Sports

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...

Southlanders heading to champs

WHEN it comes to kickboxing, Southland more than holds its own with six Southlanders dominating the seven-member New Zealand squad competing at the junior world championships in Dublin, Ireland, later this month. The national squad...

Rally proves taxing

CONDITIONS proved difficult during this year’s Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday as snow in the first stage shook up the order, with the top seeds striking the worst of it. Andrew Graves and co-driver Jared...

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...
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