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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...

Netball volunteer’s service honoured

Dana Turnbull's approach to volunteering for Netball Eastern Southland is plain and simple. She loves the sport, so why wouldn't she help out? After 10 years...

St Peter’s pupils selected for Southland U15 sevens team

Two Eastern girls rugby players have been chosen from 45 players for a Southland sevens side. Lauryn Pickney and Dixie-Leigh Burr (both 14) were rapt...

Fijians to play southerners

The Highlanders are out but Fiji is in. Fijian provincial rugby team Nadroga will play a Rugby Southland invitational side at Southern Field Days next...

Sacrifice for NZ team showjumper

Selling her pony Poppet is one of the sacrifices Caitlyn Tweedie is prepared to make to raise $11,000 for her trip to Ireland. The 16-year-old Gore...

Deck to benefit community

All hands are on deck for refurbishments of the outdoor area at the Edendale Rugby Club rooms that will benefit the wider community. Club members...

World title opportunity ice hockey player

There is one thing missing from Beth Scott's junior ice hockey career – a world title. Her trophy haul may yet get bigger, as she...

Transformative coach region’s best

The mastermind behind Tokanui Rugby Club's undefeated season has been rewarded for his success and lauded for his part in transforming his club's fortunes. Tokanui...

Close contest at primary level tennis tournament

A tiebreaker was needed to separate two top players at the Eastern Southland Primary Schools Tennis Tournament on Wednesday. Gore Main School player Max Eckhout...

Woman wins 7 golds at NZ table tennis champs

She is thought to have taken home the largest haul of gold medals by a New Zealand table tennis player. Shelley Neal, of Edendale,...
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