Sport

Forwards key in big Valley victory

Country clubs dominated their town counterparts in the opening weekend of the Citizens Shield. In Oamaru, Kurow edged out Old Boys 31-24 and Maheno beat...

‘Key thing is to enjoy it’

Regardless of the result, enjoy the occasion. That is the message from the coaches of Waitaki Boys' High School and St Kevin's College First XVs...

Fields alive with happy players

Football players - and spectators - are excited to be back on the fields on Saturdays, Football Waitaki president Twyla Kingan says. "The kids were...

Teams need to hit ground running

In some ways, it was the longest pre-season in the history of the Citizens Shield, and in others, it was the shortest. While most teams...

Dreams not dampened by pandemic

Max de Geest's freshman year playing basketball for Long Beach State University was a "dream come true". The former Waitaki Boys' High School pupil returned...

Union hails ‘year to never forget’

The North Otago Rugby Union has celebrated a successful year on and off the field. At the union's annual meeting on June 10, chief executive...

Bringing history back to life

The inspiration for a new generation of Waitaki Boys' High School athletes has been hidden in plain sight. During the lockdown, deputy rector Roger van...

Men’s netball team planned

A pathway is being paved for men to play competitive netball in North Otago. North Otago Netball is seeking interest in a men's team and...

First XVs back in the saddle

After the longest pre-season in recent memory, the Waitaki Boys' High School and St Kevin's College first XV rugby teams get their first taste...

10-week season beckons

Netball in North Otago will resume next month for a 10-week season. At a North Otago Netball whole-club meeting last week, there was a majority...

Teammates fly flag for North Otago

This year's Southern Steel team has a strong North Otago connection. Former Waitaki Girls' High School pupil Jennifer O'Connell, who debuted for the Steel in...

Initiative helps girls to make their own moves

A new Youthtown initiative is being trialled at Waitaki Girls' High School to encourage more young women to be active. "Her Move" is for female...

More rules than before for sports

School is back, but most sporting competitions are yet to follow. Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson finds out how Oamaru secondary schools are preparing...

Waimate man takes on 1000 miles

Geoff Lienert is a big fan of The Proclaimers. So much so he took the words of the Scottish duo's song I'm Gonna Be (500...

Rugby set to start

Citizens Shield rugby is on track to start on June 27. With restrictions on gatherings easing from 10 to 100 people today, North Otago club...
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