Sport

Sparks hoping to inspire youth

Craig Cumming hopes the Otago Sparks cricket team can inspire North Otago's youth. The new Sparks coach is looking forward to bringing the side to...

Girls under-19 squad selections

River Cunningham and Katelyn Walton started their cricket careers by helping make up numbers. They first picked up a bat at Weston School, when the...

Jess happy to whistle while she works

Jess Crossley whistles when she's happy. Literally - the St Kevin's College pupil loves refereeing touch rugby. Her passion has led to her selection to officiate...

Four courts to get turf spruce up

Waitaki Boys' High School's broken and cracked tennis courts are set to get a $390,000 revamp with new multi-purpose turf. The turf will cover four...

From novice to record-breaker

Olivia McLean's happy place has helped her break multiple Otago records. The 10-year-old swimmer broke five Otago records in two weeks, including one of her...

Tall order for Fifita against Levi

These days, most athletes get a phone call to be told they have made their national team. Not Taneisha Fifita. The former North Otago netballer was...

Code change leads to tale of a Whaler

When Inoke Fisilau's friend told him an Otago Whaler was trying to contact him, he was pretty confused. "When I first got told by one...

Run’s message most important

For Ben Fraser, the best part of running from Christchurch to Queenstown was not crossing the finish line. It was hearing from a woman who...

Rain, rain stay away – Valley wants a chance to play

Two rounds into the cricket season and Valley is yet to finish a game. After having a bye the first week, Valley appeared to be...

Plenty of smiles after rogaining

Smiles and enthusiasm were signs of a successful day on the hills for participants in Weston School's first rogaine held last Sunday. About 250 competitors...

Hole in one – again

When Marty McCone swung from the tee on the second hole at the Tokarahi golf course, he knew he hit the shot pretty well. It...

Men bringing skill to netball competition

Netball in North Otago will be stronger for fielding a men's side for the first time this season. "I think the girls actually took more...

Surge in interest among youth

A surge in North Otago Athletics numbers has taken organisers "a bit by surprise". The club's first "have a go" events for the season attracted...

Call for nominations for Waitaki awards

Covid-19 has hit the sporting world hard this year, but there are still achievements that need to be celebrated in the Waitaki district, Diane...

Stunning weather, strong turnout for tennis

The Chelmer St grass courts were a hive of activity at Labour Weekend, hosting the annual North Otago masters tennis tournament. The tournament, held on...
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