Catherine Pattison

Athletics: Allan aims to pick up the pace

Athletics: Allan aims to pick up the pace

A lot has changed for Wanaka athlete Dougal Allan since he claimed third place in last year's Challenge Wanaka in his debut attempt at the long-distance triathlon. He told Catherine Pattison how his circumstances in the past 12 months have allowed him the ideal preparation for Sunday's 226km race.

Multisport: McNeice plans to make it more of the same

Multisport: McNeice plans to make it more of the same

Double defending Challenge Wanaka champion Dylan McNeice has a patriotic outlook on how he would like Sunday's triathlon to pan out.

Multisport: Maier tough cookie to contend with

Multisport: Maier tough cookie to contend with

No-one could ever accuse Wanaka athlete Simone Maier of being soft.

Motorsport: Ross secures 3rd title

Motorsport: Ross secures 3rd title

A successful blend of speed, consistency and commitment enabled Dunedin's Steve Ross to claim his third NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival title at the New Zealand Grand Prix meeting at Feilding's Manfeild circuit at the weekend.

Motorsport: Ross taking unassailable lead into final round

Motorsport: Ross taking unassailable lead into final round

Steve Ross (McRae GM1) has become the runaway leader in this season's NZ F5000 Tasman Cup Revival Series after a clean sweep of the three races at the fifth and penultimate round.

Multisport: Triple challenge for Currie

Wanaka athlete Braden Currie will embark on a testing triple challenge this month.

Motocross: Columb heads strong Otago contingent

Motocross: Columb heads strong Otago contingent

A strong contingent of Otago riders is spread across three classes in this year's four-round New Zealand motocross championships, set to start in Taranaki this weekend.

Motocross: Nitro's only female performer having a blast

Motocross: Nitro's only female performer having a blast

Jolene Van Vugt will be the only female performing with the Nitro Circus when it blasts into Dunedin today. She is a national motocross champion, the first female to backflip a full-sized dirt bike, a holder of multiple Guinness world records and co-star of many motocross and stunt videos. Catherine Pattison caught up with the 34-year-old Canadian action sports star.

Crashing an occupational hazard

Crashing an occupational hazard

While the Nitro Circus tour promises to go off with a bang, two Kiwi freestyle motocross stars scheduled to visit Dunedin as part of the Waitangi Day high-octane action sports show have been courting a bit of quiet time.

Pint-sized adventurers up for challenge

Pint-sized adventurers up for challenge

Living in the Southern Lakes region it seems there is something in the water, air and mountains conducive to getting kids into the Great Outdoors. Catherine Pattison talks to three Hawea fathers who have made the transition from participating in extreme sports to parenting pint-sized kayakers, kite-surfers and adventurers.