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Southland-wide netball ramps up

The Southland-wide club netball competition is heading towards the business end of the competition.

The Southland-wide netball league is reaching the business end of the competition.

Club rugby titles on the line

A jubilant Waiau Star team after winning the division three club rugby final at Tuatapere in 2015.

Waiau Star to host Mataura while Riverton and Albion-Excelsior to square-off in Southland club rugby finals.

Football coaches enjoy league format

Old Boys football player Anton Fitzgerald in action during their Donald Gray Cup league winning season.

Seeing the excitement around Southland club rugby and netball finals got sports reporter Scott Donaldson wondering if football should follow suit?

Former Stag chases US title

Jamie Mackintosh in action for the Stags.

Ex-Southland prop Jamie Mackintosh on verge of US Pro Rugby Championship.

Joseph backs Fekitoa for semi

Malakai Fekitoa, pictured practising in Johannesburg with his Highlanders team-mates this week, will again start in the ...

Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph gives strike midfielder a subtle message - he wants a big game.

Rio provides ideal motivation

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 21:  Tori Peeters of New Zealand competes in the Women's Javelin during the IAAF Melbourne ...

Two-time New Zealand javelin champion Tori Peeters is on an Olympic quest as she eyes Toyko.

Big things ahead for Bradly Knipe video

Southland cyclist Bradly Knipe returned from the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Switzerland with a gold and ...

Big things ahead for record-breaking Southland cyclist Bradly Knipe.

Bright future for Southland cycling video

Southland cyclists Tom Sexton and Bradly Knipe returned from the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Switzerland ...

The future of track cycling in Southland looks bright.

Pack power restored for Highlanders

Luke Whitelock has a lock on No 8 for the Highlanders in Sunday's sudden death clash with the Lions after playing in the ...

Highlanders solidify their pack and employ a forward-dominated bench for semifinal in Johannesburg.

Division one semifinals arrive

Ohai-Nightcaps player Tyler Johnstone in action against Te Anau in Te Anau in a division one round-robin game.

Wyndham to host Ohai-Nightcaps, Riversdale to visit Edendale.

Winton driver targets Catlins rally

Winton driver Brendon Mitchell in action during the 2014 Catlins Coast Rally.

Eastern Southland Car Club Champion Brendon Mitchell is among the Catlins Coast entries once again.

Bowls team advance in innovative format

Bowls.

Three Southland-based bowls teams will line up for the regional Tiger Turf championships.

Wanaka mum off to Olympics

New Zealand canoe slalom chief judge Kellie Bailey, of Wanaka, has been selected to adjudicate at the Rio Olympics.

Kayaking has been Wanaka woman's life since meeting her husband 28 years ago.

Semi-final showdown in Central

Maniototo and Clyde-Earnscleugh will meet in a semifinal match at Ranfurly on Saturday.

Reporter Rhys Chamberlain previews this Saturday's Central Otago rugby semi-finals.

Queenstown man Rio bound

The Olympics rings and mascot.

"Being part of the show is going to be something really memorable.'' - Queenstown tennis coach Lan Bale.

Highlanders embrace the high life

Aaron Smith hopes there will be more cause for celebrations when the Highlanders face the Lions for the second time this ...

Aaron Smith says the Highlanders are enthused about playing an enterprising rival in friendly weather conditions

Bulling returns to cycling for Rio video

Pieter Bulling isn't scared to lay down the law to his older team-mates in the New Zealand men's pursuit lineup.

Southlander finds himself the unofficial captain of men's pursuit team, gunning for a medal in Rio.

Southlander named in Junior Tall Ferns

Southland's Aliyah Dunn has been selected for the New Zealand Junior Tall Ferns squad to play China in September.

Southland's Aliyah Dunn has been selected in the New Zealand Junior Tall Ferns team to play China in September.

Broughton takes control at UK club

Former Southern Steel netball coach Robyn Broughton has a new role as Director of Netball at Hertfordshire Mavericks in ...

Broughton takes over as head coach and director of netball at Hertfordshire Mavericks.

Sports turf trust overcomes funding shortfall for amenities building

An aerial shot of Central Otago's sports turf in Cromwell.

The Central Otago Sports Turf Trust have bridged a funding shortfall for an amenities building at the new turf.

Skelt: It's badminton's time to shine

Invercargill's Nigel Skelt is heading to Rio for the Olympics as a badminton official.

Southland's Nigel Skelt playing a key role with one of world sport's big players at Rio.

Collegiate shoot for netball titles

Collegiate Gold player Rachel Rasmussen claims the ball in the Invercargill Netball Centre Premier A grade semifinal ...

The Collegiate Netball Club is shooting for two titles and a third placing in the Invercargill Netball Centre's Saturday competition.

Chiang, White pack bags for Los Angeles

Emma White and Thomas Chiang fly out of Christchurch on Sunday for tennis tournaments in Los Angeles.

James Hargest College students Thomas Chiang and Emma White are to play tennis in the United States.

Ex-referee seeks ILT election

Former international rugby referee Paddy O'Brien is standing for the Invercargill Licensing Trust  board.

Ex-rugby referee and ILT board hopeful Paddy O'Brien says Stadium Southland needs to be better utilised.

Future star: Mitchell Kempton

Southland squash player Mitchell Kempton.

Promising Southland junior squash player Mitchell Kempton is a future star on the rise.

O'Brien braces for Rio

IRB Sevens rugby referee manager Paddy O'Brien, of Invercargill, heading to Rio for the Olympics.

Former test referee excited at attending the Olympics as the sevens referees manager.

Southland players finish in top 16

Gore snooker player Shannon Swain takes a shot.

There was no hometown fairytale victory in the NZ Snooker Championships held in Gore recently.

Clubs need to thrive

Sport Southland community sport manager Andrew Petrie is ready to help Southland's golf clubs thrive.

Sport Southland to work with Southland's golf clubs to ensure they thrive.

Skelt hasn't given up Parker hope

Joseph Parker in his bout against Bowie Tupou in Invercargill last year.

Clash of dates and funding struggles prevent Invercargill hosting Joseph Parker's next bout.

Highlanders remodel for semis

Jamie Joseph has rejigged his squad for the next phase of the Highlanders' Super Rugby title defence against the Lions ...

Jamie Joseph makes key personnel changes to invigorate Super Rugby champions for semifinal test.

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