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Pursharthy named cricketer of the year

Appleby cricketers Sam Downing (left) and Ankit Pursharthy with the club's trophy haul at the Southland Cricket Awards on Friday. Pursharthy was named the ILT Club Cricketer of the Year and Batsman of the...

Pump track opens in Te Anau

TE ANAU is one step closer to becoming a cycling hub after the opening of the Te Anau Pump Track on Saturday. The $70,000 pump track begins and ends at the Te Anau Skateboard Park...

Cycling champs in city

OLYMPIC medallists, world champions and the future stars of New Zealand track cycling will take centre stage in Invercargill this week. Invercargill hosts the Vantage Window and Doors elite and under-19 track national championships from...

Top tennis in Te Anau

All smiles: Emilia Price (16), of Winton, with New Zealand No 1 tennis player Marina Erakovic at the Distinction Hotels Te Anau Tennis Invitational held in Te Anau. The world No 105-ranked women's singles...

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...
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