Sports

Downhill series success

ABOUT 80 riders from around the country descended on Bluff last weekend for the opening round of the Mountain Bike New Zealand National Downhill series. Southland Mountain Bike Club president Lawrence Kees said the event...

Aerobics star aiming high

A BIT of a perfectionist, rising sports aerobics star Danica Kramers always makes sure she gets her homework out of the way before a rigorous training session. One year on from taking up the sport,...

Mountainbikers set to take on Bluff Hill

BY LINDSAY BEER ALL is ready for the opening round of the Mountain Bike New Zealand National Downhill Series which will take place on Bluff Hill on Sunday. Competitors from throughout New Zealand will be descending...

Sports Day marks 110th year

WET weather did not stop the annual Tuatapere Sports Day from being held on New Year's Day, which is now in its 110th year. Starting at about noon, the schedule included cycling, high jump, children's...

Friends face off on track

A CLOSE-KNIT friendship quickly turned into a cycling partnership when Southland youngster Jacob Hogan joined his Verdon College classmate Hadley Sheehy (both 13) on the track. A year since taking up the sport, Jacob competed...

Tough conditions for Kepler runners

IT was Wellington domination at the 2019 Fresh Choice Kepler Challenge at Te Anau on Saturday with Daniel Jones and Ruby Muir, both from the capital city, taking out the top titles in the...

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...
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