Sports

Hall out to make his running mark

Buoyed by two fine performances earlier this year, Queenstown marathon runner/triathlete Jason Hall kicks off his season with the Auckland Marathon at the end...

Blades of glory

Queenstown ice skaters have claimed podium finishes at the recent NZ Ice Figure Skating National Championships in Auckland. It's a feat made all the more...

Underdogs’ thrilling run

Central Otago hockey youngsters are celebrating their best result in the Collier Trophy since the competition began – more than 80 years ago. The U13...

Top athletes ready to ride rivers

New Zealand's first Riverboarding World Championship is coming to Queenstown this week. It'll see boarders compete in races on the Kawarau River, with a freestyle...

Pro golfer’s breakthrough win

A Queenstown golfer who won his first professional tournament last weekend got hooked on the game as a 14-year-old playing the small local Frankton...

Runner on high

Gutsy Queenstown athlete Sarah Douglas is stoked with her performance at this month's world mountain running champs in Andorra, near Spain. Despite finishing 35th and...

From recovery to 10km

A stroke survivor's showing his steely determination to stay active by running the Queenstown International Marathon 10k for charity. Queenstowner Michael Wright, 68, suffered a...

Petrolheads rejoice!

The Targa Rally New Zealand is returning to Queenstown, bringing an estimated $25 million worth of rally and race cars and $2m in economic...

Mayor Boult back on track

Queenstown mayor Jim Boult reignited his motorsport career with a class win at Invercargill's Teretonga racetrack last Saturday. In the first round of the South...

Going through the hoops

A Queenstown netball umpire has just received her first international rating. Sasha McLeod has been approved as an International Talent Identified umpire by the International...

Climbing to worlds

Queenstown athlete Sarah Douglas has been altitude-training in Europe for almost four weeks ahead of Sunday's mountain running world champs in Andorra. The 34-year-old, part...

Tyros’ big chance

A new junior golf tournament at Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort should spur on the Wakatipu's most promising young golfers. The International Junior Open, on September 16...
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