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Stags to miss home crowd

WHILE it might be the Southland Stags' first home game after the Covid-19 lockdown, only a select few will be able to attend the game in Invercargill on Saturday. Rugby Southland marketing co-ordinator Jack King...

Southland cyclist happy with worlds performance

SOUTHLANDER and World Tour professional cyclist Tom Scully was pleased to finish mid-pack in the individual time trial on the opening day of the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Belgium at the weekend. Scully,...

Rakiura Challenge canned

STEWART Island's popular trail run has been cancelled again this year because of uncertainties around Covid-19. Rakiura Challenge organiser Chris Cox said the decision to cancel was "disappointing and difficult". The event had been scheduled...

Marathon week eight training diary

SEPTEMBER 20 to 26: The key word this week is “focus”. The marathon, 10 mile, 10km or 5km is going to be physically tiring, but of course you know this and your training has...

Top players hope to take to Te Anau court

THE big names are back for Te Anau Tennis Invitational 2021 edition with two Olympic bronze medalists yet to confirm if they can make it. The tournament, which has been running since 2012, is being...

Croquet club welcomes new players

THE croquet season is about to start for many clubs throughout Southland with Te Anau Croquet Club games starting on Saturday. The club, established in 2006 by Edith Gray, will hold its first games at...

On Par – Golf Southland

MLT President's Pennants The second round of the MLT President's Pennants was played in challenging conditions at Greenacres Golf Club on Saturday. Results were Invercargill A 2, Riversdale 2: Matt Tautari beat Daniel Elder 4/3, Liam...

Week 6 marathon training diary

THE word this week is "peaking". Peaking is when you start to ease up on your training. There is not much you can do to dramatically add to your fitness in the final three weeks...

Poolside

ON August 16, a team of six Southland swimmers travelled to Auckland to compete at the 2021 Apollo Projects New Zealand Short Course Swimming Championships. The team was made up of Murihiku swimmers Liam Devery,...

Grant gives Aurora’s A team a boost

A FORMER Southern Steel player and teacher aide Jennifer O'Connell has won her Aurora College Senior A netball team a grant to get the players to the South Island Secondary School Championships. The ANZ grant...
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