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May 25, 2014

For the Taranaki Good Home MountainAirs, last night's match against the Sharks will be the one that got away.

The Airs pulled out to a surprising and comprehensive lead of 30 points in the third quarter, before the Sharks did a 'Jimmy Spithill' on the home team to clinch the win with a last second basket from Luke Martin.

The final score was 83-81. 

The two sides match up again in a week's time in Invercargill.

Mar 28, 2014
Ash, Aidan and Dinnie from Dman Entertainment are confirmed for the 2014 season.
 
Expect full-on entertainment, music and plenty of laughs as the boys spin the tunes and call the shots at every home game this year. First up is the Jets on Sunday 6th April at 3pm.
 
 
Mar 21, 2014
Dane Brooks is a talented sportsman, no doubt about that. ... Read More
Mar 21, 2014
Rewind the basketball tape to 1993. ... Read More
Mar 21, 2014
The Taranaki Mountain Airs have nailed their big man for the 2014 season. ... Read More
Mar 11, 2014
The Good Home Restaurant & Bar are once again the Major Sponsors of the Good Home Taranaki MountainAirs in 2014.
 
"We are very proud to support the team," says David Stones, of the Good Home. "As one of only two Taranaki first division teams competing at the highest level sport in New Zealand (the other is Taranaki Rugby), it's important the local Taranaki community get behind the best entertainment on a Saturday Night!!"
 
This is the third year Good Home has taken naming rights to the Mountain Airs.
 
"It is a great family fit with our Restaurant and the Good Home Gastro Bar and our values that we hold strong at the Good Home," says David.
 
"Our Team at  Good Home are focused on providing great quality food with  excellent service.  Whether it’s a family or business gathering, a couple of drinks with friends or family, or just a great night out; The Good Home can cater for all!!
 
"It’s going to be a challenging year for our home side, we have a young but very fit and determined bunch of  quality local basketball players, so it will be a rollercoaster of a year!!
 
"We challenge you to join the fun and support our local lads!!  We are !!"
Mar 10, 2014
Is he just incredibly happy to have made the team? Youngest MountainAirs player, Dane Brooks (17) broke his own NPBHS high jump record of 1.97m at the school's athletics day on Thursday 6th March, with a 2.05m jump. It is the highest jump made by a New Zealand U19 this year, and eclipsed the height of the winning jump at the NZSSA National Champs held in Nov, of 2.03 metres. You can check it out on the MountainAirs' Facebook page.
Mar 10, 2014
"What's the point in having a Taranaki National Basketball League team if you hardly have any Taranaki players in it?" asks new coach, Daryn Shaw. Young players, Dane Brooks, Beauden Giddy, Aled Jones and Derek Albertsen are on the coach's radar, as are Todd Fisher and Kaye McKee. Waitara man, Aaron Bailey-Nowell (32) will captain the side this year.
 
Mar 10, 2014
The first of two imports for the 2014 team has been confirmed. Adrian Oliver is a 25 year-old 1.9 metre point guard who had two years with the University of Washington and three years with San Jose State, before picking up contracts in Greece and Poland, as well as with the NBA development team, Reno Bighorns.
Mar 6, 2014
The Taranaki Mountain Airs' departure lounge has been busy with more players farewelled than welcomed. Read More
Mar 1, 2014
Sharpshooter Jack Leasure won't be back with the Taranaki Mountain Airs in 2014. Read More
Jan 24, 2014
The new chairman of Taranaki Basketball is looking forward to strengthening the organisation with a different structure. Read More