Games focus shooter's future aims

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Queenstown sharp shooter Jenna MacKenzie has the Rio Olympics in her sights after a "mind blowing" experience at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Sideline support from Mum for Rams' Hiko

Tuki Hiko

Tuki Hiko finds support from his mother at rugby league games a bit awkward at times.

White Robe Lodge set for breeding season

Brian and Lorraine Anderton

White Robe Lodge, situated on 254.95 hectares (630 acres) on the Taieri Plains, is gearing up for another busy foaling and stud season.

Pieter Bulling on track for 2016 Rio Olympics

Pieter Bulling

At a have-a-go day a decade ago, Cycling Southland stalwart Laurie Tall spotted something a little bit unique in Pieter Bulling.

Franco Ledger shaping well

Franco Ledger

Ryal Bush horseman Hamish Hunter hopes to have Franco Ledger racing early next month.

Pieter Bulling stands up for southern velodrome

Pieter Bulling

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Pieter Bulling is pleading with NZ cycling officials not to turn their backs on Invercargill's velodrome.

Southland Boys' keen to end rivals' streak

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OBHS have a remarkable 53-game winning streak in the Highlanders region first XV rugby competition but SBHS feel they can put a halt to it.

Lima Sopoaga leads Stags to win over Harbour

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Southland's big off-season play to lure Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has proved to be a masterstroke.

St Mary's Men's coach a winner either way

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Men's team St Mary's won't be getting any inspirational speeches from coach Sarah Hamilton when they take on United.

Stags on a winning track after season opener

Scott Eade

OPINION: Hopefully what you saw last Friday was a snippet of what we are trying to achieve when we have the ball in hand this season.

Fijian is now Stags' first-choice hooker

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Talemaitoga Tuapati will slot into Southland's No 2 jersey tonight against North Harbour, replacing the injured Jason Rutledge.

Road cleared to run rally in Central for first time


Central Otago will host New Zealand's only tarmac road rally for the first time.

Power of a parental bond


Fishing, hunting, camping, there are many hobbies that can bond a father and son.

Robbie Robinson almost completes the circle

Robbie Robinson

One of the more-talented backline prospect to come out of Southland will tonight make his return to the rugby field.

Big contingent for basketball training camp

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Thirteen Southland basketball players and two coaches have been invited to a Basketball NZ camp in Timaru.

Shooting star an example to pistol club

The Southland Times

This week, in The Southland Times Legends of Sports series, DON WRIGHT catches up with Invercargill Pistol Club secretary Jeannette Sharp. 

Robinson to lock horns with Stags

Robbie Robinson

Robbie Robinson will start at fullback for North Harbour against Southland tomorrow night.

Injury may end Stags' Jason Rutledge's career

Jason Rutledge

One of Southland rugby's true legends could have played his last game in the maroon jersey.

Dalton Bromac set to give Close a sweet drive

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Robbie Close has landed the plum drive on Dalton Bromac in the race for junior drivers at Addington on Friday night.

Rutledge out for NPC season

Jason Rutledge

Veteran hooker Jason Rutledge has ruptured his left bicep during the Stags game against Bay of Plenty on Friday night and is out for the rest of the season.The injury occurred while making a tackle during the game.

Southern Steel round out squad with midcourter

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The final piece of thepuzzle has been added for Southern Steel.

Robbie Robinson may be unleashed on Stags

Robbie Robinson

Robbie Robinson is zeroing in on an intriguing return to the rugby field against his old team on Thursday night.

Southland men get mixed start

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The Southland men's representative season got off to a mixed start with the seniors losing 8 to Central Otago's 11.

Country's defence key, says coach

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A determined effort on defence was the key to Southland Country's victory over their Metro counterparts in Balfour on Saturday, according to winning coach Jeff Clearwater.

Mataura lift game to seal win

Spirited second-half performances by Riversdale and Mataura saw both teams notch victories in the final regular season round.

