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Parker eyes Dunedin defence

The world is at Joseph Parker's feet now he has oen of the four crown jewels of the heavyweight boxing scene, the WBO belt.

The southern city has emerged as a surprise candidate to hold a Joseph Parker world title defence.

Demons Red extend run

Demons Blues player Chris Telfer in action.

Demons Red remain unbeaten in Southland's Major League softball competition.

Dawkins wins gold

Eddie Dawkins has won gold at the Oceania Championships.

Eddie Dawkins led a Kiwi clean sweep of medals in the keirin competition.

Many changes in 70 years

Murray Faul has been a supporter of the Invercargill Harness Racing Club for seven decades.

Murray Faul's 70 years with the Invercargill Harness Racing Club is a remarkable achievement.

Whanau enough for Salter

Netball.

Georgie Salter has been named coach of the Netball South Beko League team.

Stag to play in Cape Town

Junior Ngaluafe in action for the Stags in 2016.

Southland's Junior Ngaluafe is set to line up for the New Zealand sevens team.

He Tauaa makes a difference

He Tauua player Shaun Tamariki-Todd, left, being tackled by Cowboys player Lima Leituale.

He Tauaa's hard work on and off the field has been highlighted by New Zealand Rugby League.

Parker's rise, fight by fight

Joseph Parker knocks out Francois Botha.

From a school teacher as an opponent to a world title fight. How did Joseph Parker get here?

Football team back in big league

Southland Football development officer Luis Paiva, left, and Southland Football manager Ignacio Sande are looking ...

There will be a Southland football team in the 2017 Southern Premier League.

Composite team to impact club comp

Old Boys player Henry Smith gets the ball under pressure from Gore's Nick Khan.

The absence of Southland's top football players in the new combined team is set to impact on the standard of the Donald Gray Cup.

National sevens selection

Southland Girls' High School's rugby captain Kendall Buckingham.

Southlanders selected in national schools sevens team.

Waikiwi wins Interclub 7s title

Bowls.

Waikiwi have secured the three-peat, taking out the Bowls Southland Division One Interclub 7s title.

Opening day success at Oceanias

Ethan Mitchell leads out Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins in the team sprint at the Oceania championships.

Several Southland cyclists claimed medals on the opening day of the UCI Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.

Sprinters lead way at Oceania championships

Ethan Mitchell leads out Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins in the team sprint at the Oceania championships

The New Zealand sprint team impressed on the opening day of the UCI Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.

Motorbike love continues

World freestyle motocross star Levi Sherwood.

Southland's love for motorbikes continues with high demand for Nitro Circus tickets.

Fitzsimons takes out Tour of Manawatu

Mitchel Fitzsimons won novice tour of Manawatu in convincing style

Teenager Mitchel Fitzsimons caps off an extraordinary year with a win in the novice Tour of Manawatu

Combined Country team named

Cricket.

Southland's Combined Country cricket players get chance to test themselves.

Conroy targets Taupo

Jamie Conroy and the Allied 24/7 Fuel Ford Falcon he is competing in the New Zealand Touring Car series.

Invercargill driver Jamie Conroy is ready to bounce back in round two of the NZ Touring Car Championship. 

Southlander confirmed for TRS

Invercargill driver Brendon Leitch.

Kiwi Brendon Leitch will have fourth tilt at the Toyota Racing Series.

Cosman's brush with boxing royalty

Francis Cosman, of Gore,met former WBC heavyweight champion Larry Holmes on a trip to the USA.

Joseph Parker is front and centre in the boxing world right now but a Gore man met boxing royalty recently.

Jock Paget to run coaching clinic

Jock Paget.

Olympic medalist Jock Paget will be in Southland on December 14-16.

Sharks sign another

Basketball.

 Another piece of the Southland Sharks' 2017 National Basketball League player puzzle has been filled.

Southland schools have high hopes

Southland Girls' High School touch team listens to orders from coach Dennis Thompson at training before the NZSS touch ...

SBHS and SGHS have great expectations heading into the NZSS touch tournament in Auckland.

Small-town NZ, big-time boxing

Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker at the Stirling Point signpost in Bluff.

From Las Vegas to Bluff, the week in 2015 when big-time boxing took over southern New Zealand.

Fowler-Reid stars in series win

Southern Steel goal shoot Jhaniele Fowler-Reid shoots a goal in the 2016 trans-Tasman netball league.

Southern Steel shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid produced an outstanding display to help Jamaica to a netball series win over England.

Swim NZ approve meet

Swimming.

Swimming New Zealand in an act of goodwill has since decided to approve the Orca Labour Weekend Meet.

$40k too much for young Parker video

Grant Arkell trained Joseph Parker, when he was an amateur, at the Papatoetoe Boxing Gym in south Auckland.

Pokies the only way to find funds for promising young NZ boxers, former Joseph Parker trainer says.

Jaime Hutter rows into record books

Jaime Hutter reacts as he passes the world record mark of 277km during his 24 hour indoor row in Wanaka on Sunday.

Jaime Hutter's walking a bit funny after his successful 24-hour world record indoor rowing bid but he thinks he'll row again, after a holiday.

Double delight for Maynard

Southland Senior Open tennis champion Kerryn Maynard of Te Anau.

Te Anau's Kerryn Maynard didn't just break his duck of Southland Senior Open tennis titles, but he smashed it with a double triumph.

Gore's Ayson wins Silver Fern Rally

01122016 News. Robyn Edie. SouthlandTimes/FairfaxNZ.    2016 NZ Silver Fern Rally, gravel roads from Christchurch to ...

Not all plain sailing for Gore rally driver on southern back roads.

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