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Uphill Battle: Getting back in the game

Uphill Battle column

Mum and reporter JO McKENZIE-McLEAN is taking on one of the biggest challenges of her life training for the Northburn Station 50km. She reports on her progress. 

Southlanders named in Maori All Blacks

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Four Southlanders have been named in the New Zealand Maori team to play Japan next month.

Under-17 side hoping for successful weekend

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Southland's best under-17 cricketers looking to make mark at Otago Districts tournament in Oamaru this weekend.

Burdon: Stags should be better next year

Brad Mooar

OPINION: Perhaps the best thing about watching the Stags play this season was imagining what they might look like next year.

Jazara’s softball star continues to rise

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Star softballer Jazara Hopa is expected to be named in three Southland representative teams for the summer.

Volts pre-season match finishes early

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Bad light ends play in Canterbury-Otago Volts pre-season fixture in Rangiora, played in lead-up to start of NZ's domestic season.

Aparima College shooters hit their marks

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Aparima College left their mark at the New Zealand secondary schools clay target championships in Christchurch.

Hooked on winning

Dr Hook

Dr Hook is in the right order to win the Ashburton Trotters' Flying Mile for the third time on Monday after a win at Addington on Friday night.

Carter call highlights importance to All Blacks

Dan Carter

All Blacks may take Dan Carter on northern tour even if he isn't fit enough for first game in the US.

Road to World Cup begins for Black Caps

Brendon McCullum

Cricket's biggest tournament months off, but two sides who fancy their chances fire the first shots today.

Southland pipped by Canterbury Red

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Southland went close to winning the South Island 16th grade football tournament in Timaru this month.

Girls rugby title goes to Southland for third time

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Southland won the South Island secondary school girls rugby tournament for the third time recently.

Programme changes at Riccarton

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Four races, including a listed $50,000 race for 3-year-olds have been added to the programme for Riccarton on Saturday as the result of the abandonment of the meeting at Ashburton today.

Wadworth a one-man destroyer

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Man-of-the-match performance propels Invercargill-Old Boys to top of the senior club cricket standings after just two rounds.

High noon for Cowboy Te Whare

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Pehi Te Whare agreed earlier this year to play a bit of club rugby league, thinking it would help his fitness.

Williams knocks rivals for six

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Tim Williams kicked off with a hat-trick and later scored another to end yesterday's Wairio Trotting Club's annual mobile mile and ladies day fixture with six wins.

Inspirational jersey works the oracle

Erin Criglington

For the past year Erin Criglington's world championship jersey has been hanging from a coathanger in the family dining room.

Ice Blacks get thorough workout in Queenstown

Ice Hockey

There was no love lost when the Southern Stampede took on the Ice Blacks in Queenstown during the weekend.

Franco Ledger sets Methven record

Hamish Hunter

Franco Ledger won the $35,000 Methven Cup in race record time yesterday, the first Southland-trained winner of the race for 28 years.

Stroll in park for marathon champ Armstrong

Vajin Armstrong

Southland Marathon winner Vajin Armstrong ran into the SIT Velodrome like he was someone running an errand.

Handcycle just the ticket for Jack

Jack Lovett-Hurst

A 17-year-old Invercargill athlete used his arms instead of legs at the Southland Festival of Running.

Semifinal win a stretch too far for Stags

Manawatu Turbos

It had been a big month for the Southland rugby team and, in the end, it was too much.

Winton harness tips

Tim Williams

Jamie Searle's selections for today's Winton harness meeting:

Bledisloe Cup III recap: All Blacks-Wallabies

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All Blacks escape with test victory after late Malakai Fekitoa try.

Turbos end Stags' hopes at semifinal stage

Lima Sopoaga

Southland's championship rugby campaign is over after a 23-18 loss to Manawatu in Palmerston North.

All Blacks ready to apply heat on Wallabies

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Now it's Richie McCaw's turn to have a crack at adding to the mayhem inside the Wallabies' camp.

