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Wilson named Stag of the year

JAMES Wilson has been named the Southland Stags 2018 player of the year. The 35-year-old veteran returned to Southland to link up with the province he had already played for 66 times between 2003 and...

Winter Series wraps up

THE sixth and final race in the Southland Mountain Bike Club's Winter Series last Sunday concluded another successful round of mountain bike competitions. The annual series, which runs from May to October, is supported by...

A ‘major player’ 25 years on

TWENTY-FIVE years after Touch Southland was born, the organisation remains a major player in the Southland sporting scene, despite some challenges. LOGAN SAVORY reports. Touch Southland regional manager Warren Bryant concedes that trying to retain...

Cyclists to show off their skills in CBD

COMPETITIVE cycling will return to the streets of Invercargill on Sunday, with the running of the annual inner city criterium held as part of the 35th Yunca Junior Tour of Southland. The event will start...

Tennis coaches develop skills

SOUTHLAND'S next generation of tennis coaches have been learning their trade during a three-day workshop in Invercargill. Four aspiring coaches, including talented junior players Emma White, Holly Munro and Jess Willans, along with Steve Wadsworth,...

Boom in junior league numbers

THE Southland District Rugby League has been able to grow its junior competition from nothing to almost 180 players in the space of just three years. Three years ago, Amanda Karetai had a child who...

Wilson no longer an enigma

James Wilson lines up a kick at goal during a Southland Stags game at Rugby Park in Invercargill this season. IT would be easy to dedicate this column to picking apart the Southland Stags' obvious...

The end of a good innings

JAMES Carr believes Southland Cricket's next important assignment is to try and ensure the boom in primary school playing numbers transfers to the teenage ranks. After two years as Southland Cricket Association's development officer, the...

Southland search English county ranks

THE Southland Cricket Association is searching the English county ranks for a player to bolster the south's chances of holding on to the Hawke Cup. Southland broke a 26-year drought in March when it beat...

“Never say never”

TE ANAU athlete Dwight Grieve says you are never too old to achieve your goal. "Never say never," Grieve said. The Fiordland Athletics Club captain will this weekend compete in the world mountain running championships in...
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