Country teams tied on top

Timaru Girls' High School's goal defence Lucy Stephens tries desperately to stop the ball getting to Craighead shooter ...

Pleasant Point pulled off a big upset beating Old Boys 32-31 in premier netball on Wednesday night to stay on top with Mackenzie.

Indestructible Read rolls on

Kieran Read, pictured leading the haka, replaced Richie McCaw as All Blacks captain this year. Read played every minute ...

Fijians Nemani Nadolo and Jone Macilai join six All Blacks in the Crusaders' run-on side.

Argentinians enjoy Temuka

Jose Mendez (left) and Facundo Columba are enjoying their time with the Magpies.

Three Argentinians are enjoying life and rugby at Temuka with Jose Mendez making the South Canterbury squad.

Thompson seeking finals reward

Anna Thompson shoots a goal during the Tactix first game in the competition against the Mystics in 2008.

Mainland Tactix gunning for win and a trans-Tasman netball league finals spot.

Back to basics for Paddon video

Hayden Paddon says he has moved on from crashes at the previous two rounds of the World Rally Championship.

Kiwi rally star focusing on enjoyment for latest WRC event after crashing out of previous two rounds.

Handicap sealed McCarthy's win

It was a tight fit in the starting area for Cycling Timaru's 50km sealed handicap race at Southburn on Saturday.

He was 10 minutes behind those first over the line, but Craig McCarthy was the winner of Cycling Timaru's 50km race.

TBHS First XV coach quits

Graham Sharp (coach).

Timaru Boys' High School First XV have lost their third coach in 13 months.

Crotty unlikely, but Read ready

Injured All Black Ryan Crotty watches his Crusaders team-mates at training. He is set to miss Friday's game in Fiji with ...

All Blacks captain Kieran Read will back up for the Crusaders in Fiji on Friday night, but Ryan Crotty is almost certain to miss the Chiefs clash.

Cambridge prevail in hockey thriller

Jenna-Rae McIntyre was one of the best players on show for Timaru Girls' High School in their encounter against Cambridge.

A late Claire Jeffrey goal saw Cambridge sneak home 3-2 over Timaru Girls' High School in their women's division one encounter on Sunday night.

Cambridge maintain lead with strong win

Craighead's Sarah Dunbar prepares to go past Cambridge's Yvonne Lee in their women's division one hockey encounter.

Jarrod Parmenter oozed class with a three goal displyin Cambridge's 6-2 hammering of Tainui.

TBHS and Roncalli outplayed

Roncalli's Alvereti Vereivalu gets tackled against Rangiora High School.

Timaru boys' were outclassed but managed a bonus point in their 20- point loss to Christ's College.

Seuili excited at overseas challenge

Former Timaru Boys' High School prop Aki Seiuli is on his way to South Africa and Argentina with the Highlanders.

Highlanders prop Aki Seiuli is heading to unknown territory with the Highlanders on their trip to South Africa and Argentina.

Meadowbank shatter Hearts at Showgrounds

West End's Daniel Campbell and Thistle's Grant Watt battle for the ball in their South Canterbury Football League clash.

Meadowbank United are about to become the first Oamaru side to win the South Canterbury Football League.

Waimate likely to decide semi-final spots

Temuka's CJ Millar tackles Chris McCarthy.

Hamersley Cup semi-final order still to be decided with two rounds left.

Heartland training squad named

Celtic prop Viliame Logavatu is one of the exciting new prospects for the Heartland side.

Newcomers impress in the first Heartland training squad of the season.

Temuka too good for young Harlequins

Temuka' s Taleni Tiai again proved handy with the boot landing four from five attempts at goal.

Semi-final spots all but sealed in the Hamersley Cup.

Leo Leonard bowls his way to award

Leo Leonard from Leo Leonard Motors won the South Canterbury Sports Awards title in 1993 for bowls.

A motor racing star, a champion bowler and a representative rugby player - Timaru's Leo Leonard has many strings to his sporting bow.

Cambridge leaves rivals Heart broken

Simon Cooper and Jarrod Parmenter battle for the ball earlier this season. Both were strong for their teams on Thursday ...

Northern Hearts forced to settle for a 3-3 draw with Cambridge in South Canterbury premier hockey encounter.

Third successive win for Point

The Pleasant Point rippa rugby team have won the right to attend a tournament in Wellington. Pictured from back left, ...

Pleasant Point School's year five and six rippa rugby team are Wellington bound for the national tournament.

Derby Dames aiming for smashing start

The Timaru Derby Dames roller derby team,  from left, Kirsty Downey, Megan Colvill, Kelley Reynolds , Daphne Cockburn, ...

There will be action galore with women's roller derby at the Southern Trust Events Centre on Saturday night.

Highlanders put Crusaders away video

Highlanders centre Jason Emery scores despite David Havili's best effort to stop him in their friendly game in Oamaru.

Super Rugby champs run in six tries to two in a dominant display in Oamaru.

Whistleblowing skill scooped award

Former rugby refereee Colin Hawke was named a a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit at the end of last year for his ...

Well-known whistleblower Colin Hawke has had a wealth of achievements over the past 25 years.

Hawkey thriving in new environment

Marist's James Hawkey lines up a kick for the NZ Heartland team during last year's Jock Hobbs Memorial tournament in Timaru.

 James Hawkey's thriving in his new rugby environment.

Harlequins have the Blues

Roncalli's Teisha Holden grabs the ball despite the best efforts of Timaru Girls' High School's Sunny Hurtig in their ...

Old Boys strangled defending champions Harlequins 36-22 in their premier netball clash to grab the favourites tag.

TBHS sneak win over Otago rivals

Timaru Boys' High school footballer Jack Deeley (white) shoots under pressure from Otago Boys' defender Emrys McNab at ...

The Timaru Boys' High School First XI are one step closer to the national tournament in Tauranga.

NORU are buzzing about super sides visit

North Otago Rugby Union chief executive Colin Jackson.

Excitement levels in North Otago are at fever pitch ahead of the mid-season Test window rugby encounter between the Highlanders and Crusaders in Oamaru.

TBHS goes down to Otago

Otago Boys' High School's substitute Mitch Pride tries to break through Timaru Boys' High School's Thomas Mulligan Left) ...

Timaru Boys' High School First XV play well despite going down to Otago.

Painting revives champ's memories

Skater Cheryl Begg with a celebratory painting of herself winning a world title in Columbia in 1990.

Cheryl Begg is happy to be reunited with a painting of her winning a world title in 1990.

Nadolo and Todd for Oamaru outing

Nemani Nadolo will play for the Crusaders in Oamaru in a friendly against the Highlanders.

Matt Todd and Nemani Nadolo will headline the Crusaders' team for their friendly against the Highlanders in Oamaru.

Handicapper springs cycling surprise

Craig Domigan (right) wins Cycling Timaru's 45km handicap race at Temuka. Other riders, from left, are Glen Gould, Tim ...

Craig Domigan's next lot of handicap marks are sure to come in for close scrutiny after he sprinted to victory in Cycling Timaru's latest race.

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