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.

Rams set to make history

Southland number 7 Jayleel Fa'amoe-Ioane looks for support.

Can the fairytale continue for the Southland Rams rugby league team?

Rugby league community chips in

The Southland Rams presented promising young rugby league players Allan Gillies, Albert Qoro and Darcy More with cheques ...

The Southland rugby league community is tight knit.

Tutaia to lead Fast5 Ferns

Maria Tutaia will captain the Fast5 Ferns in Melbourne next month.

Maria Tutaia to captain Fast5 Ferns.

Southland footballers rewarded

Anton Fitzgerald makes a run for Old Boys in the Southland Donald Gray premier football competition.

Five promising Southland Football Youth Academy members have been named in the Southern United Youth extended squad.

Canterbury pitcher joins Demons

Keegan Hilhorst, from Christchurch will be playing softball for the Demons Blue in this season's Southland competition.

Former Canterbury development pitcher Keegan Hilhorst will play for Demons Blue in the Southland men's competition.

Weight dropping off for Lowry

Jacob Lowry will return to action on Coulee at Gore on Friday.

Weight coming down as jockey returns from break.

Dixon raring to go for All Blacks

Southland Stags player and All Black Elliot Dixon above the scrum.

Southland Stags rugby loose forward Elliot Dixon is raring to go for the All Blacks.

Bond trades in boat for bike

Double Olympic games gold medal winning rower Hamish Bond will be competing in the Tour of Southland in 2016.

"No expectations" as Olympic and world champion rower signs up for Tour of Southland.

Stags nail first win

Southland Stags captain Brayden Mitchell on the charge.

Southland grab first win of season with an inspired second-half performance.

Mixed results for rep rugby teams

The Southland under-18 team during their win over Otago Country during their representative rugby fixture at Les George Oval.

There have been mixed results for Southland's representative rugby teams.

Southland golf teams named

Southland men's golfer Sam Brinsdon.

Southland senior and masters men's teams have been named to tee off the representative golf season.

Invercargill Taekwondo successful

Southland Girls' High School's Ryshae Forbes.

Hard work has paid off for the Invercargill Sejong Taekwondo Club.

All Blacks star returns for Stags

Elliot Dixon during an All Blacks training session in Hamilton ahead of the The Rugby Championship test match against ...

The cavalry has arrived for the bottom of the championship Southland Stags rugby team.

Southland women's hockey team national champions

The Southland women's hockey team won the national hockey tournament in Whangarei.

The Southland Women's Hockey team 

Onward and upward for Jack Beaumont

Jack Beaumont of Winton arrived home from Bulgaria today after competing in the World Mountain Running Champs with a top ...

Jack Beaumont said he gave it his all at the 2016 WMRA World Mountain Running Championships.

Season defining nine-days for Stags

Southland Stags player Jimmy Cowan yells instructions to his team mates in the scrum.

OPINION: The next nine-days are season defining as the Southland Stags aim to keep their NPC rugby season alive.

Runners give their all at world champs

Queenstown's Jack Beaumort made it to the top 10 in the junior male category at the World Mountain Running Championships ...

"It was not any harder than anything I do in Queenstown," teen mountain runner Jack Beaumont says.

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