woodward and Hurricanes centre Conrad Smith about the upcoming season, and we talk to triathlete Hamish Carter as he comes out of retirement. [more]

11/11/2011: Extra Time for 11 November 2011
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 11 November 23 July. This week- a former All Black team doctor responds to allegations in a new book that two players took steroids in the 1990s. The former new Zealand cricket captain, Dan Vettori, talks about returning to the longest form of the game and his successor Ross Taylor looks ahead to the Australia series, We talk to another new captain, Dean Couzins, who'll lead the New Zealand men's hockey team at the Champions Trophy tournament There's reaction to the announcement of a new temporary home ground for rugby in Christchurch and we hear from the youngest winner of cycling's Tour of Southland. [more]

18/11/2011: Extra Time for 18 November 2011
In Extra Time this week - New Zealand's top triathletes prepare for this weekend's World Cup race in Auckland, the New Zealand netball teams head to England for the Fastnet series, New Zealand cricket dismisses match fixing allegations and the Wellington Phoenix are at home in Auckland. [more]

25/11/2011: Extra Time for 25 November 2011
Are the Australian cricketers so vulnerable the Black Caps could win a test match there for the first time in 26 years? Double Olympic cycling medallist Hayden Roulston laments the selection policy for the London Games, Katrina Grant eagerly anticipates her return to the international netball stage and we reminisce with the legendary speedway rider Barry Briggs, who's back in the country for the Burt Munro Challenge in Invercargill. [more]

02/12/2011: Extra Time for 2 December 2011
In the programme this week : the Black Sticks men have a rare chance to play the world's top teams at home; New Zealand hockey's chief executive discusses the importance of the Champion's Trophy at North Harbour; the Super Rugby sides are back into full training; we look at some of the newcomers to Auckland for next month's Heineken Open tennis tournament. [more]

09/12/2011: Extra time for 9 December 2011
The New Zealand men's hockey team has reached the last four at the Champions Trophy for the first time since 1978. But the defending champions, the Australians, are poised for a record fourth consecutive title - we talk to their coach about the state of the game in Oceania. New Zealand cricket's new chief executive, David White, talks about the challenges he faces. We get an insiders' view on 16-year-old shot putter Jacko Gill who threw an Olympic qualifying distance this week, and the former All Whites skipper Steve Sumner recalls playing the late great Brazilian footballer Socrates at the 1982 World cup in Spain. [more]

16/12/2011: Extra Time for 16 December 2011
This week a disgraced All Black has been suspended for four matches and says he won't drink for a year. The New Zealand Rugby Union isn't sure Zac Guildford will be able to keep his word, though, and we hear why, despite that, he's still been given another chance. With the men's Champions Trophy tournament over Hockey New zealand's chief executive discusses the re-appointment of the women's coach, who explains why he has foregone a return to Queensland for another three years. With just over seven months to go before London hosts the Olympics, we talk to the New Zealand Olympic Committee's new secretary-general and one of New Zealand's current crop of world champion rowers. And as cricket fans savour the second test win over Australia in Hobart we get a more grassroots view of the game from a former assistant national coach. [more]

23/12/2011: Extra Time for 23 December 2011
In the final edition of Extra Time for 2011 the sports team of Barry Guy, Stephen Hewson and Murray Williams look back at the sporting year, which was dominated by the Rugby World Cup. The team also hands out a few sporting awards. [more]

23/12/2011: Extra Time for 23 December 2011
In the final edition of Extra Time for 2011 the sports team of Barry Guy, Stephen Hewson and Murray Williams look back at the sporting year, which was dominated by the Rugby World Cup. The team also hands out a few sporting awards. [more]

27/01/2012: Extra Time for 27 January 2012
In the first Extra Time programme of 2012, we mark the 50th anniversary of Peter Snell's world record mile at Cooks Gardens in Whanganui. We talk to the New Zealand women's hockey team as they prepare for the Champions Trophy tournament in Argentina. The Wellington Phoenix skipper Andrew Durante ponders his team's rise up the A League ladder and tennis officials take on the grunters and shriekers of the women's game. [more]

03/02/2012: Extra Time for 3 February 2012
In this edition of Extra Time the new chief executive of New Zealand Cricket, David White, discusses John Wright's future as Black Caps coach, we talk to a Christchurch woman who hopes to become the first blind woman to complete the Coast to Coast. Rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens puts the case for fulltime Sevens contracts and the NZ women's hockey coach Mark Hager reflects on the side's Champions Trophy campaign. [more]

10/02/2012: Extra Time for 10 February 2012
In the programme this week...We catch up with All Blacks captain Richie McCaw after the men in black cleaned up at the Halberg sports awards, we talk to the New Zealand football coach Ricki Herbert as the All Whites begin their preparations for the upcoming friendly against Jamaica, we pick the brain of the All Whites newest squad member Dan Keat, we talk to a rather unhappy New Zealand women's hockey coach Mark Hager after their disappointing Champions Trophy tournament and we cover the glitz and glamour of the biggest night in New Zealand sport at the Halberg awards in Auckland. [more]

17/02/2012: Extra Time for 17 February 2012
In the programme this week...We talk to the New Zealand football coach Rikci Herbert after the former player committed to the All Whites through to the next world cup, we catch up with the Phoenix star striker Paul Ifill as the third placed Wellingtonians head into the business end of the regular season, we pick the brain of one part of the world champion rowing pair of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray as they continue their path towards the London Olympics at the New Zealand nationals and we speak to the Warriors back Jerome Ropati and coach Brian McLennan about filling the problematic centre position and the upcoming NRL season. [more]

24/02/2012: Extra Time for 24 February 2012
In Extra Time this week rugby's at the top of the agenda with the resumption of the Super rugby competition. We examine the impact of the World Cup on the season ahead and talk to Dave Rennie about the weight of expectation having taken over the reins at the perenial underperforming Chiefs. We continue our Olympic buildup when we're joined by world champion shot putter and New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year Val Adams and sixteen years after her last international Rebecca Rolls tells us why she's back in the New Zealand women's football team. [more]

02/03/2012: Extra Time for 2 March 2012
In Extra Time this week the trans-tasman netball season is around the corner and one of the more intriguing aspects of the competition will be whether one of the country's most successful coaches can turn around the fortunes of one of the worst performing teams. We talk to Robyn Broughton about her new challenge at the helm of the Wellington based Pulse. Ironman legend Cameron Brown talks about defending his New Zealand crown. The former All Black Tamiti Ellison discusses his decision to return to New Zealand to play rugby after a two-year stint in Japan. And the Christchurch mountainbiker Anton Cooper talks about his rise to the top. [more]

09/03/2012: Extra Time for 9 March 2012
In Extra Time this week, we're on board Team New Zealand's boat Camper as they head towards Auckland and the finish of leg four of the Volvo Round the World Yacht Race. Wayne Smith discusses adjusting from All Black to Super rugby coaching, the Auckland high jumper Liz Lamb talk about the heights she'll have to reach to get to the London Olympics and the Silver Fern mid courter Laura Langman reflects on the trans Tasman netball competition's pre-season tournament. [more]

16/03/2012: Extra Time for 16 March 2012
We speak to former All Black Warwick Taylor about his memories of the late New Zealand rugby legend Jock Hobbs, we talk to All Black Aaron Cruden after the first five re-committed to the Chiefs and New Zealand rugby for another two years, we examine the future of the New Zealand franchises as the NZRU looks to a new Super Rugby investment model, we catch up with Camper's helmsman Rob Salthouse as the Team New Zealand boat prepares in Auckland ahead of leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race to Brazil and we pick the brains of the young Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell as he soaks in his debut season in the club's top side. [more]

23/03/2012: Extra Time for 23 March 2012
We hear from the All Blacks and Blues loose forward Jerome Kaino who's decided to leave New Zealand rugby for Japan, fellow All Blacks loosie Victor Vito talks about the Hurricanes match against the Blues where he'll come up against several former teamates, the Phoenix striker Chris Greenacre talks about his new role ahead of the side's final regular season match against A-League competition leaders the Central Coast, the Olympic men's football team's hopes of a place in London mid-year go on the line in Taupo, and cyclist Julian Dean's Olympic dreams are over after breaking his leg. [more]

30/03/2012: Extra Time for 30 March 2012
We review the Black Caps series against South Africa with former New Zealand captain, coach and selector Glenn Turner. The trans-Tasman netball competition begins this weekend with New Zealand teams trying to end Australia's domination. The Phoenix farewell midfielder Tim Brown and we hear from Hurricanes skipper Conrad Smith on his side's unexpected Super rugby efforts. And the itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini, won't be de rigeur for beach volleyball at the London Olympics. [more]

05/04/2012: Extra Time for 5 April 2012
In this week's edition of Extra Time we talk to the Sir Alex Ferguson of Sevens Rugby, Gordon Tietjens, who's signed on with the New Zealand Rugby Union through until the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. We look into the confusion over qualifying standards, which has lead to the world junior shot put champion Jacko Gill giving up on the London Olympics. The Warriors and the Blues ruminate on how to turn their seasons around and we hear why the Southern Steel won't be the also-rans of the trans-Tasman netball competition. [more]

13/04/2012: Extra Time for 13 April 2012
In the programme this week, we talk tactics with the Breakers guard Daryl Corletto as the New Zealanders plot the defence of their ANBL title, we talk to Hurricanes lock and former All Black Jason Eaton about his desire to reclaim the black jersey, we pick the brain of Bike New Zealand's high performance manager Mark Elliot after the track cycling world champs in Melbourne, we catch up with women's K1 200 kayaking world champion Lisa Carrington as the New Zealand canoe squad head to Europe for their final preparations before the London Olympic games and we speak to the West Coast Fever and former Australian netball coach Norma Plummer about her challenging new role. [more]

20/04/2012: Extra Time for 20 April 2012
In the programme this week: the Hamilton V8 Supercar race - will it be the last time New Zealand hosts a round?; The All Black halfback Jimmy Cowan tells us why he's off to England; We talk to former Crusader now Hurricanes midfielder Tim Bateman, who has job of marking Dan Carter in his 100th super rugby game; We mark 100 days to go until the London Olymics; and Wellington triathlete Kate McIlroy hopes she can finally make it to an Olympics after injury robbed her of the opportunity of competing at the Beijing Games. [more]

27/04/2012: Extra Time for 27 April 2012
In this week's edition of Extra Time: The Breakers basketball team and their fans celebrate back-to-back Australian titles; The England Rugby Union is after the World Cup winning assistant All Blacks coach Wayne Smith; We talk to a young sprinter after the national Olympic track cycling team is named; The Warriors prepare to lose their tackling machine Michael Luck at the end of the NRL season; The Auckland City footballers get up off the canvas and look ahead to the Oceania Champions League final and; English netball import Jo Harten on the challenge of playing 'down under' with the Tactix. [more]

04/05/2012: Extra Time for 4 May 2012
We talk to the Highlanders in-form fullback Ben Smith as he prepares for to make his 50th appearance for the Super Rugby southerners, we pick the brain of coach and four time Olympic gold medallist Ian Ferguson after the announcement of the New Zealand canoe sprint team for the London Games, we speak to New Zealand equestrian Mark Todd to discuss his Olympic chances after his top horse was ruled out of London with an injury, we chew the fat with Olympic bound women's track cyclist Jaime Nielsen as the endurance riders take on the national road race championships in Hawkes Bay and we catch up with New Zealand footballer Jeremy Brockie after an 11th hour deal saved his Australian A-league club the Newcastle Jets from being dissolved. [more]

11/05/2012: Extra Time for 11 May 2012
This week - Pat Lam's reign as Blues coach appears all but over but where does the fault lie? We preview Auckland City's bid to retain their Oceania Champions League football title. We talk to sprint cyclist Eddie Dawkins as he prepares to head off to Europe ahead of the London Games. The English netballer Jade Clarke explains why she's enjoying her time with the Northern Mystics so much, and the skipper of Team New Zealand's Round the World yacht, Camper, reflects on the latest leg after arriving in Miami. [more]

18/05/2012: Extra Time for 18 May 2012
In the programme this week - We speak to the Highlanders halfback Aaron Smith about his meteoric rise into the All Blacks training squad, we pick the brain of the Samoa first five Tusi Pisi as he gets set for his first Super Rugby start for the Hurricanes, we talk to New Zealand boxer Shane Cameron about his return to the heavyweight division and his upcoming bout with Monte Barrett and we catch up with the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic's Australian signing Khao Watts to talk about her first season in the trans-Tasman netball championship. [more]

25/05/2012: Extra Time for 25 May 2012
This week - the Auckland motor racing driver Wade Cunningham talks about making his Indianapolis 500 debut in what will be his first race since being involved in a 15 car crash in the Indy series season finale in Las Vegas last year, which left British driver Dan Wheldon dead. Netball's novel lineout like defensive tactic piques the interest of Silver Ferns coach Wai Taumaunu. The Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah explains the rapid departure of winger Krisnan Inu. And Aaron Cruden discusses the first All Blacks gathering of the year and talks about the Chiefs successful Super rugby campaign. [more]

01/06/2012: Extra Time for 1 June 2012
This week - We pick the brains of several All Blacks hopefuls as coach Steve Hansen mulls over the selection of his first All Blacks squad of the year, we speak to the dejected Breakers basketball star Tom Abercrombie who's been ruled out of the Tall Blacks final Olympic qualifying campaign, we talk to key New Zealand Rugby World Cup 2011 figure Therese Walsh after her appointment as the Head of New Zealand for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015 and we chat with the Warriors and Kiwis rugby league prop Ben Matulino as the Auckland club enter the make or break phase of the 2012 NRL season. [more]

08/06/2012: Extra Time for 8 June 2012
The All Blacks begin life without Sir Graham Henry and we preview the three test series against Ireland. We talk to Karen Hanlen who in the space of two years has gone from mountain bike novice to Olympian. We ask are the Black Sticks Olympic hopes in tatters, after a three nil series loss to the South Korea? And the country's oldest registered golfer, 96-year-old Margaret Stephens decides her time on the greens is over. [more]

15/06/2012: Extra Time for 15 June 2012
We talk to centre Conrad Smith as the All Blacks make an emotional return to Christchurch ahead of the second test against Ireland, and we focus on the Olympics with the London Games less than 6 weeks away, we track the process of the New Zealand Olympic team with chef de mission Dave Currie, we catch up with one of New Zealand's brightest gold medal prospects single skull rower Mahe Drysdale, we talk to one of the two women who'll be the first female boxers to represent New Zealand at an Olympics and we hear from international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers who predict New Zealand will fail to reach it's 10 medal target in London. [more]

22/06/2012: Extra Time Friday June 22nd 2012
In this week's programme New Zealand cyclist Greg Henderson finally gets a crack at the cycling's great race, the Tour de France. Rally driver Hayden Paddon relishes the chance to drive in familiar conditions in the Rally of New Zealand. Rugby league's on going international eligibility debacle continues with Auckland born prop Sam Kasiano the latest involved. The Silver Ferns coach Wai Taumaunu discussess why she needs four assistant coaches this year and we hear from the Phoenix latest signing, Solomon Islands striker Benjamin Totori. [more]

29/06/2012: Extra Time for 29 June 2012
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday June the 29th. In the programme this week… We hear from the New Zealand rugby union's chief executive Steve Tew about the challenges facing the Blues and Auckland rugby, we we talk to New Zealand's sole Olympic weightlifter Richie Patterson about his second tilt at an Olympic Games, we chat to returning Warrior Nathan Friend about the club's chances of forcing their way back into the top eight and we investigate Sky TV's monopoly over sports coverage in New Zealand. [more]

06/07/2012: Extra Time for 6 July 2012
In Extra Time this week the Levin shooter Ryan Taylor talks of the vindication he feels after successfully appealing his ommission from the London Olympic team. We hear from the newcomer in the very experienced New Zealand Equestrian team named for London. The the trans-Tasman netball competition is down to the final four. We talk to the only New Zealand golfer who'll contest this month's Open and we learn about the ever increasing use of sports psychology in rugby. [more]

