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Taetuli KOs Letele video

Kaleni Taetuli celebrates his knockout win over Dave 'The Brown Buttabean' Letele.

Southland's Kaleni Taetuli $15,000 richer after 22-second demolition of 'Brown Buttabean'.

Recap: Parker vs Tupou fight night in Invercargill

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker and his opponent Bowie Tupou face off at Friday's weigh-in in Invercargill.

Relive coverage of Joseph Parker's showdown with Bowie Tupou in Invercargill.

Kelvin Tyler gains biggest win in Winter Cup

Jacob Lowry celebrates his win on Timy Tyler in Saturday's $100,000 Winter Cup at Riccarton.

Timy Tyler, owned and trained at Riverton by Kelvin Tyler, became the first Southland-trained winner of the Winter Cup at Riccarton in 20 years when he triumphed at odds of 46 to one on Saturday.

Waiau Star win third division final

Winning captain Pete Van Dam celebrates Waiau Star's victory at Tuatapere on Saturday with a port and a beer.

Waiau Star came from 16-9 behind with less than 15 minutes remaining to win the division three rugby final at Tuatapere on Saturday.

Riversdale too strong in division one final

Wyndham's Mark Kingsbury (blue) takes a hard hit from a Riversdale player in the division one final at Wyndham on Saturday.

The two most deserving teams contested the division one final at Wyndham on Saturday.

Ohai-Nightcaps win division two rugby final

Ohai-Nightcaps player Martin Hogg scored a try in Saturday's division two rugby final at Nightcaps. 
File photo.

The top two teams from the division two round-robin competition fought out a tight final at Nightcaps on Saturday.

Stags defeat North Otago in Gore

25092014 News Photo: Robyn Edie/Fairfax NZ. Southland Stags rugby team training at Rugby park, Invercargill, on Thursday afternoon, pictured player Tim Boys in action.

The Stags have found their form against North Otago.

Fenech: Tupou to fight Parker like 'The Hulk'

Australian heavyweight Bowie Tupou weighs in for his bout with Joseph Parker in Invercargill on Saturday.

Kiwi heavyweight is about to learn what it feels like to be hit by the Hulk, boxing hall of famer Jeff Fenech says.

"We love Logan" gallery video

The Southland Times sports reporter Logan Savory, left, with heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker in Invercargill.

The backing of a Southland Times reporter is "probably the main reason" Joseph Parker is fighting in Invercargill on Saturday night, the heavyweight's trainer says.

Parker could be back in 2016 gallery video

Joseph Parker and Bowie Tupou at the official weigh-in ahead of Saturday night's bout in Invercargill.

Joseph Parker could fight in Invercargill again next year before launching his campaign for a world title fight, the heavyweight's trainer says.

Parker vs Tupou: The undercard

Izu Ugonoh, the sparring partner of Joseph Parker, at the weigh-in on Friday for his bout with Will Quarrie.

There's is an intriguing undercard before Joseph Parker takes on Bowie Tupou in Invercargill.

Klitschko seeks Parker's help again gallery video

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker weighs-in for his bout against Bowie Tupou in Invercargill this weekend.

Kiwi heavyweight set to help Ukrainian champion prepare for his title defence against England's Tyson Fury on October 24.

Tupou's 'never watched' Parker gallery video

Joseph Parker and Bowie Tupou come face to face at Friday's weigh-in.

Kevin Barry thinks Bowie Tupou might be lucky he has never watched a Joseph Parker fight.

Division three champion to receive cup

Rugby Southland life member Bill Anderson holds the Life Members' Cup that will be presented to the winner of the division three club rugby final at Tuatapere on Saturday.

The winner of Saturday's division three rugby final will receive the Rugby Southland Life Members' Cup.

Southland secondary schools need more volunteer coaches

Southland Secondary School Sports director Fiona Ward wants more volunteer sport coaches.

Educators are calling for more volunteer coaches for secondary schools.

Parker outside the boxing ring

Joseph Parker with his parents, dad Dempsey and mum Sala, at Ascot Park Hotel in Invercargill on Friday morning.

Southland Times reporter Logan Savory put eight random non-boxing related questions to the heavyweight.

Marathon, sprint racing on Oreti River

Infra Red, driven by Paul Rutherford, of Milton, is competing in the South Island Powerboat Marathon Series on the Oreti River on Saturday.

The South Island Powerboat Marathon Series moves to the Oreti River on Saturday.

'Voice of boxing' to call Parker fight

'The voice of boxing', Colonel Bob Sheridan at the Kiln in Invercargill ahead of Saturday's fight in the city.

He's spent the past two weekends in China and Las Vegas, but Invercargill has been on Colonel Bob Sheridan's mind for quite some time.

Plenty of support expected at division two final

The top two teams from the division two round-robin competition have deservedly won through to Saturday's final.

South embraces Parker gallery video

It seems Southland has Joseph Parker fever.

Parker's very relaxed formula gallery video

New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker tucks into a Bluff oyster on Thursday.

Joseph Parker concedes other fighters might frown at the way he prepares on fight night.

Netball legend to visit Invercargill

Former Silver Fern shooter Irene van Dyk.

Netball's popularity in the south is strong if the latest initiative is any indicator.

Braswell to leave Southland

Kevin Braswell.

Southland Basketball Development Manager and Southland Sharks legend Kevin Braswell is leaving the province.

Parker's small town approach works video

Joseph Parker training at ILT Stadium Southland ahead of his fight on Saturday night.

Fighting in provincial New Zealand is not holding Joseph Parker back, trainer says.

Concern over Southland netball numbers

Rata Hopa.

Southland senior netball team's 2015 campaign could be in jepordy because of a 'disappointing' number of players seeking selection.

Parker's journey to household name

Joseph Parker during his win over China's A Sihati in a amateur bout in 2011.

Five years or so ago I was a made aware of a talented young South Auckland boxer.

Dunn travels overseas for work and holiday

New Zealand's top reinsman Dexter Dunn.

Champion reinsman Dexter Dunn will be out of New Zealand for the next three and a half weeks.

Parker arrives in Invercargill

Boxer Joseph Parker arrives in Invercargill.

New Zealand's leading heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker has arrived in Invercargill.

Generations heed Bonspiel call

Blackstone Hill v Manorburn at Bonspiel 1954. Stewart McKnight is in the foreground.

Stewart McKnight has been curling for over 60 years and won three Bonspiels. Jo McKenzie-McLean talks to the life-time member and patron of the Blackstone Hill Club.

Waiau Star favoured with home ground advantage

Balfour/Lumsden midfielder Charlie Rowberry (red and blue) heads for the try line in a game against Bluff recently. Rowberry will be playing for Balfour/Lumsden in Saturday's division three final.

Interest is high in the showdown between Waiau Star and Balfour/Lumsden in the third division rugby final at Tuatapere on Saturday.

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