The wider community is reaping the benefits of a much-debated investment in professional sport, Southland community funders say.
The Central Pulse are poised to lose the most popular member of their team to their NZ rivals.
There must be something in the water at Oreti Speedway because their solo riders dominated the New Zealand Speedway awards.
Cheryl Officer has stepped down as chairperson of Southland District Rugby League.
Majority of Southland's NBL title-winning team indicate they want to return to defend their crown next year.
Winning a Speedway New Zealand award came as a pleasant surprise to Invercargill automotive mechanic Trevor Nelson.
The Dennis brothers, of Woodlands, broke new ground when The Bishop won at Ashburton on Friday.
Division two club rugby wrap.
The 2015 Southland premier club rugby semifinalists have been found with Star, Eastern-Northern Barbarians, Marist and Woodlands advancing to next weekend's playoffs.
Queenstown Rovers march toward Southland football's Donald Gray Cup senior men's title remained on track when they beat Southend United 8-1 at the Frankton Events Centre ground on Saturday.
Southland Sharks beat Wellington Saints to be crowned NBL champions.
Cooks won a tough slog against Cowboys to clinch a place in the Southland rugby league club final next weekend.
Stephen Braithwaite underwent a CT scan at Southland Hospital in Invercargill after suffering neck injuries in the Wrights Bush-Balfour/Lumsden club rugby game at Balfour on Saturday.
Division one club rugby wrap.
OPINION: Tough southern men have plenty of reasons to cry after hanging tough in thrilling final.
Wrights Bush players Stephen Braithwaite and Simon Moran were taken to Gore Hospital after suffering injuries in a division three club rugby game at Balfour on Saturday.
The Highlanders have beaten the Hurricanes 21-14 in an intense Super Rugby final.
The Southland Sharks reached the NBL final with a 95-80 semifinal win over the Supercity Rangers
Club football wrap.
Premier club rugby wrap
Four Southlanders head to Pacific Games and Oceania Championship.
Twenty six Southlanders will get to taste some of the pain a Tour de France a goes through over the next three weeks.
Southland filly Elusive Catch is entered for the first race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
Paul Henare isn't all that comfortable with the hype around the Sharks heading into Saturday's NBL semifinal showdown.
First up is the Super City Rangers in the semifinal on Saturday with the hope to play in Sunday's final in Wellington.
The Southern Steel has re-signed the core of its 2015 team with six more players committing to the franchise.
American car enthusiasts will make their annual Tour of Duty Cruise from Invercargill to Te Anau on Saturday.
Southland-wide club netball wrap.
When she started playing football, Nicole Dawson was 'so useless' her own brother wouldn't pass her the ball.
Woodlands rugby player Kaleni Taetuli has got his wish.