13/07/2012: Extra Time for 13 July 2012
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday the 13th of July. Tune in this week to hear about a proposal for a new free-to-air national sports television channel… The Hurricanes star Victor Vito discusses their surprising Super Rugby season… We speak with Jamie Joseph after his Highlanders were eliminated, and he signed on again for two more years. Former Silver Ferns coach Yvonne Willering talks netball as the two top teams in the country line up for an all-or-nothing shot at the ANZ Championship final, and we speak with Wellington backstroker Gareth Kean, who's a real chance at the country's first Olympics medal in the pool for the first time Atlanta in 1996. [more]

20/07/2012: Extra Time for 20 July 2012
In Extra Time this week, we have an Olympic focus ahead of the London Games beginning next week. We hear from New Zealand Chef de Mission Dave Currie and Bike New Zealand's high performance manager Mark Elliot. The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic hope its third time lucky when they contest the final of netball's trans Tasman competition in Melbourne, this weekend. And we try and learn a few design secrets about Team New Zealand's America's Cup catamaran. [more]

27/07/2012: Extra Time for 27 July 2012
This week we hear from a couple of our Olympic athletes, cyclist Greg Henderson and boxer Alexis Pritchard.... the Crusaders halfback Andy Ellis talks about their Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs…. new New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson talks about what he wants to achieve in the job… and we celebrate the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic's win in the trans-Tasman netball competition. [more]

03/08/2012: Extra Time for 8 August 2012
In Extra Time this week, we hear from our Olympic team in London and there's also some rugby with the Super Rugby final this weekend and the All Blacks season not far away. [more]

10/08/2012: Extra Time for 10 August 2012
New Zealand picks up silver medals at the Olympics in athletics and sailing while Peter Snell talks about the disappointment of Nick Willis missing out on a medal in the 1500m final. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen talks about his squad to contest the inaugural Rugby Championship and James Franklin gets a recall to the New Zealand cricket test side to tour India. [more]

17/08/2012: Extra Time for 17 August 2012
Extra Time this week asks why New Zealand rowers are so successful on the international stage? New Black Caps coach Mike Hesson talks about the challenges ahead? Wai Taumaunu ponders rebuilding the Silver Ferns midcourt and All Whites goal keeper and founding member of the Phoenix Glen Moss, talks about his return to Wellington for the upcoming A League season. [more]

24/08/2012: Extra Time for 24 August 2012
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday August the 24th. In the programme this week - We talk to outgoing All Black Sonny Bill Williams about leaving New Zealand rugby and the black jersey, we catch up with Otago's new provincial rugby coach former All Black Tony Brown to discuss the ITM Cup and the challenges faced by the bailed out union, we speak to the Silver Ferns coach Wai Taumaunu ahead of the international netball season and we discuss the departure of two high profile figures from the Warriors and New Zealand rugby league. [more]

31/08/2012: Extra Time for 31 August 2012
In this week's edition of Extra Time we ask if New Zealand's test cricket credibility on the line? New Zealand motor racing driver Greg Murphy takes a swipe at his critics, we hear from former All Blacks halfback Alby Mathewson on his move to Perth and New Zealand targets 18 medals at the Paralympics in London. [more]

07/09/2012: Extra Time for 7 September 2012
We preview the All Blacks test against Argentina in Wellington on Saturday, the All Whites depart for Noumea to take on New Caledonia in the third stage of World Cup qualifying and there's also netball and mountain biking. [more]

14/09/2012: Extra Time for 14 September 2012
This week - we speak to the New Zealand netball vice-captain Laura Langman as the Silver Ferns head to Australia for their first test match of 2012; catch up with the Chiefs and All Blacks loose forward Liam Messam to talk about his stellar year and the weekend's Rugby Championship clash with the Springboks; we talk to the World Anti-doping Agency's director general to discuss the rules surrounding Belarussian shotputter Nadzeya Ostapchuk's lenient ban after being stripped of the Olympic gold medal for doping; celebrate our London Paralympic champions as they return to New Zealand with an impressive medal haul and we talk to the Wellington Phoenix new signing Belgian striker Stein Huysegems as he joins the team ahead of the upcoming A-league football season. [more]

21/09/2012: Extra Time for 21 September 2012
The New Zealand netball team ends eight years of heartbreak against Australia, the New Zealand London Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams finally receives her gold medal, a stomach virus threatens to derail the Black Caps campaign at the Twenty/20 cricket world cup, we talk to a former All Black about just how important current captain Richie McCaw is to the side, we check on the progress on the semi-privatisation of up to four New Zealand Super Rugby franchises and we pick the brain of the New Zealand Breakers basketball coach, Andrej Lemanis, as the back to back champions get ready to defend their ANBL title. [more]

28/09/2012: Extra Time for 28 September 2012
In this week's programme we look at Hockey New Zealand's decision to appoint another Australian coach to a national side, the All Blacks are in Argentina and we talk to the Silver Ferns coach, Wai Taumaunu about the upcoming Quad Nations series. [more]

05/10/2012: Extra Time for 5 October 2012
In the programme this week - We talk to the New Zealand rugby league manager Tony Kemp about the Kiwis team named this week and the on-going issue of New Zealand born players forsaking representing their country for the chance to play State of Origin, we catch up with the Breakers basketballer Tom Abercrombie as the star swingman struggles to recover from ankle surgery for the start of the ANBL season, we pick the brain of Rowing New Zealand's High Performance manager as the rowers get back on the water for the new season and we discuss the latest rumbling of discontent surrounding Team New Zealand at the America's Cup. [more]

12/10/2012: Extra Time for 12 October 2012
We talk to the Warriors new coach Matthew Elliot about the many challenges he faces in resurrecting the club's fortunes, we hear from the World Anti-Doping Agency's Director General David Howman about the Lance Armstrong controversy, we chat to the New Zealand Breakers centre Alex Pledger about his upgraded role at the club for the latest ANBL basketball season, we catch up with the Wellington Phoenix CEO David Dome to talk about the clash between FIFA international windows and the A-league, and we preview the biggest triathlon event ever seen on these shores as the ITU Triathlon grand final comes to Auckland. [more]

19/10/2012: Extra Time for 19 October 2012
In the programme this week - We discuss the issue of Super Rugby contracting after Ma'a Nonu walked away from a handshake deal with the Blues to join the Highlanders for 2013 and we catch up with the Blues former coach Pat Lam to talk about his latest assignment, we find out why the outgoing Crusaders assistant coach and former All Black Daryl Gibson has chosen to leave the Super Rugby franchise, we talk to the New Zealand Triathlon coach Greg Fraine ahead of the Triathlon Grand Final in Auckland, we speak to the ASB Tennis Classic tournament director about their big name signing and the challenges the Auckland event faces and we find out more about the return of the Australian V8 Supercars to Pukekohe from the organisations executive chairman Tony Cochrane. [more]

26/10/2012: Extra Time for 26 October 2012
In this week's edition of Extra Time the Silver Ferns coach Wai Taumaun reflects on a month of milestones. The head of Team New Zealand's America's Cup campaign Grant Dalton's spills the beans on Team New Zealand's love affair with Luna Rossa. Double Olympic medallist Bevan Docherty bades farewell to triathlon and despite missing key players the Wellington Phoenix remain the only unbeaten side in the Australian A League competition, we talk to skipper Andrew Durante about their fortunes. [more]

02/11/2012: Extra Time 2 November 2012
In this week's programme there's a few surprise exclusions as next year's Super rugby squads are announced, the Maori All Blacks also name their squad for their end of year tour, the Silver Ferns bounce back against Australia in the netball Quad Series and New Zealand's only Melbourne Cup jockey talks up his chances in Tuesday's big race. [more]

09/11/2012: Extra time for 9 November 2012
In this week's programme it's the beginning of the end for the All Blacks as they undertake their final tour of the year. But how much will fatigue play a part as they try and maintain their unbeaten record? We talk to Melbourne Cup runner-up, the New Zealand jockey James Macdonald and discuss what his ride on Fiorente means for his career. Australia and New Zealand are taking vastly different approaches into this weekend Fast5 international netball tournament. The Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander explains why. And after having flown 14 thousand kilometres to get there, New Zealand marathon runners ask why they can't run just 42 kilometres in New York? [more]

16/11/2012: Extra Time for 16 November 2012
In Extra Time this week the New Zealand Rugby Union explains why it's selling off Super Rugby franchises. We mark the passing of former All Blacks fullback Bob Scott, renowned for kicking goals in his bare feet. Greg Turner explains why he's returning to professional golf, we hear about Fast5 -the latest version of netball - and there are plenty of comings and goings in the latest New Zealand men's hockey side ahead of next month's Champions Trophy. [more]

16/11/2012: Extra Time for 16 November 2012
In Extra Time this week the New Zealand rugby union explains why it's selling off Super rugby franchises. We mark the passing of former All Blacks fullback Bob Scott, renowned for kicking goals in his bare feet. Greg Turner explains why he's returning to professional golf and we hear about Fast5 the latest version of netball. The Wellington Phoenix return to the site of their all in brawl and there are plenty of comings and goings in the latest New Zealand men's hockey side ahead of next month's Champions Trophy. [more]

23/11/2012: Extra Time for Friday 23 November 2012
In the programme this week - golfer Mark Brown admits the New Zealand Open lacks X-factor - Brown and rookie Ryan Fox discuss the mediocre field at Clearwater… former coach Steve Rixon on what's wrong with the Black Caps after their fifth straight test loss... he left the Warriors, now Tony Iro talks about his new job in rugby league... the Phoenix and All Whites star Jeremy Brockie's enjoying an extended away trip… and national tennis number one Marina Erakovic is back on the courts and preparing for Auckland's ASB Classic. [more]

30/11/2012: Extra Time for 30 November 2012
In Extra Time this week… among the smouldering ashes of New Zealand test cricket there's a flickering flame with the test win in Sri Lanka but current world number one South Africa now looms. We examine the state of Welsh rugby after it was knocked senseless by the All Blacks and in particularly Andrew Hore at Cardiff recently. Auckland City football's in line for a million dollar payout at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan and in doing so will and will surpass Barcelona. And the New Zealand men's hockey team is out to re-establish its international credentials at the Champions Trophy tournament in Melbourne. [more]

07/12/2012: Extra Time for 7 December 2012
In Extra Time this week New Zealand Cricket CEO David White tells us why Ross Taylor had to go. London Olympic gold medal winners Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie confirm they'll be back on the water in Rio in 2016. The International Rugby Board's Player of the Year, Dan Carter, reflects on the All Blacks year. And it's a big weekend on the greens for New Zealand lawn bowler Shannon Mcilroy as he chases a world title in Adelaide. [more]

14/12/2012: Extra Time 14 December 2012
This week we hear from the new New Zealand Olympic chef de mission and what he hopes to bring to the role. One of our Olympic champion rowers is looking to make a change next year. We find out why New Zealand's only women's cycle tour has had to be called off and Gordon Tietjens reflects on his 20 years as a rugby sevens coach. [more]

21/12/2012: Extra Time for 21 December 2012
In this week's edition of Extra Time, the Olympic and rowing world champion Mahe Drysdale decides he'll return to for a fourth Olympic campign. New Zealand Cricket tries to draw a line under the Black Caps captaincy debacle, we look at the winners and losers from the latest high performance sports funding round. Mountain biker Anton Cooper explains why he's off to Europe. Badminton launches a new competition and we talk to a Christchurch Wushu world champion - the first question being what is wushu? [more]

25/01/2013: Extra Time for Friday 25 January 2013
There's plenty in Extra Time this week as Ryan Nelson hangs up his football boots, the Phoenix captain Andrew Durante discuss his side's A-League woes, Sonny Bill Williams reveals his upcoming boxing bout could be his last, motor racing driver Mitch Evans is moving on up and the Black Caps and White Ferns make some cricket history. [more]

01/02/2013: Extra Time for Friday February 1
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday the 1st of February. This week - is Sir Bob Charles inadvertently guilty of being a drugs cheat? The truth behind using deer velvet… The All Blacks Sevens try to make a hat-trick of Wellington titles... the England cricket team arrive full of praise for the Black Caps... cycling star Ali Shanks gives up her world individual pursuit title while the nationals get underway... and Australia's attitudes to netball: are they more than a decade behind New Zealand's? [more]

08/02/2013: Extra Time for 8 February 2013
In this week's programme we ask what the implications are for New Zealand sport in the wake of the Australian investigation which has uncovered widespread doping in sport there? Team New Zealand launches it's second catamaran ahead of this year's America's Cup but what's the difference to its first one? Football's reeling in the wake of a match fixing investigation which has thrown suspicion on almost 700 games around the world. Bike New Zealand faces some tough decisions ahead of the World Track Champs in Belarus and the Breakers continue their winning streak as they chase a hatrick of ANBL titles. [more]

15/02/2013: Extra Time for 15 February 2013
In this week's programme we report from the Halberg awards and we hear from the supreme winners. Wrestling is blindsided as it's tossed from the Olympic programme and the All Black Corey Jane gets used to life on the side lines. Michael McGlinchey dreams of taking the All Whites back to the football world cup and the Chiefs coach Dave Rennie gets ready to defend the Super Rugby title. [more]

22/02/2013: Extra time for 22 February 2013
This week..... Super Rugby kicks off here, we preview the five local teams' chances. The Warriors head to Dunedin for their final pre-season hitout, and we talk to coach Matt Elliott. Ross Taylor muses about his comeback century and the pressure on him for the Black Caps, and the Breakers cool their heels with no NBL game at a crucial time in the champions' season. [more]

01/03/2013: Extra Time for 1 March 2013
In Extra Time this week the Black Caps chase redemption in the test arena, the Phoenix chase away Ricki Herbert and the Black Sox chase a world championship title. We also hear from Crusaders halfback Andy Ellis ahead of their opening Super rugby match of the season. Marina Erakovic wins her first WTA tennis title and New Zealand Rowing welcome an Australian on board. [more]

08/03/2013: Extra Time for 8 March 2013
Tune in this week to hear how John Buchanan is going to put New Zealand cricket on top of the world. The Football Ferns are at the Cyprus Cup and we ask Ricki Herbert how the All Whites can go on without Ryan Nelsen. We go to the softball world championship in Auckland and we talk to the Franks brothers about their Super Rugby sibling rivalry. Plus Bevan Docherty tells us how he won the Taupo Iron Man. [more]

15/03/2013: Extra Time for 15 March 2013
In Extra Time the All Black Zac Guildford admits to being an alcoholic and is given another life at the Crusaders. Ill-discipline leads to the suspension of four players in the Australian cricket team. Softball NZ hopes the Black Sox recent World Championship win will inspire the next generation and trigger more funding. We talk to former Silver Fern Liana Leota about her comeback and the Central Pulse's chances in this year's ANZ netball competition. And the Highlanders first five Colin Slade talks about overcoming a horror run of injuries. [more]

22/03/2013: Extra Time for 22 March 2013
In the programme this week we talk to Waikato Bay of Plenty netball coach Noeline Taurua about how the Magic intend defending their trans-Tasman netball title. We hear from Olympic yachting silver medallist Blair Tuke about his bid for Rio 2016, despite the attraction of a professional sailing career. The Wellington Phoenix begin through the 200 applications they've received for the head coaching job. The Warriors coach Matt Elliot discusses how they're going to overcome their sluggish start to the NRL season and Olympic gold medal winning rower Nathan Cohen's back on the water, but not with his London partner Joseph Sullivan. [more]

29/03/2013: Extra Time for 29 March 2013
The week Extra Time takes a look back at the Black Caps summer…. we talk to a couple of key people from the Breakers as they start the ANBL basketball play-offs…. the All Whites secure their place in the next stage of World Cup qualifying… and we hear from former Silver ferns coach Ruth Aitken after starting another chapter in her netball career. [more]

