Hayden Paddon shines in Rally of Portugal

Hayden Paddon sits eighth after the opening day of Rally of Portugal.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon sits eighth after the opening day of Rally Portugal.

Hadlee: This summer the kids come back

Sir Richard Hadlee says this summer will be key for bringing kids of all levels back to cricket.

Cricket drop out rates in regions like South Canterbury can be halted, Sir Richard Hadlee says.

Bennett ousted after 30 years

Peter Bennett reflects on 30 years as chairman of the Aorangi Park Association.

A pragmatic Peter Bennett is disappointed to have missed out on chairperson of the Aorangi Park Association after 30 years in the job but wishes his successor well.

Shand shines at indoor bowls

Christine Shand was the top indoor bowler i at the Southern regional tournament.

Christine Shand was the top indoor bowler at the Southern Zone tournament.

Spawning race like nothing in New Zealand

Central South Island Fish and Game field officer Mark Webb says the specially constructed salmon spawning race in the Rangitata River is like no other in New Zealand.

OPINION: From its effects upon the river to its role within the community, no questions about the Rangitata South Irrigation scheme went unanswered.

A celebration of SC's sporting success


OPINION: South Canterbury is punching well above its weight in the sporting arena, says sports editor Stu Piddington.

Hockey practice areas get turf

Ready to use the new warm-up turfs at Aorangi Park are, from left, Janelle Amalfitano, Jessica Brown, Amelie Lewis with Fulton Hogan's Richard Boult, Aoraki Foundation's Stacey Scott and youth president of Hockey South Canterbury Susan Coker.

Bare concrete warm-up areas around Timaru's hockey pitches have been turfed.

Point promoted to senior cricket

Pleasant Point club captain Cameron Lundie, left, and SCCA chief executive Mark Medlicott show off the spot in the Pleasant Point Domain where a new four-pitch cricket block will be created.

Pleasant Point has been given the green light to play senior cricket next season by South Canterbury Cricket.

Winter inter-school tournament a first

Rugby will be one of the games played in the Round Robin inter-school winter tournament in Geraldine.

Over 400 students from Pleasant Point, Geraldine and Temuka will take part in a first-of-its-kind inter-school winter tournament in the region.

Looking to the future of Timaru's sports hub

Aerial view of Aorangi Stadium.

The future of Aorangi Park is set to come under the microscope at the Timaru District Council's long term plan hearings, and several sports organisations are calling for big changes.

Boys' High footballers lose exchange

Timaru Boys' High School's Ben Deeley avoids a slide tackle from Christchurch Boys' High School's Ieaun Edwards in their battle at School Park.

Timaru Boys' could not take advantage of a red card against a well-drilled Christchurch Boys'.

Paisley wins race despite knockout

Joseph Paisley inside his mini stockcar during the New Zealand Youth Mini Stocks Champs at Oxford.

Joseph Paisley finished his career in mini stocks with a bang at the New Zealand youth championships in Oxford.

Harlequins survive Roncalli scare

Roncalli B's Madeline Johnson fights for the ball with Timaru Girls' High School's Lucy Stephens and Fakaola Latu.

Roncalli A gave them a scare but Harlequins showed their championship qualities.

Matt's round with the original big gun

Lincoln University golf scholars Matt McLean, left, and Matthew Morris got to play a round with golfing legend Sir Bob Charles on Friday at Clearwater.

Timaru golfer Matt McLean can lay claim to playing Sir Bob Charles and being on par with the British Open winner.

Paddon: Portugal WRC return 'levels playing field'

Hayden Paddon and co-driver John Kennard, left, are aiming for a top five finish in Rally Portugal.

WRC's return to north of Portugal after 14-year absence gives Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon a shot at the podium.

Classy TBHS beats Christchurch

Timaru Boys' High School's Tom Johnstone (in white) is under pressure Christchurch Boys' High School's Sam Kerry (left), Sam Flavell and AJ Tyler in their annual First XI clash.
Reporter: Stu Piddington

A slick double by Sam Early saw TBHS beat their Christchurch counterparts 4-2 in the annual First XI clash.

Young guns go on

Marc Ryan won the South Canterbury junior sports person twice before going on to dominate the top award.

South Canterbury's young award winners have gone on to world stage.

Girls' High flick aside Craighead

Sophie Wills of Timaru Girls' High School fights for the ball with Craighead's Roseanna Porter in their match-up at Aorangi.

Timaru Girls' High School's 1st XI hockey team have given Craighead a hockey lesson.

Waimate fight back to draw

28032015 News John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. Celtic vs Waimate Rugby at Rockdale Road.Kurt Rooney of Waimate and Sekope Mea fight for the ball

Competition leaders Celtic and Waimate played out a 15-15 draw in a game of two halves.

Archbold's team takes stage victory

Shane Archbold in his team colours ahead of the Criterium International in Corsica.

Timaru cyclist Shane Archbold helped his Bora Argon team briefly regain the yellow jersey.

Boys' High stun Meadowbank

09052015  News John Bisset/FairfaxmediaNZ.  Northern Hearts v Pleasant Point football at Aorangi Oval. Pictured is Shaun Tarrant  of PL Point and Rowan Hewson of Northern Hearts

Timaru Boys' High School have pulled off the upset of the South Canterbury Football League season so far.

TBHS escape with win, Roncalli lose

Roncalli's Reilly Cormack is wrapped up by the St Bedes defence .

A touch of luck got Timaru Boys' High School First XV out of gaol in a frantic final few minutes against Lincoln High School.

Black Caps losers in Pietersen saga

New Zealand's chances of earning respect among the 'big three' have been undermined by Kevin Pietersen's ego.

OPINION: If only Kevin Pietersen had taken up solo round-the-world yacht racing as a child.

Winter fishing choices 'endless'

Lake Alexandrina is great for fishing, even in winter. Pictured here in 2013 is Bruce Bower the self-appointed caretaker of the South End of the lake.

OPINION: As we move into June the weather tends to stabilise and often we get good fishing in June or July.

Archbold's team off podium

Shane Archbold is competing in the Bayern Rundfarht cycle race through Bavaria.

The team of Timaru cyclist Shane Archbold have lost the yellow jersey on the second day of Bayern Rundfahrt.

Mourning mate more important than rugby

Jarrad Blackler's funeral has taken precedence over rugby this Saturday for Mackenzie.

The Mackenzie Rugby Club will pay tribute to Jarrad Blackler by postponing Saturday's game.

Point rippas win tournament

Pleasant Point Primary's Logan Edmond tries to avoid Gleniti student Jack Goodwin in the semifinals of the year 5 and 6 rippa rugby tournament.

Pleasant Point Primary A won the year five and six South Canterbury rippa rugby tournament.

Paddon: Do not bypass NZ

World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon, left, says Rally New Zealand would be a loss to the WRC if it does not return.

New Zealand hopes of hosting a World Rally Championship round look to have gone up in a ball of gravel dust.

Oamaru squash Timaru schools

Lily Rae was involved in the match of the day at the Aoraki Secondary Schools squash championships.

Oamaru continues to be the lead force in Aoraki Secondary School Squash.

Archbold's team in yellow

Shane Archbold is riding for Bora-Argon in the Bayern Rundfahrt through Bavaria, Germany.

Timaru cyclist Shane Archbold has helped deliver his Bora-Argon teammate Sam Bennett to an opening stage victory.

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