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Deafness no barrier to Mitchell's rugby dreams

Morgan Mitchell

Morgan Mitchell plays a quiet game on the rugby field, using his lip reading skills where possible.

Paul Richards eyes Byerley Park challenge

Paul Richards

Wingatui trainer Paul Richards has confirmed that he will shift to the Byerley Park training complex at Karaka.

Bluff hope jubilee year brings division title

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If the day is fine, then look out for a big red-and-white following at Rugby Park tomorrow .

'Spiderman' Ngaluafe takes the lead in NPC buildup

Keanu Kahukura

Stags outside back Junior Ngaluafe is known for his speed - after all he's one of the quickest going around in Southland.

Call me one-eyed but ... it's still a good idea

Joseph Parker

A Joseph Parker fight could become Invercargill's biggest event on the calendar, in regard to international status.

Team Cromwell put town on map

Cromwell's spot in the Tour of Southland could be more than just the race's first town team.

Blues bring pride to final against favourites

Sam Brierly

Blues are hoping history repeats itself as their men prepare to halt the Marist juggernaut.

Ironman triathlon is the ultimate challenge

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OPINION: We are constantly reminded that running a marathon is one of the most challenging and rewarding events.

Invercargill has good chance, say Parker promoters

Joseph Parker

Invercargill is edging closer to hosting its first big-time professional boxing event.

Thundercats fight to finish for win over Boltz

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The 2014 senior basketball competition winners have been found following finals this week.

Eating habits of a Commonwealth spectator

Nathan Burdon

OPINION: Every other person at the Commonwealth Games seems to be clutching a can of 'Iron Brew'.

Kylie looks forward to birthday bash

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Kylie McKenzie is looking for a double celebration at the Fight for Kidz.

Fiordland Classic seen as one of the best

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Organisers of the weekend's Fiordland Classic are still on a high after one of the most successful tournaments yet.

Patterson puts things right with Glasgow gold

Richie Patterson

Richie Patterson laid demons to rest and established his place in NZ weightlifting history with victory in Glasgow yesterday.

The whole package behind Southland athletes

Tom Scully

OPINION: You only have to turn on the television lately to see the success of Southland sportspeople on the international stage.

Kiwi Lauren Boyle's chance to reverse ledger

Lauren Boyle

New Zealand's premier swimmer can tinkle out a tidy tune on the piano, but she may not be a big Jazz fan.

Jamaican out-bombs Walsh for shot put gold

Tom Walsh

Tim Nedow wandered past under the grandstand, shaking his head: ''Yeah, O'Dayne just bombed one!''

NZ hammer thrower looks at home in Glasgow

Julia Ratcliffe

NZ hammer thrower's older sister proudly displayed the sign for a second day running.''Hammer it home Ratcliffe.'' And she did.

Nikki Hamblin is inspired by a rising black tide

Nikki Hamblin

Nikki Hamblin will be inspired by the deeds of her team-mates when she attempts a third medal.

New coach and fresh faces line up for Stags

Brad Mooar

It is a new coach and new-look squad to boot for the Southland Stags as they ramp up their preparation for the 2014 season.

Young stags ready to make their mark

Lima Sopoaga

Logan Savory takes a look at 12 new faces in the Southland Stags 2014 national provincial championship squad.

'Cool and laid-back' Sally Johnston on target against all odds

Sally Johnston

Dumped by her coach on the eve of the Games, Southlander Sally Johnston had the perfect answer - a gold medal.

Punching above our weight

Tom Scully

Southland's golden touch has our province sitting alongside Wales, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore in the gold medal count.

Sally Johnston wins Games shooting gold

Sally Johnston

Stress of crucial gear going missing not enough to sway NZ's latest gold medallist Sally Johnston.

Rugby Park to host both division finals

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Invercargill's Rugby Park will be a hive of activity on Saturday afternoon with more action than originally scheduled.

Ah Kuoi spurred by tragedy into charity fight

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Nick Ah Kuoi has watched boxing closely over the years.

Tudor on track for international meets

Lilian Tudor

Southland athletics official Lilian Tudor hopes to attain an international ranking this spring.

Record medal haul for Kiwi rowers

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Southland rower Kristen Froude has won a bronze medal at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships in Italy.

Clinical Blues into division two final with Marist

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A committed Blues team is peaking at the right time to test competition heavyweights Marist in the Southland-wide division two rugby championship final.

Woodlands crush Marist for third straight title

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Woodlands are becoming a Southland club rugby dynasty.

Second-half goals help Old Boys keep winning run

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Winning sequence continues as they defeat Southend United 4-0 at Bain Park in Invercargill on Saturday.

1998 winner savours Scully's golden moment

Tom Scully

Glen Thomson savoured a special moment while watching Tom Scully win the same event he won gold in 16 years ago.

Blistering bronze for Matt the ’Mule’ Archibald

Matt Archibald

When it comes to the New Zealand men's sprint squad, the former Cycling Southland development officer is the fifth Beatle.

Stags hopefuls get one last chance to impress

Stags

The Stags 2014 squad is expected to be named in the next two days, with the decision-makers to take one final look at the video from games played at the weekend.

Multisport athletes put to the test in Wakatipu

Peak to Peak

He didn't break the two-hour barrier, but Wanaka's Dougal Allan was still happy with his win at the 21st R&R Sports Peak to Peak event in Queenstown.

Extra time needed in both div one semifinals

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There is a lot to like about Southland's division one club rugby competition, and Saturday's semifinals highlighted that.

Cyclists, judokas fly the Kiwi flag in Glasgow

Tom Scully

The cyclists and judoka have again proudly flown the Kiwi flag on the third day of the Commonwealth Games.

Points race gold for Scully, four more medals

Tom Scully

Tom Scully claims gold in points race as NZ track cyclists add four more medals to tally.

Old Boys dominate competition

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Old Boys dominance of Southland Football's Premier Men's Donald Gray Cup competition has continued.

Woodlands win Galbraith Shield

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Woodlands have made it three Galbraith Shield titles in a row with a convincing 32-3 win over Marist.

Crusader Corey Flynn reflects on Southland past

Corey Flynn

Veteran hooker Corey Flynn talks about his journey from being a Southland kid to a Crusaders legend.

Fortune clinches win on last bowl

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Southland regained the Paterson Trophy in sensational circumstances last weekend at Timaru.

Eddie's golden ride

Eddie Dawkins

The Southland cycling community are reflecting on the rise of one of their stars after Eddie Dawkins claimed gold.

From Kew Bowl to Glasgow gold

Eddie Dawkins

Racing on the crumbling concrete banking of Kew Bowl, Eddie Dawkins didn't look like a champion.

Sav's Say: Highlanders should be forever green

Malakai Fekitoa

OPINION: It is time for the Highlanders to wear their green jersey at home as well, writes Logan Savory.

Talented trio bring home medals

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They ventured into the unknown but exceeded all expectations by bringing home some table tennis bling.

New bowls boss brings plenty of skills to job

Karen Witham

Voluntary work in Southland outdoor bowls is highly valued by administrator Karen Witham.

Bronze consolation for NZ men's pursuit team

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It was a Commonwealth Games medal, just not the one the New Zealand team pursuit riders were after.

Southland's Robbie Robinson heads for Harbour

Robbie Robinson

Talented fullback stresses his decision to leave Southland for North Harbour was not about chasing the cash.

Eisenhower Trophy callup for Vaughan McCall

Vaughan McCall

Southland golfer named in New Zealand team for 29th Eisenhower World Teams Championship in Japan.
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