05/04/2013: Extra Time for 5 April 2013
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 5th April. This week... the Breakers' quest for a hat-trick of Australian basketball titles is also the final fling for retiring veteran Dillon Boucher - we get the lowdown. Former Australian cricket international Luke Ronchi gets the green light for the Black Caps while the trans-Tasman netball competition gets downright nasty: is it time for a sin-bin? And BMX star Sarah Walker makes a comeback from injury, just in time for the World Championships. [more]

12/04/2013: Extra Time for 12 April 2013
This week's show features the All Blacks coach Steve Hansen on the delicate question of whether his senior players will be with him at the next rugby World Cup. We look at the New Zealand Breakers as they head into game two of the grand final series. The Silver Ferns coach Wai Taumaunu shares her views on the umpiring controversy that's gripped the early rounds of the Trans-Tasman netball championship. The Chiefs captain Liam Messam talks about defending his Super Rugby title, and a board member of New Zealand Cricket, Don MacKinnon, explains the body's new draft constitution in the face of criticism from former players. [more]

19/04/2013: Extra Time for 19 April 2013
This week we celebrate the Breakers victory in the Australian National Basketball League, two New Zealand teams are involved in one of the longest ever netball matches. A first for New Zealand Cricket with 4 women gaining professional contracts and we look back at the V8 Supercar round in Pukekohe. [more]

26/04/2013: Extra Time for 26 April 2013
Download to hear about the first competitive Aussie Rules game to be played outside of Australia. Andrej Lemanis bids a tearful farewell to the Breakers. The director of the Rugby League World Cup previews October's tournament. A Melbourne Rebel from Upper Hutt considers playing New Zealand Super Rugby franchises, and the Rally driver Emma Gilmour talks about her new car and women in motorsport. [more]

03/05/2013: Extra Time for 3 May 2013
On the show this week the New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson talks tough as the Black Caps begin their tour of England. The equestrian Andrew Nicholson tries to complete the Grand Slam of eventing by winning the Badminton horse trials. Hayden Roulston prepares for cycling's Tour of Italy with two other New Zealanders in his team. Mahe Drysdale takes a break from rowing to compete in an Iron Man, and the English Netballer Jade Clarke shares her experiences of playing for New Zealand teams in the Trans-Tasman championship. [more]

10/05/2013: Extra Time for 10 May 2013
In Extra Time this week the 27-year reign of Sir Alex Fergusson at Manchester United football club comes to an end, while the short and long term futures of All Whites Marco Rojas and Jeremy Brockie are revealed. New Zealand's equestrian stocks continue to rise with Jock Paget winning the prestigious Badminton 3-day event. The former Australia netball captain Liz Ellis tells us why she thinks only one New Zealand team will make the trans-Tasman competition playoffs. Kayak Olympic gold medallist Lisa Carrington returns to the water for her first major race since the London Games and we hear how New Zealand Golf and the PGA of New Zealand are about to tee up a merger. [more]

17/05/2013: Extra Time for 17 May 2013
This week there's surprise in the netball world after a former captain of Australia was appointed assistant coach to the Silver Ferns. We talk to Vicky Wilson about her new job in the enemy camp. We catch up with the Olympic kayak champion Lisa Carrington who's made a good start to her international season in Hungary. The V8 Supercars race in the United States for the first time, New Zealand driver Fabian Coulthard fills us in on the Austin, Texas track. A consortium takes the license to run the Auckland Blues, the Rugby Union Chief Executive Steve Tew has the details, and it's the final of the Oceania champions league between Waitakere United and Auckland City. We hear from the Waitakere goal Keeper Danny Robinson ahead of New Zealand football's toughest local derby. [more]

24/05/2013: Extra Time for 24 May 2013
On this week's show the All Black Ali Williams announces his retirement from international rugby. We chat with the new coach of the Phoenix Ernie Merrick, while the Warriors' chief executive Wayne Scurrah goes into damage control mode. The head of Team New Zealand Grant Dalton has his first sailing practise in San Francisco Bay and golfer Greg Turner plays his first match on the Champions Tour. We preview the July BMX World Championships in Auckland and get a basketball lesson from the Harlem Globe Trotters. [more]

31/05/2013: Extra Time for 31 May 2013
In this week's edition of Extra Time - it's from the the netball court to the dog house for Netball New Zealand boss Raelene Castle. The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will name his first squad of the season this weekend and we hear from one of the nervous hopefuls, Hurricanes lock Jeremy Thrush. The New Zealand football board member Paula Kearns defends FIFA boss Sepp Blatter saying 'he's nice not sexist'. The Warriors season is on the up, they've had a win and we talk to prop Jacob Lilyman who's about to reach a major milestone. While New Zealand's mens and women's hockey teams head to the Netherlands for the World Hockey League. [more]

07/06/2013: Extra Time for 7 June 2013
This week we look ahead to the first Test between the All Blacks and France and look back at the history between these great rugby rivals. The New Zealand pace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan talks us through his preparation for cricket's Champions Trophy while the All Black Sevens captain DJ Forbes gets ready for the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Russia. We hear from the Breakers new import Darnelle Lazare and Rugby's Rupeni Caucaunibuca shares his desire to be re-selected for Fiji. And he's one of the greats of New Zealand Cricket, but now in his just released memoirs Martin Crowe questions whether he should have been selected for the national team at only 19. [more]

14/06/2013: Extra Time for 14 June 2013
In Extra Time this week, the All Blacks captain Richie McCaw talks about his return to rugby after six months off. We hear from Breakers star Tom Abercrombie as he embarks on what he hopes will be the start of an NBA career. Can ten thousand hours of dedicated training get to you to the top of sport? We hear from someone who's giving it a go, and one of New Zealand's best ever softballers, Mark Sorenson takes over the coaching reins at the Black Sox. [more]

21/06/2013: Extra Time for 21 June 2013
This week in Extra Time - English Premier League football is going online as Sky Television loses the broadcast rights - what does this mean for Sky Sports and football fans? And will everyone be able to access the EPL from next season? The third test between the All Blacks and France gets a welcome reception in Taranaki, we're on the ground in New Plymouth. Kiwi basketballer Stephen Adams has the chance to make history in America's NBA draft; and we take a look at where badminton's at with the national men's number one. [more]

28/06/2013: Extra time for 28 June 2013
In Extra Time this week Steven Adams becomes the first New Zealand player to be picked in the first round of the NBA basketball draft. Super Rugby resumes with the Highlanders hoping to play the spoiler role in the remaining few rounds. The New Zealand Rugby Union keeps a close eye on the changing sports broadcasting rights landscape. The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic make the trans-Tasman netball final yet again - what's their secret? 'Don't write me off' is the message from boxer David Tua as he prepares to return to the ring, and the Australians are taking Phar Lap ... again. [more]

05/07/2013: Extra time for 5 July 2013
In Extra Time this week we try to celebrate the start of the latest America's Cup regatta, the Kiwis league team and the Magic netball side both call on Australian coaches, we hear from one of New Zealand's best Test bowlers and worst test batsmen on his decision to retire and a great southern man heads north to play for the Chiefs. [more]

12/07/2013: Extra Time for 12 July 2013
In this week's edition of Extra Time: The focus of the America's Cup challenger series moves from the court room to the water - we discuss the ramifications of the decision. What chance is there of ousted Wallabies coach Robbie Deans returning to coach in New Zealand? The playoff fortunes of the Chiefs and the Crusaders are on the line in the final round regular season round of Super Rugby and there's a major shake up in store for the New Zealand Golf Open. [more]

19/07/2013: Extra Time for 19 July 2013
There's more upheaval at New Zealand Cricket, while Jesse Ryder announces a move down south and Mathew Sinclair's on the job hunt after his retirement. The Tall Blacks miss out on NBA player Steven Adams for the Oceania Champs, the America's Cup is failing to capture the imagination of San Franciscans and Netball New Zealand gets a new CEO. [more]

26/07/2013: Extra Time for July 26 2013
In this week's edition of Extra Time, we have the thrills and spills of the BMX World Champs in Auckland. We hear from New Zealand Olympics silver medallist Sarah Walker and the Australian men's BMX world champion Sam Willoughby. We preview the Super rugby semi-final between the Chiefs and the Crusaders. The Chiefs are the defending champions, the New Zealand Conference winners and have hometown advantage so why are the Crusaders the favourites? And Mahe Drysdale's back on the water and straight into the New Zealand team for the rowing world champs in South Korea. [more]

02/08/2013: Extra Time for 2 August 2013
In the programme this week, Super Rugby final fever hits Hamilton, the Breakers' star import announces he's leaving, we look ahead to the 2015 Cricket World Cup and look at the rise of New Zealand swimmer Lauren Boyle on the international stage. [more]

09/08/2013: Extra Time for 9 August 2013
Eight years after being on the verge of international netball Katarina Cooper is set to make her Silver Ferns debut, we preview the world athletics champs with veteran New Zealand javelin thrower Stuart Farquahar. The All Blacks first five Beauden Barett tells us why he doesn't have the Blues while Victor Vito tries to remain positive after his dropping from the All Blacks. Mark Paston hangs up his goalkeeping gloves for good, and while the Crusaders missed out on topping the Super rugby competition they're now hoping to top the music charts as the C-City brothers. [more]

16/08/2013: Extra Time for 16 August 2013
In the programme this week, Valerie Adams claims yet another World Championship title, the war of words heats up ahead of the opening Bledisloe Cup test, the host cities for the Under 20 Football World Cup are revealed and the Magic secure two key signings for next year's trans-tasman netball season. [more]

23/08/2013: Extra Time for 23 August 2013
This week, we call the Rowing World Championships in Korea to talk to Noel Donaldson, the new coach of Olympic champions Hamish Bond and Eric Murray. The troubled life of cricketer Jesse Ryder gets more difficult after it's revealed the batsman is serving a suspension for taking banned substances. David Howman from the World Anti-Doping Agency joins us to explain the dangers of supplements. Equestrian Blythe Tait talks about the tragic death of New Zealand eventer Tom Gadsby. Rugby Union Boss Steve Tew goes through the players' new collective contract and New Zealand NBA player Steven Adams comes home to hold court over a legion of young fans in Wellington. [more]

30/08/2013: Extra Time for 30 August 2013
In this week's edition of Extra Time the stocks of New Zealand's world number one amateur golfer, Lydia Ko, continue to rise. The reigning Olympic and world champion Mahe Drysdale defends his decision to go to the rowing world champs despite failng to reach the semi finals. Otago prepares for its first defence of the Ranfurly Shield in six decades. Jelly fish and raw sewage are just a couple of the challenges ahead for Wellington swimmer Casey Glover as he attempts to swim the English Channel and the All Whites head off to Saudi Arabia as they buildup for their qualifying matches to reach the world cup in Brazil next year. [more]

06/09/2013: Extra Time for Friday 6 September
New Zealand has a new world champion in kayaking, Auckland's set to host the NRL Nines tournament, the first Black Caps squad is named under Bruce Edgar, New Zealand eventing is on the rise again and a Kiwi swims the English Channel. [more]

13/09/2013: Extra Time for Friday 13 September
In the programme this week Team New Zealand's just three wins away from America's Cup success, but somehow that mean's they are under pressure and not the defenders, according to Oracle Team USA. The Springboks spy a vulnerable All Blacks side while the Silver Ferns spy a vulnerable Australian netball team. The All Whites defender Ben Sigmund explains his moment of madness in Riyadh, Benji Marshall rules himself out of the Kiwis World Cup campaign and we hear what the appointment of new International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach means. [more]

20/09/2013: Extra Time for 20th September 2013
In the programme this week, it's 8-2 to Team New Zealand after another race is called off due to high winds. A new era of private ownership for the Blues as they welcome a new chief executive. New Zealand's world number one amateur golfer, Lydia Ko, goes back to school after reaching another milestone. The Heineken Open scores after re-signing on world number four, David Ferrer, who returns in an attempt to win a record fifth Heineken Open title. The two unbeaten sides in the domestic rugby championships, Wellington and Canterbury, face off in the Capital and as the English Premier League resumes after an international break, Coliseum looks to iron out its problems for those wanting to watch it live here in New Zealand. [more]

27/09/2013: Extra Time for 27 September 2013
In this week's edition of Extra Time - we ask what now for the America's Cup in the wake of Oracle Team USA's win? We hear from Oracle syndicate chief executive Sir Russell Coutts. The Warriors coach Matt Elliott discusses the recent signing of England and Wigan fullback Sam Tomkins and reflects on their disappointing NRL season. The Football Ferns continue their rise up the world rankings with an historic win over Brazil and success at the Four Nations Valais Cup in Switzerland. Rally driver Haydon Paddon finally gets a chance to crack the big time signing on for a World Rally Championship drive in Spain next month and the Breakers prepare for the upcoming basketball season as they chase fourth ANBL title on the trot. [more]

04/10/2013: Extra Time for 4 October 2013
In the programme this week, Team New Zealand return home following their unsuccessful America's Cup campaign, the All Blacks prepare for their Ellis Park showdown and Ricki Herbert talks about his World Cup preparations. There's success for New Zealand's sailors at the World Champs, tennis star Ana Ivanovic is confirmed to play in Auckland and the Warriors trial a full-time move to Eden Park. [more]

15/02/2014: Extra Time for 14 February 2014
This week we begin the countdown to next year's cricket world cup. The former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar reflects on his country's tour of New Zealand, and Corey Anderson speaks about his selection for the Indian Premier League. The All Whites interim coach Neil Emblem explains why he picked Glenn Moss as captain. From the Sochi winter Olympics, the New Zealand free skiier Jossi Wells looks ahead to the half pipe and the Tongan luge star Bruno Banani evaluates his first winter games. The five time coast to winner Richard Ussher prepares for another shot at the title, and the Northern Mystsics netball coach Debbie Fuller gets ready for another season of trans-Tasman netball. [more]

21/02/2014: Extra Time for 21 February 2014
In Extra Time this week, the New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum discusses his historic triple century. We talk to the man who had the best view in the house when McCullum brought up his milestone, teamate and test debutant Jimmy Neesham. The former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe also tell us of the weight lifted from his shoulders due to McCullum's achievement. We preview the Super 15 rugby season then head to the Sochi Winter Olympics to talk to freestyle skier Jossi Wells, who's become New Zealand's most successful winter Olympian in more than 20 years. We hear about New Zealand's successful joint bid with Australia to host the 2017 rugby league world cup. Can Hamish Bond upstage Mahe Drysdale in a battle of the Olympic rowing champions at the national champs on Lake Karapiro this weekend? And the gloves worn by Muhammad Ali when he beat Sonny Liston to win his first heavyweight crown are to go under the hammer just days before the fight's 50th anniversary, we head to New York to find out where they've been since 1964 and just how much they're worth. [more]

28/02/2014: Extra Time for 28 February 2014
In this week's edition of Extra Time with Stephen Hewson, the New Zealand sprint cycling team are on top of the world at the world champs in Colombia. Rally driver Haydon Paddon finally gets his break on the World Rally Championship scene. We evaluate New Zealand's Winter Olympics effort in Sochi. Who will be the leading contenders in the trans-Tasman netball competition this year? And 30 years after winning the inaugural New Zealand Ironman Scott Molina is back. [more]

07/03/2014: Extra Time for 7 March 2014
In the programme this week we catch up with New Zealand football's new chief executive to discuss the future of the All Whites, look at the NZRU's new integrity unit, we discuss the latest New Zealand rowing squad and preview the winter paralympics. [more]

14/03/2014: Extra Time for 14 March 2014
In Extra Time this week, New Zealand's champion shot-put exponents talk about their World Championship success…. mountainbiker Anton Cooper is hoping to put the disappointments of 2013 behind him... The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic netball team is enjoying their time under their new Australian coach…. our top sailors head off overseas to start their campaign towards the 2016 Rio Olympics... and there is a preview to the New Zealand Football Premiership final. [more]

