Sports

Tales of a long-distance adventurer

By PHILIP CHANDLER Super-long kayaking expeditions and mountain traverses are a staple diet for Te Anau-based adventurer Tara Mulvany, who’s speaking in Queenstown at the...

Tara scores a double

Nationally-ranked Scrabble player Tara Hurley (left), of Queenstown, has picked up two gongs at the 41st national championships in Hamilton. Playing at the three-day tournament...

Campbell’s back in the winner’s circle

By NEVILLE IDOUR Queenstown pro golfer Ben Campbell bagged a ‘W’ in the Omaha Beach ProAm played recently. Rounds of 67 and 66 were enough to...

Danny shaping up to turn pro

By MARK PRICE Queentown body builder Danny King’s closing in on his dream of going pro. The 30-year-old personal trainer won the 80-90kg weight division of...

Wombles aid junior golf club

By PHILIP CHANDLER In several English children’s books and a kids’ TV series, The Wombles are furry creatures who do good. Similarly, The Wombles Golfing Society’s...

Reuben fired up by pro debut

By GUY WILLIAMS A taste of the big-time has left Queenstown cyclist Reuben Thompson hungry for more. The 20-year-old made his professional debut last month in...

Sumin shows who’s boss

By NEVILLE IDOUR Wakatipu junior golfer Sumin Kang showed why she’s Otago’s no.1 last Saturday, taking out the South Island under-16 title at Otago Golf...

Kayakers make ‘scary goal’

By PHILIP CHANDLER Four Queenstown kayakers recently completed one of the more extreme paddling adventures undertaken in New Zealand. Kayaking instructor Steve Norton had determined a...

On a high at 65

By MARK PRICE Covid-19 concerns are likely to put paid to Central Otago-Wakatipu Cycling Club member Brett Strachan’s chances of competing against the world's best...

Disc golfer blitzes field

By PHILIP CHANDLER Local knowledge helped disc golfer Mikey Yu win the 26th Queenstown Classic Disc Golf Tournament’s overall title and men’s pro open division by...

Oarsome honour

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Wakatipu High rower who only turned 15 this year has remarkably made the South  Island under-18 team. Year 11 student Marley King-Smith...

Bruce laps up lake

By PHILIP CHANDLER A kayaker who once almost drowned in Lake Wakatipu has just paddled 206km to circumnavigate it. Queenstowner Bruce Telford, 57, arrived back at...
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