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Southland archer on the world stage

FOR Southland archer Ryan Jones, getting to the Madrid 2019 World Archery Youth Championships was a long shot. But earlier this year, he "somehow pulled out" a qualifying score. At just 17, the James Hargest...

BMX track planned for city

INVERCARGILL might soon have a National Standard BMX track. The Southland BMX Club's plan to develop the Elizabeth Park track in South Invercargill picked up momentum this week after the Invercargill City Council Infrastructure and...

Rugby referees mark 125th jubilee

THE Rugby Southland Referees Association celebrated its 125-year jubilee last weekend. Festivities started on Friday night when past and present members gathered with supporters at the referees' clubrooms at Rugby Park. The association had their first...

Hewitt has Olympic dream

UP for a new challenge and ready to step out of her comfort zone, Southland woman Alexandra Hewitt has a goal to take her powerlifting dreams to the Special Olympics. The Invercargill based 31-year-old, who...

Keeping tradition on court

KEEPING Ki O Rahi alive, Southland secondary schools took to the court this week for a fast-paced inter-school tournament of the traditional Maori sport. Ten teams from across Southland took part in the competition, including...

Mossburn, Tokanui reign supreme

MOSSBURN won the Gerald Dermody Division One Southland club rugby final in front of a home crowd on Saturday. Mossburn beat Albion Excelsior 18-12 after leading 13-nil at half-time. Mossburn coach Todd Cavanagh thought his team's...

Archers eye Olympic spots

STANDING on the shooting line with a group of New Zealand sports stars rallying behind made all the difference for Adam Kaluzny when he made an Olympic qualifying shot. It had been 15 years since...

First Rakiura trail run challenge full

STEWART Island/Rakiura will host its first trail run challenge in October. Still months away, the competition is already fully subscribed. A 37.7km race, The Rakiura Challenge, will be held in the Rakiura National Park on October...

Mahon claims world champion lifting title

INVERCARGILL can lay claim to having a world champion powerlifter in its midst. Andy Mahon is the reigning world champion in the Master One (M1) under 105kg division following the World Classic Powerlifting Championships in...

Distance runner takes on world games

SOUTHLAND distance runner Hannah Miller is once again competing on the world stage, representing New Zealand at the 30th World University Games (2019 Summer Universiade) in Naples, Italy this week. The former Southland Girls' High...
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