21/03/2014: Extra Time for 21 March 2014
In Extra Time this week, Radio New Zealand Sport brings you more on the use of prescription drugs in sports in New Zealand…. the Black Caps are about to start their campaign to win the T20 cricket World Cup in Bangladesh.... it's the end of an era for the New Zealand Breakers basketball club... and baseball looks for extensive growth in New Zealand. [more]

28/03/2014: Extra Time for 28 March 2014
In the programme this week we preview the New Zealand track and field championships in Wellington, hear from the Blues team doctor on Piri Weepu's condition and investigate how bias affects rugby referees. We also look at how recent changes at the ICC will impact the Black Caps and catch up with the Black Sticks as they ramp up their preparations for the World Cup. [more]

11/04/2014: Extra Time for 11 April 2014
In this week's Extra Time, the New Zealand Warriors part company with coach Matt Elliott... and all the fall-out as things go sour at the top of the NRL club. The Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett is also leaving, we hear from him and his captain Conrad Smith... and it's been another poor season for the Wellington Phoenix - why? Plus a look at the national swim programme ahead of Commonwealth Games selection - and we talk to a 60-year-old grandmother from Rotorua, who's become the first person to make a double crossing of Cook Strait... in a rowing skiff. [more]

17/04/2014: Extra Time for 17 April 2014
In the programme this week, the New Zealand test team's named for the West Indies, Netballer Liana Leota reveals her Commonwealth Games aspirations and more athletes are confirmed for Glasgow. We catch up with the caddy, Steve Williams, after the Masters and talk to the boxer Alex Leapai in the lead up to his fight against Wladimir Klitschko [more]

24/04/2014: Extra Time for 24 April 2014
On this week's show the Benji Marshall saga. We hear from the former Kiwis captain about his ill-fated switch to rugby union, before the former All Black Stephen Bachop explains why Marshall's code hopping hasn't worked. The equestrian Andrew Nicholson is awarded the Burghley title that's been stripped from his team mate, and the New Zealand V8 super car driver Scott McGlaughlin gets ready to race at Pukekohe. [more]

02/05/2014: Extra Time for 2 May 2014
On the show this week we hear from the New Zealand Rugby Union boss Steve Tew on the changes planned for Super Rugby. The Kiwis halfback Shaun Johnson gets to know his team mates after a fresh-faced New Zealand rugby league team was named to take on Australia in the ANZAC test. Lydia Ko rises to number two in the world golf rankings, and her coach David Leadbetter reflects on her latest victory and whether she should still receive government funding. The All Whites interim Coach Neil Emblen talks through his squad to face South Africa and why the big names of New Zealand football are not on the team sheet, and the general manager of the Wellington Phoenix David Dome previews a four way tournament involving the English premier league teams Newcastle and West Ham United. [more]

09/05/2014: Extra Time for 9 May 2014
The investigation into the All Whites failed World Cup campaign is finally completed, what changes are in the pipeline. Warriors player Konrad Hurrell's am-cam video costs him $5000 - we examine the perils of social media for sports people. The Tour de France could dent New Zealand's road cycling medal hopes at the Commonwealth Games. The Pulse may finally be about to crack the trans-Tasman netball playoffs - veteran shooter Donna Wilkins tells us why. And 60 years ago this week Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes. [more]

16/05/2014: Extra Time for 16 May 2014
In the programme this week we look at the latest match-fixing saga in cricket, examine the rugby player exodus and catch up with the triumphant New Zealand sevens team. We look at Lydia Ko's decision to continue without government funding and meet a member of the New Zealand badminton team for the Commonwealth Games. [more]

23/05/2014: Extra Time for 23 May 2014
In the programme this week we talk to Black Caps coach Mike Hesson on preparing the New Zealand side for their Carribean tour amidst the on-going match fixing saga. The Tall Blacks aren't giving up on Steven Adam's making an appearance at basketball's World Champs while the Reefton Kid Phil Jones talks to us about his latest NBL record. We remember All Whites midfielder Duncan Cole who was a member of the 1982 world cup squad and passed away in Auckland this week. The New Zealand men's hockey coach Colin Batch has named an experienced and settled squad to compete at next month's World Cup in The Netherlands. The Black Sticks prepare for the World Cup in the Netherlands and the lights are about to go on for cricket in Dunedin. [more]

30/05/2014: Extra Time for 30 May 2014
In the programme this week we catch up with the Black Caps in the Caribbean, look at Steven Adams' playoff run in the NBA and farewell the retiring Warriors veteran, Jerome Ropati. We speak with the New Zealand captain before the junior rugby world championships, meet one of New Zealand's most promising amateur boxers and catch up with the Black Sticks before the World Cup in the Hague. [more]

06/06/2014: Extra Time for June 6th 2014
In Extra Time this week - the All Blacks attempt to back up their unbeaten season last year when they kick off their 2014 campaign against England. Irene van Vyk farewells the Silver Ferns. The rules are out for the next America's Cup but Team New Zealand still doesn't know if its sailing and where. The new Warriors boss Jim Doyle tells us how he intends handling feuding club owners Eric Watson and Sir Owen Glenn. The Black Caps begin their Carribean challenge. The Geraldine rally driver Haydon Paddon gets another shot at the World Rally Championship. And the athletics squad for the Commonwealth Games rises to 20 with the addition of another eight athletes. [more]

13/06/2014: Extra Time for 13th June 2014
In Extra Time this week…. the Black Caps celebrate just their second ever Test win in the Caribbean…. what pressure is there on the hosts Brazil to win the football World Cup… the Silver Ferns name their squad for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, while the Bay of Plenty Magic prepare for their second sudden death match in the ANZ netball competition. The Southbridge rugby club welcomes back one of its favourite sons, while equestrian Jock Paget isn't getting too excited about the lifting of his suspension. [more]

20/06/2014: Extra Time for 20 June 2014
In the programme this week we review the exciting start to the football World Cup and the Football Ferns' drawn series with Brazil, we look ahead to the third test between the All Blacks and England and catch up with the New Zealand table tennis veteran Li Chunli. [more]

27/06/2014: Extra Time for 27 June 2014
Equestrian New Zealand include rider Jock Paget in their world games team despite a drugs suspension still hanging over him. The Black Caps chase history in the Carribean, while corruption allegations fail to sway New Zealand Cricket officialdom at the ICC's annual meeting in Melbourne. New Zealand rowers continue to dominate internationally, there'll be no second chance for Tall Black contenders ahead of the world champs and the Black Sticks announce their lineup for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. [more]

04/07/2014: Extra Time 4 July 2014
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 4th July. This week, the vexed issue of fixing in cricket - the aftermath of the Lou Vincent life ban, and why the Cricket Players' Association don't believe the ban will help. Plus: Super Rugby hits squeaky bum time as the playoffs loom large. We talk to a Breakers legend about why he's come out of retirement for the National Basketball League finals, we meet the new Wellington Phoenix striker Nathan Burns, and we talk the likely demise of the historic Italian Grand Prix with former Formula One driver Chris Amon. [more]

11/07/2014: Extra Time for 11 July 2014
In Extra Time this week there's a Commonwealth Games focus. New Zealand'sadvance party has arrived in Glasgow and is setting up base. We talk to the head of the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games committee Keryen Smith about lies ahead. Down and out in the Tour de France, but back on his bike for Glasgow, Greg Henderson discusses his quick recovery. Staying on our bike we hear how technology is powering bike's bid for medals in Glagow and we talk to rugby sevens supremo Gordon Tietjens as he seeks to maintain the side's 16 year unbeaten run at the Games. And the Black Caps top 20 are announced. [more]

18/07/2014: Extra Time for 18 July 2014
This week we review the football World Cup from the perspectives of the finalists Germany and Argentina. The departing Hurricanes coach Mark Hammett looks back on his controversial tenure while the Chiefs look ahead to the Super Rugby playoffs. The Phoenix get ready for a pre-season tournament against two English Premier League clubs and a star player returns to the New Zealand Breakers. The All Black Sevens prepare to defend their Commonwealth Games title and the New Zealand Olympic champion 470 sailors capsize to bronze in Athens. [more]

25/07/2014: Extra Time for 25 July 2014
The best interviews from Radio New Zealand Sport for the week ending Friday 25 July. In the programme this week - we head to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games as New Zealand claims it's first gold medal and we talk to the coach of the champion men's sprint cycling team, we catch up with boxing medal hope Alexis Pritchard ahead of her first bout, we hear from the All Blacks captain Richie McCaw as he makes a well timed return from injury for the Crusaders Super Rugby semi-final, we pick the brain of the Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei ahead of their NRL litmus test against the table topping Sea Eagles and we chew the fat with the English Premier League football manager Alan Pardew as his Newcastle United squad continue their New Zealand tour. [more]

01/08/2014: Extra Time for 1 August 2014
In the programme this week - It's Glasgow gold as we to the Commonwealth Games to catch up with New Zealand's victorious athletes, we talk to the record breaking track cyclists about their historic medal haul, we speak to road cyclist Linda Villumsen about breaking the gold medal drought she thought might never end, we stay on the bike but head to the hills to discuss strategy with gold medalist mountain biker Anton Cooper, we talk to gold medalist lawn bowler Jo Edwards about silencing the critics, we speak to the incomparable Valerie Adams as her shot put domination continues unabated, we talk to Commonwealth champions Lauren Boyle and Sophie Pascoe who saved the blushes of the New Zealand swimming team in the Glasgow pool, we chew the fat with weightlifter Richie Patterson who left his gold medal winning run rather late and lest we forget, we catch up with the Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder as his team chase a record 8th Super Rugby title. [more]

08/08/2014: Extra Time for 8 August 2014
In Extra Time this week we wrap up a very successful Commonwealth Games for New Zealand and hear from more of our medal winners as well as those administrating sports. The Hamilton teenager David Nyika won gold in the boxing ring, while the evergreen Nick Willis claimed a bronze medal in the 1500 metres, however he was disappointed not to get more. What now for some our successful and not so successful sports. We also hear from one of Scotland's greatest ever athletes, the sprinter Allan Wells. Anthony Hudson has been confirmed as the new All Whites coach, we get an insight about the young Englishman and what he's got planned for the national side. And good news for the New Zealand equestrian Jock Paget, who has been cleared of doping charges, allowing him to compete at the World Equestrian Games. [more]

15/08/2014: Extra Time for 15 August 2014
In the programme this week we preview the start of the Rugby Championship, talk football with the All Whites and the Junior Football Ferns and review New Zealand's success at the recent Canoe Sprint World Championships. [more]

22/08/2014: Extra Time for 22 August
In the programme this week we hear from Cory Jane before the second Bledisloe Cup test; talk football with the Phoenix and the All Whites new coach and we catch up with Mahe Drysdale for the World Rowing Championships. We also look at the New Zealand swim team who are aiming to improve at the Pan Pacific Championships and talk to the New Zealand tennis player, Artem Sitak, about his US Open campaign. [more]

29/08/2014: Extra Time for 29 August 2014
In Extra Time with Stephen Hewson this week... the Tall Blacks begin their world cup campaign with Kirk Penney back after after a two year break from international duty. Are the Warriors still in playoff contention? Captain Simon Mannering vents his frustration at his NRL season continually finishing early. Rowers Hamish Bond and Eric Murray chase a rare double at the rowing world champs. We catch up with Hamish Carter ten years after his historic win in the triathlon at Athens and ask him why New Zealand's no longer at the top of the triathlon tree. Northern Districts suffer a double blow ahead of the Champions League Twenty 20 cricket competition. [more]

05/09/2014: Extra Time for 5 September 2014
In Extra Time this week, Radio New Zealand Sport asks the All Blacks what they think of Argentina and how long will it be before they lose to them. Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has extended his contract with the national cricket side, but how long does he think he'll stay with them. It's been a successful week for a number of New Zealand athletes on the world stage... rowing, athletics and triathlon have all been in the news and we hear from some medals winner. The Geraldine driver Hayden Paddon has had an encouraging start to his WRC career, but he wants more at next week's Rally Australia. [more]

14/11/2014: Extra Time for 14 November 2014
In the programme this week we look at the Kiwis chances in the Four Nations rugby league final, catch up with the All Blacks in Scotland and preview the Black Sticks hockey series against Australia. We also check in with the Breakers newbie Rhys Carter and hear from another Australian, Shane Warne, about poker, racing and cricket. [more]

20/11/2014: Extra Time for 21 November 2014
In Extra Time this week we mark Riche McCaw's 100th test as captain. Any hope Jesse Ryder taking had of taking part in the Cricket world cup appears dashed we hear from New Zealand Cricket's national selection manager Bruce Edgar. The All Whites coach Anthony Hudson comes to grips with the mountain New Zealand must climb for the next World Cup. Rally driver Hayden Paddon reflects on his season in the World Rally Championship and boxer Joseph Parker readies himself for his toughest fight yet. [more]

27/11/2014: Extra Time for 28 November 2014
In the programme this week we reflect on the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes and look back at Lydia Ko's big win. We also preview the Black Sticks' Champions Trophy campaign, look at the future of the National Basketball League and the Football Ferns' European Tour. [more]

04/12/2014: Extra Time for 5 December 2014
In Extra Time this week, the venue for the next America's Cup was decided, but it appears it's not the ideal place as far as Team New Zealand is concerned. New Zealand Football sets out its plan for the future. Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has his next bout on the road to the big time. We catch up with Silver Ferns netball captain Casey Kopua as she continues her recovery from a major injury and one of our top swimmers in recognised for her efforts out of the pool. [more]

12/12/2014: Extra Time for 12 December 2014
In Extra Time this week - the future of shot put is under threat, we talk to Commonwealth Games medallist Tom Walsh about the future of his sport. The International Olympic Committee has approved a raft of changes to keep the Games relevant we hear from New Zealand IOC member Barry Maister. The future funding of the country's high performance sports was announced this week we leran who're the winner and the losers. We talk to the hero of Auckland City's penalty shootout win at the FIFA club world cup in Morocco, goalkeeper Tamati Ellison, and hear why running isn't a health hazard! [more]

18/12/2014: Extra Time for 19 December 2014
In the programme this week, we look at the comings and goings of the All Blacks with Dan Carter and Steve Hansen, recap Auckland City's run at the Club World Cup, talk motorsport with Hayden Paddon and Earl Bamber and investigate the umpire shortage in club cricket. [more]

24/12/2014: Extra Time End of Year
In Extra Time this week the Radio New Zealand Sport's team reviews 2014 looking back at the highlights and lowlights of the sporting year. Join Stephen Hewson, Barry Guy, Alex Coogan-Reeves, Bridget Tunnicliffe and Vincent Wylie as they discuss the sportsmen and women who were the standout performers of 2014. [more]

23/01/2015: Extra Time for 23 January 2015
On this week's edition of Extra Time one of the world's most successful sportsmen, English darts champion Phil Taylor, talks about going from pubs to million dollar competitions. The Australian rugby league legend Mal Meninga discusses the Auckland NRL Nines. We hear about how the country's gamblers have helped Basketball New Zealand out to the tune of more than a million dollars. The Silver Ferns assistant coach assesses the side's first hit-out of the year. And New Zealander Jason McCracken discusses his appointment as tournament director for the Rio2016 Olympic men's hockey tournament. [more]

29/01/2015: Extra Time for 30 January 2015
In Extra Time this week - we talk to Benji Marshall and Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney ahead of the NRL Nines competition in Auckland. Chiefs coach Dave Rennie, who's being touted as a future All Blacks coach, tells us why he's staying in New Zealand. Ben O'Keefe eyes up his new role as a Super rugby referee, the Phoenix return to action after a summer holiday and we talk to Amelia Kerr the 14 year old Wellington allrounder who's turning heads in the cricket world. [more]

04/02/2015: Extra Time for 5 February 2015
In the programme this week, we hear Lord Sebastian Coe's vision for athletics and preview the Wellington sevens. We also hear from Jerome Champagne about his failed bid for the Fifa presidency and check in with the Breakers as they resume their race for the NBL minor premiership. [more]

