Sports

Mountain bikers stuck in one gear for fun race

WITH the end of the year fast-approaching, the Southland Mountain Bike Club is gearing up for its final and most non-conventional race of the season. The highly-anticipated Southland Single Speed Championships will kick-off on Friday...

Seven decades of service

For seven decades Invercargill Rowing Club member Ron Riley has dedicated time and service to his rowing club. At the club held on Saturday, he was presented with a special service award for his commitment...

Weather hampers start to season

SOUTHLAND club cricketers have had a frustrating start to the season with the wet weather wreaking havoc during the past two weekends. Last Saturday's round three games were abandoned in all three senior divisions, but...

Oar-some efforts

AFTER eight weeks of on-water training, those involved in the 2019 I-Hire Corpor8 Rowing Challenge took to the water on Saturday's competition day. Kiwi Skips' "Dirty Oars" were crowned defending champions during the Waihopai Rowing...

Dowling back to the top

AS a young boy, born and bred Southlander Bobby Dowling "wasn't very good" at timber sports, he says. More than a decade later, he has seven world titles to his name. "I started competing at 8...

Small running on the world stage

REACHING new heights, Southland runner Buddy Small is set to take on the Argentinian mountains next week. Representing New Zealand in the 2019 World Mountain Running Championships, Small will fly out on Sunday to the...

Table tennis team takes national gold

THE Southland Table Tennis team of Phil Brocks, Nathan Geraghty and Damian Mitchell brought back gold from the New Zealand Open Table Tennis Teams' Championships held in Christchurch recently. Although it had been more than...

Road racer eyes the world stage

JUST seven months ago, Cormac Buchanan (13) competed in his first road race – next year he will represent Yamaha New Zealand as its 150cc rider for the New Zealand Superbike Championships. "I started riding...

Family-friendly BikeFest providing community integration

MEMBERS of the Colombian community in Invercargill, including former professional cyclist Moises Vargas Triana (centre), took part in a BikeFest event last weekend. Held at Graeme Cockroft Park on Sunday, about 40 Colombians attended...

Mitchell brothers take top honours

THE 2019 Rugby Southland awards night was celebrated on Monday. It was a tough season for the province's flagship team with the Stags winning just one game in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship. However, the...
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