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Ricky May leads men’s team to title

MID-CANTERBURY reinsman Ricky May was in dominant form at the Downbytheseaside Battle Of The Sexes Drivers' Challenge at Ascot Park Raceway in Invercargill last week. The Invercargill Harness Racing Club has run a drivers' challenge...

Christmas treats on offer at Wairio Trots

THE Wairio Trotting Club will hold Southern Harness Racing's major pre-Christmas event at Central Southland Raceway in Winton on Saturday, December 19. Southern Harness Racing promotions officer Lindsay Beer said the day would present 11...

Southland takes first win in Hawke Cup opener

SOUTHLAND opened its 2020/21 Hawke Cup campaign with a first-innings win against Mid-Canterbury. Two schoolboy stars were the heroes for Southland in the two-day fixture at Queens Park in Invercargill. Benji Culhane, of Southland Boys'...

Riverton club set to race at Ascot Park

THE Riverton Trotting Club will hold the first of its three race meetings of the season at Ascot Park Raceway, in Invercargill, on Thursday, December 3. Southern Harness Racing promotions officer Lindsay Beer said the...

On Par – Golf Southland

20th Stead Cup title for Robyn Boniface ROBYN Boniface has brought up a remarkable 20 Stead Cup titles, after winning the prestigious tournament at Queens Park last week. The tournament, which dates back 102 years, is...

Premier cricket teams face 5th round of contest

WAIKOIKOI is the early leader of Southland's ILT Club Cricket Premier League heading into round five games this Saturday. All three of the round four games were abandoned in the 50-over competition last week due...

Who to watch for at the NZSS Champs

THE New Zealand Secondary Schools is possibly the hardest track and field championship to win. Athletes come out of the woodwork, with speedsters from other sports pitting themselves against the "athlete" athletes. So, surprises are...

Runner aims for 30th Kepler finish

WITH a bit of a push from his son, Alan Reid hopes to be the first person to have finished the Kepler Challenge 30 times. He had run the event, now in its 33rd year,...

Poolside

LAST weekend saw the Murihiku Swimming Club hold its annual anniversary meet. Eighty-four swimmers took part in the first long course meet of the season. The change from short course to long course is always...

Bringing the beach to the bowling green

ONCE it was a bowling green, now it is an oasis in the middle of Invercargill. Truckloads — about 641 tonnes — of sand was delivered to the former Southland Bowling Club, on Forth St,...
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