13/02/2015: Extra Time for 13 February 2015
On this week's edition of Extra Time - the wait is finally over for cricket fans with the World Cup in our own backyard for the first time in 23 years. The coach of the 1992 side Warren Lees gives an insight into what lies ahead of the Black Caps. The current coach looks forward to the tournament, and we introduce some of the newcomers to the event. We also look at the winners of this year's Halberg Awards. The Football Ferns talk about their World Cup preparations, and New Zealand Rugby's medical director discusses initiatives to better assess and respond to head injuries. [more]

20/02/2015: Extra Time for 20 February 2015
In the programme this week, we look at the Wellington Phoenix's latest signing, talk Super Rugby with Aaron Smith and hear about Cedric Jackson's miracle shot in the NBL. Then we hit the beach to look at the future of Surfing New Zealand and preview the New Zealand Beach Volleyball Open. [more]

26/02/2015: Extra Time for 27 February 2015
In Extra Time this week - we speak to Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton about the controversial axing of Dean Barker as skipper and helmsman and we hear from a devastated Barker himself about his shock dumping. [more]

06/03/2015: Extra Time for 6 March 2015
Action aplenty from start to finish in Extra Time this week with rugby league, basketball, football, golf, athletics and tennis. The Warriors kicks off their NRL season, we talk to skipper Simon Mannering. The Breakers begin their ANBL finals campaign. Ernie Merrick tells us why it was a no brainer re-signing as coach with the Wellington Phoenix. The Auckland golfer, Ryan Fox, is back playing at home for the first time since becoming the New Zealand number one. Long jump world record holder Mike Powell leaps into action in Wellington and we also talk Davis Cup tennis with New Zealand playing China. [more]

13/03/2015: Extra time for 13 March 2015
In Extra Time this week Radio New Zealand Sport discusses the Cricket World Cup and why it's taking so long to find the champion. The New Zealand Breakers celebrate their victory in the Australian National Basketball League. After a 20-year association with Team New Zealand, skipper Dean Barker decided to leave the America's Cup syndicate and squash player Joelle King has all but completed her return to the sport after a major injury. [more]

20/03/2015: Extra Time for 20 March 2015
In the programme this week, we talk cricket with the Black Caps and their new bowling coach, catch up with Paul Henare after his new coaching appointment and hear from Beauden Barrett about the Hurricanes' hot start to the season. We also look at the changing way New Zealanders are participating in sports and check in with Baseball New Zealand as they embark on a global search for new players. [more]

27/03/2015: Extra Time for 27 March 2015
In this Cricket World Cup final special we preview Sunday's showdown at the Melbourne Cricket Ground between the tournament hosts' New Zealand and Australia. We'll hear from both camps as they cap preparations for the match and speak to our man on the ground in Melbourne, Stephen Hewson. Then we speak to a couple of former New Zealand captains to get their thoughts on the historic fixture. [more]

02/04/2015: Extra Time for 2 April 2015
In the programme this week we wrap up the Cricket World Cup, the Black Caps captivating campaign and that bitter final defeat to Australia, we discuss the retirements and careers of a couple of senior Black Caps players as we usher in what a former star calls the next golden age of New Zealand cricket, we catch up with All Black second-five Ma'a Nonu as he prepares for a Super Rugby milestone with the unbeaten and table topping Hurricanes and we speak to heartbroken Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker who's return to racing from serious injury has been postponed due to a minor bruise, ruling her out of this weekend's national champs. [more]

10/04/2015: Extra Time for 10 April 2015
This week, the All Black Ben Afeaki retires from rugby because of concussion. The New Zealand swimmer Lauren Boyle reveals why she's training in Australia and the Tall Blacks coach Paul Henare sets his sights on the Olympics. Valerie Adams is nominated for another big award and the Auckland City football club start their campaign to win the Oceania champions league. The Black Caps coach Mike Hesson selects a new look team to tour England and the cricketing great Richie Benaud passes away. [more]

17/04/2015: Extra Time for 17 April 2015
This week, we discuss the burning issues in rugby union: rich offshore clubs luring All Blacks, who might be playing Sevens at the Olympics and concussion. We have a chat with Tyler Hamilton, one of the whistleblowers behind the exposure of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and his doping. We talk hockey after the men's Black Sticks posted a rare win over Australia's Kookaburras, and we ask why diving is becoming a part of rugby league. [more]

23/04/2015: Extra Time for 23 April 2015
In this Extra Time this week the Rugby World Cup curse strikes the All Blacks again, with first-five-eighth Aaron Cruden set to miss this year's tournament. A Warrior for life - Winger Manu Vatuvei signs on with the NRL club for another three years. Can the Wellington Phoenix make the A League grand finals? we assess their chances with coach Ernie Merrick. Rally driver Haydon Paddon hits the road in Argentina. And two time Olympic medallist Westley Gough calls time on his track cycling career. [more]

01/05/2015: Extra Time for 1 May 2015
This week, we talk to the sailor Blair Tuke following his gold medal at a World Cup regatta in France. The equestrian Tim Price finishes runner-up in Kentucky and Hayden Paddon crashes into spectators on the Rally of Argentina. The Auckland City coach Ramon Tribulietx speaks about his future after winning the Oceania Champions league and the Phoenix captain Andrew Durante prepares his team for the A-league finals. The New Zealand squad is named for the stand-up paddle and paddle board World Championships and we hear from the Ultimate Waterman Daniel Kereopa. [more]

08/05/2015: Extra Time for 8 May 2015
On this weeks show, the Kiwis and Rabbitohs hooker, Isaac Luke, signs with the Warriors. Victor Vito returns to the table topping Hurricanes and Dan Carter prepares for his Christchurch swan song. The head of Olympic Committee says New Zealand could host the games, while the up and coming swimmer Gabrielle Fa'amausili dreams of going to Rio. Ernie Merrick wonders where it went wrong for the Phoenix and Michael Campbell calls time on top flight golf. [more]

15/05/2015: Extra Time for 15 May 2015
In Extra Time this week - Silver Ferns captain Casey Kopua is finally on the verge of taking the court again. Emirates Team NZ may finally get to the America's Cup start line while Ma'a Nonu and Conrad Smith celebrate their 50th anniversary. Rally fans suffer a setback with New Zealand to be dropped from the World Rally Championship. While former US Olympic Volleyball coach and New Zealander Hugh McCutcheon lets us in on the key to his coaching success. [more]

22/05/2015: Extra Time for 22 May 2015
In Extra Time this week, the BMX Olympic medallist Sarah Walker makes her return from injury to kick start her pursuit of Olympic qualification. Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran talks about why the prospect of Super Rugby bores him and why he's signed a deal to become an assistant coach for Scotland's national rugby team. The New Zealand netball coach Wai Taumaunu looks ahead to the World Cup. The Black Sticks begin their road to Olympic qualification. Dane Coles makes his long-awaited return to the Hurricanes' starting lineup, and former Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker explains how he can turn Team Japan into America's Cup contenders. [more]

29/05/2015: Extra Time for 29 May 2015
In Extra Time this week the FIFA under-20 football World Cup kicks off in New Zealand amid yet another corruption scandal in the sport. We preview the competition and hear from NZ football chief executive Andy Martin, who's in Zurich for FIFA's presidential elections. Super rugby playoff spots are on the line when the Highlanders host the Chiefs - we talk to All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith on what's been the key to the Highlanders good season. We hear how New Zealand Rugby is dealing with the on going issue of concussion. Meanwhile the Black Caps are down but not out as they look to square the test series against England, we hear from skipper Brendon McCullum. [more]

05/06/2015: Extra Time for 5 of June 2015
This week, Fifa is thrown into chaos as its president resigns, while the under-20 football World Cup continues in New Zealand. The under-20 rugby World Championship kicks off in Italy and the All Black Beauden Barrett returns from injury as the Hurricanes try to secure top spot in Super Rugby. The Black Caps win their first test in England for 16 years and captain Brendon McCullum reflects on the drawn series. The Magic and the Steel meet in the finals of the trans-Tasman netball championship and a place at the Rio games is on the line for the men's Black Sticks in hockey's World League. [more]

12/06/2015: Extra Time for 12 June 2015
This week, we remember the former All Black Jerry Collins who was tragically killed in road accident. The Junior All Whites are knocked out of the under 20 football World Cup and the Magic prepare to meet the Swifts in the semi-finals of the trans-Tasman netball league. The boxer Joseph Parker sizes up his 14th professional opponent, while the Black Sticks rue a missed opportunity at the World Hockey league. Plus we farewell a thoroughbred horse racing legend. [more]

19/06/2015: Extra Time for June 19 2015
In Extra Time this week - Sir John Kirwan is over the Blues, while on the field rugby correspondent Barry Guy previews the Highlander-Chiefs Super rugby playoff. We reflect on an historic motor racing week for New Zealand drivers with Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartly completing a one-two finish at Le Mans 24 hours race, 50 year after Chris Amon and Bruce McLaren won the event ahead of another New Zealander, Denny Hulme. We also catch up with Haydon Paddon after his second place finish at the Rally of Italy. Triathlon New Zealand gives up on hosting the World Triathlon series and we farewell former All Black Jerry Collins. [more]

26/06/2015: Extra Time for 26 June 2015
In this edition of Extra Time, Black Caps Brendon McCullum re-commits to NZ Cricket... Super Rugby reaches the semi-final stage - we talk to both a veteran All Black and a much younger yet-to-be-capped playmaker from the two local sides in action... the new Blues head coach Tana Umaga fronts up… we investigate school sport, and allegations against some schools for their win at all costs attitudes, even to the detriment of the students' education and welfare… and the Black Sticks women upset world hockey number twos Australia to edge towards next year's Rio Olympics. [more]

03/07/2015: Extra Time for 3 July 2015
A new Super Rugby winner will be crowned for the first time in this weekend's all New Zealand final; We talk to both the Hurricanes and the Highlanders. We catch up with New Zealand Maori coach, Colin Cooper, after he names his 2015 squad. Several senior Silver Ferns are given the axe, we talk to coach Wai Taumaunu. Last year's A-League MVP is leaving the Wellington Phoenix. The pink ball is making its way into test cricket and causing some controversy. New Zealand WRC driver Hayden Paddon is aiming for a top five finish in the Rally of Poland and Auckland professional golfer Ryan Fox has qualified for the third major of the year - the Open Championship [more]

10/07/2015: Extra Time for 10 July 2015
On Extra Time this week, we look back at the historic All Blacks match against Samoa in Apia, Steve Tew discusses the upcoming Lions Tour and looks back at the success of the Samoa test. Professional golfer Danny Lee becomes the first New Zealander since Michael Campbell to win on the PGA Tour. Black Sox coach Mark Sorenson shares his thoughts on the team's efforts at the Softball World Champs. Radio New Zealand International reporter Vinnie Wylie shares all the details from the Pacific Games and New Zealand Warriors prop Charlie Gubb talks about playing in the top tier of Rugby League. [more]

17/07/2015: Extra Time for 17 July 2015
On Extra Time this week, Canterbury prepares to farewell two of its greatest All Blacks when they take on Argentina in Christchurch. It's been a horror week for New Zealand Football after the under 23 men's national side was disqualified from the Pacific Games. Three Black Caps including captain Brendon McCullum are owed thousands of dollars as two teams are expelled from Inidan Premier League. It's a welcome return to the Silver Ferns World Cup team for midcourter Grace Rasmussen and we hear from New Zealand swimmers Lauren Boyle and Mary Fisher. [more]

24/07/2015: Extra Time for 24 July 2015
In Extra Time this week the new look Team New Zealand takes to the water for its first heavyweight showdown ahead of the 2017 America's Cup. The All Blacks newbies Lima Sopoaga and James Broadhurst get the ultimate test. Black Caps coach Mike Hesson tells us what he wants from the side's latest tour. Ryan Fox discusses with us a major moment in his golfing career. The former Australia netball coach Norma Plummer dissects the Silver Ferns and Australian surfer Mick Fanning reflects on his brush with death. [more]

31/07/2015: Extra Time for 31 July 2015
On Extra Time this week: a study into the long term effects of concussions on rugby players is revealed. We preview the upcoming ITM Cup season with referee Nick Briant. The Black Caps will wear Aotearoa on their playing shirts against Zimbabwe in Harare to mark the end of Maori language week. Casey Kopua shares her thoughts on the upcoming Netball World Cup. Manu Vatuvei and Konrad Hurrell make a welcome return to the Warriors against the Cronulla Sharks. Joseph Parker discusses his fight against Bowie Tupou in Invercargill and Sir Richard Hadlee pays tribute to South African allrounder Clive Rice. [more]

07/08/2015: Extra Time for 7 August 2015
In the programme this week - We take a close look at this weekend's Rugby Championship decider in Sydney as a young prospect makes his All Blacks debut and several veterans prepare for their last game on Australian soil, we hear from the New Zealand flanker Jerome Kaino who talks about his new book and chasing his All Blacks dream as a young American Samoan growing up in South Auckland, we discuss Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams' decision to withdraw from this month's World Champs, we talk to Olympic runner Nick Willis about the latest doping claims to rock world athletics, we preview the Netball World Cup which starts this weekend and analyze the Silver Ferns chances of wresting back the title and we talk to the New Zealand rugby sevens veteran DJ Forbes who's stepping down as captain after almost a decade to boost his chances of making next year's Rio Olympics. [more]

14/08/2015: Extra Time for 14 August 2015
In Extra Time this week trans-Tasman rivalry is to the fore. The All Blacks and Wallabies go toe to toe in the Bledisloe Cup decider. Victor Vito tells us how the All Blacks can turn things around after the Rugby Championship loss in Sydney. Referee Glenn Jackson whistles up a double century. The Silver Ferns continue their quest for netball's holy grail and they've got the Australians worried. The Tall Blacks plot the downfall of Boomers. America's Cup sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke take to the water in Rio while a player strike could derail the A League football competition before it kicks off. [more]

21/08/2015: Extra Time for 21 August 2015
On Extra Time this week: we look ahead to the All Blacks Rugby World Cup team naming; Sonny Bill Williams and Ardie Savea discuss their inclusion in next season's All Blacks Sevens's squad for the Rio Olympics; We look back at the Silver Ferns campaign in the recent Netball World Cup in Australia; Laura Langman talks to us about her decision to cross the ditch in next season's trans-tasman championship; Olympic silver medallist Nick Willis talks about his ambitions for the upcoming Athletics World Championships in Beijing, and Shaun Johnson updates us on how his rehabilitation is going following surgery on his broken ankle. [more]

28/08/2015: Extra Time for 28 August 2015
In this week's edition of Extra Time….It's crunch time for All Black World Cup contenders, who will make it? We go one on one with New Zealand's only NBA player Steven Adams. She's being called New Zealand most successful canoe racer in history...we learn why Lisa carrington is so crucial to canoe racing's future. Golfer Danny Lee reflects on his metoric rise up the PGA rankings, while tennis stars Jo Wilfred Tsonga and Venus Williams are on the court in Auckland this summer. And Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick talks about the club's latest signing Dutchman Jeffrey Sarpong. [more]

04/09/2015: Extra Time for 4 September 2015
This week - Steve Hansen talks us through his selection choices for the Rugby World Cup in England. The Warriors 20th season in the NRL is over for another year, we look back at the disappointing result for the New Zealand club. The Black Caps have just three days to become accustomed with the controversial pink ball before their historic day-night test against Australia. NZOC CEO Kereyn Smith has been elected vice president of the Commonwealth Games Federation. And New Zealand rower George Bridgewater talks about his return to the sport and his Rio Olympic amibitions. [more]

