Sports

Fighting fit in new premises

AFTER two months of uncertainty about its fate, the Invercargill Boxing Gym has secured a new dedicated home. "We are so relieved," co-owner Carla Lawrence said. Invercargill Boxing Gym has been run by husband and wife...

NZ bowled the Aussies over

IT was a fight to the finish, but New Zealand ultimately won out. The New Zealand Mat Blacks Indoor Bowls Team fought off a very strong challenge by Australia in front of a large home...

Southland mountainbiker has sights set on Olympics

SOUTHLAND'S Josh Burnett is rising through the ranks of New Zealand's top mountainbikers. Within the past year, the former Southland Boys' High School pupil has amassed a New Zealand title, South Island and North Island...

Steel hoping for record run

THE Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel are gearing up for their third game against the Northern Stars this season, with the goal of winning their way to the ANZ Premiership elimination final. Back playing on...

On track for winter

THE rain did not keep the cyclists away from the trails last weekend. More than 70 competitors converged on Sandy Point on Sunday to the first of the Southland Mountain Bike Club's H&J outdoor winter...

Steel thrash Pulse at home

WINS do not get much bigger than that. Not only did the Southern Steel end the Central Pulse's unbeaten season in Invercargill on Monday night, it won emphatically. A 62-52 thrashing in front of a raucous...

Sportsman on target

IT was a successful Easter weekend for Invercargill clay target shooter Les Hoffman at the FITASC Oceania Championships 2019 held in Brisbane. Hoffman was one of three New Zealanders in the senior team (56-66 years...

Riverton races still drawing big crowds

RAIN did not keep the crowds away from the Riverton Easter Carnival with large crowds attending both races at the Riverton Racecourse. Riverton Racing Club president Barry Leith said the attendance at Saturday's and Monday's...

Stalwarts ensure Blues a force again

BLUES is Southland's oldest and most successful rugby club, and this year Blues has senior teams playing in the premier, division one, division two, president's, and women's grades. The south Invercargill club has won 31...

Bowlers excited to represent NZ on home turf

SOUTHLAND indoor bowlers Gary Low and Suzanne Mackie may be old hands at representing their country, but they still rate competing in the 23rd Indoor Bowls Trans-Tasman International Test Match in Invercargill next month...
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