As it happened: GOLD! NZ's men sprint team power to gold

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NZ's medal haul to date: 1 Gold; 2 Silvers

11.30pm: What a way to finish day one of the Commonwealth Games from Brisbane, especially if you're a Kiwi! Three medals on the track including one gold and two silvers today, and the cycling programme will be happy with that - with the possibility of more in coming days. That concludes our live updates for today but the live stream (above) will continue. We'll see you tomorrow, for day two.

11.25pm: NZ win gold - "it's about as a cold beer ..on a Sunday afternoon"

Sam Webster says they wanted to "come here and lift the bar". He says they had a point to prove after finishing fifth at the worlds, and they proved it. The time was quick, the second fastest after Rio. Here's how it happened...

11.13pm: Here comes the men's GOLD MEDAL RACE  - England v NZ

NZ are the favourites here after England knocked out Aussie in qualifying. We're underway ... NZ are away quick. Up after one lap, three riders per team, Ethan Mitchell gets them away quick. NZ look fast, Ed Dawkins brings them home, puts the head down. NZ win!

It was Sam Webster with the big second turn, the Kiwis are stoked after bombing at the worlds earlier this year and a group that's been together since 2010, go back-to-back. 

11.07pm: We're underway! - GOLD MEDAL RACE - Women's sprint - Australia v NZ

NZ has never medalled at this level in the sprint. NZ get away well, it's just two riders per team.......NZ were ahead early but Australia come late in a new Games record time. It was quick. Another silver for NZ. And another NZ record in the final. Well done girls.

11.02pm: Here we go - GOLD MEDAL RACE - Women's sprint - Australia v NZ

The team's are warming up, we're just a few minutes away... the women's sprint is up first... it's timed to go at 11.10pm.

10.35pm - World Record!!

Australia has just blitzed England in the men's 4000 pursuit final. Remember NZ were disqualified from the bronze medal race, Australia though were in another class tonight, 3.49.804 their time. The crowd sure loved that one.

Next up NZ's sprint teams in the gold medal races from 11pm.

10.12pm - 'It's a little bit weird to be honest'

Here are some thoughts from our successful pursuiters...

10.04pm - Track cycling - a silver for NZ in the Women's 4000m pursuit - and this is how it finished

Here's the closing stages from the gold medal race a short time ago...

10.01pm - Netball: Silver Ferns 67 - Uganda 51

So that's how it finished against the world's seventh ranked team, and it was another underwhelming effort from the Ferns, but a first up win.

9:54pm - Track cycling

Silver it is, well done to the ladies. 

9:52pm - Track cycling

The lead is almost 5 seconds now, the Australian team has put its foot down.

9:50pm - Track cycling

Almost 2 seconds is the lead now. 

9:49pm - Track cycling

The lead is still under a second, just over now after 1.5km

9:48pm - Track cycling

The Aussies have jumped out to an early lead. NZ are cutting into it though. 

9:47pm - Track cycling

The Kiwis and Aussie are on the track. Just under 30 seconds to go. The Aussies qualified fastest. 

9:45pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 58 - 42 Uganda. NZ pulling away slightly with just under eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

9:40pm - Track cycling

The races for the medals are just about to get underway at the velodrome. Stick with us for what will hopefully be a gold rush for NZ tonight. 

9:40pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 50 - 39 Uganda. We're early into the fourth quarter and the margin has not increased at all.

9:32pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 47 - 36 Uganda. The Ugandans are still not giving an inch. It's been such an impressive performance. 

9:26pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 43 - 30 Uganda. Uganda are not taking a step back at all, with some sledging being exchanged out on court. 

9:23pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 38 - 26 Uganda. The changes have worked for the Silver Ferns as they increase their lead slightly. 

9:20pm - Boxing

Hadlow's fight is over. We're getting the decision now...he's won by split decision. It was an absolute war but our man will advance. 

9:18pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 32 - 22 Uganda. We're back and Janine Southby has rung the changes. 

9:15pm - Boxing 

We've got a Kiwi in a ferocious boxing bout. Richard Hadlow, in the men's 64kg category, is into the third round despite a nasty cut above his right eye. His cut man is very busy in the corner trying to patch him up. 

9:06pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 32 - 22 Uganda. That's halftime and the plucky Ugandans are within touching distance. They've been incredble thus far. 

9:05pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 31 - 21 Uganda. Mes with a confidence boosting long shot. 

9:03pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 29 - 19 Uganda. NZ starting to find much needed rhythm to pull away. 

