Milburn happy to support the cause

Rowan Milburn, Kate McFarlane

Former White Fern Rowan Milburn is stepping in the boxing ring for the first time to support South Canterbury's talented young sportspeople.

Park Bowling Club to close its doors

Lawrie Barnes

President Lawrie Barnes said a diminishing membership and rising costs meant there was little choice but to close the club.

Hanan Shield primary school teams impress

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The Hanan Shield primary school under-48kg and under-65kg rugby teams have impressed so far this season.

Crusaders to return to Timaru in pre-season

Highlanders pre-season match

Israel Dagg

The Crusaders are coming back to Timaru for their first pre-season game of the 2015 Super Rugby season.

Wilding Park in contention for Davis Cup tie

Neil Prior

Christchurch is still in contention to host a Davis Cup New Zealand men's tennis tie for the first time in 15 years.

Shane Archbold opts for future on the road

Shane Archbold

Commonwealth Games gold medallist to turn his back on the track to go professional on the road in Europe.

Shearer named in Heartland U19 squad

Bryce Shearer

Talented Pleasant Point first-five Bryce Shearer has been named in the New Zealand Heartland under-19 team.

Marc Ryan a class act

Impressive ride from Olympian

Marc Ryan, Hayden Roulston, Shane Archbold

Olympian Marc Ryan took out the Twizel to Timaru bike classic after an impressive ride by the five-strong scratch bunch.

Buller, South Canterbury lead charge

Tenari Saumani

Former ABs can't prevent South Canty keeping pace with Buller, who continue to break records in the Heartland Championship.

Galbraith celebrating rally win

Darren Galbraith

Darren Galbraith is celebrating a break-through victory in Timaru's ''Spring Rally'' through the Kakahu Forest.

Ryan and Archbold have extra incentive

Marc Ryan and Shane Archbold

A classy scratch bunch will be the ones to beat in the annual Twizel to Timaru bike race with the prestigious Rudge Whitworth Cup up for grabs.

Hooker Hika Elliot adds muscle to Poverty Bay

Hika Elliot

Former All Black hooker Hika Elliott is recovering from injury and proving a real asset to Poverty Bay.

Page: Refs too quick to dish out yellow cards

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JACOB PAGE - The Timaru Herald

OPINION: Yellow cards seem to be a bail out option for referees to maintain control in rugby matches.

Ruby and Cam on the ball

Siblings on football path to success

Cam and Ruby Anderson

A Timaru brother and sister duo are rising soccer stars, with one capturing the national selectors' attention.

Timaru car buff tastes victory at historic race

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Timaru man Roger Wills tasted success at the Goodwood Revival meeting in England, lifting the prestigious Richmond Trophy.

From fill-in to a successful regular

Mavis Thompson

Mavis Thompson took up petanque after her husband Ron was one short in a team.

Clash may determine playoffs

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Poverty Bay is set to test South Canterbury's Heartland title credentials when the sides meet in Timaru tomorrow.

College is making horse sense

Anna Craig and Duncan

Construction of a horse arena at St Kevin's College is finally under way.

Family has front row seats

Jamee, Chloe and Erana Temoananui

Triplet's Jamee, Chloe and Erana Temoananui have all made the Hanan Shield secondary school girls rugby team.

Second half changes boost under-18s

Conor Scott

The South Canterbury under-18 rugby team had a convincing 39-15 win over Mid Canterbury.

Street racing to make comeback

Motorsport enthusiasts

Motorsport NZ has approved four 20 car street races during this year's Waimate 50 event.

Kennard enjoys life riding shotgun with Paddon

John Kennard

Marlborough vineyard owner combines wining and driving as right-hand man for NZ's leading rally car driver, Hayden Paddon.

Olympian Ryan too good for local riders

Marc Ryan

Olympian Marc Ryan took out Cycling Timaru's 120km Kiwi Rosebowl when he outsprinted co-marker Reon Park for a brilliant first and fastest time.

Dashing through the countryside

Timaru Herald photo

Athletes looking for a challenge should get ready for the multi-sport extravaganza, the Dobson Dash.

