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Southland Rams takes on Canterbury Maori

Images from the South Island premier rugby league game between Southland Rams and the Canterbury Maori team last Saturday in Invercargill. The Rams won the game 38 to 10. The Southland Rams take on...

Southerner in winning form

USUALLY nervous before a big race, 17-year-old Shakira Mirfin felt calm and prepared to take on the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships, but winning was "pretty insane". "We'd done so much preparation in our boat...

Basketball star inspires youngsters

FROM seeing Steven Adams play on TV to facing him on the court, Sophie Hika (12) got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play with one of her biggest role models. The budding basketballer said the experience...

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...
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