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200 games, catches record

Duncan Drew had several reasons to celebrate Union's win over Glenavy on Saturday. The North Otago cricket stalwart became the fifth person to play 200...

Squash star joins elite squad

Coming from a small town like Oamaru gives Liam Direen plenty to play for when he takes on competitors from bigger centres. The St Kevin's...

Championship win hard work

North Otago's Cheyenne Cunningham got her hands on some silverware this season when the Otago Spirit won the Farah Palmer Cup Championship. It was...

Club’s newest rowers compete for first time

The Oamaru Rowing Club's latest crop of recruits have had their first taste of competition. And it had only fuelled their ambition, Oamaru Rowing Club...

Stalwart ‘surprised’ by Cricket honour

When Peter Cameron attended an Otago Cricket meeting in 1969, it marked the start of a lifelong involvement in the sport. At a presentation in...

Player keen to make most of his chances at Ignite7

Promising rugby player Ben McCarthy will be mixing with some of the country's top athletes later this month. The former St Kevin's College pupil has...

Cup win ‘all about the players’

When the final whistle blew on Saturday, and the Old Golds became Meads Cup champions, coach Jason Forrest was "quite emotional". "You can feel a...

Darling just might be back

Ralph Darling isn't throwing out his rugby boots just yet. After the Meads Cup final on Saturday, his 109th match for the Old Golds, the...

Southern Blast co-coach grateful for support of family

Abbey McKenzie's netball coaching star keeps rising. The mother-of-two, who has been appointed as part of the coaching team for the Southern Blast, chats...

Creating team culture a winner

Win or lose the Meads Cup final tomorrow, North Otago coach Jason Forrest can look back on his first season in the top job...

Club not resting on its oars

A recent recruitment drive has resulted in the Oamaru Rowing Club's best numbers "in a long time", coach Owen Gould says. Last term, New Zealand...

Courts, players, competition looking good

Oamaru's grass tennis courts are "the best they've ever looked" at the start of the senior tennis competition, North Otago Tennis president Josh Dalziel...

Semi negotiated – now for the final

Last weekend's Meads Cup semifinals could not have gone much better for North Otago. The Old Golds survived a late comeback from Wairarapa-Bush to win...

Bronze medal for Saints trampolinist

Hours of training have paid off for Oamaru teenager Lily Pali, who won a bronze medal at the recent New Zealand Gymnastics Championships in...

Main thing is playing at home

North Otago is back in the Meads Cup playoffs for the first time since 2013. The Old Golds got the job done last Saturday, beating...
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