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‘Blind’ riding challenge ahead

A new challenge to test the relationship between a horse and its owner is coming to Eastern Southland for the first time. The Harper Horse...

Columba pupil picks up best bowler title

One by one by one Louisa Kotkamp lined them up and picked them off. Howzat for a result bowler grabbed a hat-trick (three wickets...

Boxing Day test an event to remember

The rivalry between New Zealand and Australia is often a bone of contention. The Kiwis versus the Aussies, the black and white versus the green and...

Volunteer of Year honour well-earned

When the man known as "golden hand" had his first medal draped around his neck at a Meatworks Sports competition, he thought he'd "made...

Country rugby to challenge Fiji

Southland country rugby will be showcased at next year's Southern Field Days rugby match. Two players from each Rugby Southland premier club team would be...

National honour for head swimming coach

When the water whisked Mariano Garcia Nani 10,000km away from his home in Argentina, he never thought it could reward him quite how it...

Gore club rider second in Irish event

Gore Pony Club rider Caitlyn Tweedie has come within a horse hair of winning an international showjumping event, but is very happy with her...

Ironman brother inspires effort

Pete Wilkinson owes his brother a drink. Without him he never would have made it to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Wilkinson's journey began...

Basketball stadium in for $170,000 upgrade

The home of one of Eastern Southland's most popular sports will receive a $170,000 upgrade, the first in 35 years. The Eastern Southland Basketball Association's...

Coach raises profile of skating

Simone Thornett did not expect to be recognised for just doing her job. In fact, she did not even have a speech prepared for when...
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