Sports

Course pro’s labour of love

By NEVILLE IDOUR He might be new in the role, but Ben Taylor’s no stranger to The Hills Golf Club, or its course. Taylor’s spent the...

Two top-10s ‘exceptional’

By PHILIP CHANDLER Two young Queenstown distance runners produced head-turning performances at last weekend’s New Zealand secondary schools cross country champs in Nelson. James Webber, 13,...

One way to wake you up

About 20 brave, if not foolhardy, folk took to Lake Whakatipu last Sunday for the Southern Lakes Swimming Club’s annual winter solstice swim, some not even...

Pool sharks’ first-round ending

By PHILIP CHANDLER Representing New Zealand at the World Cup of Pool in England last week, Queenstowner Simon Singleton and Auckland-based Matt Edwards lost their...

Rowers roll back the years

By PHILIP CHANDLER Four former Whakatipu Rowing Club national club champs medal winners were back in the boat at the recent two-day South Island masters...

Q’town juniors court success

By PHILIP CHANDLER Two out of three very promising tennis-playing Queenstown brothers are representing New Zealand this month. Noa Milburn, 12, is playing for the NZ...

Judge’s call upsets powerlifters

By CASS MARRETT Close, but no cigar. Queenstown powerlifting couple Veronica Manning and Tim Monigatti arrived back in Queenstown on Monday, having represented New Zealand at the...

Q’town tennis character off

By LUCY WORMALD Local tennis legend Suma Ito-Sheehan played her final match for Queenstown Tennis Club (QTC) recently. An unstoppable force, Ito-Sheehan, 57, won all 11...

A field of dreams for field hockey

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown hockey’s enjoying a revival thanks to a new playing surface and healthy sponsorship. In the past, Wakatipu Hockey Club players trained on...

Local sports stars in the running

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Two Queenstown athletes, two high school sports teams and a resort coach are among finalists in this year’s Otago Sports Awards, being...

Nurturing our young athletes

By PHILIP CHANDLER How youngsters can achieve in sport, yet remain happy and healthy, is the subject of a talk by an internationally-recognised coach and researcher...

Offshore comp

By CASS MARRETT Queenstown's queen of karate, Mackenzi Jackson, 16, is heading offshore next month to represent New Zealand at the Oceania Karate Championships in...
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