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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...

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 isĀ 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...
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