Aorangi side to focus on the basics

Aorangi men's golf team captain Dan Perham

Straight drives and a precise short game are the keys for the Aorangi men's golf team this week.

Mair produces second innings magic

Stanley Mair has recently moved to Timaru and made a successful Hawke Cup debut last weekend.

Stanley Mair will remember the first and second spells of his South Canterbury Hawke Cup debut in contrasting fashion.

Showjumpers have success in Waimate

Georgia Urquhart competes in the South Island showjumping event in Waimate at the weekend.

Athletes to compete against best

Anna Hayward will be hoping to reclaim her title she won last year in the junior girls' 400m.

The biggest stage for a number of Timaru's most promising athletes is approaching quickly.

Horsley credits cricket comeback

South Canterbury's Jack Harper looks to set off for a run after dabbing one into the leg side.

South Canterbury player-coach Nick Horsley was full of praises for his team after their come-from-behind victory over Mid Canterbury in their opening Southern Zone Hawke Cup match in Timaru.

South Canterbury beat Mid Canterbury

South Canterbury's player-coach Nick Horsley looks back after chopping one on to his stumps against Mid Canterbury.

South Canterbury come from behind to beat Mid Canterbury in Hawke Cup match.

South Canterbury qualify at Southland's expense

South Canterbury's Pangi Iketau tries to wriggle through the tackle of Southland's Hayden Edgeley, left, and Scott Eade in their fifth and sixth playoff match.

The South Canterbury men's sevens side is on its way to Rotorua.

Town and Country triples bowl their way to title

27112015. News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Cathy Richards from the Timaru Town and Country Club bowls in the Women???s centre triples final held at the Timaru Town and Country Club.
Reporter: Brayden Lindsay

It was a successful 24-hour period for some of the Timaru Town and Country Clubs lawn bowlers.

Otago win regional sevens qualifiers

South Canterbury's Leone Nawalu on the attack as Southland's Scott Eade, left, approaches him in the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers in Timaru on Saturday.

A try after the final hooter propelled Otago to a 29-27 win over Tasman in the final of the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers.

Fifita loss a blow for South Canty

South Canterbury's Paula Fifita is out of the South Island sevens tournament with an injury.

An ankle injury to Paula Fifita has robbed South Canterbury of one of their most influential sevens players.

Shearer looking to chip in with wins

Jessica Shearer.

Roncalli College pupil Jessica Shearer has just been picked for her biggest golf assignment yet.

Lill hoping to fill hole

Phill Lill

Temuka top-order batsman Phill Lill is looking forward to donning the whites for his first appearance for South Canterbury at Hawke Cup level.

Dorgan continues to impress on the court

Roncalli's Laura Dorgan has been named in the 16-strong Mainland Netball National League Squad for 2016.

Roncalli College netballer Laura Dorgan is one step away from mixing it with the best netballers in the country.

Rugby is a way of life in Waimate

Hard workers Gordon Scott (left) and Tony Stevenson have been made life members of the Waimate Rugby Club,

Two of the hardest workers at the Waimate Rugby Club have been honoured with life memberships.

Waitaki Boys' win Ki o Rahi

Waitaki Boys' High School Ki o Rahi team back from left Shay Fearn, Tevita Asi, Lachlan Templeton, Paddy Henwood, Joseph Siale, Kalib Mullins and Ethan Johnston; and front row Scott Kitto, Siketi Tevao, Jacob Tuisani and Riley Hartland.

WBHS has blitzed the competition to take out the Aoraki Ki O Rahi title for 2015.

Highlanders eye private investment

Highlanders co-captains Ben Smith and Nasi Manu hold the 2015 Super Rugby trophy aloft after beating the Hurricanes in Wellington. The champion franchise is expected to announce a private investor on Friday.

The Highlanders may be on the brink of becoming the last NZ rugby franchise to embrace private ownership.

Muddy fun set up to raise funds

Roncalli College students from left, Grace Piddington, Nicole Fahey, Jaymee Cannell and Sophie Hale are organising Timaru's first big mud run as fundraiser for a social justice trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Competitors in Timaru's first big mud run can expect a real challenge.

Showjumping coming to Waimate as well

Kate Taylor competes on her horse 'Next'. She will be one rider hoping to do well.

Showjumpers from throughout the South Island will be in Waimate this weekend

Ireland loving life at famous course

Hamish Ireland at the Highfield Golf Club. Ireland has been caddying in Scotland and is about to do some summer work at Tara Iti Golf Club in Mangawhai.

Timaru's Hamish Ireland works at one of the most prestigious overseas golf courses in the world and will soon be seen on the silver screens.

Edmondston raring to go

Holly Edmondston

Waimate's Holly Edmondston is relishing the chance to compete in a world event at home.

South Canterbury in the swing

Tennis South Canterbury's southern region  reps (from left) Ryan McNulty, George McAleer, Kate Crawford, Matilda Hayman and Josh Cameron. James Watt also made the team.

Tennis South Canterbury is again well represented in the Southern region's junior teams for the national teams' competition in Auckland.

Pilcher wins national skeet doubles

Brittany Pilcher won the women's New Zealand Skeet Doubles Championship in Christchurch

Timaru's Brittany Pilcher held her nerve to win the women's double skeet title at the New Zealand Skeet Championships in Christchurch.

SC sevens hoping to qualify for nationals

South Canterbury sevens co-captain George Lott

The South Canterbury sevens side is confident of qualifying for the national tournament after an excellent build-up.

Speed skating clubrooms underway

South Canterbury Roller Skating Club's Mark Lowen is happy with the early progress on their new clubrooms on Caroline Bay which should be finished by April.

Stage two of a plan to bring the speed skating world championships to Timaru is underway with the building of new clubrooms.

Players take opportunities with both hands

Craig Hinton, who bowled well for South Canterbury on Sunday.

South Canterbury player-coach Nick Horsley was full of praise for his side following Sunday's warmup match against Christchurch Metro in at Edgar MacIntosh Park in Christchurch.

Number of records broken by athletes

Ben Collerton, left, Jack Henry and Alex Mander, of Christchurch, compete in the 100m of the Combined Events Championship.

A number of records were broken in the South Island Masters Track and Field Championships in Timaru.

Bowlers show their class in low scoring round

Sasindu Nanayakkara plays a shot to the leg side in his innings of 38 against Celtic.

Craig Hinton and Kevin Teahen grab five-wicket hauls in opening round of new competition.

Selection dilemmas for sevens coaches

K P Smith

Peni Latu and Shaun Breen left the Methven Rugby Club full of smiles on Saturday following some promising performances from the South Canterbury Sevens side.

Leonard enjoying being back in NZ

Pleasant Point cricketer Tim Leonard is loving being back on the cricket pitch after an eight year absence.

Tim Leonard has swapped his golf clubs for a cricket bat for now.

Final hit-out for sevens hopefuls

Junior Kolisio, left, recieves a pass from team-mate Nathan Robinson at sevens training last week. Both players will be hoping to make the 12-man squad for next weekend.

Saturday's warm-up matches against Canterbury and Mid Canterbury at the Methven Rugby Club, shape as the final hit-out for players wanting to make their way into the South Canterbury Sevens side.

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