Sharks beat Giants in OT

Sharks' forward Nick Kay attempts to shut down the Nelson Giants' Curtis Washington.

Southland Sharks hold off Giants in overtime thriller in Nelson.

Adams' rare trip to Addington

Harness racing trainer Wayne Adams.

Invercargill trainer Wayne Adams to line Lamborne Road at Addington on Friday night.

Highlanders searching for attacking mojo

Highlanders captain Ben Smith is tackled by Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett in Wellington earlier this month.

No team with five games under their belt has scored as few tries as the Highlanders this season.

Pretoria jibe, to 100 club

Aaron Smith will bring up his 100th game for the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday night.

From the outset Aaron Smith suggested he should be the Highlanders No 1 halfback, and he eventually got his wish.

Pullar helping Southland team

Southland golfer Robyn Pullar tees off.

Southland's Robyn Pullar is hoping to continue some good form to help Southland claim the NZ Women's Masters golf tournament.

Six teams chasing two spots

Fullback Napoli Serulele has transferred from Te Anau to play for neighbours Mossburn in Southland club rugby this season.

Six teams to line up in Southland club rugby's new division one qualifying tournament this season.

Southland rowing showdown

Verdon College rower Xavier Wright.

Three Southland rowers will go head-to-head in the under-17 single semifinals at the New Zealand Secondary School Championships.

Leitch's US dream a reality

Kiwi driver Brendon Leitch will compete in the 2017 United States Formula 4 Championships.

Excitement builds as humbled Kiwi driver Brendon Leitch gets ready for stint racing in United States.

Youth bowlers start well

Lawn bowlers Tayla Bruce from Canterbury and Southland's Sheldon Bagrie-Howley at the 2017 World Youth Championships in ...

Kiwi bowlers Sheldon Bagrie-Howley and Tayla Bruce make promising starts at the 2017 Youth World Championships.

Dancer turned sailor off to Italy

Gold-medal winning Wanaka junior yacht club members Laura Erichsen, left, and Stellar Nepia.

"Sir Russell asked me if I wanted to go to the world championships. Of course I said yes''.

Sopoaga junior's rapid rise

Tupou Sopoaga, pictured playing for the Panthers in 2015, is set to debut for the Highlanders on Friday night.

Former league player Tupou Sopoaga - brother of Lima Sopoaga - is named on the Highlanders' bench.

Southland Boys' golf champions


Northern Southland College's Joshua Kalweit takes individual honours, Southland Boys' the team champions at golf tournament.

Sharks hit the road

Derone Raukawa has been ruled out of the Southland Sharks' games against the Nelson Giants and Taranaki Mountain Airs ...

Derone Raukawa out, Alex Pledger uncertain, as Sharks eye road trip.

Bowls success at national tournament

The Bowls Southland women's team after a successful National Intercentre tournament.

The Southland Women's Sevens team have enjoyed their best result in half a decade at the National Intercentre competition.

Punching above their weight

Southland kickboxers L/R front. Levi Smith,11, Jessie Wynne,17 and Anthony Ferguson,13, top L/R  Jamie Henery, Jason ...

Three kickboxers from Southland are one step closer to being selected for the World Combat Games.

Sport relief for Kaikoura

IHD Coaching director and head coach Tony Fryer and Southland Boys' High School student Ronan McNeill, 15, get ready to ...

A group of Southlanders are travelling to Kaikoura to help sporting clubs and health businesses get back on their feet after the 2016 earthquake. 

Queenstown basketballers fall short

Wakatipu basketball men's 3-on-3 team of Callum O'Connell, Christian Alberton, Ashton McQueen and Laine O'Connell ...

The men's 3-on-3 team played well but couldn't secure a place at the World tournament in Japan.

Code-hopping Ingham in positive mood

Nelson Giants guard Tom Ingham attempts to stand up Taranaki guard Alonzo Burton during their recent clash at the ...

Tom Ingham's summers follow a familiar thread.

Div 1: How they shape up

Logan Jones, who was a loose forward at Southland Boys' High School last year, has joined the Midlands club for the 2017 ...

John Langford takes a look at how the six teams confirmed for Southland's division one club competition are shaping up.

Highlanders hooker re-signs

Liam Coltman, pictured being tackled against in round one against the Chiefs, will play for the Highlanders until at ...

Liam Coltman will be part of the Highlanders until at least the end of 2019

Taurua enjoying 'intense' Aussie comp

Sunshine Coast Lightning netball coach Noeline Taurua is enjoying the tough nature of the new Australian netball competition.

The even nature of the new look Australian netball competition is exciting for former Southern Steel coach Noeline Taurua.

Mabonga claims Australian title

Southland's Atipa Mabonga won the women's U20 triple jump at the Australian Athletics Championships.

Southland's Atipa Mabonga saved her best jump for last to secure the Australian Athletics Championships under-20 triple jump title in Sydney.

BrecaWanaka swimrun draws 164 entrants

Nick Berry and Mike Phillips are the Breca Wanaka 2017 50km course champions.

BrecaWanaka champions splash and dash their way to victory.

Arrowtown wins White Horse Cup

Arrowtown celebrates after winning the White Horse Cup at Ranfurly on Saturday.

The burden of defending the White Horse Cup all season long is heavy one, something Arrowtown coach Simon Spark knows all too well.

Ten years of triple jump in Southland

Todd Swanson at the Capital Classic in Wellington in 2012

The triple jump is a complex, demanding athletics event that is hard to get right.

Southlander makes splash at nationals

Jacob Blomfield poolside with the gold medal he won in the 400m freestyle at the New Zealand Age-Group Swimming ...

Southland 15-year-old swimmer Jacob Blomfield wins national title and breaks Southland records at national meet.

Success for Southland students

Adam Norman from Central Southland College on his way to second place in the long jump at the Otago Southland Secondary ...

Southland secondary school students have been busy at various events for summer tournament week.

Junior tennis aces rewarded

Southland junior trophy winners at the Tennis Southland awards prizegiving in Invercargill.

Junior players dominated the trophies at the Tennis Southland awards in Invercargill recently.

Sports tournament week is here

The girls' 3000 metres race, with girls' under 14, under 15, under 16 and senior sections all running in the same race ...

This week is NZ Secondary Schools summer tournament week, where the week is set aside for South Island and New Zealand national tournaments.

Aaron Smith's 'massive mistake' video


All Blacks star believes he has turned a corner since his 'very disappointing' end to 2016.

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