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Quinn smashes record

SOARING over the high jump bar at two metres is a pretty good feeling, according to James Hargest College pupil Quinn Hartley. "Everyone's watching you, it's fun I guess." It must have felt even better for...

Wyndham to host top cyclists for series opener

SOUTHLAND will host a round in the Calder Stewart Cycling Series for the first time this weekend. Cyclists will line up for the opening round which starts and finishes at Wyndham on Sunday. Cycling Series spokesman...

Timber sports on show

The chips were flying at the South Island Axemens Association woodchopping championships in Invercargill last weekend. Images from the event courtesy of Dave Loudon Photography

Softballers aiming for hat-trick at nationals

THE Southland Evergreens softball team will start in the national tournament in Nelson tomorrow with the aim of retaining the national title it has won for the previous two years. Evergreens team member Noel Eade...

Timber sports on show

The chips were flying in Tuatapere as competitors took part in the annual woodchopping event at the Waiau Town & Country Club last Saturday. Photos: Dave Loudon Photography

Head, heart, humble vital to success

WHEN you ask Southern Steel netball coach Reinga Bloxham about her coaching style there is a short answer. "I'm calm." Needless to say it is often the outward appearance she exudes courtside week after week during...

Surf to City a favourite event in Southland for more than 40 years

THOSE wishing to enter the annual ICC Surf to City can now do so for the March 8 event. Sponsored by the Invercargill City Council and presented by Sport Southland, it was Southland's largest participation...

Southland cyclists’ medal haul

THE contingent of Southland cyclists may have required extra baggage allowance on their to the region return after competing at the Vantage Elite and U19 Track National Championships in Cambridge due to a large...

Surfing have a go day sees “massive” turnout

BY LINDSAY BEER A FANTASTIC number of newcomers to surfing took advantage of the Southland Boardriders Association Have A Go Day at Colac Bay on Sunday. Jess Terrill, of the Southland Surf School, said the turnout...

Downhill series success

ABOUT 80 riders from around the country descended on Bluff last weekend for the opening round of the Mountain Bike New Zealand National Downhill series. Southland Mountain Bike Club president Lawrence Kees said the event...
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