Sports

Swimmers making waves

Young Queenstown swimmers have been making a splash, claiming a haul of medals at a recent comp. Thirteen members of the Queenstown Swimming Club headed...

Early rewards for cycling switch

A promising Queenstown triathlete's ditched swimming and running to concentrate on cycling, and is making tracks already. Former national under-19 triathlon champion Reuben Thompson, 18,...

Mel getting to grips with MMA

An Arrowtown cage fighter has high hopes of competing in the world mixed martial arts (MMA) champs despite taking up the sport less than...

Sammy stoked with podium

It's been a rapid rise for a Wakatipu High School teen runner, who claimed a podium finish at her first national competition. Samantha Fookes, 14,...

A year of Saturday blasts

A free weekly Queenstown running event celebrates its first anniversary this Saturday with a fancy dress run. The worldwide Parkrun movement, started in England 15...

Rowing royalty on local water

New Zealand's four Olympic gold medal-winning double scullers all competed at the two-day South Island Masters rowing regatta in Queenstown last weekend. They were twins...

WHS pupils leave competitors in their dust

Power and good race tactics helped Wakatipu High School runners clean up at the Milton Relays last week. The senior boys team, a four-man crew...

Stranglehold on South

Queenstown's Brazilian jiu-jitsu club dominated a new tournament to win 'best academy in the South Island'. Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Zealand, based in Remarkables Park,...

Nicole steps up to ultra run

Nicole Fairweather reckons she's done with steps. After running up 8000 of them in one day, that's probably fair enough. The Queenstowner, 44, has just competed...

Knock-out way to go pro

Resort boxer Richie Hadlow wants to fight again next month after a stunning knock-out win in his first pro bout. Hadlow, 32, beat Ricky Curline...

Richie ready to go pro

Queenstown boxer Richie Hadlow returns to the ring this weekend for his pro debut – five months after it was cancelled on medical grounds. Hadlow...

Kids kick butt at champs

Two Queenstown youngsters have kicked their competitors to the curb to win podium places at the New Zealand Open Karate Championships. Mackenzi Jackson, 13, claimed...
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