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Muscles strain for Mule

Competitors in tomorrow's The Mule challenge near Queenstown won't face "gimmicky" obstacles. It will be a tough slog with tunnels, walls, ropes, mud crawls, pits,...

Hendry win lifts Kiwi drought

It came down to a shootout and Michael Hendry didn't blink. Hendry claimed the New Zealand Open at Millbrook yesterday by parring the first playoff...

Foreign policy: Open’s Asian pivot

Golf heads might have been scratched when the New Zealand Open announced a deal with the Japan Tour in 2013. But the strategy's working, tournament boss Michael...

Pros rekindle rivalry

There's a competition within a $1 million competition at this week's NZ Open golf tournament near Arrowtown. As the event's final rounds move from The Hills...

African drums echo for riders

Queenstown mountain bikers are hoping to continue their winning ways in the world's biggest mountain bike race in Africa. Kate Fluker and Mark 'Willy' Williams...

Oldies join thousands

Young-at-heart Queenstowners are attacking Motatapu's 15km race this weekend. Jacqueline and Peter Neumann, both in their early 70s, are back for their third Miners Trail...

Columb shows her class

Queenstown mountain biker Alanna Columb, who's just won her third consecutive national downhill title, has the world in her sights. The 28-year-old rider showed her...

Tiki goes hard, gets home first

A "relentless" Queenstown/Wanaka team won the Godzone adventure race in Queenstown yesterday after fending off a strong challenge from world champ's Chris Forne quartet. Team...

Tiki surges to Godzone finish

A Queenstown/Wanaka team look like they've got the Godzone adventure race in the bag. Tiki Tour – comprising Tom and George Lucas, Mike Kelly and Floortje...

Tight tussle for first in Godzone

Queenstown team Tiki Tour have a 20-minute lead as the Godzone adventure race enters day three. The team of Tom and George Lucas, Mike Kelly and...

Rovers return to big-city comps

Queenstown Rovers are returning to the Dunedin leagues this season. The men will contest the ODTFootballSouth Premier League for the first time in three years. Meanwhile, the...

Queenstown course ‘short, punchy’

A former adventure racing world champ himself, Warren Bates knows a thing or two about gut-busting courses. David Williams asks how the Godzone race director created this...
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