Sport

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...

Ergathon raises $16,400 nearly double the target

It was an ergathon that exceeded expectations. Last Saturday’s Oamaru Rowing Club fundraiser brought in $16,400, nearly double the $8500 target, for a new pair/double...

Rowers set to dig deep for club fundraiser

Oamaru rowers are about to be pushed to the brink — physically and mentally. Tomorrow, 45 rowers will take part in the Oamaru Rowing Club’s...

Waitaki Boy’s finds winning form

Waitaki Boys’ High School has got the ‘‘monkey off the back’’, coach Jaden Dowling says. The first XI cricket team got its first win of...

Half a century of coaching service

A 10th birthday present turned into a lifelong gift for Heather Smith. On her 10th birthday, Smith received her first Pathfinders Gymnastics Club membership, having...

Waimate link in Meads Cup win

Waimate Rugby Club has played its part in creating Heartland history. Waimate players Theo Davidson, Loni Toumohuni, Anthony Amato, Tokoma’ata Fakatava, Henry Bryce and Miles...

‘Couldn’t be prouder’ of Old Golds

Rain, hail or shine — North Otago turns up to play. While the team fell short in the Lochore Cup final on Sunday, losing 22-16...

No boundaries for women

North Otago Cricket is breaking new ground in the female game. Kayla Hodge explores the rise in female participation. Female cricketers in North Otago are...

Strong showing from North Otago

North Otago netballers are stepping up. Eight players from North Otago have been selected for Netball South’s 2022 Steel Steps accelerator programme, that aims to...

Seeing others succeed thrill for coach

Stu Slack lives and breathes cricket. The new Hawke Cup coach is excited to be extending his passion in North Otago for the 2021-2022 season,...

Chance for Weston pupils to hone skills

Three Weston School pupils have an extra bounce in their step after being chosen for a national basketball camp. Ruby Fox, Lucy Mavor and Samuel...

Daughter’s involvement reignited Brydges’ passion

Sue Brydges swore she would never get back on the running track. But when daughter Grace (14) wanted to get involved with North Otago Athletics,...

Old Golds know these guys are beatable

North Otago needs to ‘‘bully the bullies’’ this weekend, coach Jason Forrest says. They managed it in the 2019 Meads Cup final, blowing Whanganui ‘‘off...

Pasifika community, rugby team step up to keep community safe

Rugby and health officials teamed up on Saturday to help protect more of the Oamaru community from Covid-19. The Oamaru Pacific Island Community Group (OPICG)...

Aiming to spread the love of cricket

‘‘No matter what, you can always be accepted at cricket.’’ That is a philosophy close to Isabella Martin’s heart, and through her new role with...
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