Sports

Professional fight for charity event

BOXER Tipene Maniapoto, of Napier, is set to face-off against ‘‘Bluff Brawler’’ Tom Heads in the main bout of Southland’s Fight for Kidz charity boxing tournament next week. Organisers Dave Bartley and Steve Boutcher said...

Past winners confirmed for Tour celebrations

SEVERAL past winners are returning to watch the 60th Tour of Southland cycle race and extra community challenges and functions have been organised to commemorate the anniversary in style. This year’s SBS Bank-sponsored race will...

A preference for croquet

THERE is fierce competition between croquet golf and association croquet among players at the Winton Croquet Club. Association is the traditional form of the sport, while golf croquet is a more recent variant. Both...

Fowler-Reid named MVP

SOUTHERN Steel shooting superstar Jhaniele Fowler-Reid has been rewarded for her record-breaking year by being named the ANZ Championship New Zealand conference MVP for the second time. Fowler-Reid has scored a championship high of 681...

Rugby strong in rural region

THE season may be winding down, but members of the Otautau Rugby Club are reflecting on what’s been a good year. The team made the top six in division three of this year’s Southland-wide club...

New junior football academy overwhelmed by interest

WITH 50 children already signed up for next term, Tracey and Ryan Marshall say they are ‘‘overwhelmed’’ by the amount of interest in their new junior football academy. They started the Shooting Stars Junior Football...

Bubble balls prove popular

THE first Bubble Ball Smash Out social league — the unique game created by ILT Stadium Southland staff and played indoors on a full-size basketball court — has come to an end. During a game,...

Game on this weekend

ALTHOUGH it’s been a tough year for Central Pirates in division three of this year’s Southland-wide club rugby competition, the season is looking to end on a high note. The team racked up its first...

Clean sweep for team

IT was a clean sweep for James Hargest College at the South Island Secondary School Squash Championships in Nelson this month, with both the girls’ and boys’ teams winning gold. The boys’ team, seeded number...

Mates pair up for match

JOSH Curran and Kane Bates have been mates for years, and now they are looking out for each other in the wrestling ring. The pair joined Invercargill’s new Southern Pro Wrestling (SPW) School at the...
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