Sports

Oar-some efforts

AFTER eight weeks of on-water training, those involved in the 2019 I-Hire Corpor8 Rowing Challenge took to the water on Saturday's competition day. Kiwi Skips' "Dirty Oars" were crowned defending champions during the Waihopai Rowing...

Dowling back to the top

AS a young boy, born and bred Southlander Bobby Dowling "wasn't very good" at timber sports, he says. More than a decade later, he has seven world titles to his name. "I started competing at 8...

Small running on the world stage

REACHING new heights, Southland runner Buddy Small is set to take on the Argentinian mountains next week. Representing New Zealand in the 2019 World Mountain Running Championships, Small will fly out on Sunday to the...

Table tennis team takes national gold

THE Southland Table Tennis team of Phil Brocks, Nathan Geraghty and Damian Mitchell brought back gold from the New Zealand Open Table Tennis Teams' Championships held in Christchurch recently. Although it had been more than...

Road racer eyes the world stage

JUST seven months ago, Cormac Buchanan (13) competed in his first road race – next year he will represent Yamaha New Zealand as its 150cc rider for the New Zealand Superbike Championships. "I started riding...

Family-friendly BikeFest providing community integration

MEMBERS of the Colombian community in Invercargill, including former professional cyclist Moises Vargas Triana (centre), took part in a BikeFest event last weekend. Held at Graeme Cockroft Park on Sunday, about 40 Colombians attended...

Mitchell brothers take top honours

THE 2019 Rugby Southland awards night was celebrated on Monday. It was a tough season for the province's flagship team with the Stags winning just one game in the Mitre 10 Cup Championship. However, the...

Bodybuilders in top form

EMPOWERED and more motivated than ever, three Southland athletes have walked away winners from the International Natural Bodybuilding Association Nationals. Held in Hamilton last month, Toni Eade, Lisa Maxwell and Janet Hodgetts, all of Invercargill,...

Rakiura run a winner

AFTER doubling the population size of Stewart Island last weekend, Rakiura Challenge Trail Run race director Chris Cox says he is confident the event has a bright future ahead. The 33.7km trail run around the...

Ironman heads to Hawaii

WINTON Ironman Pete Wilkinson is heading to Hawaii to compete in the sport's pinnacle event at Kona on October 13. Wilkinson is Assistant Principal at Menzies College in Wyndham, while wife Kelly teaches at Central...
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