11/09/2015: Extra Time for 11 September 2015
In Extra Time this week…the All Blacks are off the World Cup but what if they don't win how will we cope? We're also at the airport to farewell with the side with John Campbell. The Silver Ferns coach Wai Taumaunu tells us why she's stepping off court and the Black Caps coach Mike Hesson talks about the biggest challenge of his coach career. What's wrong with the All Whites and why can't they win? Rower Mahe Drysdale reflects on the one that got away while kayaker Lisa Carrington and paralympian Cameron Leslie contemplate the Rio Olympics. Golfer Danny Lee continues to impress on the world stage, being named in the international side for the Presidents Cup. And it's as close as he'll get to home on the World Rally circuit - Haydon Paddon lines up in Rally of Australia. [more]

18/09/2015: Extra Time for 18 September 2015
Matt Chatterton presents Extra Time this week....with previews of the Rubgy World Cup. [more]

25/09/2015: Extra Time for 25 September 2015
On Extra Time this week; we kick things off with the Rugby World Cup and take an indepth look at how the All Blacks' campaign is shaping up. Cyclist Linda Villumsen is New Zealand's newest World Champion. Kiwi Equestrian Jonelle Price sets new records in the UK, plus we find out why you'll hear less whistle during Netball games from next year. [more]

02/10/2015: Extra Time for 2 October 2015
On Extra Time this week; the Rugby World Cup "pool of death" looks to have claimed its first victim. As too has the eligibility saga that has plagued New Zealand Football over the past two months. Golf in New Zealand is hitting an all-time high, as is the sport of surfing, which could be on show at the 2020 Olympics. Plus we preview the historic Pink Ball Test between Australia and the Black Caps, as well as Hayden Paddon's latest efforts in the WRC. [more]

09/10/2015: Extra Time for 9 October 2015
In Extra Time this week - the All Blacks are wrap up pool play at the Rugby World Cup when they play Tonga in Newcastle. Is Cathrine Latu's international netball career over? Greg Murphy comes to terms with not being on the grid at the Bathurst 1000. We size up the Phoenix as they prepare to kick off another A League football season. The Kiwis bring in six debutants for their test series against England…but still no Benji Marshall and and boxer Kali Meehan reflects on the murky underworld of professional boxing as he prepares to fight Joseph Parker. [more]

16/10/2015: Extratime for 16 October 2015
In Extra Time this week, can the All Blacks put the ghosts of 2007 behind them? We head to Cardiff as they prepare to play France in the world cup quarterfinals. We also talk to former All Black lock Chris Jack on his memories of that 2007 quarterfinal loss. A leading sports psychologist tells us its the fans rather than the players who are the ones getting superstitious, while it seems France are thinking about 2011 rather than 2007. We also hear from triathlete Andrea Hewitt the first athlete picked in the New Zealand Olympic team for next year's Rio Games. Equestrian Blythe Tait ponders the prospect of a fifth Olympics after New Zealand qualified for the teams competition in Rio and the Black Stick men have one last chance to get to Rio. [more]

22/10/2015: Extra Time for 23 October 2015
On Extra Time this week; it's a Southern Hemisphere derby in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals. The Silver Ferns are on the brink of losing the Constellation Cup for another year. We find out why New Zealand's best rowers have been overlooked for the World Rowing Awards. It's do or die for the men's Black Sticks as they have one last crack at qualifying for Rio 2016. Black Caps strike bowler Tim Southee talks to us about the possibility of making history in Australia. Plus we chat to the man who secured the Wellington Phoenix their first win of the A-League season. [more]

30/10/2015: Extra Time for 30 October 2015
In Extra Time this week - what part will history play in the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia? As the Silver Ferns farewell coach Wai Taumaunu reveals the toughest call she had to make in her four years in the job. The axe hangs over the the future of the Wellington Phoenix in the A-League we hear from Phoenix captain Andrew Durante about the impact its had on the players and former Phoenix player Paul Ifill gives his view on just why Football Federation Australia wants the Phoenix out. [more]

06/11/2015: Extra Time for 6 November 2015
In Extra Time this week we celebrate the All Blacks World Cup success and the reception they got on their arrival home; a woman jockey won the Melbourne Cup for the first time and managed to make her point that there are still inequalities in the sport; Janine Southby was named as the new Silver Ferns coach and she explains how she'll attempt to beat Australia, and the Wellington Phoenix continue to fight for survival in the A-League. [more]

13/11/2015: Extra Time for 13 November 2015
In Extra Time from RNZ Sport this's winner takes all in the Kiwis -England rugby league test match in Wigan...but is anyone interested? Should Russia been banned from the Rio Olypmics …leading New Zealand runner Nick Willis gives us his thoughts on the latest doping scandal to rock athletics. Does Australian Football really want the Phoenix in the A-League? UFC Mark Hunt discusses his life and times, New Zealand sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are on top of the world again and Haydrn Paddon rallies one more time. [more]

19/11/2015: Extra Time for 20 November 2015
In Extra Time this week - it's been a week of upheaval for Rugby in New Zealand. Extra Time talks to retiring All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw. We reflect on the death of the game's first global superstar Jonah Lomu and we hear from World Cup winning first-five Dan Carter as he prepares to head to France. [more]

27/11/2015: Extra Time for 27 of November 2015
In Extra Time this week we take a closer look at the new pink cricket ball that will be used in the inaugural day-night Test in Adelaide. Todd Blackadder explains his decision to stand down next year as Crusaders coach, while the new Highlanders investors say they wanted to make sure the Super Rugby side stayed in the deep south. Niall Williams talks about the tips she's had from her brother Sonny Bill Williams and we discuss Lydia Ko's great golfing year. [more]

04/12/2015: Extra Time - 4 December 2015
In Extra Time this week the trial is over but what is next for Chris Cairns after being cleared of perjury in the UK? The ICC admits Nigel Llong got his infamous not-out call wrong. Tensions are high across the Tasman after the NRL released it's 2016 draw and how do the Warriors fare? Joseph Parker believes he's ready to be the best heavyweight boxer in the world and we chat to the woman credited with masterminding Britain's medal haul at the London 2012 Olympics. [more]

10/12/2015: Extra Time for 11 December 2015
In Extra Time this week…the Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum breaks his silence on the Chris Cairns verdict. The new Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby quickly stamps her mark on the side. Team Newe Zealand head's back out on the water in Auckland as it America's Cup campaign ramps up. The financial pinch is on for the Football Ferns, the Black Sticks and swimming. And the 'Oldies but Goodies' head back out on the cricket pitch with the launch of a Masters Twenty20 champions league featuring five former Black Caps. [more]

18/12/2015: Extra Time for 18 December 2015
In Extra Time this week…we talk to Mahe Drysdale about the affect his coach's spat with Rowing New Zealand is having on his Olympic title defence, we hear from the injury ravaged New Zealand sevens squad as they look to regroup and arrest their poor run of results, the golf world number one Lydia Ko confirms she's coming home for the New Zealand Open, we discuss the Black Sticks women's loss in the World Hockey League final with coach Mark Hager and we talk to the Wellington Phoenix veteran Ben Sigmund who's decided to hang up his boots after 8 seasons with the A-League side. [more]

23/12/2015: Extra Time for 23 December 2015
In Extra Time this week the RNZ Sport staff look back at the highs and lows of 2015 and what was most memorable for them. Rugby, cricket, netball, league, golf, rowing, cycling, motor racing and a lot more made 2015 a year to remember for New Zealand Sport. The sports team also express their views on who are the leading contenders for the Halberg Awards. [more]

22/01/2016: Extra Time for 22 January 2015
In Extra Time for January 22... top tennis players are alleged to have thrown matches, as the sport joins athletics and football with a corruption scandal. We hear from everyone from Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer to former NZ No.1 Brett Steven, and one of the BBC reporters who worked on the story for six years, Simon Cox - who says the problem's only getting worse, and the authorities are trying to downplay the seriousness of the issue. Also, big changes at the New Zealand Breakers as the Australian basketball champions look to the future - but are they admitting this season's title defence is already a write-off as they change the coach and the big boss? Plus Auckland heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker fights in Samoa... Geraldine rally star Hayden Paddon and why he's driving the old Hyundai at the current World Rally Championship race in Monte Carlo... and cycling finds out its somewhat meagre allocation for the Rio Olympics. [more]

29/01/2016: Extra Time for 29 January 2016
This week on Extra Time, with the recent allegations of match fixing in tennis we ask the question "is any sport clean anymore?"; WADA's director general gives us his verdict. The Football Ferns have qualified for the Rio Olympics but it's a tougher road for New Zealand's basketballers. Shaun Johnson will make his long awaited return to the NRL at the Auckland Nines, and from one short form of code to another, the World Sevens series hits Wellington, but what are New Zealand's chances of claiming a three-peat in the capital? [more]

12/02/2016: Extra Time for 12 February 2016
On Extra Time this week... retiring Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum reflects on his career as he becomes the first player in history to play 100 consecutive Test matches since debuting, world golf No.1 Lydia Ko returns to defend her New Zealand Open title, shot putter Jacko Gill looks set to compete at the Rio Olympics, some more administrative problems in football - this time it's the Wellington Phoenix hit by poor paperwork, Wellington tennis player Finn Tearney prepares to make his Davis Cup debut,. and Richard Ussher on the Coast to Coast's longevity and popularity as another edition of the gruelling multi-sport event gets underway. [more]

19/02/2016: Extra Time for 19 February 2016
In Extra Time this week we celebrate the career of New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum.... we find out how Super Rugby preparations are going for the Blues…. it was a big week for Richie McCaw who was named New Zealander of the Year and then accepted the Halberg Supreme Award for the World Cup winning All Blacks.... the Phoenix get an A-League licence extension… we found out what it takes to be an elite rowing coxswain… sailor Peter Burling looks ahead to the Rio Olympics and what about 3 point shooting in netball? [more]

26/02/2016: Extra Time for 26 February 2016
In Extra Time this week, we preview the re-jigged Super Rugby competition. Outgoing Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum reflects on his career. The sky's the limit for New Zealand pole vaulter Eliza McCarthy and Tennis player Michael Venus talks about his burgeoning doubles career. And Team New Zealand's back on the water in Oman - we hear from skipper Glenn Ashby. [more]

03/03/2016: Extra Time for 4 March 2016
In Extra Time this week we remember New Zealand's greatest batsman Martin Crowe. The Warriors kick off the National Rugby League season full of hope, but can they deliver? Changes are in store for netball's ANZ championship - just how much longer will it truly be a trans-Tasman competition? New Zealand Football boss Andy Martin defends the credibility of the organisation after a troubled 12 months. What have the Olympic hammer throw and economics at Princeton University got in common? Julia Ratcliffe explains. And we hear from golfer Ryan Fox, another athlete who hopes to tee off in Rio. [more]

11/03/2016: Extra Time for 11 March 2016
In Extra Time this week we hear from one of the Black Caps key players ahead of the World T20 in India while a cricketing legend remembers Martin Crowe. The fallout from the Maria Sharapova failed drugs test is discussed and Team Wellington celebrates its first ever Premiership football title. And Mahe Drysdale talks about selection for his fourth Olympic Games and Ironman Cameron Brown celebrates another win. [more]

18/03/2016: Extra Time for 18 March 2016
In Extra Time - Wayne Smith signs on for another coaching stint with All Blacks - he tells us what brought him round. Rene Ranger is back with the Blues and eyeing an All Black spot. We head to Rio as NZ Olympic team chef de mission Rob Waddell carries out a final inspection of facilities ahead of August's Games. Sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke discuss their Rio selection. And a five strong New Zealand team is contesting the World Indoor athletic champs in Portland, Oregon we hear from shot putter Tom Walsh. [more]

23/03/2016: Extra Time for 24 March 2016
In Extra Time this week…former Silver Fern's shooter Jodi Brown calls time on her netball career after another serious knee injury. The Black Caps and the Whites Ferns remain unbeaten at the Twenty20 world cup - can they go all the way? The Warriors' Shaun Johnson wants to know where the magic's gone? The All Blacks winger Julian Savea gets the hard word from Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd and mountain bikers Sam Gaze and Anton Cooper battle it out for the sole Rio Olympics spot. [more]

08/04/2016: Extra Time for 8 April 2016
In Extra Time this week Lydia Ko continues to rewrite golf's record books; we hear from New Zealand's latest Olympians, Kiwi athletes are undergoing more drugs tests in the wake of the Maria Sharapova Meldonium scandal, the New Zealand men's 7s team hits Hong Kong, we look back at the careers of Wellington Phoenix defenders Ben Sigmund and Manny Muscat. Plus we celebrate the Hurricanes winger Cory Jane's 100th Super Rugby appearance. [more]

15/04/2016: Extra Time for 15 April 2016
In Extra Time this week, we celebrate as a couple of New Zealand cricketers are named as the best in the World.... New Zealand Rugby continues to do its best to keep our top players here.... the Breakers have gone a long way to finalising their playing roster for the next NBL basketball season, we get an insight into match fixing and we here from a couple of athletes named to compete in this year's Rio Olympics. [more]

22/04/2016: Extra Time for 22 April 2016
This week in Extra Time - Valerie Adams and Nick Willis headline the athletics team named for Rio, while Dylan Schmidt is set to be the first New Zealand trampolinist to compete at an Olympics. The All Blacks win big at the Laureus Sports Awards, while the Black Caps are taken by surprise by India's plans for a pink ball Test. Plus, calls continue for some of the New Zealand teams to be culled from netball's trans-Tasman competition - and Auckland City and Team Wellington square off in the Oceania Champions League football final. [more]

29/04/2016: Extra Time for 29 April 2016
In Extra Time this week, more woes for the Warriors as coach Andrew McFadden stands almost half of his side down for misconduct. New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew talks Olympics. Kane Williamson's finally been confirmed as captain of the Black Caps, but why did it take so long? We meet the man "beside" Hayden Paddon's success on the World Rally stage and Equestrian Blyth Tait returns to Kentucky in the hope of reaching the Rio Olympics. [more]

06/05/2016: Extra Time for 6 May 2016
In this episode, it's been a tumultuous week in Rugby League - players stood down for using prescription drugs and one of them now on medical leave, Parramatta stripped of NRL points for breaching the salary cap, and the Kiwis and Kangaroos preparing to do battle for the number one world ranking. Also, one of our most experienced equestrians pulls out of a major event, and some of our top Olympians prepare for their final lead-in to Rio. [more]

13/05/2016: Extra Time for 13 May 2016
In Extra Time this week the Highlanders still believe they're chasing respect despite being the Super rugby champions. Netball's trans tasman competition is set for a shakeup. A disruptive Tommy Smith is left out of the All Whites Two more sailors are added to the New Zealand team for Rio and we hear what gymnast Courtney McGregor did to celebrate her Rio selection. [more]

20/05/2016: Extra Time for 20 May 2016
In the programme this week: We analyse the trans-Tasman netball championship split and discuss the ramifications for New Zealand netball. New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker prepares for the biggest fight of his boxing career, he's one win away from a shot at a world title. We catch up with the New Zealand Sevens team as the players get their last chance to impress before the Rio Olympics. The International Olympic Committee find dozens of failed tests after re-analysing Beijing 2008 samples and High Performance Sport New Zealand are unhappy at their recent government funding allocation, they believe it's not enough to keep pace with the rest of the world. [more]

26/05/2016: Extra Time for 27 May 2016
In Extra Time this week we hear from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen as he prepares to announce his first squad since the World Cup also RNZ's rugby reporter takes a look at the possible side to take on Wales next month. We also find out how New Zealand Rugby is trying to gain a stronger footing in Auckland. Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has decided to stay on for another 3 years, while one of New Zealand's most successful netball coaches hits a milestone. And where to now for Joseph Parker. [more]

03/06/2016: Extra Time for 3 June 2016
In the programme this week, Sonny Bill Williams is heading to the Blues after signing on with New Zealand Rugby for a crack at another world cup, can he help restore Auckland rugby to its former glory. One of Williams former All Blacks team-mates says more needs to be done to combat homophobia in the game. The first All Blacks squad of the year spend their first week training as they prepare for the test series against Wales. New Zealand's Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder's push for the NBA finals comes up agonisingly short. And BMX star Sarah Walker has no intention of laying down the bike despite having her Olympic dreams dashed. [more]

