Catherine Pattison

Motocross: Columb fourth, despite starting woes

Motocross: Columb fourth, despite starting woes

Queenstown's Scott Columb started his New Zealand Motocross Championships campaign with a solid fourth place in the opening round at Pleasant Point on Sunday.

Motocross: Columb enthusiastic after change of bike

Motocross: Columb enthusiastic after change of bike

Among the seven Otago riders entered for the four-round 2016 New Zealand Motocross Championships, beginning on Sunday at Pleasant Point, Scott Columb is the most seasoned campaigner.

Motorsport: Perkins, Falcon to fore in Central Muscle Cars races

Motorsport: Perkins, Falcon to fore in Central Muscle Cars races

Dean Perkins and his V8 Falcon XD go way back.

Lapping it in his 1965 Ford Falcon

In a sport where chequebooks can dictate the winners and the losers, the Pre 65 Racing series strikes a happy medium, with many aspects of the cars' componentry controlled.

Motocross: Duncan satisfied with second placing

Motocross: Duncan satisfied with second placing

Courtney Duncan has begun her 2016 motocross campaign with her familiar flair, finishing runner-up in the MX2 class at the annual King of the Mountain (KoM) event in Taranaki.

Multisport: Hardy hundred ready for adventure

Multisport: Hardy hundred ready for adventure

Wanaka is blessed with some seriously stunning and steep terrain, so it is little wonder the two-day sufferfest Defiance is back for a second instalment this weekend.

Motorsport: Paddon prepares for tricky test

Motorsport: Paddon prepares for tricky test

There will be no easing into his biggest season of international competition yet for New Zealand rally star Hayden Paddon as he prepares to contest the notoriously tricky Rally Monte Carlo this week.

Multisport: Simson to go in new direction

Multisport: Simson to go in new direction

Defending Coast to Coast champion Jess Simson has announced her retirement.

Motocross: Columb eager for race time

Motocross: Columb eager for race time

Queenstown's Scott Columb is back racing - on a different bike brand - and plans to build his race fitness up tonight at the New Zealand Supercross Championships in Winton.

Rallying: Hirvonen for Rally of Otago

Rallying: Hirvonen for Rally of Otago

Finnish World Rally Championship (WRC) star Mikko Hirvonen will contest next year's Stadium Cars International Classic Rally of Otago, in what is a huge coup for the Dunedin event, announced worldwide today.