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Track lifeline for Kiwi rider

New Zealand cyclists Aaron Gate and Shane Archbold are returning to the track for this weekend's World Cup in London.

Shane Archbold contemplates return to Cycling NZ's track programme following the shock demise of his pro team.

Boom times for basketball

There were 100 primary school teams playing in South Canterbury in 2018.

Basketball player numbers are on a full court charge in South Canterbury.

New Heartland coach named

A delighted Nigel Walsh says it's a dream come to be put in charge of the South Canterbury team he played for on more ...

A former front rower has been appointed the South Canterbury Heartland rugby head coach.

Drifters smoke it up at Levels video

The Matsuri Madness showcased some of the best drifters in the South Island.

Engines were revving for a weekend of drifting at the Southern Stance Matsuri Madness.

Award nomination shocks halfback

South Canterbury halfback Willie Wright fires out a pass in a Heartland match against Mid Canterbury.

Willie Wright was stunned to learn he is one of three finalists for New Zealand rugby's Heartland Player of the Year.

Global first for Timaru brothers video

Kahu, 15, and Makaia, 11, Day-Brown are the only brothers in the world to be sponsored by Madd Gear.

Timaru scooter rider brothers Makaia and Kahu Day-Brown are now one step away from becoming professional after becoming the only brothers in the world to be sponsored by an internationally renowned sports action company.

Good turnout at Levels video

Peter Dowman and Brian Greenless from Wanganui on their Yamaha XS650 sidecar at the Southern Classic bike racing event ...

Engines were revving at a weekend of memories and motorbikes at the Mike Pero Southern Classic 2018.

Lill stars for South Canterbury

South Canterbury's Liam Beck batting during their Hawke cup cricket match against North Otago at Pleasant Point on Saturday.

Allrounder Phil Lill had a memorable match for South Canterbury.

SC sevens for nationals

South Canterbury captain Cam Russell takes the ball up against Mid Canterbury at the South Island Sevens Tournament at ...

South Canterbury qualifies for national sevens rugby tournament with victories over Southland and Mid Canterbury.

TBHS impressive at Condor sevens

Timaru Boys' High School suffered one loss in their six games at the Condor Sevens in Auckland. (File pic)

Timaru Boys' High School (TBHS) have grabbed their highest ever finish at the Condor national schools' sevens rugby tournament.

Hollamby and McIlory claim title

Amy Hollamby, who was third in the open women's section with Haley Van Leeuwen in 2017, partnered up with a former New ...

Amy Hollamby and her teammate Kate McIlory have won the women's section of the gruelling Pioneer Mountain Bike Race.

Classic days relived at raceway

Steven Briggs with the famous Britten V1000 motorbike ahead of the Southern Classic at Levels Raceway this weekend. It ...

Riders will enjoy a weekend of memories and motorbikes at Levels this weekend.

Local interest in coaching role

North Otago coach Nigel Walsh was weighing up his options whether to apply for the South Canterbury job earlier in the ...

The vacant South Canterbury Heartland head coach role has attracted at least one local applicant.

Clay bird shooter on target

South Canterbury shooter Brittany Pilcher competing at the World DTL Championships in Australia in March. (FILE PHOTO)

Clay bird shooter Brittany Pilcher has hit the target in Hamilton.

SC referee in national squad

South Canterbury's Chris Paul controls a match at the Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under 19 Tournament.

South Canterbury Rugby referee Chris Paul "pretty happy" to be in 34-strong 2019 national referee squad.

SC search for national qualification

Heartland wing Setefano Sauqaqa will use his size in the forward pack for the South Canterbury sevens side.

A victory over Southland or Mid Canterbury in round robin play of the South Island Sevens is likely to see South Canterbury qualify for the nationals in January.

Eels return from successful South Island stint

Aoraki Eels rugby league players who originally made the South Island squad from left, Keith Darby, David Hall, Junior ...

A group of Aoraki Eels rugby league players have returned from representing the South Island.

Point gets $700,000 sports turf

Association of Pleasant Point Sports (APPS) members Susan Coker and Mick Geary at Pleasant Point's new sports turf.

The ball is now officially in the court of Pleasant Point sports teams with the completion of a $700,000 multipurpose artificial sports turf.

Coles blasts double ton

It was double delight for Geraldine-Temuka cricketer Paul Coles when he smashed 201 not out in a 40-over South ...

A second grade South Canterbury cricketer smashed his way to 201 not out in less than 40 overs.

Cycling clubs confirm merger

Timaru's cycling clubs had been talking about the idea of merging for several months, former Cycling Timaru president ...

Timaru's two cycling clubs have agreed to join forces.

Lucy loving life with the Black Ferns

A proud Lucy Anderson in her New Zealand Black Ferns kit.

Lucy Anderson is living her rugby dream by being on tour with the New Zealand Black Ferns.

Hollamby has another new partner

Kate McIlory has team up with Timaru's Amy Hollamby for the 2018 Pioneer Mountain Bike Race. (File photo)

Timaru cyclist Amy Hollamby will be hoping it's third time lucky for a partner in the gruelling Pioneer Mountain Bike Race.

Jefferson cycles clear

Hayden Jefferson leads Mark Staniford through a corner on the Timaru Cycling Club's 40-kilometre A grade scratch race at ...

The younger brigade made their presence felt as the Timaru Cycling Club's summer season got under way at Waitohi near Pleasant Point.

Celtic make light work of run chase

Celtic's Ben Watson bowling against Temuka in South Canterbury's Tweedy Cup cricket competition on Saturday.

Celtic could not be stopped in their tracks in the South Canterbury senior cricket competition on Saturday.

South Canterbury rugby names its best

South Canterbury Rugby's Heartland player of the year, Loni Toumohuni.

Blockbusting forward named South Canterbury rugby's Heartland player of the year.

Matthews to step down

Barry Matthews, right, has decided not to seek a fifth year at the helm of the South Canterbury rugby team. (File photo)

South Canterbury Heartland coach Barry Matthews is stepping down.

Timaru netballer in national camp

Timaru's Jess Milne has been invited to take part in Netball New Zealand's national development camp in January.

Timaru's Jess Milne has been invited to take part in Netball New Zealand's national development camp in January.

Kennett wins on a bicycle built for two

Dylan Kennett and Kate McCarthy win the Waimate Cycling Club's A grade race on a tandem.

Our recent top sports stories and results includes former world track champion cyclist Dylan Kennett winning a race in Waimate on a tandem.

Record attempt for David Thew video

David Thew has been practising Tai Chi for about 36 years.

David Thew has been practising Tai Chi for about 36 years and says his next goal is to attempt to beat the world record for longest marathon in the martial art.

NZ Heartland XV unbeaten

The Heartland XV, which featured South Canterbury halfback Willie Wright (right) and lock Veikoso 'James' Polonaiti, ...

The NZ Heartland XV featuring two South Canterbury players has finished its two-match internal rugby tour unbeaten.

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