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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.

Canterbury controversial winners

Canterbury players celebrate scoring a goal against Southern in a National Women's Ice Hockey League game played in Gore.

Canterbury are the new National Women's Ice Hockey League champions with a win in Gore.

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. 

Three sidecar teams unbeaten

1NZ (97P) Mike Zachan and Paul Humphrey on their way to winning the New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park Speedway in 2010.

With three teams emerging unbeaten from qualifying, racing promises to be fierce at Saturday's New Zealand Sidecar Championship at Oreti Park Speedway.

Successful day for Lindsay

Perfectly Ideal with driver Shane Walkinshaw, trainer Phil Devery and owners Allan and Joy Lindsay after their win at Winton on Friday.

Perfectly Ideal and Swamp Major were winners for Myross Bush owner Allan Lindsay at Winton on Friday.

Good news for Walkinshaw

Trainer-driver Shane Walkinshaw

Shane Walkinshaw has gained an important breakthrough in his cobalt case.

Sidecars father and son combo

Derek (left) and Matthew Ramsay from Palmerston North are in Invercargill for the New Zealand Sidecar Championships.

Hurtling around a speedway track at over 130 kph with no brakes isn't your usual form of father and son bonding.

Southland's Leitch in tight race

Southland's Toyota Racing Series driver Brendon Leitch.

Southland's Brendon Leitch is in a tight race to reach his goal of finishing on the podium in the Toyota Racing Series.

Pioneer's boss is happy with the result

Pioneer mountain bike race chief executive Dave Beeche (left) rode about 95 per cent of the route when working on the track.

A week-long mountain biking race from Christchurch to Queenstown gets more recognition. 

Family rivalry in Te Anau swim

Te Anau couple Tammy and Andy Magness are competing against each other to win the Kerry Mathieson Trophy in the Across Lake Te Anau Swim.

There will be plenty of pride at stake when Te Anau couple Andy and Tammy Magness take the plunge at the Across Lake Te Anau swim.

All down to T20 decider

Marist batsman Shaun Fitzgibbon.

Marist and Invercargill-Old Boys will square-off in the Southland club Twenty20 decider on Friday night at Queens Park in Invercargill.

Farm Jam Sherwood's holiday video

New Zealand freestyle motocross rider Levi Sherwood relaxes on site of the 2016 Farm Jam event, at the Frew family farm in the Otapiri Gorge.

Levi Sherwood to start 2016 campaign at Farm Jam.

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