Monday, June 13, 2016

Hundreds of aspiring netballers have been put through their paces, by some well known national players.

It's part of a New Zealand-wide workshop tour aimed at getting more young people to take up the sport.

And with members of the Southern Steel on hand, there was plenty of inspiration for the youngsters.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Dunedin woman is returning home from this year's Oceania Championships in Fiji with a bronze medal for olympic weightlifting.

Amanda Gould finished third in the 69kg weight class with a total lift of 168kg.

That was made up of a 77kg snatch and a 91kg clean and jerk.

The 29-year-old was beaten by two Fijian women in her weight class.

Other New Zealand olympic weightlifters secured a gold, a silver and four bronze medals at the tournament.

Monday, May 30, 2016
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A relatively new sport is making its presence known in the south.

More than a dozen competitors spent some of the weekend taking part in the inaugural Southern Sport Stacking Tournament.

And with several of the country's top stackers competing, there was plenty for newbies to aspire to.

Friday, May 27, 2016
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Dunedin cricket fans have reason to celebrate with the city hosting three top international matches in the next couple of seasons.

New Zealand Cricket announced the ANZ International Series, comprising 98 days of competition involving the Black Caps.

The opening test against South Africa will be played at University Oval in March next year.

The local venue will also host two one-day internationals against Pakistan and England.

They're scheduled for January and March 2018.

The city's allocation is tied in with a new business model for hosting matches, involving Dunedin Venues Management, the Dunedin City Council and the Otago Cricket Association.

Monday, May 23, 2016
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The Highlanders are celebrating their dominance of the annual Otago Sports Awards.

The team won the main prize in Friday night's ceremony, having won last year's Super Rugby tournament.

Highlanders co-captain and All Black Ben Smith won the sportsman of the year award.

Head coach Jamie Joseph took out the coach of the year title, beating Black Caps coach Mike Hesson.

Cricketer Suzie Bates won sportswoman of the year, as captain of the Otago Sparks and White Ferns.

Junior sportsman and woman awards went to Wanaka skier Beau-James Wells and Palmerston motocross rider Courtney Duncan.

Monday, May 23, 2016
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Four local athletes are heading to Brazil to represent the country in this year's Paralympic Games.

They're among just six New Zealanders selected for the national athletics team, which was officially announced in Dunedin this morning.

And they've got a good chance of winning gold.

Friday, May 13, 2016
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A young Dunedin surfer is heading to the junior world championships in Portugal where he'll represent the country.

He's the first local to be selected for the New Zealand team in more than a decade.

And he's honing his on-board skills for the challenge.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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The country's top young hockey players are battling for supremacy this week in Dunedin.

Both the male and female national under-21 tournaments are taking place at the McMillan Hockey Centre.

But the future of similar competitions being hosted locally is uncertain.

Monday, April 18, 2016
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A marathon game of hockey involving more than 200(two hundred) players has unofficially smashed a world record.

The Otago Hockey fundraiser centred around having the most players ever involved in an exhibition match.

But while the record was broken, it's the money raised that organisers are most pleased about.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
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A local sportswoman is among a number of kiwis to receive the highest accolades in cricket.

White Ferns captain and Dunedin resident Suzie Bates has just been named the world's leading female cricketer.

And she's hoping the recognition further promotes women's involvement in the sport.

Monday, April 11, 2016
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A hundred high-speed drivers have carved up on local roads in the 40th annual Otago Rally.

The event serves as the opening round of the New Zealand Rally Championship, and has this year attracted more entries than ever before.

And that's helped to significantly boost the local economy.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Local high school pupils have been getting a close look at the Rugby World Cup.

The trophy is travelling around schools up and down the country as part of a bid to entice more youth into sport.

And it's already got the city's students raring to get on the field.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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The Highlanders are back in the city training for their next super rugby match, on the heel of four consecutive wins.

Players were warming up this morning at Logan Park, before a team announcement for a home game against the Force this Friday.

They've just returned from Australia where they beat the Rebels.

That was their fourth consecutive win in the super rugby tournament, following a loss to the Blues in the first match.

They'll return to Australia next week to face the Reds before taking a short break.

The Highlanders are this year's defending champions.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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Local athletes have had the home advantage at an annual competition that rarely touches base in the city.

The inter-provincial athletics contest involved the best young sportspeople from all over the country.

And it's helping some participants to fast-track their sporting careers.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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Dunedin provided excellent conditions for the South Island Surfing Championships held over Easter weekend.

More than 100 of the country's finest surfers took to the water at St Clair, aiming to conquer the southern swell.

But it was a local lad who took out the top spot.