10/06/2016: Extra Time for 10 June 2016
In Extra Time this week Wales try to overcome 60 years of losses to the All Blacks when the two sides play in Auckland on Saturday night. Tony Brown takes up the Highlanders head coaching role - a job he admits he never particularly wanted. Sir Peter Snell's gives us his thoughts on his 1964 Tokyo Olympics singlet going under the hammer. Outgoing Netball New Zealand chief executive, Hilary Poole, says she has just one regret and mountain biker Sam Gaze gets the nod for Rio. [more]

17/06/2016: Extra Time for 17 June 2016
Are Wales done for or can they resurrect their tour in the second test against the All Blacks? The Ford factory team is returning to Le Mans in force to mark the 50th anniversary of its first Le Mans win - New Zealand driver Chris Amon reflects on that famous victory. Christchurch mechanic Frances Buckley makes history in pitlane at V8 Supercar series. Lydia Ko had to settle for second at the latest golf major but her stature in the game continues to grow. Shot putter Tom Walsh puts his Rio opponents on notice. And 180! The international darts road show hits Auckland. [more]

24/06/2016: Extra Time for 24 June 2016
On this week's edition of Extra Time, Shane Archbold describes what it means to be selected to ride in the iconic Tour de France for the first time. A New Zealander at the centre of the global fight against doping is at a loss to explain the IOCs decision to reject the recommendation of the IAAF to ban Russian athletes from competing in Rio. The New Zealand rower Eric Murray talks about the final phase of preparation towards Rio. We talk to Southern Steel netball coach Noeline Taurua as she prepares for the business end of the ANZ competition. And the All Blacks team selections offer plenty of intrigue. [more]

01/07/2016: Extra Time for 1 July 2016
In Extra Time this week another New Zealand rowing crew is heading to the Rio Olympics after a Russian crew returned a positive drugs test. We review the first All Blacks test series under the new four year cycle. Two new sports are being added to Rio but it's not all rosey for one of them. Mark Todd is set to become New Zealand's most capped Olympian. Lydia Ko takes a big lesson out of her latest win on the LPGA Tour and Te Papa isn't buying Sir Peter Snell's singlet. [more]

08/07/2016: Extra Time for 8 July 2016
In Extra Time this week Netball New Zealand is confident it can fend off any poaching from Australian clubs. The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic and the Northern Mystics square off in the trans Tasman elimination final. Cheeseburgers are on the cards for the Black Sticks following the Olympics. The Black Caps swing back into action with tests against Zimbabwe and South Africa. Lizzie Cui will become the first New Zealand springboard diver to compete at the Olympics in 24 years and Wimbledon may be over but Rio's on the horizon for New Zealand tennis player Michael Venus. [more]

15/07/2016: Extra Time for 15.July 2016
This week on Extra Time… it's the end of an era for netball with the ANZ netball Championship coming down to the conference final stage, with the unbeaten Southern Steel facing off with the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic - we talk to both coaches. Then, why are the men's golfers really not that interested in playing at the Rio Olympics? We investigate... plus, why Auckland golfer Ryan Fox wants to get to Rio more than any of the big PGA Tour stars. We also hear about the stoush over sports' place at Te Papa, and why the likes of Sir Peter Snell's medals should really be going south to the smaller Sports Hall of Fame instead. And New Zealand tennis pioneer Anthony Wilding won Wimbledon four times, so why isn't he more well known? [more]

21/07/2016: Extra Time for 22 July 2016
In Extra Time we discuss the Super Rugby quarter-finals, with a chance all four New Zealand teams involved could make the semi-finals. The first members of the New Zealand Olympic team have arrived in Rio, is everything as it should be? One member of the New Zealand Olympic team talks about his late inclusion after an opponent failed a drugs test. Laura Langman talks about playing her netball in Australia and Shane Archbold explains his spectacular crash on the Tour de France. [more]

28/07/2016: Extra Time for 29 July 2016
The Rio Olympics takes up the bulk of Extra Time this week... on the eve of the games we discuss the future of the Olympics, while the fall out of Russian doping continues to do its best to take the shine of the event, we'll also hear about how one of our rowing crews came close to getting to Rio. It's Super Rugby semi-finals time and we'll also hear from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen on his contract extension and we hear from outgoing Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder. [more]

05/08/2016: Extra Time for 5 August 2016
On Extra Time this week, it's the start of the Rio Olympics but who will carry New Zealand's flag at the opening ceremony? The majority of Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the Olympics, but will our athletes be standing next to them on the podium? We remember the unluckiest driver in Formula One history - New Zealand motorsport icon Chris Amon. Southern Steel netball coach Noeline Taurua's packing her bags for Australia and DJ Forbes counts his lucky stars he made it to Rio. [more]

12/08/2016: Extra Time for 12 August 2016
On Extra Time this week it's gold again for New Zealand rowers Hamish Bond and Eric Murray in Rio and Luuka Jones claims New Zealand's first canoe slalom Olympic medal, but while there's been success there's also been heartache for some of our Olympic athletes. Plus New Zealand long distance runner Zane Robertson tells us why he blew the whistle on doping within the Kenyan athletics team and we sit down exclusively with Hurricanes captain Dane Coles following his side's emphatic Super Rugby victory for the first time. [more]

19/08/2016: Extra Time for 19 August 2016
We bring you all the highlights from the second week of the Rio Olympics, including New Zealand's highest ever medal tally and counting. While the world has its eyes on Brazil, New Zealand's favourite past-time has perhaps flown under the radar - the All Blacks are preparing to defend the Bledisloe Cup against Australia in Sydney. Also preparing for their own trans-Tasman battle is the Silver Ferns, and what a difference a year makes for the All Whites. [more]

26/08/2016: Extra time: A look back at the Olympics
It's an Olympic special as the New Zealand team arrives home from the Rio Games with a record medal haul, we talk to the gold medal winners, soak up the celebrations and analyse who exceeded and who fell short of expectations. [more]

02/09/2016: Extra Time for 2 September 2016
On Extra Time this week we try to find out why the heavily funded and highly touted New Zealand track cycling team under-delivered at the Rio Olympics while the silver medal winning NZ women's sevens team have been charming high school players around the country on their return. The All Black first-five Beauden Barrett commits to New Zealand, the Hurricanes and Taranaki rugby. We catch up with the Breakers latest American import as they aim to win back the ANBL basketball title and talk to former Silver Fern Catherine Tuivaiti about re-igniting her career and why she's chosen to leave the Northern Mystics after almost a decade at the club. Plus we dissect another disappointing NRL season for the Warriors and New Zealand Cricket plan to trial pink ball day-night first class matches. [more]

09/09/2016: Extra Time for 9 September
In Extra Time this week rugby sevens coaching maestro Sir Gordon Tietjens looks back on this 22 years in charge of the national side. The late Jonah Lomu looms large in the Wellington - Counties Manukau rugby match. The Silver Ferns prepare for the Sunshine Girls while the Black Caps prepare for an Indian summer. Paralympic athlete Holly Robinson talks about her Rio hopes and we look at E-gaming and its explosion as a sport and the threat from match fixing and illegal sports betting. [more]

16/09/2016: Extra Time for 16 September 2016
In Extra Time this week the country's most successful Paralympian Sophie Pascoe faces a new challenge. The underperforming Warriors sack another head coach...but is Stephen Kearney the right choice to lift the club out of the doldrums? Brothers Julian and Ardie Savea look forward to starting an All Black test together for the first time. But would a South Africa win this weekend solve all the Springbok woes? The Silver Ferns contemplate Australia…. Again. And after a top ten finish in the Tour of Spain getting back on his bike is the last thing on Nelson cyclist George Bennett's mind. [more]

23/09/2016: Extra Time for 23 September 2016
In Extra Time this week we hear from the Warriors after they signed the troubled Kiwi five eighth Kieran Foran. Sir Richard Hadlee tells us why it's so difficult for cricket teams to win in India. Rowing star Hamish Bond says cycling is something he's always wanted to have a proper go at, World Rugby picks a New Zealand woman to head the development of the women's game and young Tauranga driver Richie Stanaway says Formula 1 is far too expensive. [more]

29/09/2016: Extra Time for 30 September 2016
One of the biggest names in sport is heading to New Zealand with tennis star Serena Williams to headline Auckland's ASB Classic. New Zealand Rugby cops another public flogging. We remember golf's 'King' Arnold Palmer, who died this week. The Parker Brothers prepare for their big fight night. Laura Langman tells us why she's turned her back on the Silver Ferns and we chat to the most capped international rugby referee of all-time Nigel Owens about his remarkable journey out of despair to the top of his profession. [more]

07/10/2016: Extra Time for 7 October 2016
Two of New Zealand's Olympic champions have their medical records released by Russian hackers, but they're okay about it. The All Blacks prepare to match a test match winning streak. We hear from one of Rugby League's greatest player. The Phoenix are positive about the start of the new A-League football season, and our top online gamers take on the world. [more]

14/10/2016: Extra Time for 14 October 2016
This week, Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby tells us how they can take the Constellation Cup. The Kiwis chase an historic league win in Perth while the All Whites defy the odds in the United States. New Zealand's Sarai Bareman shakes up FIFA. V8 supercar driver Shane van Gisbergen talks us through a controversial Bathurst while Hayden Paddon and John Kennard chalk up a century of rallies. We celebrate yet another New Zealand golfing champion....and more. [more]

21/10/2016: Extra Time for 21 October 2016
In the programme this week, Joseph Parker will finally get his crack at a world title fight. The All Blacks put the Aaron Smith saga behind them as they stare down the prospect of a record 18th consecutive win. Brendon McCullum speaks out about his relationship with Chris Cairns in the wake of match fixing and perjury allegations. Lydia Ko's coach urges her to overhaul her schedule amidst a form slump. The Silver Ferns end their season with another loss and swimmer Glenn Snyders calls time on his career. [more]

28/10/2016: Extra Time for 28 October 2016
In the programme this week, the All Blacks look to extend their world record run with some fresh faces. It's not just one but two Williams sisters coming to play tennis in Auckland this summer. New Zealander Jason McCracken is the new the top dog in world hockey. The Northern Stars are the new netball team in town for next year's domestic competition. Another NRL super star has confirmed his attendance for the Auckland Nines and a former All Black has come out of retirement for one last time. [more]

03/11/2016: Extra Time for 4 November 2016
A massive payday for basketball star Steven Adams, but what does his NBA success mean for the sport in New Zealand? New Zealand driver Shane van Gisbergen is staring down the prospect of winning his maiden Supercars Championship title. The New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson looks back on the Black Caps tour of India and ahead to Pakistan's tour here. All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder is raring to go after eight months on the injury sidelines. The new Black Ferns Sevens coach is revealed, and Ernie Merrick tries to look on the bright side of the Wellington Phoenix' dismal start to the season. [more]

11/11/2016: Extra Time for 11 November 2016
In Extra Time this week, the All Blacks attempt to bounce back from a historic loss to Ireland. Joseph Parker secures a home town advantage for his world heavyweight title fight. The Black Caps make a raft of changes for their upcoming Test series against Pakistan, while New Zealand Cricket admits it's failed the women's game. The All Whites face New Caledonia on their road to the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia. Cycling New Zealand's high performance director Mark Elliott steps down after almost a decade in the job. And former rugby league bad boy Sione Faumuina details his struggles during his time in the game. [more]

18/11/2016: Extra Time for 18 November 2016
On the programme this week: The All Blacks seek revenge in Dublin and we find out what makes Steve Hansen tick. New Zealand Rugby names a Scot as Gordon Tietjens All Blacks Sevens successor The Kiwis prepare to put their Four Nations title and number one ranking on the line A trio of Olympic rowing champions announce they'll take a year off from the sport And the LPGA Tour is coming to New Zealand. [more]

24/11/2016: Extra Time for 25 November 2016
This week, the strongest ever field has been announced for Auckland's ASB tennis Classic, the All Blacks finish up their season against France and the NZ golf team attempt to make history. [more]

01/12/2016: Extra Time for 2 December 2016
In Extra Time this week…. the New Zealand Breakers have had a difficult week, not just on the court, but off with guard Corey Webster arrested.... the Black Caps wrapped up their cricket Test series against Pakistan, they now face Australia in the Chappel-Hadlee series.... with the disappointment of the Olympics now behind them, the New Zealand men's rugby sevens team focuses on the start of the new World Series season and the ASB Classic men's tennis tournament tries to match the outstanding field of the women. [more]

08/12/2016: Extra Time for 9 December 2016
The country gears up for Joseph Parker's heavyweight title fight in Auckland… Lydia Ko's former coach says the 19 year old's parents are influencing her game too much…. the hunt for a new Wellington Phoenix coach begins after Ernie Merrick's shock resignation…. Shane van Gisbergen ends the Australian Supercars championship in style and the Black Sticks men's hockey coach Colin Batch leaves New Zealand for his dream job. [more]

15/12/2016: Extra Time for 16 December 2016
In the programme this week, Swimming New Zealand has its funding slashed and could lose it altogether, we look at the other winners and losers from the latest round of HPSNZ funding, Paralympics New Zealand is owed money from Rio 2016 organisers, New Zealand rugby appoints its first female board member, the Barrett brothers dominate the New Zealand rugby awards with Beauden the big winner, we rate the New Zealand sevens side's early season form, Tennis New Zealand brings home a top coach for a new high performance role and the New Zealand bowls team send their coach out with a bang. [more]

22/12/2016: Extra Time for 23 December 2016
In the final Extra Time of the year, a look back at 2016. From the Rio Olympics to the All Blacks record unbeaten run and more. [more]

26/01/2017: Extra Time for 27 January 2017
Why aren't fans flocking to the Wellington Sevens anymore? Plus Usain Bolt loses one of his gold medals and the New Zealand Blind Cricket Team prepare to take on the world. [more]

03/02/2017: Extra Time for 3 February 2017
Trouble brews around the NRL Auckland Nines; interviews with new Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Hurricanes wing Cory Jane; and is the Wellington Sevens tournament dead and buried? [more]

10/02/2017: Extra Time for 10 February 2017
An All Black is cleared of taking a banned substance, but what about the collateral damage? Our Olympians win big at the Halberg Awards and more. [more]

17/02/2017: Extra Time for 17 February 2017
This week, Sione Lauaki's life is cut short at the age of 35. And is pedal power the key to winning the America's Cup? Team New Zealand seem to think so. [more]

24/02/2017: Extra Time for 24 February 2017
Super Rugby kicks off, another former international rugby player dies before the age of 40 and ex-Football Ferns captain Abby Erceg has a crack at NZ Football. [more]

03/03/2017: Extra Time for 3 March 2017
This week - New Zealand teams dominate week one of the 2017 Super Rugby competition and a tribute to a much-loved Silver Fern. [more]

10/03/2017: Extra Time for 10 March 2017
Are there discipline problems in two of our favourite games? Plus one of the greats of New Zealand rowing passes away and we look at the mechanics of running and the value of ice baths. [more]

17/03/2017: Extra Time for 17 March 2017
Hi there and welcome to Extra Time, this week we speculate over the future of Super Rugby and discuss the new international season, New Zealand rugby tries to kick mental health into the spotlight and we check out the National Athletics champs were NZ's Rio stars are aiming to shine. [more]

24/03/2017: Extra Time for 24 March 2017
In Extra Time this week the All Blacks-England rugby Test this year won't happen, what will happen is that some Super Rugby teams are going to get the chop, but we don't know which ones. The spot light has fallen on Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson as he side struggles against South Africa.... the All Whites take their next step towards qualifying for the 2018 World Cup... and the new domestic netball competition is about to start, but how competitive will it be. [more]

