Stags overpowered by Lions

Southland's Wharenui Hawera runs in a try past Wellington's Jackson Garden-Bachop during the Mitre 10 Cup rugby match ...

The Southland Stags may have opened the scoring, but that was as good as it got against Wellington in their NPC rugby match.

Dylan Schmidt grabs national title

Dylan Schmidt closest to camera and Sean Wilson at the 2016 New Zealand Gymsports Championships held at Stadium ...

Dylan Schmidt showed the benefit of his Olympic seventh placing to claim his first title at the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships in Invercargill.

Tasman rider leads tour

Upcoming young Nelson cyclist Finn Fisher-Black.

A dominant second stage ride has enabled Tasman rider Finn Fisher-Black to claim the yellow jersey in the U17 division after the first day of the Junior Tour of Southland.

Southland synchronised swimming success

The Phoenix Synchronised Swimming Club after a successful campaign at the Spring Nationals in Tauranga.

Invercargill's Phoenix Synchronised Swimming Club have achieved excellent results at the 2016 Synchronised Swimming Spring National Championships in Tauranga.

Schmidt the next 'Landers coach?

Highlanders boss Roger Clark met with Joe Schmidt (pictured) when he was recently in New Zealand, but speculation ...

Highlanders will keep in touch with Joe Schmidt, but could choose next coach from within.

Junior tennis players taste success

The Otago Spring Open 14-Girls' finalists from left, Bianca Popham, Claudia Smith, Halle and Charly Faherty.

Southland's top junior tennis players achieved some excellent results at recent South Island tournaments.

North Town bowlers sound warning

North Town bowler Craig Merrilees was unbeaten in three rounds.

The 2016/17 season is officially underway and North Town bowlers have sent early warning signals throughout the Southland province.

Shearing sports season begins

A wool handler competes in a quarter final heat at the National Merino Championship in Alexandra.

The shearing sports season starts in Central Otago.

Southland couple off to world champs

Neil Jamieson and Erin Criglington are off to the World Masters Track Cycling Championships in Manchester.

Southland couple Erin Criglington and Neil Jamieson will feel young again at the World Masters Track Cycling Championships.

Mixed results for Southland gymnasts

Southlander Logan Dalgity, on the rings. in the Level 4 team section of Men's Artistic Gymnastics at 2016 Gymsports ...

There were mixed results for Southland at the 2016 NZ Gymsports national championships at Stadium Southland in Invercargill. 

Tuimavave raring to go

Southland Stags player Tauasosi Tuimavave runs with the ball against Hawke's Bay.

Southland Stags winger Tauasosi Tuimavave will make a rare start against his former province on Friday night.

Success for Southland junior rugby

Southland Boys' High School captain Flynn Thomas has made the NZ Secondary Schools rugby team.

The Southland under-48kg rugby team have won the South Island tournament for the third-year in a row.

Commonwealth Games beckons for Cromwell-based squash referee

Cromwell-based squash referee Jackie Hamilton has the Commonwealth Games in her sights and has been working her way up ...

Cromwell squash stalwart Jackie Hamilton is on a Commonwealth Games journey - and she has it in her sights.

David Kirk wins award

David Kirk from the Eastern Southland Car Club received the Motorsport New Zealand Awards - Award of Merit recently.

David Kirk of Gore recounts how he thought little of it when his wife persuaded him to attend this year's Motorsport New Zealand Awards evening at Te Papa in Wellington.

Hellier and Pullar victorious

Southland golfer Robyn Pullar won the 2016 Southland Matchplay Championships.

Scott Hellier and Robyn Pullar are the 2016 Southland Matchplay Champions, after the championships played out at Greenacres recently.

Rutledge to captain Stags

Southland Stags hooker Jason Rutledge, centre, will captain the Southland Stags against Wellington in their NPC rugby match.

Veteran hooker Jason Rutledge will captain the Southland Stags against Wellington on Friday night.

Keast back to defend title

Defending champion Southland cyclist Hamish Keast will be returning for the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland in 2016.

Southland's Hamish Keast won last year's Junior Tour of Southland with a broken collarbone, now he's back to defend his title.

Rio star Schmidt bounces back

Dylan Schmidt is all smiles after a seventh place performance in the Olympic Games trampoline final.

Dylan Schmidt has bounced back from making the trampolining final in Rio to compete at the nationals in Invercargill.

Gymnasts soar at Stadium Southland

Gymsports New Zealand chief executive Tony Compier, left, talks with ILT Stadium Southland general manager Nigel Skelt ...

Invercargill has attracted almost 1000 gymnasts to the New Zealand Gymsports Championships.

Emilia Price at world tennis cup

New Zealand junior tennis player Emilia Price.

Emilia Price, of Winton, is playing against the world's top junior tennis stars in Hungary.

Top Kiwi cyclists retire

Retired New Zealand cyclist Matt Archibald.

Two top New Zealand cyclists, Jo Kiesanowski and Matt Archibald, have retired from the sport.

Wanaka skyline a first for Forne

Queenstown adventure racer Chris Forne navigates for Seagate during the Raid in France race.

Chris Forne's top three tips for multisport navigation: focus, map, mental energy.

Southland Stags struggle in the rain

Southland Stags first-five-eighth Wharenui Hawera kicked three penalties.

It was another disappointing defeat for the Southland Stags against North Harbour on Sunday.

Demons Red and Dodgers win

Demons Red player William Campbell in action.

The new Southland club softball season got underway at Surrey Park on Saturday.

Golden Gate ready to race

John Ryan trains Golden Gate.

Class six trotter Golden Gate is likely to resume racing at Ascot Park on Saturday.

Kelvin Tyler features prominently at Awards

Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler.

Riverton trainer Kelvin Tyler was centre of attention at the Southland Thoroughbred Racing Awards.

Rams boost rugby league's profile

Southland Rams player Jayleel Fa'amoe-Ioane about to feed the scrum.

The Southland Rams have boosted rugby league's profile despite losing their NZ Rugby League Championship decider.

Skerrett lands 100 NZ wins

Koxinga with owner-trainer Wayne Humphries at Gore on Friday.

Koxinga gave owner-trainer Wayne Humphries and jockey Darrin Skerrett a hometown win at Gore on Friday.

Come Fly With Me wins easily

Trainers H Cheng and Stephen Blair-Edie saddle Weapon Of Choice at Gore on Friday.

Trainers Stephen Blair-Edie and H Cheng won two races at Gore and were second in another.

Stags to build on first win

Southland Stags player's Dylan Collier, left, and Tim Boys tackling BOP player Nick Evemy. Boys will start his first ...

The Southland Stags are looking to build on their first win of the season against North Harbour on Sunday.

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