Double delight for college

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Roncalli College will have two teams in the premier netball competition for the first time.

Sevens for de Joux

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Greg de Joux has been appointed as head coach of the South Canterbury sevens side.

South Korea boost for promising SC skaters

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The South Canterbury Speed Skating Club is continuing its international development programme with four teenagers and a 10-year-old heading to South Korea.

Wealthy backers not always good for teams

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OPINION: The history of sports clubs being owned by wealthy backers has not always been a happy one.

Timaru drivers in Pro7 heaven

Timaru trio, from left, Jarrod Parmenter, Daniel Taylor and George Gilbert

Timaru is fast becoming the New Zealand capital of Pro 7 racing after teenager George Gilbert won his first New Zealand title.

Marlow shows his class

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Dunedin's classy Adam Marlow underlined his reputation by easily taking out the Timaru South Cosmopolitan Club's annual pool tournament.

Top honour for club stalwarts

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Two boys that grew up playing rugby for Pleasant Point and then dedicated years of service to the club have been honoured with life memberships.

Timaru Girls made to work for title

Timaru Girls’ High School have taken out  volleyball’s  senior and  junior titles.

Timaru Girls' High School volleyball teams made a clean sweep of the girls' Aoraki Volleyball Friday night league.

Pleasant Point far too strong

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Pleasant Point sits on top of the Hamersley Cup senior rugby competition with maximum points after three rounds, which will please their fans as they celebrate their 125th jubilee this weekend.

Tainui's teamwork results in upset victory


Tainui caused the biggest shock so far in the senior men's hockey competition by tipping over Northern Hearts 3-2 in Oamaru on Saturday.

Pleasant Point far too strong

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Pleasant Point sits on top of the Hamersley Cup senior rugby competition with maximum points after three rounds, which will please their fans as they celebrate their 125th jubilee this weekend.

Mixed fortunes for Timaru boxers

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Timaru's Corbin Gillespie turned on a near perfect display of clinical boxing on Saturday, in a high profile boxing tournament dubbed "The Rising" at the Queenstown Events Centre.

West winds up fifth after series of setbacks

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Timaru's Chris West finished a frustrating fifth in the New Zealand Rally Championships opening round in Whangarei.

Page: Time for Warriors to try new approach

Matt Elliot

OPINION: Sacking Warriors coach Matt Elliott five games into the season illustrates exactly why the Kiwi club has never been a consistent force in the NRL.

Local golf personality Forrest passes away

Barry Forrest

South Canterbury's best known golfing administrator, Barry Forrest, has died aged 87.

Close watch on Sth Canty Cricket finances

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South Canterbury Cricket chairman Andrew McRae is aware his board will need to keep a close eye its finances.

Some boys are born in fast lane

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Jack Sands and Hamish Fitzgerald will be worth keeping an eye on after grabbing 15 titles and 13 records between them at the South Canterbury Primary Schools Swimming Championships.

Young stars lured away to shine on bigger stage

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Several top South Canterbury secondary school athletes are moving to bigger cities to try to help their fledgling careers.

All young rugby players to get game time

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Spending 70 minutes shivering on the sidelines will be a thing of the past for young rugby players this winter - now, everybody is guaranteed a game.

Love of rallying lures Chris West back into fold

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Timaru's Chris West shows his desire to win is not abating despite starting in his 17th national rally championship.

Begg chasing title

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Timaru speed skater Nicole Begg is back in Europe chasing the World Inline Cup marathon series title.

Tomkinson on top

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South Canterbury's Renee Tomkinson was in fine form at the junior triangular athletics meeting between Otago, Southland and Canterbury in Dunedin.

Sevens solution for stodgy Super Rugby

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Sanzar bosses are wrestling with what to do with Super Rugby.

Boxers bring home the silver

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Timaru Boxing Association set themselves up for another successful season with a team of six bringing home three silver medals from the South Island Novice Championships in Christchurch.

Dominant Mealings notch up 50th title

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Couple Dave and Mary Mealings are the king and queen when it comes to Timaru Indoor Bowls Association centre titles, having notched up 50 titles between them.

