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Veteran shooters for Comm Games

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NZ Trap Shooter Natalie Rooney is off to World champs. 
Reporter: ...

Natalie Rooney, who medalled in Rio, is part of a strong NZ team for Gold Coast.

83-year-old cyclist still winning

John Corry, 83, shows of his new $1500 bike that he rode to victory in Waimate.

Sprightly John Corry started his cycling career when he was 15 - and he's still winning races nearly 70 years later.

Levels celebrating 50 years of racing

South Canterbury Car Club president Kevin Pateman ahead of Levels Raceway's 50th celebrations.

Memories will mix with the smell of burning rubber and fuel when 50 years of racing at Timaru's Levels Raceway is celebrated.

AB prop shunts Tom Walsh aside video

Tom Walsh (left) gets ready to face Nepo Laulala.

Rugby the winner as burly AB wins test of strength against world shot put champ.

Pressure moments cost Kings

Canterbury Kings opener Michael Pollard shows his frustration after getting out in the final round against the Northern ...

Top order fails hurt Canterbury Kings during inconsistent T20 Super Smash campaign.

Timaru rowers make good start

Aerial view of rowing at Lake Ruataniwha where the Canterbury champs were held.

It was a good start to the championship phase of the season for Timaru rowers.

Triathlon back in Timaru

South Canterbury Pacers committee member Martina Fellmann prepares for the Timaru Triathlon.

NZ's second longest running triathlon features a spectator-friendly course in the centre of Timaru.

Frost melts Superbike opposition gallery

Wellington's Sloan Frost has a handy lead in the NZ Superbike Championships after a dominating performance in the latest ...

Former national champ in scintillating Timaru form to open gap at the top of the NZ Superbike Championship.

Cycling for a good cause

Waimate doctor Steve Fish will cycle the 2018 Tour de France route to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health ...

A Waimate man is aiming to cycle the entire 2018 Tour de France route to raise money for charity.

Walsh 'the ultimate man'

Tom Walsh, right, overcame Brazilian-American UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva in a strength challenge on a Japanese game show.

The champion shot putter was named the "ultimate man" after beating a UFC fighter on a Japanese game show.

Paddon vows to bounce back

Hayden Paddon will compete in seven of the 13 rounds of the World Rally Championship this year.

Hayden Paddon desperate for a change in fortune in World Rally Championship after disappointing 2017.

Harry eyes home-track edge

Timaru's Harry Parker, in action here on his 150cc Suzuki in the inaugural Gixxer Cup competition.

Rising Timaru motorcycling star wants to put on a good show for his home-town fans.

Skaters face tough Tour of Timaru

Sriya Mistry from Surat, India, is skating in the Tour of Timaru.

There are no outright favourites for the three-day 2018 Tour of Timaru speed skating titles.

Lack of water frustrates and costs rowers

The Saltwater Creek Weir.

Timaru rowers hoping creek weir can be replaced or repaired after spending $10,000 travelling to other waterways.

Halberg finalists confirmed

Portia Woodman was one of the Black Ferns stars in their world title victory over England.

Black Ferns Sarah Goss and Portia Woodman both make sportswoman finals, while team and coach are strong contenders.

Ocean Swim to make splash on Sunday

Sam Naylor emerges from the water at Caroline Bay and sprints to the finish line to win the 2017 Timaru Ocean Swim.

Defending champ is back for Timaru's unique ocean swim event.

Young Geary all go for games

Tom Geary, 11,  puts in the hard yards ahead the South Island Colgate Games being held in Timaru.

Tom Geary is a hot favourite to take home a few South Island medals for his Timaru club this weekend.

Twizel prepares for rowing champs

South Island Rowing Inc. course manager Trevor Wilson (right) watches on as Darrel Purton prepares the Lake Ruataniwha ...

Twizel is set to brought to a standstill with the Canterbury Rowing Championships taking place at Lake Ruataniwha this weekend.

Kings' quicks shine against Firebirds

Canterbury quick Ed Nuttall celebrates the wicket of Luke Ronchi in their Twenty20 clash in Christchurch on Sunday.

 Clinical bowling effort lifts Canterbury Kings to vital T20 victory over Wellington.

South Canterbury skater claims NZ record

Kaylum McAuley practising for 2018 NZ speed skating champs. McAuley won the junior mens 500m race on Thursday.

A number of titles were decided on the opening days of the NZ speed skating champs at Levels Raceway in Timaru on Wednesday.

Training sessions being held

South Canterbury Pacers committee member Martina Fellmann prepares for the Timaru Triathlon being held on January 21.

The Timaru Triathlon will be held on January 21, with organisers hoping for good numbers.

Competitors get their skates on

South Canterbury speed skater Emma Baird was on the track on Tuesday at the Caroline Bay Roller Skating Club in ...

A big month of speed skating in Timaru gets underway on Wednesday with the 2018 New Zealand Speed Skating Championships.

Weather woes dampen cycling's Boxing Day Criteriums

Timaru's annual Boxing Day criterium cycle race saw dire conditions for under-17 A-grade cyclists (from front) Jonathan ...

It was a shame the rain couldn't stay away.

Cycling's 'mullet' flying again

Timaru cyclist Shane Archbold loves to train on Timaru roads

Cycling's "mullet" is flying the roads of South Canterbury again and loving it.

Darts legend Phil Taylor to play in Timaru

Phil Taylor plays in the 2015 Auckland Darts Masters.

World darts legend Phil "The Power" Taylor is to strut his stuff at what is predicted to be a "big party" in Timaru.

Geraldine racer is SI champ

Winners are grinners: Ryan Marsden poses with the trophy he received after winning the South Island sppedway saloon car ...

Three wins from three races seems like a dream run.

Age no barrier for Delany

Mike Delany led Bay of Plenty to within a game of promotion to the Mitre 10 Cup premiership earlier this year.

Mention first-five eighth Mike Delany's name and Crusaders coach Scott Robertson's eyes light up.

Point win first cricket title

The victorious Pleasant Point senior cricket team: Back, from left, L Gibb, C Diederiks, G MacDougall, C Lundie, J ...

Pleasant Point Cricket Club have won their first South Canterbury cricket senior title after moving into senior ranks three seasons ago.

Doping four year ban given

New Zealand basketballer Gareth Dawson has been banned for four years.

Lengthy ban handed out to Kiwi basketballer Gareth Dawson for his second doping violation since 2014.

Chukka time in Winchester

Annabel Askin, left, and Sophie Pickard are looking forward to Picnic at the Polo in Winchester on Saturday.

At least 200 people expected for "exciting sport" to be played out in Winchester.

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