Sport

Waimate man takes on 1000 miles

Geoff Lienert is a big fan of The Proclaimers. So much so he took the words of the Scottish duo's song I'm Gonna Be (500...

Rugby set to start

Citizens Shield rugby is on track to start on June 27. With restrictions on gatherings easing from 10 to 100 people today, North Otago club...

Change in culture key to success

The awards keep on coming for North Otago's Heartland rugby team. The 2019 Meads Cup champion backed up its success at the Waitaki Sports Awards...

Silver lining in Games’ delay

For many athletes, news the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games had been postponed until 2021 was heartbreaking. But Waimate cyclist Holly Edmondston is looking on the...

Golfers get it out of system

Lower Waitaki Golf Club secretary Ian Moore's phone rang "red hot" when New Zealand moved to Alert Level 3. Golf was one of the first...

Uncertainty over sport at Level 2

Details around how winter sports in North Otago can start in Alert Level 2 are still being developed. Community sport can only resume in Level...

Docherty, Taylor take top honours

Oamaru rowers Logan Docherty and Mark Taylor were the cream of the crop at the Otago Rower of the Year Awards last week. of the...

Gym communities stick together

Forced to close their physical doors, Oamaru gyms have taken to Facebook to keep their members engaged and fit in lockdown. Rebecca Ryan reports. SNAP...

Challenge accepted – and won

Waitaki Boys' High School pupils are missing sport in a big way. So when Aoraki Secondary Schools Sports set an isolation challenge for secondary school...

For the love of it: coach wins NZ award

"Love of the game" has fuelled Glynn Cameron's 25-year cricket coaching career. Cameron's dedication to the sport was recognised at the New Zealand Cricket Awards...

Positive attitude garners top prize

Ten years ago, the North Otago cricket team ended a 100-year drought, beating Manawatu to win the Hawke Cup. Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson...

Cup win ‘very special three days’

In 2010, Englishman Chris Smith captained the North Otago cricket team to Hawke Cup glory. Oamaru Mail reporter Gus Patterson tracks down the now...

Parker happy to return, but chances lost

Hayden Parker cannot speak highly enough of Japan and its people. But right now, there is no place he would rather be than on his...

Sights set high – on the FBI

Aim high, because you never know when things will work out. That's the advice 18-year-old Kayla Guyton has for other Oamaru school leavers. The former St...

Flexibility should keep teams on the field

North Otago's sporting leaders are hopeful they will still get a season played this year, although what that looks like is still unknown. Earlier this...
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