Sports

Marchers hold public open day

FOR people wanting more fun, fitness and friendship, the Foveaux Pearls Leisure Marchers may be the answer. Coach Dianne Blair said the group was holding an open day on Monday, December 5, at 7.30pm at...

Clip ‘n’ Climb festival ready to begin

THE first Hjs Outdoor Clip 'n' Climb Festival will kick off at ILT Stadium Southland next week. The Clip 'n' Climb walls have been a much-loved feature at the stadium since it reopened in 2014,...

Kickboxing event aims to give sport exposure

ORGANISERS are hoping a kickboxing tournament being held in Invercargill next month will raise the sport's profile. The event, to be held at ILT Stadium Southland, is for South Island fighters aged 16 years and...

Netball showdown at stadium

THE trans-Tasman netball rivalry is set to reignite in Invercargill next Thursday as the fourth and final test of the Constellation Cup comes to ILT Stadium Southland. The Silver Ferns and the Australian Diamonds are...

Promising young cyclists roll into town

MORE than 100 promising road cyclists from around the country rolled into Southland last week for New Zealand's premier junior stage cycle race.  Canterbury dominated the yellow jerseys, claiming five of the eight titles. Southlander...

Auckland and Canterbury dominate gymnastics champs

AGILITY, flexibility and strength were on display as almost 1000 athletes enjoyed a week in the deep south for the 2016 National Gymnastics Championships.  The five-day event saw representatives from 16 provinces battle it...

Taekwondo club cleans up

IT was yet another impressive result for the Invercargill Sejong Taekwondo club, with competitors coming home with 30 medals from the Taekwondo Union New Zealand National Championships in Christchurch last weekend. The club took 27...

Young sportsman’s racquet power

REMEMBER the name Finn Holden. The 13-year-old Southland sports prodigy already has a resume most athletes would envy. He has dominated the Southland junior tennis, table tennis and badminton scenes for over five years, overcoming significant...

Cycling success sparks local interest

The success of Southland's cyclists on the international stage has not been lost on locals as beginners are riding into lessons in record numbers. Cycling Southland general manager Mark Hotton said the number of youngsters...

Olympic ‘fan zone’ in store

SHOPPERS at Invercargill’s H&J Smith department store are being treated to a fortnight of Olympic action. Fans have been soaking up the global sporting extravaganza in style in the menswear department, which has been transformed...
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