Sport

Fine performances by swimmers

Jorgia McDiarmid-Jones and Rhys Charles were among the leading Oamaru swimmers at the New Zealand short-course championships in Auckland last week. The pair each had...

Old Golds could miss playoffs

OLD GOLDS WRAP That was a weird game to watch and an even weirder game to attempt to write about. You can probably argue that South...

Caitlin bounces her way to double gold

Saints Trampoline Club member Caitlin Middlemiss (17) exceeded her expectations and has become the newest national champion from the Waitaki district. Last week, she won...

Big chance, some chance, slim chance, no chance

One more round of games remains before the Heartland Championship splits into the Meads Cup and Lochore Cup semifinals. Hayden Meikle looks at how...

Lilley smacks opening day 86

Valley and Union took the honours on a very early opening day of senior club cricket on Saturday. "Real" cricket does not start till the...

Stunning show restores heart

OLD GOLDS WRAP Just as you should not dwell too long on a loss, it can be foolhardy to get carried away by a win. But...

New course to be put to the test

The Springston Trophy – the biggest pony club event in the southern hemisphere – is about to begin. Starting next Friday, 41 teams of six...

Russian trip one for memory bank

Jared Brenssell's oars are flying. The Oamaru rower is just back from a trip to Russia with the Otago University club, and he has now...

‘We know we are capable of better’

North Otago, after a promising start, has slipped to three straight losses in the Heartland Championship. Time for some hard questions to be asked...

North Otago heading in wrong direction

OLD GOLDS WRAP You like to stay positive at a time like this – but North Otago rugby fans are starting to get worried. A rough...

Hard work of many pays off for Fifita

The pride of North Otago netball has hit another major milestone in her blossoming career. Waitaki Girls' High School year 12 pupil Taneisha Fifita has...

Event biggest in southern hemisphere

The North Otago Pony Club is hosting the 47th annual Springston Trophy to celebrate its own 70th birthday. The three-day spectacle – the biggest pony...

Multisport pair perform creditably

Oamaru's talented multisporters have returned from the Gold Coast tired but buzzing with excitement. Mitch McRae and Adair Craik represented New Zealand in the final...

Rugby chance to see bit of world

Frank Kelly has followed in the footsteps of his brother and played for Excelsior and North Otago this season. The lanky Englishman talks to...

Old Golds good in bursts but . . .

OLD GOLDS WRAP Look, it's not the end of the world. A 27-24 loss to Horowhenua-Kapiti might, in the wash-up of the season, even be seen...
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