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Physio joins the big leagues

KARL McDonald turned down offers to be a physiotherapist for top rugby league teams the New Zealand Warriors and Manly Sea Eagles. Now he's secured a contract as lead physiotherapist for the Samoan national rugby...

A week of fun in the snow

APPLICATIONS are now being taken for the popular Ski Week being held in the July school holidays. Southland Ski Club spokeswoman Nikki Crossan said the club organised the event to give those aged 10-18 years...

Archers bring home the medals

SOUTHLAND husband-and-wife archers Adam Kaluzny and Agata Kaluzna collected three medals between them at the 2017 World Masters' Games held in Auckland last month. "I'm really happy with my score achieved at the competition. I...

Bowlers selected for Mat Blacks

TWO Southland indoor bowlers have been named in the New Zealand team to take on Australia this month. Suzanne Mackie and Gary Low will be part of the 14-member Mat Blacks for the international in...

Success at the Miniature Horse show

Katelin Stuart was the only Southlander in the New Zealand Miniature Horse Youth team of five which won the Miniature Horse Association of Australia's 2017 national competition between New Zealand and Australia in Sydney. The...

Bodybuilders strut their stuff

Two hundred spectators turned up for the National Amateur Body Builders Association (NABBA) bodybuilding competition held in Invercargill last Saturday. Sixteen competitors from throughout New Zealand strutted their stuff in 10 categories. "We were very happy...

Super rugby clash in south

THE Highlanders are looking forward to a big Super Rugby match against the Sunwolves in Invercargill on Saturday, April 22. "We haven't played the Sunwolves before so that's exciting in itself," Pulse Energy Highlanders chief...

Phoenix Synchro impress at champs

A GROUP of Southland synchronised swimmers competed with distinction in the Australian national synchronised swimming championships. For most of the girls in the Phoenix Synchronised Swimming team, this was their first international competition. One hundred...

Watermen up to the challenge

HAWAII'S Zane Schweitzer is The Ultimate Waterman for 2017, the second year in a row he has taken out the title. Australian Jackson Maynard placed second and Caio Vaz, of Brazil, third. Schweitzer attributed his success...

Success at Oceania Champs

Invercargill’s Toa Fighting Systems (TFS) members, from left, World Association of Kickboxing Organisation (WAKO) Oceania/New Zealand secretary general Saniya Thompson, fighter Michael King, WAKO Oceania/New Zealand president and TFS head instructor Pete Thompson, fighter...
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