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Harbour grab dramatic win over Stags

North Harbour players celebrate their win  over Southland in Invercargill.

Daniel Halangahu penalty helps North Harbour steal a dramatic 26-25 NPC win over Southland.

Good results for Southland indoor bowlers

The medal winners in the single's competition at the New Zealand secondary schools' indoor bowls championships in Wellington on Sunday, from left, Jason Gray (silver), Jonty Horwell (gold) and Caleb Hope (bronze).

Jason Gray (Southland Boys' High School) and Caleb Hope (James Hargest College) produced their best form to finish second and third, respectively, in single's competition at the New Zealand secondary schools' indoor bowls championships in Wellington on Sunday.

Southland under-19 too strong for Southland under-18

Southland under-19's George Tuineau is tackled by Southland under-18 players Caleb Young, left, and Kane Findlay in a rugby game at the Les George Oval, near Invercargill, on Sunday.

The Southland under-19s recorded a comprehensive win over the Southland under-18s in rugby at the Les George Oval on Sunday.

Jamie Hume, Abby Erwood named in Southern Steel squad

Southern Steel coach Janine Southby.

The addition of two exciting young players from the southern region has completed the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel squad.

Stuart, Wilson win South Island RSA snooker champs

Ernie MacManus, of Gore, eyes a shot at the 37th South Island RSA Snooker Pairs Championship at the Gore RSA on Sunday.

The Invercargill combination of Doug Stuart and Ron Wilson beat Greg Adams and Tony Hammond, of South Canterbury, in the final of the South Island RSA Snooker Pairs Championship at the Gore RSA on Sunday.

Southland schools in tournament week

The Greymouth High School's hockey team, with coach Sioux Morgan, front right, at the ILT Hockey Turf in Invercargill on Sunday. The team is in the city for a secondary school girls' tournament, which starts on Monday.

The last day of August marks the start of the secondary schools winter sports tournament week.

Stewart makes statement gallery

Trainer Russell Newton, left, with Clayton Stewart after Stewart's win at the Southland Boxing Championships.

Clayton Stewart looks bound for the New Zealand Boxing Championships after delivering a stunning win at the Southland Championships on Saturday night.

Southlander reached quarterfinals of NZ Junior Singles

Indoor bowls

Indoor bowler Trevor Burgess, of Southland, lost 11-10 to Shaquaid Hihi, of Poverty Bay, in a quarterfinal of the New Zealand Junior Singles in Wellington on Saturday.

Harbour team named

Rugby.

North Harbour makes three changes.

Stags team named

Keanu Kahukura.

The Stags have made three changes to the starting lineup for the game against North Harbour on Sunday.

Stags' important assignment

Stags captain Jamie Mackintosh.

The Southland Stags' 2015 campaign gets serious on Sunday.

Uru aims for three

Southland rower Jade Uru.

A Southland family is aiming to make it three Olympics in a row.

Southern bowlers in form at Auckland test match

Indoor bowler Suzanne Mackie.

Three Southland ladies were richly rewarded when representing the South Island in the recent interisland test match at Auckland, winning medals in their respective disciplines _ Belinda Peard (singles) and Suzanne Mackie and Elaine Carnie (pairs).

Southland Girls' team hopeful

Southland Girls' High School Senior A netball team coach Natalie Avellino gives a team talk.

The Southland Girls' High School Senior A netball team coach Natalie Avellino is hoping her team can improve on their third place finish from last year, when the South Island secondary schools' netball tournament gets underway in Timaru next week.

Sparring partners to clash

Training partners Nathaniel Arnold, left, and Aaron Lay, both 17, will square off as the main bout on Saturday at the Southland Boxing Championships.

They are training buddies but will put that friendship to one side on Saturday night.

Moffat a chance for NH clash

Southland coach Brad Mooar.

Stags coach Brad Mooar has not ruled the centre out of playing against North Harbour.

van Dyk passes on knowledge

Irene van Dyk talks to Southland Girls' Year 9 pupils as part of a coaching session.

Former New Zealand Silver Fern's star Irene van Dyk was in Invercargill conducting a netball coaching session as part of the nationwide Tall Poppy Real Estate competition at Southland Girls' High School in Invercargill on Thursday.

Stags ready to lock horns with North Harbour

Scott Eade scores a try for the Highlanders in a preseason game against the Crusaders in Timaru earlier this year.

As the saying goes, there is no place like home.

Lomu in quiz machine prank video

Jonah Lomu played 63 tests and scored 37 tries for the All Blacks.

Former All Blacks try-scoring machine surprises unsuspecting members of public in Dublin pub with intricate prank.

Bay of Plenty grab NPC win

Dan Hollinshead landed some points for Bay of Plenty against Southland.

Southland have some discipline problems to remedy as a lop-sided penalty count cost them.

McIlwrick picks up good drive at Forbury Park

Rory McIlwrick, left, and Brad Williamson are driving at Forbury Park on Thursday night.

Rory McIlwrick has landed the plum drive on Highview Illusion in the race for junior drivers at Forbury Park on Thursday night

Prodigal Seelster offer should appeal to breeders

North Canterbury-based stallion Prodigal Seelster.

Christchurch stallion owner Noel Kennard is offering a generous deal to standardbred breeders who book mares to Prodigal Seelster this season.

Southland Golf Club lead Great Southern Challenge

Golf gear

The ILT Great Southern Challenge got underway on Sunday, with the first of four rounds playing out at Greenacres.

Stag Moffat a marked man

Southland Stags player Kieran Moffat has been on fire in recent weeks.

Somewhere high up in Bay of Plenty's scouting report this week will be Keiran Moffat's name.

Isola Bella stays in Christchurch for more racing at Addington

Trainer-driver Kirk Larsen after winning the Gore Cup with Jango Fett.

Isola Bella has been left in the care of Christchurch horseman Brad Mowbray with the view to racing at Addington next week.

Dunn returns to NZ harness racing

Christchurch reinsman Dexter Dunn is driving at Forbury Park on Thursday night.

Champion reinsman Dexter Dunn is back in action at Forbury Park  on Thursday night.

Getting to know events

Brendon McDermott.

What makes a good event?

Beaumont and Mabonga role models at Central Southland College

Central Southland College's star athletes, Jack Beaumont (long distance runner) and Atipa Mabonga (triple jumper).

International athletes Jack Beaumont and Atipa Mabonga are inspirational role models at Central Southland College, teacher Sue Ballantyne says.

Teenager gets Stags' start

Southland teenager Liam Howley playing club rugby for Pirates-Old Boys this year.

Southland coach Brad Mooar makes seven changes for clash with Bay of Plenty.

Southern Stampede wins New Zealand Ice Hockey League

Southern Stampede captain Bert Haines shows off the Birgel Cup the team won at the weekend after winning the New Zealand Ice Hockey League.

It was a nail biting tiebreaker followed by sweet success for Queenstown's Southern Stampede, who took the New Zealand Ice Hockey League title in the weekend from the former three-time winners.

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