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Aaron Smith returns to action

Aaron Smith will make his first appearance of the season for the Highlanders on Thursday.

All Black halfback Aaron Smith poised for return to action after World Cup in trial against Crusaders

Boys refreshed and after game time

New Crusaders flanker Tim Boys.

Tim Boys refreshed through introduction to Crusaders.

Tautari wins stroke play

Southland golfer Matt Tautari tees off at the Invercargill Golf Club

Local knowledge of the Otatara-based Invercargill Golf Club has paid off for Matthew Tautari.

Yearlings for Christchurch sale

The Somebeachsomewhere-Asabella colt who is entered for the premier yearling sale in Christchurch this month. He is being prepared by Graeme and Ann Mee.

Graeme and Ann Mee are preparing seven yearlings for the Christchurch sale this month.

Mischief Maker scores Cup win

Junior driver Kyle Marshall

Junior driver Kyle Marshall landed his second Cup win in four weeks at Palmerston North on Sunday.

Central Otago sports turf complete

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

The new Central Otago sports turf is complete and within a week the sprinklers will be turned on and the water turf tested.

Skier Craig Murray freaks father with first free ride win

Wanaka skier Craig Murray, 17, took the fall line from the start gate to win the Freeride Junior Tour leg in Chamonix on Saturday.

Proud dad Keith Murray can't bear to watch.

Dawkins switches uniforms at nationals

Eddie Dawkins in action on the final day of the UCI Track World Cup in Cambridge.

Southland cyclist Eddie Dawkins will wear both provincial and national colours at the Elite Track National Championships.

Te Rapa sprint attracts the best

Xtravagant (Matt Cameron) wins the Group I 2000 Guineas at Riccarton.

Volkstok'n'barrell launches a new campaign in the Group I NRM Sprint on Saturday.

Kiwi driver looking forward to Manfeild

Brendon Leitch, here in action at Taupo during round four of the Toyota Racing Series last weekend, is the leading Kiwi in the series, which finishes at Manfeild this weekend.

Brendon Leitch is the leading Kiwi in the TRS this year.

Southern swimmers in champs

Fifteen-year-old Flynn Sinclair of Invercargill wins the Sandfly Cafe Across Lake Te Anau swim.

Southland's Flynn Sinclair is one of several promising swimmers representing the Southern Makos at the NZ Zonal Championships.

The Honey Badger wins

The Honey Badger (right, Allan Beck), finishes fast to beat Talkalot (left, Brent Barclay) and Cyclone Charlie (Nathan Williamson) in the G T Chamberlaine Builder Ltd Pace at Wyndham on Monday.

Five track records were set at the Wyndham Harness Racing Club's meeting on Monday.

Baby plays part for Wells

Josh Wells and Regan Feck, of Perth, in action at the New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park in Invercargill on Saturday.

There is no doubting Josh Well's passion for speedway.

World-class riders wow crowd gallery video

Freestyle motocross star Levi Sherwood in action at the 2016 Farm Jam event at Otapiri Gorge in Southland on Saturday.

Levi Sherwood struggles through Farm Jam with ankle injury.

Win tinged with sadness

John Morrison with his father, Chris after driving his first winner on Sunday.

John Morrison chalked up his first driving win at Sunday's Waikouaiti harness meeting.

Teenager triumphant in Te Anau

Fifteen-year-old Flynn Sinclair, of Invercargill, wins the Across Lake Te Anau Swim held on Saturday.

Fifteen-year-old Flynn Sinclair is a talent, there is little doubting that.

Speeding Spur finishes second

Trainer John Dickie

Melbourne's Great Southern Star has been added to Speeding Spur's progamme.

Stewart comes up short

Southland boxer Clayton Stewart.

Southland boxer Clayton Stewart is unable to dethrone Chad Milnes.

Leitch picks up more points

Invercargill motorsport driver Brendon Leitch

Brendon Leitch fifth in competition standings.

Spotlight on Southland farm gallery video

Levi Sherwood competing in the freestyle motocross section at the Farm Jam event at Otapiri Gorge.

An international spotlight hovered over a Central Southland sheep farm on Saturday.

Marist add another title to list

Marist batsman Jamie Glenn in action in the Southland senior club Twenty20 competition final against Invercargill-Old Boys on Friday night in Invercargill.

Marist have added the 2016 Southland senior club cricket Twenty20 title to their honours list.

The Diamond One sparkles

Winning trainer Claire Anderton, jockey Daniel Bothamley and owners, from left, Tony Dennis and his brothers Martin, Joe and Ray at the White Robe Lodge Handicap presentation on Saturday.

The $200,000 Haunui Classic at Otaki on February 27 is likely to be The Diamond One's next race.

Testing ground trips Hasselhoof

Hasselhoof and regular rider Matt Cameron.

The Parramatta Cup will be Hasselhoof's next race in his Sydney campaign.

Demons mark 65th in style

Demons Softball Club legend and former Black Sox pitcher Greg Newton, centre, passes on some pointers to young Southland softballers Hunter Barlow,15, left, and Josh Richardson, 14, during the Demons 65th celebration weekend in Invercargill.

The Demons Softball Club's 65th reunion weekend was treated to a top-drawer Southland Major League game.

Historic win for Oreti Park

Oreti Park Speedway's James Douglas and Ricky Pubben celebrate after winning the New Zealand Sidecar Championship on Saturday night.

James Douglas and Ricky Pubben made history on Saturday night.

Wheeler leads Buckman tribute video

Highlanders back Richard Buckman.

Highlanders lock Joe Wheeler has paid tribute to the injured Richard Buckman through song.

Hasselhoof fourth in Oz debut

Hasselhoof ran fourth in the A$85,000 Gardenia Handicap (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Star Kiwi galloper Hasselhoof finished fourth in his Australian debut at Randwick on Saturday.

Memorable win for Anderton

The Diamond One holds off Tommy Tucker to win the White Robe Lodge Handicap at Wingatui on Saturday..

The Diamond One won the White Robe Lodge Handicap for the third time at Wingatui on Saturday.

Four Starzzz Shiraz in Cup

Andre Poutama drives Four Starzz Shiraz in the Wairarapa Cup on Sunday.

Trainer Kevin Chapman reckons his Wairarapa Cup runner, Four Starzzz Shiraz, is probably destined for Australia..

18 hour days bring joy to Pioneer bike repairers

A must-have tool box for the bike repair crew members at the Pioneer race from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Four bike repairers spend 18 hours a day doing what they do best at the week-long Pioneer mountain biking race from Christchurch to Queenstown. 

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