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Williamsons big in McIlwrick’s career

What was supposed to be a two-week trip to North Otago for Rory McIlwrick has extended to eight months - and it is not...

‘Pretty happy’ with squad for Hawke Cup

North Otago's Hawke Cup challenge gets under way with a game against Otago Country in Alexandra this weekend. After that, North Otago has to wait...

Superbike champ after hiatus

For Adam Wicks, life is too short to not be racing a motorcycle at almost 200km/h. After a 25-year hiatus from the sport, Wicks (59)...

Union, Oamaru tied for first

Union and Oamaru are tied for first place at the end of the first round of the Borton Cup. Unbeaten Union has a game in...

Stalwart will miss Oamaru

Brian Papps will leave quite the legacy when he moves away from Oamaru. The North Otago sporting historian and former teacher is shifting to Lincoln...

Smith, Clark up for rugby award

North Otago's dominance of Heartland rugby has continued, with Robbie Smith and Josh Clark receiving nominations for the 2019 Heartland player of the year...

Coach wants to inspire kids

North Otago’s Meads Cup success this year means the goal posts have shifted for 2020, Jason Forrest says. Forrest has been appointed as head coach...

Xmas at Races set to be fun

Family days out don’t get much better than Christmas at the Races, Oamaru Harness Racing Club president Dave Heffernan says. The club’s biggest meet of...

Heads down for swimmers over summer

The traditional summer break many enjoy over Christmas doesn’t apply if you’re part of the Oamaru Swim Club. While some young people are planning trips...

Athies already recruiting

As you read this, Graham Pitches could be sliding into the DMs of the next Patrick Pati. Pitches, this year’s Athletic Marist coach, contacted Pati...

Plans to take game as far as he can

Former Waitaki Boys' High School pupil Jonny Mackay (21) will represent Otago in golf this summer, thanks to the association he keeps with the...

Role to boost cricket in region

Otago Cricket has a new North Otago development officer. Harry Semple has moved to Oamaru from the Bay of Plenty to take on the...

Smith breaks record of long standing

That was a big monkey for Nathan Smith to get off his back. The former Waitaki Boys' High School pupil scored his maiden first class...

Heartland tour ‘awesome’ trip

The New Zealand Heartland XV's end of season tour had a strong North Otago flavour. Meli Kolinisau, Ralph Darling, Robbie Smith and Patrick Pati all...

Athletes keep pushing past limits

Schyuler Orr has some lofty goals. The North Otago sprinter recently ran 100m in a personal best time of 11sec flat in Dunedin, and his...
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