Rampant Old Boys eye full cabinet

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Old Boys have signalled their intention to clean sweep Southland Football's senior men's silverware for 2014.

Charity event a knockout

When Dave Bartley and Steve Boutcher dreamed up the idea of a charity boxing event in 2003, they pencilled in the Invercargill Workingmen's Club as a venue.

Rams impress with nine-try rout of Whalers

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The Southland Rams are off to a flying start in the South Island inter-district rugby league competition.

Hansen admits All Blacks 'gutted' to miss win

Richie McCaw

All Blacks left feeling "hollow" and "gutted" after limp end to winning streak. | Match report

Old Boys' class shines through

Old Boys signalled their intention to clean sweep Southland Football's senior men's silverware for 2014 when they dumped close rival Queens Park out of the end-of-season Charity Cup first round 4-1 at O'Rorke Park today.

Chiefs have just six vacancies left on roster

Hosea Gear

Only six spots left on 2015 roster, now a case of taking in NPC, while possibly negotiating with overseas-based players.

Warriors put best man Ben Henry in the middle

Ben Henry

Necessity, not choice, has seen Ben Henry move from second row to centre for Sunday's clash in Newcastle.

Player-coach can’t lose – with a foot in each camp

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Sarah Hamilton plays goal defence for grand final qualifiers United, and also coaches their opponents, St Mary's Men.

All Blacks dealing with Conrad Smith situation

Conrad Smith

Centre's dash home for birth of his child throws not so much a spanner in works as a crinkle in well-laid Bledisloe plans.

Big task for Southland Rams’ new backline

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Southland Rams to start 2014 season with new look backline today against the Otago Whalers near Invercargill.

Dane Coles fizzing for Bledisloe Cup debut

All Blacks hooker Dane Coles

Dane Coles is advancing so fast it's easy to forget that tonight will be his first start in a Bledisloe test.

Huge amount at stake for Bledisloe battle

All Blacks

Reshuffled ABs can make history tonight in Sydney and could go a long way to consigning a great rival to history in the process.

Southland start with victory over Bay of Plenty

Jamie Mackintosh

Southland start in impressive fashion with a 34-23 home win over Bay of Plenty in their round one NPC game tonight.

Ben Smith's patience and loyalty gets rewarded

Ben Smith

Ben Smith could have taken the payday option but did not want to spend his life wondering "what if".

Ex-Stags stalwart in new league

Pehi Te Whare

When Pehi Te Whare shifted from Hamilton to Invercargill in 2005, it was supposedly for a three-month trial period.

Peddling the cycling craze

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Cycling Southland is keen to be a voice for every cyclist in the region - recreational, commuter, touring, mad sport enthusiast.

New coach Mooar gets Stags into gear

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On December 30 last year, Rugby Southland revealed to the public that it had a new Stags coach.

Mum relishes chance to get in the ring

Cilla Tauroa

Cilla Tauroa is treating her late callup to box at the Fight for Kidz as one of life's challenges.

Jones has given much to the sport he loves

Evan Jones

There are many ways of measuring the vast voluntary contribution of Athletics Southland life member Evan Jones.

Kidz gloves on for fireman's fight night

Invercargill fireman Ron Fetolofai will try and match two of his work colleagues at the Fight for Kidz.

Browne will travel

Jumps jockey Alan Browne might have hung up his raceday boots for the year.

'Monster' Tajima reaching for the Sky again

'Monster' Tajima

Japanese hillclimb star "Monster" Tajima is back in Central Otago with only one thing on his mind - to win.

Southland Rams poised for battle with Otago

Cheryl Officer

The Southland Rams will open their South Island provincial rugby league campaign on Saturday against Otago.

JP Koen set to battle Super Rugby team-mate

JP Koen

Kane Hames is set to go head-to-head with his Highlanders team-mate JP Koen in what could be an intriguing front-row battle.

Crunch time for clubs as semis battle begins

Southland's top four netball teams will battle for grand final berths in the semifinals of the Southland-wide netball league in Gore.
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