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Nerves no obstacle to first NZ title

Maybe being nervous is Frankie McDiarmid-Jones' key to success. The Oamaru Swim Club member won the 200m 12-year-old girls freestyle at the National Junior Festival...

Side treating game as challenge

Today brings another challenge for North Otago - not a defence. That is the mindset of the region's Hawke Cup side as it takes on...

Pole bending competition to make debut at rodeo

Four South Island barrel racing clubs will attempt to weave their way to top honours tomorrow. The interclub pole bending competition, involving Canterbury, South Canterbury-North...

Larger clubs outperformed as 25 titles won

Twenty-five. That is how many Otago titles the North Otago Athletics club claimed at the recent Otago Senior and Children's Track and Field Championships in...

Rural Sports Awards surprise for White

Warren White is not one to seek the limelight. But the Waimate Shears president acknowledged that being named as a finalist for this year's New...

Newlyweds put in the hard yards

A successful marriage requires plenty of legwork - and Sam and Georgie Sturgess certainly put a lot in last weekend. A week after tying the...

Albion pips Glenavy for trophy

It might have taken a few goes, but the Marshall Smith Memorial Trophy has finally been played for - and won. Albion beat Glenavy by...

Stars align for challenge

The sun shone, the Covid-19 stayed away . . . just, and the stars aligned for another successful Papakaio 8-Hour Mountain Bike Challenge last...

Coast to Coast ‘total lottery’ for Webster and McKenzie

Nick Webster and Hamish McKenzie are essentially heading into the Coast To Coast blind. They have one multisport event to their name together - and...

Positive response to shorter netball season

North Otago Netball is shaking up its format this year. The centre will host grading games over a three-week period in May, and the first...

Home town boy relishes return

Sione Misiloi always dreamed of coming back to his hometown as a Highlander. That dream came true last week, as the Highlanders were in Oamaru...

Smith star performer in historic win

Jeremy Smith - remember that name. The North Otago all rounder had a blinder as he helped his side sail to victory last weekend, earning...

Pair receive 50th caps for cricket club

Last Friday night was a special one for two Oamaru Cricket Club players. Regan George and Lachlan Brookes (17) received their 50th caps for the...

Oamaru beats Glenavy by five wickets in twenty20

Last weekend was a big one for cricket in North Otago. The Dick Hunt twenty20 competition wrapped up and Borton Cup fixtures returned. Kayla...

Hard work makes for top performances at regatta

Oamaru rowers dug deep at the South Island club championships over the weekend, bringing home a silver medal and two bronze medals. More than 1200...
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