Sport

Netball sideways path back into women’s rugby role

September is Women in Rugby month are plenty of women dedicated to developing the sport in the Waitaki district. Kayla Hodge catches up with...

Old Gold keeps shining through

Once an Old Gold, always an Old Gold - that is the motto for many rugby players who got their start with the North...

New smaller grandstand mooted as part of project

A Waitaki Event Centre future-proofed for the entire community. That is what North Otago Rugby Union chief executive Colin Jackson is calling for, as a...

Rugby twice as much fun for Shelby

September is Women in Rugby month - and there are plenty of Waitaki women dedicated to developing the sport in the district. Kayla Hodge...

Working towards a future as a whistle-blower

Phoebe Dundass wants to become North Otago's first female rugby referee. And she is building up her resume to reach that goal. The Waitaki Wahine player's...

World champs entry deferred

Ironman Mark Esselink has at least a couple more years of training ahead of him yet, with his entry to the Kona World Championships...

Public selects the Old Golds’ best

North Otago Rugby fans have voted for their greatest team of all-time. As a "lockdown project", the rugby union asked the public to vote through...

Comfort found in the little things

Holly Edmondston has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The Waimate cyclist chats to Kayla Hodge, from managed isolation, about...

Ferguson focused on future

Jack Ferguson is a fighter in every sense of the word. The mixed martial artist chats with Kayla Hodge from Thailand about where the...

Frustrated sports having to wait and see

Sport in North Otago has come to a standstill. Most tournaments and competition games have been cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19. Rebecca Ryan...

‘Random message’ leads to selection thrill

Sometimes a message comes out of the blue to give people a push in the right direction. That was the case for English halfback Owen...

Waitaki Boys’ wins Ritchies Cup

The trophy cabinet is filling up at Waitaki Boys' High School. The Waitaki Boys' first XV won the Otago Secondary School Ritchies Cup on Saturday,...

Prop’s career in the ascendancy since moving south

Falling in love with Oamaru has helped Lisivani Tu'ifua take his rugby career further. The Tongan-born rugby player moved from Auckland to Oamaru last year...

Hitting the wall in North Otago

Climbing is on the up in North Otago. The North Otago section of the New Zealand Alpine Club is growing in popularity in Oamaru, as...

Thirty years of netball memories

The Cleveland family is holding court at Valley Netball. The Clevelands have been involved in the club since the start - Di played in the...
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