Roncalli looking to take down Baradene

Sonnie Katene

Roncalli College will aiming to tip Baradene College over at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Championships in Ashburton on Tuesday.

Spirited showing by SC junior footballers


South Canterbury's 16th grade football side produced some spirited showings despite finishing sixth out of seven sides that competed in a South Island tournament at Sir Arthur Basil Park in Timaru recently.

Pelser wins Commonwealth silver

Lizelle Pelser won silver in karate at the Commonwealth championships in India.

Timaru's Lizelle Pelser was within a second of a gold medal at the Commonwealth Karate Championships in India.

Galbraith goes back-to-back

Timaru Darren Galbraith (right) and Rocky Hudson won the New Zealand Rally Challenge title by the closest of margins for a second time in succession.

Darren Galbraith is looking to step up to the full New Zealand Rally Championships after win class wins.

Under-15 hockey girls finish third

South Canterbury under 15 girls' made the podium at their national tournament. (Back row, from left) Tori Simpson (manager) Ash Mortimer, Anna Hayward, Tyla Smith, Kate Harvey, Mieka Taylor, Emily Bell, Abby Lennon, Meg Simpson, Joy Hayward (manager); (front row, from left)  Molly Richardson, Tara Marshall, Kaitlin Watson, Connie McFarlane, Tayla Cvitanich, Jenna Rae McIntyre, Caitlin Poole, Tori Stonehouse, Janelle Amalfitano (coach)

The South Canterbury under 15 girls hockey have returned from their national championship tournament in Christchurch bronze medalists.

National champions for the first time

South Canterbury won the New Zealand under 15 boys hockey championship tournament Back row (L to R): Shaun Coles (Coach), Andrew Kirkcaldie, Ben Sands, Ben Stayt, James Robertson, Cody Crawshaw, Duncan Rollinson, Jacob Hall, Elliott Barrett, Liam Parker, Laurie Carter, Ben Grant (Coach). 
Front row (L to R): Oli Anderson, Jack Sands, William Sharp, Tim Sheed, Ethan Tyree, Reagan Ashley

South Canterbury is proving a handful when it comes to age-group hockey with a second national title.

Paddon finishes fifth in WRC

Hayden Paddon charged home in the Rally of Corsica for a top-five finish.

Kiwi rally driver records his fifth top-five finish of the season in the World Rally Championship.

South Canterbury simply superb

South Canterbury fullback Paula Fifita makes a break against North Otago.

South Canterbury's record breaking sixth win of the season sees them sit on top of the Heartland Championships.

Horowhenua-Kapiti upset Mid Canterbury

South Canterbury blindside Sam Vea on his way to scoring against North Otago in their resounding victory.

A superb final quarter from Horowhenua-Kapiti earned them the upset of the Heartland Championship season.

'Heart in mouth' for Paddon

It was a tough day at the office for Kiwi World Rally Championship driver on the wet tarmac of Corsica.

Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon had a tough day on the French Island of Corsica while his team-mate soared.

West to debut new Mitsubishi Mirage

Chris West with the new Mitsubishi Mirage he will debut at Rally Wairarapa.

Timaru Chris West is a surprise addition to the entry list for Rally Wairarapa in a brand new car.

South Canterbury have semi in sight


South Canterbury is the verge of something special if they beat North Otago in the Heartland Championships in Timaru today.

Slow opening day for fishing

Lake Alexandrina was a beautiful place to be on the opening day of the fishing season.

OPINION: Fishing was slow on opening day (on Thursday), but not a lot of anglers were present to witness the new season.

Roncalli face tough task

Roncalli College netball team off to nationals. are (from left) Abby McIlroy, Macie Austin, Sonnie Katene, Jada Hammond, Laura Dorgan, Kate Braddick, Jaymee Cannell, Libby Davenport, Kelly Waud and Abby O'Brien.

Roncalli face a daunting task at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Netball Tournament in Ashburton next week.

Final preparations for Hatch Cup

Two new scoreboards went on to the Hockey South Canterbury turfs ahead of next week's Hatch Cup tournament.

Two new scoreboards are the final touches being put in by Hockey South Canterbury ahead of the Hatch Cup.

Aoraki Football Academy shines

Things turned golden for the South Canterbury Aoraki Football Academy in Nelson. (Back row, from left) Jaime Linton (coach), Jason McCone and Todd Burtenshaw, Jason Power (coach/manager). (middle row) Will Welsh, Angus McCone (vice captain), Hayden Teixeira, Oliver Linton (captain), Lucas Wederell, Will Hutchison, Sean Milliken
(front row) Kowin Hancock, Reese Burtenshaw, Caleb Campbell and Sam Power.