9:00pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 23 - 18 Uganda. The Silver Ferns' struggles continue but full credit to Uganda, they're playing brilliantly with GS Peace in particular doing superbly. 

8:56pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 20 - 14 Uganda. The Silver Ferns are struggling with shooting, Mes has missed a couple. While at the other end Uganda are feeding GS Peace beautifully. 

8:50pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 15 - 10 Uganda. That's quarter time, Uganda definitely pushed NZ at the start of the quarter, but the Silver Ferns are starting to exert their domiance, slowly it must be said. 

8.42pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 9 - 6 Uganda. The Silver Ferns have hit the lead, they're starting to work their way into the match.  

8.39pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 4 - 6 Uganda. A very scratchy opening from the Silver Ferns to say the least. 

8.37pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 3 - 4 Uganda. 

Uganda have hit the lead, they've started out on fire. 

8.35pm - Netball

Silver Ferns 3 - 1 Uganda. 

The Silver Ferns hit the lead early but Uganda are fighting hard. They intercept a NZ pass. 

8.30pm - Netball

Uganda had the opening pass and they get on the board first. The crowd are clearly behind the underdog. 

8.25pm - Netball

Minutes to go until the Silver Ferns are on the court.It'll be a good opportunity for them to gain some confidence after some disappointing results recently. 

8.19pm: One further update on the situation with the women's sprint team disqualification. The latest information is that the team were never disqualified and didn't have to appeal. Regardless, the ladies are in the final with a shot at gold. 

8.07pm: Tonga's female flagbearer a blow to the island country's government

As we wait for the night session to kick in, if you didn't see this last night, it was great to see Magan Maka leading Tonga into the Gold Coast's Carrara Stadium, following the government's move to ban public schoolgirls from boxing and rugby. Magan Maka is ... a boxer.

8pm: Earlier today - Kiwi triathlete abused out on the course by rivals

If you're just catching up on the day's action, 22-year-old Kiwi Tayler Reid put in a stormer to exit the water first, was first off the bike but faded in the run to finish 11th. He had some interesting remarks to make about his rivals after the race.

7.53pm: Here's the medal table late on day one...'s India on top!

7.47pm: NZ men's pursuit team disqualification

Here's the explanation from the NZ cycling boss track-side for what went wrong...

7.32pm: What's coming up tonight

Alright, so if you're just joining us, NZ will win three medals tonight because the women's and men's sprint teams and the women's pursuit team are all in gold medal races, from 9.50pm tonight.

The Silver Ferns are also in action against Uganda in their opener at 8.30pm, you can watch live coverage on TVNZ 1 or DUKE - you can also watch those channels online right here.

7.15pm: Cycling - Women's

Some more information is coming to hand about the women's sprint team disqualification. They were disqualified but appealed and then were reinstated in the gold medal race which take place later tonight around 11pm.

7.02pm: Cycling - Women's

To clear up some of the confusion around the disqualifications. The women's sprint team have not been disqualified and will ride for gold later tonight. However, the men's pursuit team have been disqualified for illegal bikes and will not race for the bronze medal.

6.56pm: Cycling - Men's

What a ride from the boys! The NZ team have just broken the Comm Games record with a time of 42.822.

6.44pm: Cycling - Women's

The New Zealand women's sprint team and the Canadian sprint team have been disqualified. It is understood the NZ and Canadian team's bikes are not up to standard, their bikes haven't met the regulations of the UCI.

6.38pm: Cycling - Women's

The NZ women's sprint team finish their qualifier second fastest with a time of 33.321 seconds, Australia sit in first place with a new Commonwealth Games record time of 32.578 seconds. New Zealand's place in second isn't secure with several other teams still to race.

6.21pm: Cycling - Men's

Looked like the England pursuit team were going to fall apart midway through their qualification ride but they managed to hold it together and finish second fastest in the qualifiers with a time of 3:55.399, one second faster than the NZ men's team.

The New Zealand men's team will face Canada in the bronze medal race later tonight around 10.30pm.

6.16pm: Cycling - Men's

A tough ride for the New Zealand pursuit team, they finish with a time of 3:56.294, they are four seconds off the pace and finish second in qualifying behind Australia. England are up next and are heavy favourites to face Australia in the final.

6.13pm: Cycling - Men's

A huge cheer from the crowd in the velodrome for the New Zealand men's pursuit side as they explode out of the starting line. After one lap they trail the Australian team by one second.

6.04pm: Squash - Men's

New Zealand's Campbell Grayson has beaten Jason-Ray Khalil of Guyana 3-0 in the singles round of 64.