Sport

Bowlers win national mixed pairs

The Good Life - Bowls generic. 15 year old outdoor/indoor bowler Aidan Zittersteijn.

South Canterbury lawn bowlers Mata Frankum and Scott Fisher make a good last minute pair.

Hadlee to speak in Timaru

Sir Richard Hadlee has been confirmed as the South Canterbury Sports Awards' guest speaker.

New Zealand's greatest cricketer will be the guest speaker at next month's South Canterbury Sports Awards.

Overtime double creates netball buzz

Craighead B broke Pareora hearts with a 23-21 win in their Challenge Series playoff.

OPINION: The raw emotion of tight knockout games makes sport the greatest form of theatre.

Support for salmon fin-clipping

Many hands make light work of a fin-clipping exercise at McKinnon's Creek salmon hatchery.

OPINION: Volunteers respond to call for assistance with fin clipping at McKinnon's Creek salmon hatchery.

McLean breaks course record

Nineteen-year-old Matt McLean broke the St Andrews course record by a single stroke.

A St Andrews Golf Club course record was how Matt McLean celebrated a return to his roots over the university holidays.

Cambridge to have flick at title

Black Sticks Ella Gunson in action in the Festival of Hockey, Womens Black Sticks v Japan, Unison Sports Park, Hastings, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Photo: Kerry Marshall / photosport.co.nz

The battle for the South Canterbury hockey's Walker and Hall Shield gets underway on Saturday.

Autumn tournament draws a crowd

Sam Shaw from Geraldine reaches for the ball at Tennis South Canterbury's autumn tournament.

More than 50 talented juniors are competing in Tennis South Canterbury's two-day autumn tournament

TBHS win Anzac hockey tournament

Captain Shaun Coles brought up his 100th cap for Timaru Boys' High School in their Anzac tournament win.

Timaru Boys' High School's 1st XI hockey team won the South Island Anzac Invitational Tournament in Christchurch.

Bike Polo gets council boost

Bicycle polo enthusiasts Richard Brown, left, and Sam Callander say council funding for holding the 2016 World Bike Polo championships at Aorangi Park will help promote Timaru.

Council gives tournament $9000, expects spin-offs for the district.

Overtime decides netball spots

Craighead's Emma Dobbs, left, tries to outreach Pareora's Kylee Little in their netball Challenge Series playoff match at the Southern Trust Events Centre.

Two overtime thrillers decided the make up of this year's South Canterbury premier netball division.

Taiaroa helps West End to win

Timaru's Tom Taiaroa.

West End have won their own classic invitation bowls tournament for the first time.

Richie Benaud's magic Timaru lotion

Timaru chemist Ivan James (back left) at Richie Benaud's This is Your Life special in 1976.

Australia cricket great's legendary career took off after stumbling across a NZ chemist's remedy.

Temuka football like 'United Nations'

Newly-promoted Temuka want to cause a few upsets in this season's South Canterbury Football League.

Newcomers Temuka are hoping to spring a surprise when the South Canterbury Football League kicks off this weekend.

Archbold crashes hard again

Train interferes with Paris - Roubaix cycle race in France.

Timaru cyclist Shane Archbold has been praised by his team after a Paris-Roubaix debut to forget.

New wheels help tri-skate triumph

Brett McCormack pulls away from Nicole Begg in the bike leg to win the first leg of the tri-skate series.

A new format and new wheels helped Dunedin's Brett McCormack win the first tri-skate event at the Timaru International Motor Speedway.

Exhausted Epke takes junior crown

Lakeesha Rarere, left, takes on Ellie Epke in the girl's final of the NZ Junior Open at the Timaru Squash Club.

Ellie Epke beat 'boiling' conditions inside the Timaru Squash Club and a challenge by a talented rival to break her NZ Junior Open jinx.

Flattered Celtic keep foes Quins-less

Celtic centre Steve Burt attempts to tackle hard-running Harlequins five-eighth Paula Fifita on Saturday.

Celtic have passed their first acid test of the club rugby season, downing Harlequins 43-20 at Alpine Energy Stadium.

South Canty's hills no handicap for Horgan

Sam Horgan celebrates after winning the second round of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series.

Sam Horgan loves the rolling hills of South Canterbury after taking out the second round of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series.

Christie to make cycling series cameo

Jason Christie will be in action this weekend in Timaru.

Ashburton's Jason Christie will line up at the second race of the Calder Stewart cycling series in navy blue this weekend

Dad passes on competitive streak

Former Timaru girls Emily Flett, 18, and sister Hayley, 15, are competing at this weekend's NZ Junior Open.

If the Flett sisters need any extra motivation for this weekend's NZ Junior Squash Open, the can just look to dad.

Timaru has fair way to go

Leading the charge: Timaru Golf Club president Bob Smith, left, and Mark Hervey.

Timaru Golf Club's fairway watering system is broken and a new one worth $450,000 is needed to ensure the course survives.

Basketballers make an impact

Director of coaching for Impact Avi Meyerson coaches South Canterbury basketballers in the correct way to shoot a jumper.

Up-and-coming SC basketballers in the middle of intense NBA-style camp with Impact Basketball.

Motocross returns to Caroline Bay

South Canterbury Motorcycle Club event organiser Andrew Richardt gives Harvee King-Brookland, 9, some tips for riding.

Motocross racing is returning to the sandy setting of Caroline Bay for the first time in 13 years this Saturday.

Archbold to make Paris start line

Shane Archbold.

Timaru cyclist Shane Archbold will be able to ride the Paris-Roubaix race on Sunday despite a hard crash.

Hubbard looks for helping hand

Timaru's Tim Rush will be an important cog in his team's ambitions to win the Moore Stephens Markhams Timaru Classic.

Tom Hubbard relying on Cycling Timaru's senior champion Tim Rush to retain his spot at the top of the Calder Stewart Cycling Series.

Marsden thanks dad for Henry's success

Ryan Marsden literally takes the chequered flag after winning the New Zealand Saloon Grand Prix.

Geraldine's Ryan Marsden says he was celebrating "like an idiot" under his helmet after taking out speedway's prestigious NZ Saloon Grand Prix in Southland.

Strong field for tri-skate race

This weekend could be Aryan Sanghvi's last race in Timaru.

The Timaru International Motor Raceway will play host to the first of 10 events in the Southern Marathon skating series this Sunday.

Challenge for premier hopefuls

An expanded format means Craighead could join Roncalli in having two teams in South Canterbury netball's premier grade if their B team performs in the coming Challenge Series.

A significant change in format means there will be tension from the first centre pass when the netball season gets underway tonight.

Hosting indoors - get the picture?

Lawn bowls generic

The New Zealand Indoor Bowls Championships will be played in Timaru this year - or are they?

Canterbury win interpro title

Athletics

South Canterbury athletes had a successful weekend at the NZ Interprovincial Track and Field Champs.

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