Sports

Fishing competition a family affair

MOVING the annual Te Anau Club Fishing Competition from October to January has proven successful for the club, according to organiser Darren Drysdale. The annual competition, which has been run for about 26 years, had...

South Island under-15 softball champs

The South Island under-15 boys' and girls' softball championships was held at Surrey Park from last Thursday to Sunday. The tournament involved about 160 children. In both the boys' and girls' teams finals, Canterbury A played Canterbury B,...

Te Anau Rodeo celebrates 50 years

TE ANAU Rodeo celebrated its 50th in style, with a well-run event which was a definite crowd pleaser. The weather was spot on, with an estimated 1800-plus people attending. More families than in previous years...

Top tennis draws big crowds in Te Anau

THE fifth Distinction Hotels Te Anau Tennis Invitational featured eight of New Zealand's top male tennis players. New Zealand No 1 Rubin Statham, Finn Tearney, Rhett Purcell, Finn Reynolds, Riki McLachlan, Rob Reynolds, Wesley Whitehouse...

Project receives boost

THE Southland Softball Association (SSA) has received a major funding boost towards the development of its proposed new regional $1.8 million facility at Surrey Park. SSA has received a grant of $250,000 from the Lottery...

Club celebrates milestones

THE Queens Park Golf Club clubhouse is used to its fair share of celebrations, but last week proved a highlight as the Queens Park Ladies Club celebrated its 100th annual meeting, with a patroness...

Athletes honoured by Academy Southland

BADMINTON player Ella Smith and cyclist Corbin Strong were honoured by Academy Southland at the end-of-year celebration on Monday. The two-year Academy Southland sports programme includes Foundation and Leadership and provides advice and guidance around...

Lifetime passion

Calvary Hospital 103-year-old resident Kath Robinson has been an avid indoor bowler for more than 50 years. As members of the former St Patrick's Bowling Club, she and her husband Les played individual, pairs and...

Iconic event celebrates 30th anniversary

WITH a capacity field in both the FreshChoice Kepler Challenge (60km) and FreshChoice Luxmore Grunt (28km), competitors lined up for an early start to take on the iconic community race – the 30th anniversary...

Full speed ahead for harness racing team

WHILE many people are winding down for the festive season, Southern Harness Racing staff are gearing up for their busiest time of the year. The Invercargill Harness Racing Club Classic Kiwi Christmas races at Ascot...
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