Determined Walsh used to overcoming adversity

Tom Walsh

The Commonwealth Games represents just another battle in a long line of challenges for Tom Walsh.

Willing workers help spawning trout

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At Scott's Creek the importance of developing good shingle to accommodate the large number of Lake Alexandrina spawning has meant much work in streambed preparation and weir construction to improve the flow and provide shelter for trout digging their redds in the freshly raked shingle.

To the hunter the spoils

Tom Walsh

OPINION: I never expected Tom Walsh to be achieving what he is right now in the shot put world.

Sandilands, Bruce smash records


Roncalli College's James Sandilands signed off his South Island secondary school track and field career with a win and a record in the under-19 110m hurdles in Timaru.

Harlequins close down Celtic

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Defending champions Celtic were dealt an early reminder that their sixth Hamersley Cup title will not come easily.

Hearts leave it late to post win


Northern Hearts got their senior men's hockey season back on track with a victory over Timaru Boy's High.

Mentor and work building strong foundations

Iain Baird and Tom Walsh

Champion ignores urgings to train full-time because the day job helps him stay focused.

Nemani Nadolo offers Crusaders edge

Nemani Nadolo

The 1.96m and 125kg right wing could deliver just what the Crusaders need - punch on the high veldt.

Laming nabs inaugural award

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Dan Laming proves he's an asset to Celtic by scooping two major awards at the South Canterbury Cricket Awards.

High error-rate a concern, admits Mauger

Aaron Mauger

Crusaders must cut their errors by half, from on average 21 per game, to be able to win, assistant coach says.

Andrews leaps into spotlight with record

Dean Andrews

Dean Andrews could have a big future in athletics after breaking a 49-year long jump record.

Tough draw for South Canterbury

The South Canterbury rugby team will face a season which has the potential to get tougher as the Heartland Championship continues, according to the 2014 draw released yesterday.

Scott rivals Norman for unwanted tag

Adam Scott

OPINION: The term "choke" has a tendency to follow teams and certain individuals around like an unwanted black shadow.

What a score for Timaru darts fans

Rob Szabo

Man who gave "The Power" a fright at world champs to throw at Timaru's national qualifying tournament.

Knowler: Zac's zip missed but it's his fault

Zac Guildford

OPINION: Most frustrating thing about Guildford's disappearance is it comes as the Crusaders backline struggles.

Frankum 'queen of green' again

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Kia Toa's in-form Mata Frankum has cruised to her 23rd centre title.

St John prices itself out of rugby

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South Canterbury Rugby Union decides against contracting medics for senior matches, citing cost.

Fifa World Cup fever spurs football nut to action

Football tournament for World Cup wonder

Stuart Cushing

The Fifa tournament may be taking place 12,000km away, but a taste of the action is coming to Timaru.

High noon on the high veldt for Blackadder

Todd Blackadder

Calculating how many competition points Crusaders need to make the finals is already a scary exercise.

Athletes return with stash of gold

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South Canterbury athletes enjoyed a golden touch at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Wellington, punching well above their weight.

Matson to wear Roncalli singlet on US trip

Jacob Matson

South Canterbury up-and-coming sprinter Jacob Matson is set for the fast lane in California.

50 years of bikes celebrated

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Fifty years of never being far from a bike was celebrated when Graeme Howes was awarded life membership of the Timaru Cycling Club.

Size of fish is about quality of water


When I read newspaper articles about native fish being found in streams or a volunteer conservation organisation endeavouring to save Long Fin eels (Timaru Herald March 25 and 26), my first thought went to the common denominator of both species - the water in which they spend most (but not all) of their time. Let me set the scene.

Rivals throw to their targets

Tom Walsh

It is back to the training ground and his extensive chilli plantation for Jacko Gill, who is unlikely to eyeball heavyweight rival Tom Walsh again till the Commonwealth Games in July.

Our golden girls shine at rowing regatta


Timaru Girls' High School have won their first ever gold at a Maadi Cup regatta.
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