Monday 18th July, 2016
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More than 70 of the country's top weightlifters have been in Dunedin for the South Island Championships.

A handful of records were set at the two day event in both the male and female categories.

But competitors say it's about more than just winning.

Monday 18th July, 2016

The Highlanders have avoided another long-haul trip to South Africa, thanks to a hard-fought victory over the Chiefs.

They'll instead head to Canberra to face the Brumbies on Friday night for a sudden death quarter-final.

The team has already beaten the Australian side this season, winning 23 to 10 in Dunedin.

Currently the reigning Super Rugby side is in the fifth spot on the overall standings, just behind the fourth-placed Brumbies.

Friday 15th July, 2016
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The Highlanders have home turf advantage going into this weekend's last regular game of the Super Rugby season.

The clash against the Chiefs has sold out already and town is filling up fast with rugby fans.

But despite a recent return from overseas commitments, both coach and captain say the team is pumped.

Thursday 14th July, 2016
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The future of basketball in Otago is in the hands of its youngest players.

Basketball Otago is continuing its bounce back from financial issues, with an increasing focus on getting more kids involved.

And with its school holiday programme drawing large numbers, things are looking good.

Monday 11th July, 2016

The Highlanders squad are due back in the city tomorrow after two matches overseas.

The team took down Argentinian side the Jaguares 34 to 8 in Buenos Aires yesterday, securing a bonus point win.

The outcome guarantees the defending champion's place in the upcoming play-offs.

The Otago side is now level with the Hurricanes sitting on 48 points in the Australasian conference.

An announcement of the team set to play the Chiefs this weekend in Dunedin will be named on Thursday.

Monday 11th July, 2016
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The country's top young tennis players have descended on Dunedin for an important tournament.

The multi-day Southern Junior Indoor Tennis Open is on at the Edgar Centre, with a range of ages taking part

And with it being the final tier 2 event of the season, there's plenty to play for.

Monday 11th July, 2016
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Hundreds of secondary school students are chasing sporting glory this week at a National competition.

They've travelled from near and far for the 4 day multi-sport event, held this year in Dunedin.

But it's not just the usual games on offer.

Friday 08th July, 2016

Two Otago athletes have received a late call up to join the New Zealand paralympics team in Rio.

Javelin thrower Caitlin Dore and sprinter Jacob Phillips will both compete at the paralympics in September.

19 year old Phillips, who has mild cerebral palsy, is back on track after he was forced to put his athletics career on hold last year after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

The pair will join the six athletes named earlier this year, after New Zealand was reallocated an addition female and male slot for the games.

Thursday 07th July, 2016

South African Rob Walter has been appointed head coach of the Otago Volts for the next two seasons.

He takes over the side from current coach Nathan King, who resigned midway through his contract following a disappointing season.

The move will see Walter leave his job as coach of top-level South African cricket franchise the Titans.

Otago Cricket chief executive Mike Coggan says he's pleased to have secured Walter after a worldwide recruitment search.

Walter will begin his employment with Otago Cricket at the start of September.

Tuesday 05th July, 2016
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More than 300 Malaysian students from universities around the country have gathered in Dunedin for an annual sports tournament.

The University of Otago is hosting the five day Malaysian Games, featuring a raft of sporting pursuits.

But while sport is the main focus, organisers say it's also about strengthening the bonds between students nationwide.