Hellier at home for Southland matchplay

Gore's Scott Hellier, 26, eyes up a putt at the Gore Golf Club.

Southland golf representative Scott Hellier doesn't have to travel far to get to the 2017 Southland Matchplay Championships at the Gore Golf Club.

Eastern Southland bowlers secure title

Caleb Hope took out the singles at the Harvey Keown Men's Development Trophy.

Eastern Southland bowlers tasted success at the Harvey Keown Men's Development Trophy recently.

Report gives 'interesting perspective' on Southland's 'lost rivers'

The Waimea Stream near Mandeville had become "no more than a dirty ditch in parts'' according to the 'Lost Rivers' report.

Eighteen Southland rivers and streams "lost or in noticeable decline" as public trout fisheries, anglers' group says.

Young rider follows in granddad's steps

Show jumping riders in the van Miltenburg family - Jordan, 13, Bella, 11, and their grandfather Rik.

 Show jumping rider Jordan van Miltenburg is gearing up for the start of the new season.

Harvey family comes up trumps

Hayley Penare and Fergus More at the Invercargill Gold Cup golf tournament at the Invercargill Golf Club in Otatara

Grandfather and grandson combination take out Gold Cup at the Invercargill Golf Club.

Dixon returns for Stags

Elliot Dixon at Southland Stags training at the Mike Piper Training Centre in Invercargill.

Southland Stags team named to play Bay of Plenty in Rotorua.

No Southern Utd games for Invercargill

Southern United's Michael Hogan challenges Leo Villa from Team Wellington in the air during their match at Rugby Park in ...

While Southern United won't play any national league matches in Invercargill this summer, they are still likely to visit the deep south.

Hunter pleased to be back driving

Ryal Bush trainer-driver Peter Hunter.

Peter Hunter will have his second drive back from injury at Ascot Park on Saturday.

Double delight for Zenovich

Southland's Matt Zenovich  on his way to winning the Individual time trial stage from Manapouri to Te Anau during the ...

It has been a bumper week so far for Southland cyclist Matt Zenovich.

Bond faces uphill battle

Former rowing star Hamish Bond trains in England in the lead up to the Road World Championships.

Hamish Bond braces for painful finish to world championships time trial.

Deaf prop overcomes the odds video

Deaf Southland Stags rugby prop Morgan Mitchell, 24, of Gore, has had a cochlear implant inserted to help him hear and ...

When Morgan Mitchell was told he might have to give up rugby, he was inconsolable. Then a surgeon gave him hope.

Leitch surprised by bus incident video

New Zealand motorsport driver Brendon Leitch has been competing in the Formula 4 United States Championship.

"It wasn't till I got very close to the bus that I realised the bus was on my side of the fence."

Red flag for yellow school bus video

New Zealand's Brendon Leitch accelerates in the FIA Formula 4 USA Championship.

'We are red, there is a (yellow) school bus on the track.'

Macdonald's eyes wide open

Southland Stag coach Hoani Macdonald keeps an eye on a training session at Rugby Park in Invercargill.

''You are only human, so sometimes you walk around places and wonder what is going on."

Women take on NZ-first volcano ski expedition

Janina Kuzma is leading a group of women on an expedition to ascend and ski four New Zealand volcanoes.

Three women will be the first all-female ski group to ascend and ski all four of New Zealand's skiable volcanoes.

Stags' shining light

Southland flanker Phil Halder is tackled by Auckland's Jerome Kaino and Blake Gibson during the round five Mitre 10 ...

Phil Halder, the Stags storyline that needs to be celebrated for a host of reasons.

World champs unknowns excite Bond

Hamish Bond trains in the UK in the lead up to the Road World Championships.

Hamish Bond gears up for biggest race of his fledgling cycling career.

Takitimu Primary School excel in netball

The Takltimu Primary School year 6 netball team.

"We're a good sporty school and punch well above our weight," Takitimu Primary School deputy principal Sue Baird says.

Events Centre hosts Give It A Go Day

Sam Thompson aims for points at soccer darts.

Ever wanted to have a go in a zorb ball? Play laser tag?

Triple cork master class displayed at Cardrona

Freeskier Bobby Brown in action at the Jossi Wells Invitational Big Air.

Storms abate for Jossi Wells Invitational Big Air at Cardrona on Saturday.

National tournament deemed success

Southland A (GS) Sam Dixon during the Southland team's game against Christchurch Masters at the New Zealand Men's ...

"It's been a very successful event held in a fantastic city and an amazing stadium.''

Close, but not close enough

Southland under-19 first five-eighth Mitchell Taylor playing against Counties Manukau in the final of the Michael Jones ...

Southland under-19 first five-eighth Mitch Taylor highlights skills but it's not enough in national rugby final.

'Game there for taking'

Southland lock Tepasu Thomas secures the line out ball during the round five Mitre 10 match between Southland and ...

Stags coach Hoani Macdonald was pleased with effort against Auckland but frustrated with result.

Auckland grind out win

Greg Pleasants-Tate of Auckland is tackled Southland's Phil Halder in the Mitre 10 Cup game in Invercargill.

Auckland win but their attacking mojo still alludes them as spirited Southland team digs in.

Could men's netball turn pro? video

NZ Men's and Mixed Netball Association president David Pa'alamo at the NZ Men's Netball Championships.

The NZ Men's Netball Championships are being held in Invercargill, sports reporter Scott Donaldson looks at if men's netball could one day become professional.

Mixed day for Southland A

Southland A wing attack Adam Newton and centre Oscar Jenkins flanking Christchurch B's, wing defence Darren Burnett ...

It was a mixed day for Southland A at the NZ Men's Netball Championships in Invercargill.

Ferns door still open - Southby

Defender Jane Watson has been dropped from the Silver Ferns for the Constellation Cup series against Australia.

Jane Watson and Grace Rasmussen overlooked for Silver Ferns' Constellation Cup squad.

Tennis players prepare for new season

Southern Extreme Tennis coach Steve Dries with some of Southland's up-and-coming players, from left, Jack Claridge,10, ...

"Commitment to tennis is the only way you can get better [at playing]," coach Peter White says.

Rivals square-off at Rugby Park


Southland and Otago rugby will go head to head in age-group treble at Rugby Park in Invercargill on Saturday.

Stags wing suspended video

Southland Stags wing Ryan Tongia has been suspended for one game for a dangerous tackle on Canterbury's Richie Mo'unga.

Southland wing Ryan Tongia's dangerous shot on Richie Mo'unga lands him one week suspension.

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