Sport

Smith posts one for the history books

North Otago’s demolition of South Canterbury came down to one man — Jeremy Smith. Smith produced the bowling performance of his career last weekend, taking...

Home teams clash an added bonus

An all-Oamaru final was an ‘‘added bonus’’ at the South Island Chartered Clubs Men’s Lawn Bowls Fours Tournament last weekend. The tournament, held at the...

Uncle-niece batting partnership ‘very cool, special’

A late night call-up led to a special family connection on the cricket pitch on Friday. Oamaru cricketer Robbie Breen rang his niece, Jayde Read,...

Challenge laid down for NO team

Stu Slack has laid down a challenge to his Hawke Cup team — win all home games this season. North Otago gets its first opportunity...

Club president proud of athletes

North Otago Athletics Club members have been putting in the hard yards. A group of young athletes has been busy training over the summer break...

Hard-fought titles go to Ou, Hirst

After a ‘‘mammoth’’ three-hour final on Sunday, Dunedin’s Paddy Ou was crowned 2022 North Otago Grass Open men’s singles champion. In a repeat of the...

Make new friends – then beat them

Rain may have slightly affected play in the South Island Veterans Tennis Festival, but it did not dampen spirits. Eighty players from around the South...

Great feats in face of obstacles

Resilience. It's the first word that comes to mind looking back at the mammoth sporting efforts by North Otago athletes, teams and organisations in...

Floor upgrade to ensure centre’s longevity

After 34 years, the Waitaki Community Recreation Centre's court floors are finally receiving a makeover. The $40,000 project to sand, resurface and reline the two...

Pickles determined to ‘go up the ranks’

Squash has taken Thomas Pickles around the country this year. In October, he reached a career high ranking of A2, and competed at the NZ...

Team attitude impresses new coach

Stu Slack has been having some restless nights. The Hawke Cup coach has had a problem - picking a North Otago team for the season...

Brayner’s focus on all swimmers, not just the elite

Paulo Brayner has returned to the place he calls home. The Brazilian swim coach has started working as head coach at the Waitaki Aquatic Centre,...

Paddon guest speaker at sports awards

New Zealand rally champion Hayden Paddon will share his wisdom with Waitaki’s sporting community next year. Paddon has been named as the guest speaker at...

Study path to aid priority groups

A Sport Waitaki study has revealed a lack of access to recreational opportunities is a major barrier for Oamaru’s priority groups to get active. Launched...

Oamaru splitting into two T20 teams

Oamaru Cricket Club has ‘‘pulled the trigger’’ and entered two teams in this season’s Dick Hunt competition. The club is the twenty›20 champion, having beaten...
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