It's just another knockout week for us - Mooar

Hamish Northcott

Sudden death rugby has become familiar territory for the Southland Stags as they prepare to face Manawatu.

'Under-done' Ricky Gutsell still toughing it out

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Ricky Gutsell is playing down his chance for a sixth Southland Marathon title tomorrow.

It's a fun run for some but serious for others

More than 400 people are expected to line up in the Ascot Park Hotel Southland Festival of Running tomorrow - and there's still room for more in the 10k and 5k events.

Burdon: Hayne train blows whistle for new stop

Jarryd Hayne

NATHAN BURDON - The Southland Times

OPINION: It's going to be fascinating to see just how far Jarryd Hayne can go in the NFL, writes Nathan Burdon.

Wing Bryan Milne committed to maroon jersey

Bryan Milne

In 2001, Bryan Milne pulled on the Stags jersey for the first time.

Marathon just bit of speed work for Armstrong

Vajin Armstrong

There are few people in the world who can make a statement that running a marathon is their speed work - however Vajin Armstrong is one of those.

Southland brothers go all out to win for Quinn

Damon Leitch

Southland brothers Damon and Brendon Leitch have been handed an opportunity many drivers only dream of.

Bets on to beat track record

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Bets have already started over how fast Team Cromwell will complete the Highlands Motorsport Park's lap record.

Boxer looks to next goal

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It's been a hollow victory for Gore boxer Aaron Lay, who retained his Under 80kg title without stepping in the ring.

Habibti set to win again


Habibti won the Canterbury Park Trotting Cup in record time last week - five days after her foal was born.

A recipe for Soutland Stags success

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Nathan Burdon takes a look at the five things the Southland Stags need to do to beat the Turbos.

Good governance gives everyone a sporting chance

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Finance, policy, governance and management might not sound like the most exciting topics when it comes to sport but they necessary .

Trainer out for three years


Tracy Newton, who held a class A licence to train, has been disqualified for three years and ordered to pay $2721 in costs for presenting a horse to race with the prohibited substance, methamphetamine in its system.

Craig Smith a standout in Volts trial

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Southland cricketing connections are showing encouraging form in the lead-up to the New Zealand first-class season which starts this month.

Diamond sparkles

Tayler Strong

The Diamond One displayed brilliance in a barrier trial at Wingatui yesterday in preparation for a revised racing programme.

Bonus prizemoney catches classy filly

Sabin Kirkland

The addition of a $30,000 TBS bonus to the $50,000 stake on offer for Saturday's Ray Coupland Stakes at Ashburton was all the incentive Invercargill trainer Sabin Kirkland needed when selecting the next race for Elusive Catch.

Tuapati cements claim for Southland spot

Talemaitoga Tuapati

Talemaitoga Tuapati has served a lengthy rugby apprenticeship, but it seems to now be all falling into place for the Stags hooker.

'Super Six' going beyond the call of duty


They are known as the 'Super Six'. Don Wright talks with the six volunteers who make sure Southland basketball happens.

Masters contenders a formidable force

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A strong Southland men's masters team has been named to contest the 2014 Freyberg Masters tournament at Waitangi Golf Club.

Injury closes Clutha dojo

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When it comes to after-school activities, rural children are often left wanting.

Brit joins Cromwell Tour of Southland team

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An English cyclist who will ride with Team Cromwell in the Tour of Southland's first town team "fell in love" with the idea of a town promoting and sponsoring a team.

Netball volunteer's achievements recognised

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Georgina Bell's contribution to netball will be recognised in Auckland tomorrow night when she receives a national volunteer youth award.

Shin problems threaten Barclay's career

Aaron Barclay

Riversdale's favorite son is putting his promising sporting career on hold.

Doctor Eden bucks trend with Winton win

Sally McKay

When a riderless horse canters back to the birdcage before a race starts, its not usually a signal to rush out and back it, but Doctor Eden was an exception before a maiden race at Winton on Sunday.
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