Catherine Pattison

Extreme footage - with friends

Extreme footage - with friends

Some women's days out may involve getting a mani/pedicure at the mall. Wanaka skier Janina Kuzma's idea of fun with fellow females is nail-biting not pampered. She talked to Catherine Pattison.

Multisport: Sweden gets Allan on track

Multisport: Sweden gets Allan on track

In the past month, Wanaka athlete Dougal Allan has gone from the depths of despair in Canada to the heights of elation at the end of Ironman Sweden. He talked to Catherine Pattison about how he turned his season around.

Skiing: Kiwi Pohl fit for position

Skiing: Kiwi Pohl fit for position

The popularity of cross-country skiing in Norway and Sweden matches that of rugby in New Zealand, which makes competing in the discipline from this part of the world an uphill battle for Andy Pohl.

Motorsport: Paddon adopting different mindset for tarmac

Motorsport: Paddon adopting different mindset for tarmac

Kiwi team Paddon and co-driver John Kennard head to the German round of the World Rally Championship this week with a fresh mindset for what will be the first tarmac event of the season.

Multisport: Currie takes break from Xterras to try 70.3

Multisport: Currie takes break from Xterras to try 70.3

Sitting second in the US Xterra Championships but keen to test himself in different disciplines, Wanaka's Braden Currie has been dipping a toe in the water of 70.3 (half-ironman) racing in the United States and Ecuador recently.

Skiing: Freestyle success built on dedication

You could say Wanaka skier Janina Kuzma has it all - she can rip up a big mountain freeski run, or throw down a series of inverted tricks in a halfpipe.

Rallying: Bond 'shattered' after victory

Rallying: Bond 'shattered' after victory

Balclutha driver Dean Bond battled with malfunctioning brakes and a sick co driver to win his third Catlins Coast Rally on Saturday.

Rallying: Car sorted, Thompson back to do battle

Rallying: Car sorted, Thompson back to do battle

Mosgiel's Steven Thompson (23) has been cutting his rallying teeth for the past five years, yet this weekend's Catlins Coast Rally remains an enigma for him.

Motorsport: Rally Finland special for Kennard

Motorsport: Rally Finland special  for Kennard

New Zealand rally stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will celebrate some important milestones this weekend.

Motorsport: Rally Finland special for Kennard

New Zealand rally stars Hayden Paddon and John Kennard will celebrate some important milestones this weekend.