31/03/2017: Extra Time for 31 March 2017
In Extra Time this week our cricket report discusses the highs and lows of the Black Caps season, the All Whites remain on track for the World Cup finals and their journey in the future could get a lot easier and one of our most experienced Silver Ferns calls it a day. [more]

06/04/2017: Extra Time for 7 April 2017
In Extra Time this week…. Super Rugby is set for a revamp, but what about it's long term future? Team New Zealand is heading off to Bermuda for the America's Cup with a few secrets still up their sleeve.... the Black Caps have a new captain and A-League football introduces video replays to help their referees. [more]

13/04/2017: Extra Time for 13 April 2017
In Extra Time - What a schmozzle! Super Rugby struggles to sort out who's coming and who's going. It's the battle of the logos SBW v the Blues. Wyatt Crocket becomes the most capped Super rugby player of all time. Mark Hunt talk UFC and $140 thousand for an old putter - although it was owned by Arnold Palmer. [more]

21/04/2017: Extra Time for 21 April 2017
On this week's edition of Extra Time we reflect on the opening rounds of the new ANZ netball premiership - is it delivering what Netball New Zealand hoped for? Also, Australia's players threaten strike action - what's going on over the Tasman? Will the Lions squad named to tour New Zealand be good enough to beat the All Blacks? Sir Peter Snell talks about his special gifts to Te Papa. And have they still got it? - Former sports stars discuss their Masters Games pursuits. [more]

28/04/2017: Extra Time for 28 April 2017
This week, Joseph Parker's first defence of his WBO heavyweight boxing title is thrown into turmoil. Who's staying and who's going at the Warriors? Plus we chat to New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon about returning to Argentina where he won his first WRC event last year. [more]

04/05/2017: Extra Time for 5 May 2017
This week, the gloves are off ahead of Joseph Parker's WBO heavyweight title defence, we talk League as the Kiwis try to end a four-test losing streak against the Kangaroos, Hamish Bond tells us what made him and Eric Murray so good, and All Black selector Grant Fox on injury woes ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour. [more]

12/05/2017: Extra Time for 12 May 2017
This week, drug scandals, World Cup rugby, the oldest-ever rider and horse win Badminton, and Hoops. [more]

19/05/2017: Extra Time for 19 May 2017
In Extra Time - we count down to the America's Cup, Wayne Smith calls time with the All Blacks, the Whites Ferns announce their cricket world cup squad and All Whites keeper Glen Moss moves on from the Phoenix. [more]

26/05/2017: Extra Time for 26 May 2017
This week, the impact of technology and gender equality at the America's Cup, Kieran Read has an All Black hat-trick in his sights, we look back on Lions tours of the past, Nelson cyclist George Bennett on the ride of his life and just who's going to be teeing off in the New Zealand women's golf open? [more]

02/06/2017: Extra Time for 2 June 2017
In Extra Time this week we're back in Bermuda for the America's Cup, we talk to British and Irish Lions rugby great JJ Williams about touring New Zeland, we hear from Black Caps coach Mike Hesson ahead of the Champions Trophy and Silver Fern Anna Harrison calls time on her international netball career. [more]

08/06/2017: Extra Time for 9 June 2017
Team New Zealand moves onto the next round in the America's Cup; The British and Irish Lions try to turn their tour around, while the All Blacks name their squad to meet them in the 3 test series; and the Wellington Phoenix start a new era by naming their new coaches. [more]

16/06/2017: Extra Time for 16 June 2017
This week we're on the water in Bermuda, on the field with the All Blacks, on the race track with motor racing driver Earl Bamber ahead of Le Mans and then hear how sport in New Zealand might die off altogether. [more]

23/06/2017: Extra Time for 23 June 2017
This week we look ahead to the Lions and All Blacks first test, we talk to Brendon Hartley after his historic win at the Le Mans 24 hour race and we look ahead to the Women's Cricket World Cup. [more]

30/06/2017: Extra Time for 30 June 2017
We look back at Team New Zealand's victory in the America's Cup, Jennie Wyllie talks about the ANZ Premiership and two New Zealand lads have broken the world record for the longest egg throw. [more]

07/07/2017: Extra Time for 7 July 2017
In Extra Time with Sally Murphy this week, we countdown to the All Blacks-Lions decider, our America's Cup correspondent Todd Niall ponders the future of the Auld Mug in New Zealand and Silver Ferns veteran Laura Langman - should she stay or should she go? [more]

13/07/2017: Extra Time for 14 July 2017
This week, we bid farewell to Warriors legend Manu Vatuvei, find out what Netball NZ thinks about players heading across the Tasman and meet some of our medal hopefuls off to the Youth Commonwealth Games, plus Michael Venus talks about his time at Wimbledon. [more]

21/07/2017: Extra Time for 20 July 2017
This week in Extra Time we preview the Super Rugby quarter finals, we talk to New Zealand cyclist George Bennett about having to exit the Tour de France and celebrate the Black Sox becoming World Champions for the seventh time. [more]

28/07/2017: Extra Time for 28 July 2017
This week, we chat to Highlanders CEO Roger Clarke about their season and finding a new coach, Drugfree Sport's Scott Tibbutt explains why secondary school students will be tested at an upcoming rugby tournament and Katrina Grant re-signs with the Central Pulse. [more]

03/08/2017: Extra Time for 4 August 2017
We look at our athlete's chances of winning medals at the World Athletics Championships and whether the Crusaders can end their nine-year drought. We also pay tribute to a forefather of NZ sport, John (DJ) Graham. [more]

11/08/2017: Extra Time for 11 August 2017
This week, what a shot! Tom Walsh becomes world champ. We discuss where to now for Super Rugby? Badminton exposes match fixers. Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby unveils her squad for the Quad Nation series. Legendary darts player Phil 'the Power' Taylor talks about coming to the pointy end of his career. [more]

17/08/2017: Extra Time for 18 August 2017
This week the RNZ Sports staff discuss the Rugby Championship and if the All Blacks will have any threats to retaining their title, we farewell one of New Zealand's most successful cyclists who announced his retirement…. Nick Willis discusses his World Championship performance and Ryan Fox talks about one of his best efforts in a major tournament. [more]

25/08/2017: Extra Time for 25 August 2017
The Black Ferns take on England in the Rugby World Cup final, do the Wallabies have the mettle to beat the All Blacks this weekend? And world champion shot putter Tom Walsh still has a point to prove. [more]

31/08/2017: Extra Time for 1 September 2017
This week, the Silver Ferns get the wobbles - what's going wrong? Steve Adams and the Tall Blacks - just when will he play? T20 riches lure NZ cricketers from the Black Caps, rower Robbie Manson is a man on a mission, the jubilant Black Ferns return home and we farewell Pinetree. [more]

08/09/2017: Extra Time for 8 September 2017
The All Blacks head to Barrett-town for their Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, New Zealand Sevens veteran DJ Forbes retires, the Silver Ferns go from strength to strength and we meet the New Zealanders set to take on the best in the business at the Minigolf World Champs in Croatia. [more]

15/09/2017: Extra Time for 15 September 2017
The All Blacks admit they're not currently at their best and the New Zealand rowing team reflects on lessons learnt at last year's Olympics into the World Championships in Florida. [more]

22/09/2017: Extra Time for 22 September 2017
There's been plenty of trash-talking in the leadup, but it's finally decision time. No, we're not talking about the election – but Joseph Parker's WBO heavyweight title defence against England's Hughie Fury in Manchester. [more]

29/09/2017: Extra Time
Team New Zealand starts to outline the protocols for the next America’s Cup with time and place and a few other details released..... the New Zealand Women’s Golf Open is the number one tournament in New Zealand, but it still doesn’t compare to the men….. local rugby fans finally get a chance to celebrate the Black Ferns World Cup success... where to now for New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker... and Shane Bond joins up with the England Ashes squad. [more]

06/10/2017: Extra Time for 6 October 2017
In Extra Time - Australia exact revenge over the Silver Ferns, can the Kiwis overcome a major world cup setback? We preview the Phoenix and Breakers new seasons, Kiwis are set to dominate the Bathurst grid, and Shaye Boddington springs back into diving after battling bulimia. [more]

13/10/2017: Extra Time for 13 October 2017
The Silver Ferns are playing for pride at the Constellation Cup, Peru stand between the All Whites and the World Cup, and we take a sneak peek inside Team New Zealand's design team. [more]

20/10/2017: Extra Time for 20 October 2017
Palmerston North's Brendon Hartley makes New Zealand history in the Formula 1. Lima Sopoaga finally gets his second Test start for the All Blacks. New Zealand fans get behind the All Whites ahead of their world cup qualifier against Peru and Kiwis legend Kevin Tamati weighs in on New Zealand's Rugby League World Cup chances. [image:128700:full] [more]

01/12/2017: Extra Time for 1 December 2017
It's officially summer, which means the All Blacks season is finally over - we give them a report card for their 2017 efforts; the Kiwi Ferns prepared to try and wrest the women's Rugby League World Cup off Australia; former Black Caps bowler Shane Bond plots the downfall of Australia in the Ashes; Jeetan Patel discusses life in Birmingham as a county cricketer and Michael Venus and his French Open doubles winning partner part company - we hear why. [more]

07/12/2017: Extra Time for 8 December 2017
RNZ Sport dissects the Black Caps start to the summer, New Zealand is set to host some of the world's top athletes at a series of track and field meetings, controversy continues to follow weightlifter Laurel Hubbard after her medal win at the world championships, and New Zealand backs Russia's ban from the Winter Olympics. [more]

26/01/2018: Extra Time for 26 January 2018
In Extra Time this week… the Silver Ferns appear to have some work to do to contend for gold at the Commonwealth Games.... the Black Caps get a wake-up call from Pakistan.... the Warriors go through the pain to get ready for the NRL season..... the Crusaders Irish connection is up and running and is New Zealand Sport in a place to prevent sexual assaults. [more]

02/02/2018: Extra Time for 2 February 2018
In Extra Time this week - will he or won't he? We discuss Roger Tuivasa Sheck's future. Dame Valerie Adams is back and gunning for gold on the Gold Coast. Noelene Taurua tells us how to beat the Aussies and Anita McLaren returns to the Black Sticks. [more]

09/02/2018: Extra Time for 9 February 2018
In Extra Time this week - we dissect last night's Halberg Award winners, the Winter Olympics opening ceremony starts tonight in Pyeongchang, Silver Ferns captain says her team needs a change, and the return of former All Black Carlos Spencer to Rugby. [more]

16/02/2018: Extra Time for 16 February 2018
In Extra Time this week - where are the Winter Olympic medals? What's going on with Lydia Ko? The New Zealand Olympic Committee hits out over the coverage of female sport. We get in the UFC Octagon and we celebrate New Zealand's first test cricket win over England 40 years ago. [more]

22/02/2018: Extra Time for 23 February 2018
In Extra Time this week; New Zealand's 26 year medal drought at the Winter Olympics is ended by two teenagers. Super Rugby kicks off for New Zealand teams tonight, we analyse each franchise's chances. Kirk Penney calls time on his 20 year professional basketball career and David Nyika considers professional boxing following April's Commonwealth Games. [more]

01/03/2018: Extra Time for 2 March 2018
In Extra Time this week - just how Super was the opening round of Super Rugby? Ross Taylor goes into bat for Pacific cricketers, Winter Olympic medalists Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous reflect on their success and Kate McIIroy talk about her Commonwealth Games hatrick. [more]

09/03/2018: Extra Time
In Extra Time this week we focus on athletics with some top New Zealand athletes still having to prove themselves before of the Commonwealth Games. Tom Walsh celebrates another world title and injury forces Nick Willis out of the Gold Coast Games. Can the Warriors make improvements in 2018? And Ross Taylor tells us what makes him such a great batsman. [more]

16/03/2018: Extra Time for 16 March 2018
Can the Warriors back up their impressive first-round win?; former NZ boxing champ Shane Cameron weighs in on Joseph Parker's chances, and how a Commonwealth Games badminton pair make it work despite living worlds apart. [more]

23/03/2018: Extra Time for 23 March 2018
Are the Silver Ferns' Commonwealth Games hopes up the Daintree without a paddle? Do the Brits rate Joseph Parker? Plus we catch up with pole vaulter Olivia McTaggart and mountain biker Casey Brown. [more]

29/03/2018: Extra Time for 29 March 2018
Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker prepares for the fight of his life, we cast our eye over NZ's medal chances at the Commonwealth Games and groundbreaking umpire Kathy Cross pull stumps on her career. [more]

06/04/2018: Extra Time for 6 April 2018
After a great start for the NZ team, there's expectation the medals will keep coming and our national anthem will be heard regularly. We also hear from our most controversial athlete at the Games. [more]

13/04/2018: Extra Time for 13 April 2018
We look back at a successful and, at times, controversial week for Kiwi athletes at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. [more]

20/04/2018: Extra Time for 20 April 2018
We look at the Silver Ferns' dismal Commonwealth Games performance - and New Zealand's many other Games successes, including squash star Joelle King's three-medal haul. [more]

27/04/2018: Extra Time: Battling the blues
The focus returns to rugby, with the CEO of the battling Blues facing the music, New Zealand Rugby negotiating a request from Hurricances captain Brad Shields to play for England, and All Blacks coach Steve Hansen offering his thoughts after the team's latest training camp. We also hear from New Zealand netball coach Noeline Taurua on the state of the game in this country, and Paralympic swimming champion Sophie Pascoe talks about shifting her training base offshore. [more]

04/05/2018: Extra Time for 4 May 2018
The national netball season begins in the wake of the Silver Ferns' first medal-less Commonwealth Games, a potential return to Pakistan for the Black Caps, international reaction to Lydia Ko's comeback, and the Warriors' sale is finally completed. [more]

11/05/2018: Extra Time for 11 May 2018
This week the New Zealand Rugby League have revealed its new Kiwis head coach, New Zealand Football offer parity for its women's side the Football Ferns to align with the All Whites..... and striker Sarah Gregorius gives us her take on the decision. Netball NZ announces its independent panel to undertake its review and New Zealand equestrian Jonelle Price makes history at the Badminton Horse Trials. [more]

17/05/2018: Extra Time: The All Blacks squad
The RNZ Sports team discusses the first All Black squad naming of the year, the chances of a Pacific Islands team joining Super Rugby, the top netball league looking into a player's sending off, Hayden Paddon's return to the WRC - and hears from boxing champion David Nyika, who wants his gold medal back. [more]

25/05/2018: Extra Time for 25 May 2018
How much insight does the latest All Black squad give into Steve Hansen's World Cup plans? Plus, we hear how about the future of women in Super Rugby, Scott Dixon plots a second Indy 500 victory, Sarah Walker returns to the BMX track and David Nyika talks about getting his gold medal back. [more]

31/05/2018: Extra Time for 1 June 2018
Allegations of bullying and inappropriate behaviour by an outgoing Cycling NZ coach leads to an investigation, the Wellington Phoenix name their new coach and we pay tribute to legendary runner Dick Quax. [more]

07/06/2018: Extra Time for 8 June 2018
Equestrian Andrew Nicholson talks about his Queens Birthday Honour, our rugby experts discuss the All Blacks first test against France and Mike Hesson decides six years is enough as Black Caps coach. [more]

15/06/2018: Extra Time for 15 June 2018
Wellington teenager Amelia Kerr shatters cricket records older than she is, we chat Football World Cup with RNZ's Squeeky Bum Time host Max Towle and can the All Blacks close out the series against France this weekend? [more]

22/06/2018: Extra Time: Ferns' fortunes, the final All Blacks v France test and Women's Kabaddi
The White Ferns continue to smash international records, the Football Ferns get investigated; we look at what might go down at the final All Blacks and France test; plus Women's Kabaddi – what is it and why are we so good at it? [more]

29/06/2018: Extra Time for 29 June 2018
This week, we bring you all the latest from the football World Cup in Russia, talk over the resumption of Super Rugby, and catch up with Kiwi cyclist George Bennett and sailor Blair Tuke. [more]