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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...

Charity game raises $15k

DESPITE the opposition team being stacked with lawmakers, it was Blair Vining's Invitational XV that laid down the law at a charity rugby match in Queenstown on Saturday. In a game in which no quarter...

Winton teen stars in Maori netball team

WINTON teenager Della-May McDermott was a key member of the New Zealand Maori Netball team which won the Pacific Cup in Papakura last month. Seventeen-year old McDermott played in the goal keep position, as the...

Marist takes 50-over cricket title

MARIST convincingly beat Appleby by seven wickets in the ILT Southland 50-over competition final at Queens Park on Saturday. The fog and a wet outfield delayed the start of play by 90 minutes and the...
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