Pero, Tie Me Down eye Cup Week

Pero (No 7) is making a return to racing at the Egmont Racing Club meeting at Hawera on Saturday.

Pero and Tie Me Down's performances at Hawera will be watched closely by their connections.

Homecoming for Kergozou

Southland cyclist Nick Kergozou.

Scott Donaldson talks to 19-year-old Southland cyclist Nicholas Kergozou De La Boessiere before the 2016 Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Invercargill.

Southlanders fall short in Olympic quest

Southland synchronised swimming sisters Caitlin Anderson and Kirstin Anderson.

History was made, records were broken, but the big prize of an Olympic qualification was ultimately just out of reach.

Promising showing from golfers


It was a promising weekend for Southland's senior and masters men's golf teams, who each produced encouraging results from the weekend's representative play.  

Southland rowers impress

Southland rower Michaela Townshend.

Usually raced in winter-like conditions, the Concept 2 R2K Singles Regatta last Saturday was completed without a ripple on Lake Ruataniwha.

Vulcan set for Wairio meet

Vulcan, pictured in winning form at Addington.

Millionaire trotter Vulcan could start at the Wairio Trotting Club's Ladies' Day meeting at Winton.

Arnold ready for NZ champs

Southland boxer Nathaniel Arnold.

Promising Southland boxer Nathaniel Arnold answers some quickfire question in the lead up to the nationals in Invercargill.

Boxing titles on the line

Southland boxer Clayton Stewart.

High hopes for Southland's chances.

Hectic weekend profitable for Ferguson

Craig Ferguson.ungears a horse at the Invercargill stable of Wayne Adams on Monday.

Craig Ferguson was back training horses on Monday after driving winners at three race meetings at the weekend.

Junior Track Carnival begins

Southland cyclist Hamish Keast, 15, won the yellow jersey in the under-17 division of the Junior Tour of Southland at the weekend and will now line up in this week's Junior Track Carnival in Invercargill on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Junior Track Carnival starts on Tuesday in Invercargill with riders attending from throughout the country.

James ready for track champs

Kirstie James (leading the race) will be involved in the Oceania Track Cycling Championships.

Scott Donaldson talks to Southland cyclist Kirstie James before the 2016 Oceania Track Cycling Championships in Invercargill.

Southland cyclist world champion again

Masters cyclist Erin Criglington.

Southland's Erin Criglington has done it again.

Tennis competition begins

It's the tennis season.

Four teams of senior and junior players tackled the first round of a new tennis competition in Invercargill on Saturday.

Keast produces gutsy ride

Hamish Keast.

Hamish Keast has produced a gutsy ride to win the under-17 boys section of the 2015 Junior Tour of Southland.

Harness racing briefs

Seduce Me (Matthew Williamson) leads early from Waltzing Queen (Nathan Williamson), Flashing Good Time (Dexter Dunn), Genuine Excuse (Kirk Larsen) and Caballo Blanco (Craig Ferguson) in the Kubala Seed Ltd Gore Pace at Ascot Park on Saturday.

Reinsman Craig Ferguson capped a memorable three days with a win at Timaru on Sunday.

Stags better but still not happy

Southland second five-eighth Willis Halaholo scores a try in the tackle of Hawke's Bay fullback Zac Guildford during the provincial rugby game at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

Southland bow out of playoff contention.

Bay beat Stags and wind

Robbie Fruean of Hawkes Bay looks to fend off James Schrader of Southland during the round eight ITM Cup match.

Hawke's Bay have scored 22 second half points into a strong wind to bank a 35-28 victory over Southland at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

Oakley convincing

Luke Jones, left, and Jamie Oakley before playing the under-19 men's final at the New Zealand Junior Individual Age Group Championships at Squash City in Invercargill on Sunday.

Susan Devoy watched her son, Jamie Oakley, win a New Zealand squash title in Invercargill on Sunday.

Travelling south

Ideal Success with trainer-driver Arna Donnelly.

Ideal Success, Alotbetter and Wingsonhai, all trained at Cambridge by Arna Donnelly, leave on Saturday afternoon for campaigns in Canterbury.

Southland U19 finish well

Southland prop George Tuineau.

Southland saved their best performance to last at the national under-19 rugby tournament in Taupo.

Upsets in Southland softball


Upsets were the order of the day in Southland major league softball at Surrey Park on Saturday.

Busy three days

Craig Ferguson after winning with Robyn's Bad Boy at Ascot Park.

Junior driver Craig Ferguson will be wanting a good sleep tonight.

Pony-sized trotter wins

Brad Williamson drove Blazing Under Fire.

Dual-gaited three-year-old Blazing Under Fire is the third trotting winner sired by Washington VC.

Top squash players

Auckland's Sian Duggan, left, and Katie Fairweather, of Invercargill, competing in the under-19 girls' section of the New Zealand Junior Individual Age Group Championships at Squash City, Invercargill, on Saturday. Fairweather won the match.

It's day three of the New Zealand Junior Individual Age Group Squash Championships in Invercargill.

Northern Southland TC tips

Bettor's Brigadier, right, could be at generous odds in the last at Ascot Park today.

Jamie Searle's selections for the Northern Southland Trotting Club meeting at Ascot Park today:

Stags' chance to right wrongs

Stags coach Brad Mooar is looking for much more from his side this weekend.

Southland's leading rugby players are eager to right some wrongs at Rugby Park in Invercargill on Sunday.

Macdonald honoured to get job

Hoani Macdonald.

Hoani Macdonald has stressed to the current Stags squad and Rugby Southland staff he is honoured to coach the Southland and is not taking the position for granted.

Macdonald to take Stags reins

Hoani Macdonald.

Hoani Macdonald has been appointed the Southland Stags coach for the next two seasons.

Keast grabs yellow jersey

Hamish Keast.

Gusty winds helped and hindered times as a field of more than 90 entrants in the Junior Tour of Southland tackled the first stage around the time trial circuit at Teretonga Park on Friday.

Fine wool fleece flies through air at 2015 NZ Merino Championships

Western Australian Damien Boyle on his way to taking the 2014 New Zealand title in Alexandra.

Australian champion Damien Boyle is contesting a sixth consecutive win in New Zealand's only fine wool shearing championship this weekend.

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