Southland Girls' High School have made the final of the Top Four national school girls' rugby competition in Palmerston North.
Southland under-19 rugby coach Craig Pullar openly admits he is team has a David and Goliath type battle on their hands on Saturday at Rugby Park in Invercargill.
By no means is it a feat suitable for the faint hearted.
Stags coach labels Wellington and Hawke's Bay premiership teams playing in the NPC championship.
Unwanted ABs No 10 rules himself out of Southland's game against Wellington in Invercargill with hamstring twinge.
It was Southland's younger exponents of our game who were to the fore on the national scene last week, with the New Zealand Junior and New Zealand Secondary Schools' Indoor Bowls Championships decided at the North Wellington host venue.
The Otago Volts will play two games in Invercargill during the 2015/16 domestic cricket season.
Jaccka Justy, winner of the prestigious Dominion Handicap for trotters at Addington last November, has died of complications from colic.
For Michelle Watt life seems to revolve around running.
James Hargest College will square off with Ashburton College in the final of the Jenny McDonald hockey tournament in Cromwell on Friday.
Carl Middleton, the successful Canterbury owner, trainer and breeder, died on Thursday.
Trio of All Blacks arrive in the south to visit Mataura school.
A decision on whether Lima Sopoaga lines up for Southland against his old province on Saturday will be made on Friday.
Don Nicolson, the chairman of Gallop South, is acting as manager of the consortium of Southland and Otago thoroughbred racing clubs.
Southland Boys' High School capped their undefeated run at the under-15 boys' rugby tournament in Christchurch with a 31-0 win in the final on Thursday.
Southland Rams coach Greg Dawson is pointing to the history books to help spur on the players for Saturday's South Island rugby league showdown with Canterbury.
Former Southland's Sharks coach Paul Henare will be honoured in Invercargill next week.
Southland Boys' High School have won the South Island secondary schools' under-15 rugby final in Christchurch on Thursday.
Franco Salisbury, winner of five races, has been scratched at Addington on Friday night following his sale to Brisbane.
New Zealand under-17 football representative Whitney Hepburn is attending the secondary school girls' tournament in Invercargill this week.
The Wakatipu High School is represented at the secondary school girls' football tournament in Invercargill this week.
Gore High School beat Timaru Girls' 3-1 in a crucial match at the New Zealand secondary schools' hockey tournament in Invercargill.
Growing numbers a priority for Southland cricket.
Southland Boys' High School are in the final of the South Island secondary school boys' under-15 rugby final in Christchurch on Thursday.
Co-coach Eddie Peters believes Southland Girls' High School have a good chance of beating Wellington East Girls' College at the secondary schools' premier football tournament in Taupo on Wednesday afternoon.
Southland Girls' High School are unbeaten after the first two days of the South Island secondary schools' netball tournament in Timaru.
Steve Tyler is making his mark in the training ranks since he turned professional and shifted to Wingatui from Te Puke four months ago.
Saperavious, who made rapid headway through the grades last season, has been nominated for the $230,000 Coupland's Bakeries Mile at Riccarton on November 11.
Christchurch teams Papanui High School and Christchurch Girls' High School are dominating the New Zealand secondary school girls' football tournament in Invercargill.
The two North Island teams in the Audrey Timlin Memorial New Zealand secondary schools' tournament squared off in Invercargill on Tuesday.