Racers get back on the water


Kayaking will make a welcome return to the Twizel Hard Labour Weekend multisport event.

Shoulder surgery looms for gritty Val Adams

Valerie Adams

Shot putter's 56-event undefeated run goes on ice due to likely surgery on injury that's dogged her.

Brief break for Lydia Ko, but operation will wait

Lydia Ko

Kiwi golfer set for a couple of weeks off, but will not use that time to have surgery she needs on troublesome left wrist.

Musson’s hard work pays off


A desire to do something different led Matthew Musson to take up fencing.

Some positive news for Canterbury cricket fans

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Boxing Day test won't become a Christchurch tradition, but city set for plenty of international cricket over next few years.

Heartland Championship table still off balance

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Heartland Championship hotting up at halfway mark and unbeaten Buller, NZ's smallest union, are the surprise package so far.

No panic but we have to play smarter - Scott

South Canterbury rugby

South Canterbury rugby coach Chester Scott said lessons will be learned after his team's 19-10 top-of-the-table loss to Buller in Westport on Saturday.

Wylie king of cage after bloody battle

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Regan Wylie won the Kodiak Cage Wars welterweight title in a matter of minutes against Aaron Taylor in a bloodbath fight on Saturday.

Hayden Paddon finishes 6th in Australian leg

Hayden Paddon

Hayden Paddon has recorded the best finish of his brief four-race career, continuing his impressive development throughout a breakthrough season.

All Blacks survive Springboks scare

Richie McCaw

New Zealand were pushed to the brink in a pulsating 14-10 win over South Africa in Wellington.

Test recap: All Blacks vs Springboks

Aaron Cruden

The All Blacks withstand a late onslaught from the Springboks to eke out a 14-10 win in Wellington.

Buller leapfrog South Canterbury to go top

Luke Brownlee

Buller emerged as the team to beat in the Heartland Championship with a 19-10 win over South Canterbury.

Haydon Paddon still sixth in Rally Australia

Hayden Paddon

Kiwi rally driver holds his own in Rally Australia, maintaining his sixth-place ranking on the second day.

Cage wars beat having 'to make sausage rolls'

Kunal Dighe

Kodiak Cage Wars take place at the Timaru Southern Trust Events Centre for the fifth time tonight.

'Broxy' revs up at Waitaki Boys

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Professional motocross rider and coach Peter "Broxy" Broxholme believes Waitaki Boys' High School's (WBHS) motocross programme is among the best in the country.

Still making a racquet

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Terry Taylor lives and breathes tennis.

Pelser aims high at karate champs

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Right now Timaru woman Lizelle Pelser will be in Fiji preparing to spar against Oceania's best karate competitors.

South Canterbury's biggest battle is history

Thomas Dwyer

South Canterbury coach expects a real challenge in their top of the table Heartland clash with Buller tomorrow.

Big record goes to smallest rugby union

Luke Brownlee

Luke Brownlee isn't a household name in New Zealand rugby but perhaps he should be.

Gymnasts perform well at South Island competition

Timaru Gymnastics Club

The Timaru Gymnastics Club shone at the South Island Gymnastics competition in Timaru.

Medal haul for Waitara gymnasts

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The Waitara Gymsports team collected 14 medals at the Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus in Taupo last weekend .

Paddon hopes 'local' knowledge helps campaign

Hayden Paddon

Hayden Paddon hopes his knowledge of Coffs Harbour roads will ensure his WRC campaign resumes smoothly.

Extra edge to Heartland Championship clash

Luke Brownlee

South Canterbury face Buller in the Heartland Championship on Saturday in unusual circumstances for both teams.

Green and blacks in try blitz

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South Canterbury sit atop the Heartland Championship after they ran in seven tries against Wairarapa Bush.

Craighead players benefit from Nelson visit

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Craighead finished 12th at the South Island secondary school basketball premierships in Nelson.

First-time shield winners capped

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Timaru's Roly Green jokes that he doesn't remember too much about a big rugby game 64 years ago.
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