Heads brings up a century

Rebecca Heads with Sundon Invasion, left, and De Vito after they finished first and second, respectively, for her father, trainer Billy Heads, at Forbury Park on Friday night.

Sundon Invasion gave Waimumu trainer Billy Heads his 100th win when the gelding led all the way in a maiden trot at Forbury Park on Friday night.

Highlanders and Crusaders to meet in farmer's paddock video

Highlanders assistant coach Tony Brown and Waimumu land owner Fred Booth on the site being prepared for a preseason match between the Highlanders and Crusaders.

Super Rugby heading to Waimumu, with the Highlanders and Crusaders set to play a pre-season match in farmer Fred Booth's paddock next February.

Bolger: Funders and volunteers key to the Sharks future

02/04/2014. NEWS. ROBYN EDIE/Southland Times/Fairfax NZ. New Zealand basketball league trophy which the Southland Sharks are the holders of after winning the 2013 season. Pictured at Sharks training, Stadium Southland before the first game on Friday night.

Will the Sharks be around for another 100 games?

McKenzie brothers to unite in their home province

Chiefs first five-eighth Marty McKenzie will play alongside younger brother Damien against the Highlanders.

Brent McKenzie will be a proud father when his two sons turn out for Chiefs in Invercargill on Saturday night.

Tokanui hold retain Laing Shield

Alistair Mackintosh gets a bit of practice in in the snow.

Tokanui has retained the Laing Shield after a cold, but convincing 4-2 win over Mossburn.

Southland Sports Awards finalists announced

Matt Archibald is one of five cyclists in the senior sportsperson category of the Southland Sports Awards.

World and Commonwealth champions, record breakers and some of the country and region's top sportspeople, coaches, administrators and officials will all be celebrated at this year's ILT Southland Sports Awards.

Cuneen to partner Supercharged

Apprentice Racha Cuneen.

Apprentice Racha Cuneen has been engaged to ride Supercharged in the Otago Hurdles at Wingatui on Sunday.

Injury rules out Chiefs' captain

Liam Messam will miss the Chiefs pivotal Super Rugby New Zealand Conference showdown with the Highlanders.

Chiefs captain will miss Saturday's crucial Super Rugby clash with the Highlanders.

Record Super Rugby crowd a prospect for Rugby Park

Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark

Highlanders remain without co-captain Nasi Manu for their showdown with the Chiefs in Invercargill.

Knights ready for Jewels quest

Harness Jewels contender Al Raza with Roxburgh trainers Geoff and Jude Knight.

Roxburgh trainers, Geoff and  Jude Knight, who  brought off an upset win with Pembrook's Delight in the 2012 Harness Jewels, have Al Raza  in contention to repeat at Ashburton on Saturday.

Naholo excited by All Black speculation

Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo is targeting a call-up to the All Blacks' World Cup squad.

Waisake Naholo has confirmed his desire to play for the All Blacks at this year's World Cup but says his contract negotiations have not yet been cleared up.

Rolling subs for annual Town-Country rugby clash

Stags hooker Dillan Halaholo will captain Town in their annual clash with Country on Saturday.

Aspiring Stags will never have a better opportunity than the Town-Country curtain raiser to the Chiefs-Highlanders Super Rugby game at Rugby Park in Invercargill on Saturday.

Dream Collector spot-on after Ascot Park win

Dream Collector wins at Ascot Park on Tuesday.

Top greyhound Dream Collector is 100 percent after his win at Ascot Park in Invercargill on Tuesday.

Expect Great Things from Jewels hopeful

Horseman Gavin Smith

The 3-year-old trotter Great Things Happen has been transferred to the stable of Robert Dunn to complete his final week of training at the beach before the Harness Jewels.

Carvalho is still on the move

John Carvalho in his new role as a taxi driver.

John Carvalho is enjoying driving a taxi  in semi-retirement after 29 years working with  thoroughbreds at White Robe Lodge.

Tamou's selection a boost for league

Taina Tamou

Southland rugby league player Taina Tamou will start for the Canterbury Bulls in their showdown with an Auckland development team in Auckland on Monday.

Smith hoping for states scholarship

James Hargest College Football player Callum Smith at the ILT Turf.

With no set plans and a penchant for football, the future is looking good for footballer Callum Smith.

Jacob Blomfield named Southland swimmer of the year

Swimming Southland swimmer of the year Jacob Blomfield.

Swimming Southland held their annual prize giving on Tuesday night.

Rickety ride sparks lifetime interest

Southland man Allan Dunn has immersed himself in the cycling world.

Southlander picks up Lifetime Service Award at Cycling New Zealand AGM

Steam Washed wins in Melbourne

Southland sire Washington VC.

Steam Washed added to the list of major wins for Southland sire Washington VC with success in the Group I $100,000 Queen Of The Pacific.

Queenstown netballer meets Mystics star

Steel captain Wendy Frew with ANZ Future Captains Louisa Kotkamp and Maddison McDonald, of Queenstown, and Mystics captain Maria Tutaia before the ANZ Championship match between the two teams at Stadium Southland, in Invercargill, on Saturday.

Queenstown rising netballer Maddison McDonald met her favourite netball star, at the Mystics/Steel game on the weekend

Dream Collector to resume at Ascot Park

Trainer Dave Fahey

Glamour greyhound Dream Collector makes a comeback to racing at Ascot Park on Tuesday.

Young referee has a passion for the game

James Hargest college year 13 pupil Josh Cochrane, 17, is into his 4th year as a Rugby Referee.

For Josh Cochrane there's nothing quite like the feeling of knowing he has had a good game.

New sire for White Robe Lodge

Ghibellines will stand at White Robe Lodge next season.

Ghibellines, winner of the Group II Todman Stakes, has been secured for stud duty by White Robe Lodge, North Taieri.

Southland Boys face Otago challenge

Southland Boys' High School first XV players, from left, Marlon Adcock, Blake Ryder and Thomas Grey at training last week.

Southland Boys' look set for a tough outing when they host the Otago Boys' High School 1st XV on Wednesday.

Encouraging results for Southland boxers at Golden Gloves


Six boxers, five titles for Southland at the South Island Golden Gloves.

Bulls coach takes time to look at Southland league talent

Mt Albert's Manu Weepu makes a break. Auckland Rugby League, Fox Memorial Premier, Mangere East Hawks v Mt Albert Lions, Walter Massey Park, Auckland, Saturday 23th May 2015. Photo: David Joseph /

Canterbury Bulls management visited Invercargill during the weekend to try identify some potential players for New Zealand Rugby League's national zonal competition this season.

Jaccka Jack provides special win

Jaccka Jack (Rory McIlwrick) scores a runaway win in the Murray Gray Memorial Trot at Winton on Sunday.

Jaccka Jack, who won 12 races when trained by the late Murray Gray, was an appropriate winner of the Murray Gray Memorial Trot at Winton on Sunday.

Highlanders eyeing up massive clash against Chiefs in Invercargill

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23:  John Hardie of the Highlanders is tackled during the Super Rugby round 15 match between the Force and the Highlanders at nib  Stadium on May 23, 2015 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Motor racing fans could sympathise with Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph.

Prop leads the way in impressive Marist win

Tuki Raimona

Marist have produced the performance of the 2015 Southland premier club season with their win over Woodlands on Saturday.

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