Big dry means fight for fishing waters

The carcass of a Chinook salmon on a river bank in Oregon. Toxic blue-green algae, which thrives in warm water, is causing problems for wildlife this year on drought-striken US west coast rivers.

OPINION: Some may tell me that commercial use is most important but I see little damage done to the resource by fishers.

Hayden Paddon 11th in Finland

Hayden Paddon sits 11th after the first stage of Rally Finland.

Kiwi rally driver says super special stages "aren't really my thing" after middling start to WRC Rally Finland.

Walsh to coach NZ Marist colts

Celtic coach Nigel Walsh will be coaching NZ  Marist colts.

Cetic's Hamersley Cup winning coach Nigel Walsh has landed another job.

Changes on horizon for football

Poor football pitches are under the microscope in South Canterbury Football's strategic plan.

A new chairman, a new strategic plan, a new hiring. South Canterbury Football is in for a shake-up.

2K Cup returns with endurance race

Checking out the competition for the 2K Cup this weekend are drivers Andrew Kitching, left, Carl Vaughan, Craig O'Keeffe and Matt Hendry.

The hugely successful 2K Cup is expanding its horizons with a two-hour endurance race kicking things off.

Craighead in box seat after win

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Jacks player Hannah Mead at the Nelson senior rep netball team trial at the Nelson College for Girls gymnasium on Monday evening.

Craighead have continued their premier netball resurgence to put themselves in the box-seat for semifinals.

Archbold misses track cycling

Shane Archbold has enjoyed his first year as a professional road cyclist but the lure of the track at Rio means he has a decision to make.

A year on from his Commonwealth Games gold medal, Shane Archbold has a decision to make.

Young and old get crack in squad

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New South Canterbury cricket player/coach Nick Horsley at the Graeme Blanchard Indoor Centre.
Reporter: Chris Hyde

South Canterbury cricket team player-coach Nick Horsley has decided on his wider training squad.

Pateman's life membership fast tracked

Kevin Pateman's hard work with the South Canterbury Car Club has been recognised with  life membership.

Kevin Pateman is rapt to have been awarded a well deserved life membership of the South Canterbury Car Club.

Ranfurly Shield winner passes

1974 Ranfurly shield winner Noel Dennison (centre) passed away on Monday.

Noel 'Tiger' Dennison was part of South Canterbury rugby folklore as he didn't mide tangling with All Blacks.

Sporty Sanders leaves for Halifax

Timaru rugby and cricket player Zane Sanders is off to Yorkshire to take up a contract with Halifax.

It was a complete accident that got Timaru's Zane Sanders a job at a Yorkshire school as a cricket and rugby development coach.

Hawkey top Hamersly Cup points scorer

Celtic's James Hawkey kicked over 200 points in the Hamersley Cup competition.

Celtic first five James Hawkey was easily the top points scorer in the Hamersley Cup.

Jockey's sudden death a shock

Ross Doherty was remembered as a hard working, talented jockey

Former Pleasant Point jockey Ross Doherty has died at Wingatui Racecourse, south of Dunedin, during the weekend.

Park riding close to perfection

Limit rider Tim Sorenson wins the under 17 Cycling Timaru race for the second week in a row.

Reon Park remains the man to be in Cyclling Timaru's winter races.

Jorja set to mix it with the big boys

Jorja Miller will become a rarity if she is named in the under 45kg South Canterbury rugby team on Wednesday.

Rugby mad Jorga Miller is hoping to be the first girl to make the South Canterbury under 48kg rugby team.

Familiar Finland for Paddon

Hayden Paddon (left) and John Kennard after their sixth place finish in Rally Sweden

New Zealand rally ace Hayden Paddon is heading to the familiar territory in Finland with high hopes.

Cambridge secure semi spot

Wakanui Black's Hugh Copland is tracked by his Timaru Boys' High School opposite Sam Sharp in Black's 2-1 victory at Aorangi Park.

The semi-finalists of the South Canterbury men's and women's division one hockey are all-but confirmed with two weeks remaining.

Celtic make it seven

Celtic substitute centre Kalifi Latu celebrates sealing the Celtic victory after scoring.

Celtic's glorious run in grand final continues while Harlequins remain the bridesmaid.

Surprises in the Heartland squad

Temuka's Tenari Saumani is a surprise pick at halfback for the Heartland side.

South Canterbury has secured some classy loan players in its squad.

Shot putter Walsh throws PB

Tom Walsh has broken his own New Zealand and Oceania record with a monster throw.

Shot putter Tom Walsh has returned to form in style, breaking his own New Zealand and Oceania record.

West End stay in league hunt


West End held off a gutsy effort from Thistle to remain in the hunt in the South Canterbury Football League.

Seven heaven for Celtic

Celtic centre Kalifi Latu celebrates scoring the match winning try.

Celtic's seventh successive senior rugby title sees them break the South Canterbury club record.

TBHS give Christchurch a scare

Outstanding flanker Siua Maile on the charge for Timaru Boys' High School

Timaru Boys' High School First XV gave table topping Christchurch Boys' High School a big fright.

Harlequins voodoo can be broken



Picking winners tough

Cambridge's George Boyd and Hearts' Shannon Hardacre race for possession. The men's division one hockey competition will be a sprint to the finish, though Cambridge are in the box seat for the Timaru sides.

OPINION: Celtic and Harlequins is far from the only sporting show in town this weekend.

Iron Blue fished prolific rivers

Geraldine fisher Drummond Sharpe had an affinity with the Orari River in the early 1900s.

OPINION: From Iron Blue's writing in 1900 it’s clear that the fishing in South Canterbury was magnificent.

Natalie Rooney gunning for gold

Trap shooter Natalie Rooney is off to ISSF world championships with more than one target.

Timaru's Natalie Rooney is shooting for two big targets as she head to Europe on Saturday.  

Celtic quartet shooting for seven

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Celltic quartet set to make their own slice of history in Hamersley Cup final.

Craighead win over Waitaki

Craighead centre Lily McFarlane evades the tackle of Waitaki Girls' High School's Ana Siale.

Craighead are set to take on Ashburton Ciollege as they chase their first Aoraki schools rugby championship in five years.

Pelser aims for India podium

After a successful national championships karateka Lizelle Pelser is fundraising to get to the Commonwealth Karate Championships in India.

Timaru woman Lizelle Pelser has twice sparred her way to victory against New Zealand karate's third-ranked woman.

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