Paddon's solid start in Finland

Hayden Paddon gets airborne during the shakedown at the Rally of Finland.

Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon is eighth but is not even halfway through the 12-stage day in Finland.

French coach pleased to be back

Courbevoie's Tanguy Vanier scores a try while Geraldine's Hayden Nelson tries to stop him in a game at the Geraldine ...

Maxime Ramiroz has returned to South Canterbury three years after he was he playing for Celtic, albiet in a coaching capacity.

Criaghead push more fancied Old Boys

Old Boys' player Ellen Davey intercepting a pass to Craighead's Maddie Lysaght. Both were outstanding on Thursday night.

Craighead Diocesan left its run too late against Old Boys, falling 28-26 in their South Canterbury premier netball clash.

Kyla Welsh swings her way to award

Former South Canterbury Sports Award winner Kyla Welsh with a number of golfing memorabilia from her career on the ...

Timaru's Kyla Welsh had a real love for the game of golf but in 2009 decided it wasn't for her.

Season review: Crusaders

The disappointment is evident on the face of Crusaders captain Kieran Read as he digests his side's 23-13 defeat to the ...

It's time to do a postmortem (of sorts) on another fizzer for the Crusaders.

Watt wins third boxing crown

New Zealand superheavyweight  boxing champion Sam Watt.

Triple national boxing champion Sam Watt faces a sporting choice - remain in the ring or focus on rugby.

Matthews delighted to be NZ Heartland coach

Barry Matthews has been appointed NZ Heartland coach for two years.

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews is delighted to have been appointed the new head coach of the New Zealand Heartland XV.

Strangles found at racing stable

A racing stable has been placed in quarantine following suspected cases of the highly contagious strangles.

Suspected cases of the highly contagious disease found in Canterbury stable.

Harlequins too strong for Pareora

Harlequin's Macie Austin tries to defend against Pareora's Katrina Hill.

Mackenzie had to work hard for their 29-20 victory against Roncalli to remain unbeaten.

Matthews to coach NZ Heartland

Barry Matthews gets nod for NZ Heartland coaching position.

South Canterbury coach Barry Matthews has been appointed the new head coach of the New Zealand Heartland XV.

Terrific trio going for eight

26072016  News John Bisset /FairfaxNZ.   Celtic rugby players from left are Matt Fetu, Nick Strachan and Kali Latu

As Celtic hunt for their eighth successive Hamersley Cup rugby title against Pleasant Point on Saturday, three players have been their from the start.

Mackle coaches at former stomping ground

Tactix netball players visited Craighead school to teach them netball skills. Former Craighead head girl, Nicola Mackle, ...

Nicola Mackle returned to Timaru where her netball career first started.

Only themselves to blame

The Crusaders gather after their quarterfinal loss to the lions.

OPINION: If the Crusaders want to play the blame game, they need only look in a mirror.

Joel Hill grabs silver

Timaru boxer Joel Hill displays the silver medal he won in Rotorua, finishing the national championships with a win and ...

Timaru boxer Joel Hill had a silver lining to his national championships in Rotorua.

Hinton's silky touch sees Thistle home

270213 News: John Bisset/Timaru Herald.  Hawke Cup Cricket player . Craig Hinton

A first half strike by Craig Hinton helped Thistle to a 1-0 win and third place in the South Canterbury Football League.

Skaters first-class in China event

South Canterbury skaters Leah McDonald, centre, won the race, while Arianna Snook, right, and Charlotte Clark placed ...

Junior skaters produce top effort to claim an all New Zealand podium in China.

Cricketers making most of chances in England

Adam Fahey in action for Star last season. Fahey has been in superb touch scoring two hundreds for the Warboys Cricket Club.

Four South Canterbury cricketers are performing well in England.

Craighead go through pool play unbeaten

Geraldine's Laura Murphy tries to shoot under pressure from Craighead goal keep Steph Lysaght during the Aoraki ...

Craighead Diocesan are the only unbeaten team as the Aoraki netball champs head to crunch time next weekend.

Coll loved his debut for Pleasant Point

Kieran Coll made a successful return from injury in Pleasant Point's thrilling Hamersley Cup semifinal against Waimate. ...

Kieran Coll made a perfectly timed return from injury to help Pleasant Point record a 24-23 win.

Discipline costs Hearts victory

Cambridge's Simon Small tries his best to stop Northern Hearts player Josh McArthur during their 4-4 draw at Aorangi Park.

Northern Hearts let a three goal lead slip in their encounter with Cambridge to see the points shared.

Timaru Boys' still a chance to make the top eight

Kaleb Hunt-Wheeler

A Kaleb-Hunt Wheeler double led Timaru Boys' High School to a 29-17 win over Waimea Combined.

End of era for Blackadder video

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will soon relocate to English club Bath where he expected to work as the director of rugby.

Mistakes cost the Crusaders dearly in the loss to the Lions in their Super Rugby quarterfinal match.

Pleasant Point steal final spot from Waimate's grasp

Kieran Coll bursts trough a couple of Waimate defenders to score in their Hamersley Cup semifinal.

Pleasant Point are through to the Hamersley Cup final following a thrilling 24-23 victory over Waimate.

Crusaders walloped by Lions video

Lions lock Franco Mostert forces his way through the tackles of Ryan Crotty and David Havili in the Super Rugby ...

The Crusaders conceded five tries in their 42-25 loss to the Lions in Jo'burg.

Last gasp penalty earns Point spot in final

Kieran Coll breaks through some Waimate tacklers to stroll in for a try in their semifinal clash at the Pleasant Point ...

Brad Tegelaars stepped up when it mattered most to send Pleasant Point into next weekend's Hamersley Cup final.

Kiwi athletes on London podium

Cantabrian Tom Walsh finished second in the final Diamond League meet in London before the Olympics.

Kiwis Tom Walsh and Eliza McCartney in top three in the final Diamond League athletics meeting before the Olympics.

Hamersley Cup final spot on the line

Kevin Moore and Jared Matthews in action in Waimate earlier this season. Their clash will be one of many exciting ...

Hamersley Cup heads into a crucial showdown.

Fannin claims premiership

Three winners for Shaun Fannin in the Kevin Myers colours at Phar Lap Raceway on Friday has secured the jumps jockeys' ...

Jumps jockey bounces back from year of injuries to claim premiership in near perfect season.

Tiffen reflects on her glittering cricket career

NZ cricket coach and old girl Haidee Tiffen visited TImaru Girls' High school in 2015. Pictured centre with students ...

Winning the South Canterbury sports award two years in a row was an unexpected surprise for former White Ferns cricketer Haidee Tiffen.

Girls' rugby training clinic something new

Rebecca Boon, 8, weaves her way through the defence at the all girls rugby clinic at Alpine Energy Stadium.

A successful all girls under-8 training clinic at Alpine Energy Stadium on Friday could see the union create an all girls competition if the interest is there.

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