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Flooding in Dunedin concerns Forbury Park officials

Stipendiary steward Chris Allison.

A decision on racing at Forbury Park tomorrow night will be made on Thursday morning.

Parker's training partner set to fight in Invercargill as well

Boxer Izuagbe Ugonoh

Another fighter added to August 1 card in Invercargill

Dermody a key player for Highlanders

Big asset: Highlanders scrum coach Clarke Dermody.

Jamie Joseph says Clarke Dermody the big figure in turning the Highlanders' scrum around.

Booster to race at Forbury Park

Owner Art Shirley and trainer-driver Nathan Williamson in discussion.

Booster will return to a claiming race at Forbury Park on Thursday night in a change of plan.

Lions to bypass Invercargill and Nelson

Irish legend Brian O'Driscoll in action during the last Lions Tour to New Zealand in 2005

Invercargill and Nelson won’t host matches against the touring British and Irish Lions in 2017.

What a Star

Owner-trainer Murray Swain

The progeny of broodmare I'm A Star have all earned stake money this season.

Tyler keeps an eye on weather forecast

Riverton apprentice Rebecca Tyler aboard Sir Amron at Wingatui on Sunday.

Sir Amron, winner of three of his last four starts, will contest the Waimate Cup  at Oamaru on Sunday if the track is rain affected.

Off-court drama costs Henare award spot

Southland Sharks coach Paul Henare

It seems Southland Sharks coach Paul Henare has paid the price for his players ill-dicispline off the court last year.

Six months of pestering leads to Southland boxer's golden chance

Southland boxer Tom Heads will fight on the undercard to Joseph Parker's heavyweight fight in Invercargill on August 1.

Tom Heads is ready for his opportunity.

Highlanders hold "super session" for junior rugby players

Upper Clutha U13 boys who will get the chance to be part of a super session with the Highlanders organised by Stirling Sports.

The Highlanders will hold simultaneous super sessions with rugby union juniors across Central Otago, Otago and Southland on Friday.

High Forty provides more success for Anderton

Brian and Lorraine Anderton and jockey Alan Browne at the 2015 Otago Steeplechase presentation.

The White Robe Lodge principal, Brian Anderton, extended a winning association with the Otago Steeplechase to 59 years when High Forty  mastered 70kg   in style at Wingatui on Sunday.

Sharks thrash Saints, make it eight straight in NBL

Southland Sharks point guard Kevin Braswell surges past Dion Prewster on the way to two of his 33 points.

The Wellington Saints have their worst game of the NBL season to lose by 32 points to Southland.

Miri ends busy weekend with success

Denis O'Connell drives Miri (No 1) to victory at Ascot Park on Monday.

Within 26 hours 7-year-old trotter Miri went from finishing 13th at Ashburton to winning at Ascot Park in Invercargill.

Upset for Southland Boys' hockey team

SBHS player Haydon McElliott with the ball during the school's first XI hockey game against Otago Boys' High School in Invercargill.

Southland Boys' now look to Kings High School, Waitaki Boys' High and the Johnson Cup in Gore.

Talamahina is a rugby and touch player to keep an eye on

Southland Boys' High School first XV rugby player Kaleb Talamahina.

With one eye on the stags and another on the national touch team, 16-year-old fullback Kaleb Talamahina is one to keep an eye on.

Bannockburn run features historic sluicings

Views from the new Rustic Run course at Mt Difficulty in Bannockburn, Central Otago.

A new venue for the Rustic Run/Walk this year has the organiser all excited.

Invercargill HRC tips

Canterbury race caller Mark McNamara owns Heretic Franco, a contender for the Bluff Cup at Ascot Park on Monday.

Jamie Searle's selections for the Invercargill harness meeting at Ascot Park on Monday:

Steel playoffs bound despite loss to Firebirds

The trans-Tasman Netball League playoffs beckon for the Southern Steel.

The Southern Steel will play the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magc in Saturday's NZ conference elimination final.

Memorable day for Gordon family

Mr Nobody (Stephan Karnicnik) on his way to winning the Mud Sweat and Tears Maiden Hurdle at Wingatui on Sunday.

The Gordon family, of Invercargill had a day to remember at the Otago Racing Club meeting on Sunday.

Invercargill is now a more attractive Super Rugby option

A crowd of over 11,000 fans turned up in Invercargill to watch the Highlanders.

Invercargill puts best foot forward in push for more Super Rugby games

Uruguay overcome Serbia in Under-20 World Cup clash

Uruguay players celebrate their good win in Dunedin.

Uruguay ride their luck to record a 1-0 win over Serbia in Fifa U20 World Cup clash in Dunedin.

Joseph backs Highlanders to win Super Rugby title

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph is backing his team to go all the way.

Jamie Joseph believes 2015 is as good a year as any for the Highlanders to win a first Super Rugby title.

Williamson close to 500 driving wins

Oamaru reinsman Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson's march towards 500 career wins continues at Ascot Park on Monday.

Mali off the mark after fiery encounter with Mexico

Dieudonne Gbakle celebrates scoring his goal in Dunedin.

Mali go top in Group D with a 2-0 victory over Mexico in their Fifa Under-20 World Cup clash.

Machie Mach joins Balfour stable

Machie Mach (Blair Orange) wins a claimers' race at Forbury Park on Friday night.

Machie Mach  was claimed for $7500 by Balfour trainer, Robert Wilson after his win at Forbury Park on Friday night.

Country 'tickers' lead them to victory over a more fancied Town team

Southland Country captain and No 8 Scott McKee is tackled by Town player Alex Taylor during the annual clash at Rugby Park in Invercargill on Saturday night.

The grin Country forward coach Paul Glynn was sporting as he finished congratulating his rugged and reliable pack told it all after they deservedly accounted for the city opposition 25-12 in the Town-Country curtain raiser to the Highlanders-Chief Super 15 clash at Rugby Park in Invercargill on Saturday.

Sharks seal seventh straight NBL win

Southland's Todd Blanchfield top-scored with 24 points in the Sharks' 88-73 win over the Hawke's Bay Hawks.

Southland Sharks overpower Hawke's Bay Hawks 88-73 to claim seventh straight NBL win on Saturday night.

Steel's playoff chances on the line

Southern Steel captain Wendy Frew is desperate for a playoff spot.

Will the Southern Steel's 2015 season end on Sunday? Or will they make the playoffs?

Munro set for Fifa U-20 World Cup

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Southland football stalwart Stu Munro with his FIFA Under 20 World Cup Schedule.

"Once they declared that it was in New Zealand I was definitely keen."

Southern Steel by the numbers

Southern Steel Netball strength and conditioning coach Simon Jones.

It is a numbers game

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