The South Canterbury Aoraki Football Academy achieved something special by winning the South Island 10th Grade football tournament in Nelson .

Hanan Shield girls unlucky

Hanan Shield secondary school girls rugby team, Pictured from left at back, Annie McDonald, Chloe TeMoananui, Bridget Crabbe, Sarah Crabbe, Jamee TeMoananui, Olivia Cunneen and IssyMcKeown, Middle row, Amelia Manson, Elizabeth Hampton, Rose Gilmour, Tessa Puleaga, Pippi Mee, Tayla Ford, Aleisha Matthews and Olivia Waldron, Front row, Zoe Mulcahy, Erana TeMoananui, Cheyenne Cunningham, Abigail Kinsman, Mogan Henderson, Laura Sadler

The Hanan Shield secondary schoolgirls' rugby team finished third at the South Island tournament in Dunedin despite only suffering one loss.

Paddon cautious in Corsica

Hayden Paddon is hoping his practice on tarmac will pay dividends on the twisting roads of Corsica this weekend.

Corsican corners will test Hayden Paddon as he sets out on his least preferred surface.

Plenty of passion at primary rugby

Canterbury Metro's Naia Toaolamai (left) and Hanan Shield's Jorja Miller are the only two girls from 308 players at the South Island  primary schools rugby tournament in Timaru.

Hanan Shield's two teams found the going tough at the South Island primary rugby tournament in Timaru.

Milne all class on big climb

Exhausted at the top of Mt Horrible at end of Cycling Timaru's hill climb are (from left) Darren Cuthbertson, Hamish McDonald, Craig Domigan and Malcolm Henham.

It was only 9km but the finale to Cycling Timaru's 22-race season was a tough ride from the foot of of the Briggs Valley Zig Zag to the top of Mt Horrible.

Begg breezes to win in marathon

Nicole Begg showed her class in South Island Marathon Championships.

Nicole Begg easily took out the women's South Island Marathon speed skating title at the Timaru International Motor Raceway.

Murphy out of luck at Spring Rally

Greg Murphy and co-driver Mark Leonard got away to a flying start at the Spring Rally, but unfortunately it didn't last long.

Four-time Bathurst winner Greg Murphy did not survive the first stage of the Spring Rally in the Kakahu Forest.

SC superb in win over King Country

Jared Trevathan

South Canterbury look set to make the semi-finals of the Meads Cup after an impressive 42-14 win over King Country in Te Kuiti.

Greg Murphy is hooked on rallying

Greg Murphy (left), Nigel Barclay and Mark Leonard are relaxed ahead of the South Canterbury Car Club's Spring Rally.

Four-time Bathurst winner Greg Murphy is fizzing at the thought charging through the Kakahu Forest in a 40-year-old Ford Escort.

Matt McKenzie signs with Taranaki

Matt McKenzie of Auckland Grammar makes a break during the schoolboy rugby match between Auckland Grammar and King's College.

Matt McKenzie is delighted to be heading to New Plymouth after signing with the Taranaki Rugby Union.

King Country key clash for SC


King Country pose a crucial challenge to South Canterbury Meads Cup hopes.

Tiffen inspires her old school

New Zealand women's team cricket coach and former Timaru Girls' High School head girl Haidee Tiffen returned on Friday for a distinction awards ceremony. She's pictured with students Sophie Wills, left, Abby Lennon, Hannah Rempala, Ryleigh Hawkins and Ash Mortimer.

White Ferns coach Haidee Tiffen preached the power of a positive attitude in her return to her old school.

Hanan Shield girls' have high hopes

The Hanan Shield secondary school girls rugby team is looking to improve on their third placing last year at the South Island tournament, (Back row, from left)  Annie McDonald, Chloe TeMoananui, Bridget Crabbe, Sarah Crabbe, Jamee Te Moananu, Olivia Cunneen and Issy McKeown, (Middle row) Amelia Manson, Elizabeth Hampton, Rose Gilmour, Tessa Puleaga, Pippi Mee, Tayla Ford, Aleisha Matthews and Olivia Waldron, (front row) Zoe Mulcahy, Erana Te Moananu, Cheyenne Cunningham, Abigail Kinsman, Mogan Henderson and Laura Sadler

The Hanan Shield secondary school girls rugby side head to the South Island tournament ion Dunedin with high hopes.

Pelser's silver double helps NZ

Lizelle Pelser's two silver medals helped New Zealand to fourth place at the Commonwealth Karate Championships in India.

Timaru's Lizelle Pelser picked up two silver medals at the Commonwealth Karate Championships in India.

Sport fishing season opens

Phil Davis  comes from Christchurch to fish the Opihi River on every opening day.

The opening of the new 2015/16 sports fishing season starts on Thursday, October 1.

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