If you have ever fancied taking a pro on in golf the New Zealand Legends Tour provides the perfect opportunity.
Timaru trio have won New Zealand waterski selection after a late call-up for twins Taine and Cody.
Prabodha Arthavidu again starred with the bat, scoring 76 and 112 for South Canterbury against Otago Country in their Hawke Cup clash.
The visiting Queensland team won the u-16 South Island Interprovincial track and field meeting at Aorangi Park while Otago took out the u-18 honours.
Defending New Zealand Super Truck champion John Hepburn is hoping for a change of luck.
Matt Mace's decision to bike down from Christchurch to compete in the Timaru Triathlon proved the right one as he came from behind to win the 30th edition of the event in style.
South Canterbury were pushing for an outright victory against Central Otago in their Hawke Cup cricket match yesterday.
Timaru sealed a meeting with Celtic in this season's Twenty20 club cricket final after both notched comfortable wins.
A season-ending leg injury to Willi Heinz propels South Canterbury oldboy Billy Guyton into the Super Rugby spotlight.
Highlanders beat Crusaders 29-26 in pre-season clash but most concern is for halfback Willi Heinz.
Over Christmas and New Year there are any number of fishing competitions conducted at lakeside camps throughout the South Island.
If you'd asked me in 2010 where I wanted to be in five years time I would have said here, says new Herald sports reporter Chris Hyde.
Waimate's Billy Guyton is on the cusp of realising his rugby dream as part of the Crusaders wider training group.
South Canterbury's Stewart and Sue McGiffert like to brush off their recent breeding success as "a bit of a fluke".
South Canterbury sprinter Jacob Matson is starting to make real traction as he moves out of age-group events.
Thirty years after his first Timaru Triathlon, Barry Taylor is back giving it another go in Sunday's 30th anniversary edition.
No-one could match the finishing kick of defending champs Jim Vevers and 'Dinga' Bell at the men's centre pairs championship last weekend.
It might be only a pre-season game, but the Highlanders and Crusaders coaches are keen to get under way in Timaru tomorrow.
The Super Rugby pre-season clash between the Highlanders and Crusaders in Timaru tomorrow is likely to divide the town.
Eli Kerse admires the skill of Ben Smith, while Isaac Kerse is all about Dan Carter.
South Canterbury's junior athletes found the South Island Colgate Games a walk in the park.
An attempt to bring Excelsior back to the top league of South Canterbury Hockey has been thwarted by a lack of numbers.
Timaru has been a breeding ground for some of the best women's cricketers in the country and 19-year-old Courtney Buckman could be the next to make it big.
Crusaders' search for Nemani Nadolo replacement starts in pre-season match clash with Highlanders.
Sunday's 30th running of the Timaru Triathlon is in jeopardy as marshals continue be hard to find.
Keanu Darby rates his selection for the under-25 NZ bowls development team as one of his best moments in the sport.
Timaru Boys' High School development cricket side have enjoyed a successful Australian tour.
A commanding performance from Scott Fisher in the singles helped West End capture the men's Centre Interclub Sevens title.
Positive feedback from swimmers participating in the Summer Long Course Qualifier Meet on Saturday means a third event is planned for next year, again at the CBay aquatic centre.
Some event organisers have never experienced being in the frontline of what they are planning, but that can't be said of Timaru motorcyclist Grant Ramage.
A 19-year-old motorcycle racer has upstaged his more experienced rivals in round two of the New Zealand Superbike Championship held at Timaru over the weekend.
Josh Smallridge scored 51 for Timaru in the latest senior Twenty20 round with the win keeping his team in second place.
An outstanding bowling spell by Grant Watt led South Canterbury to outright victory over North Otago in Timaru yesterday.
Rising Timaru bowls star Sarndra Cleland yesterday clinched victory at the South Canterbury centre womens' singles championships at the West End bowling club.
Barry Stevens has been named head coach of the North Otago side for the 2015 Heartland Championship.
The Greymouth Pony Club reigned supreme at this year's South Island Pony Club Showjumping Championships.
The plan for the South Canterbury sevens team is to scare a few of the big guns at this weekend's national sevens tournament in Rotorua.
Three local basketball talents will leave for Australia tomorrow after being selected in the South Island representative team.
The almost impossible was achieved at the Gleniti golf course at the weekend, with a hole in one scored on the course's par four 13th for the first time.
This year's Tour of Timaru has uncovered some future stars, South Canterbury's head coach says.
Four hundred young anglers took the opportunity to fish for trout at the Wairepo Arm of Lake Ruataniwha last Saturday morning.
A young South Canterbury cricket squad had their hands full at the Canterbury Regional Tournament at Mandeville this week.
South Canterbury skater Nicole Begg is starting to show her class at the Tour of Timaru.
South Canterbury Cricket is disappointed with crowd numbers at two recent matches, but remains confident first class-cricket will return to Timaru's Aorangi Oval.
The victories continue to roll in for Czech Republic speed skater Matej Pravda at the Tour of Timaru.
Skaters in fine form for champs
South Canterbury skaters dominate New Zealand inline speedskating team to contest the Oceania Championships.
While Timaru and Mackenzie are set to face further water restrictions, Waimate is yet to join the onslaught.
South Canterbury rounded up the New Zealand Roller Sports Speed Championships on a high note on Saturday.
Leading New Zealand BMX rider Trent Jones scored an impressive win in second round of Australian championships on the Gold Coast.
Canterbury's Daniel Balchin retained his Lovelock Mile title on Saturday at the Aorangi Park All Weather Track in Timaru.