Catherine Pattison

Adventure racing: Top spot to Wanaka four

Adventure racing: Top spot to Wanaka four

A team of four Wanaka athletes has beaten the best in the world to claim the overall prize in the fast-paced, four-day Wenzhou Outdoor Challenge.

Rallying: Gill snatches victory from team-mate

Indian Gaurav Gill and Australian-based co-driver Glenn Macneall swept Sunday's six special stages to snatch victory from overnight leader and Czech team-mate Jan Kopecky in the International Rally of Whangarei.

Motorsport: Scott ready to do battle in War of the Wings final

Motorsport: Scott ready to do battle in War of the Wings final

The word ''sponge'' is not something that springs to mind when talking about a machine so light (650kg), yet so powerful (625kW) and incredibly fast (top speed 160kmh), yet that's how Queenstown's Jason Scott describes the huge, aerodynamic, accident-absorber that sits atop his sprint car.

Rallying: Paddon back in Escort for Otago event

Rallying: Paddon back in Escort for Otago event

Recently-signed World Rally Championship driver Hayden Paddon will begin his season by competing at the Rally of Otago next month.

Motocross: Electrical problem thwarts Columb

Motocross: Electrical problem thwarts Columb

Grit and determination were not quite enough to haul Scott Columb up on to the podium at the New Zealand motocross championships.

Gilmour taking on the world

Gilmour taking on the world

Dunedin rally driver Emma Gilmour may well have black and blue forearms, given how often she has pinched herself in the past few weeks.

Rallying: Otago Rally field firming up

Quality entries for the Otago Rally are being confirmed daily, with defending classic rally champion Neal Bates the latest to sign up.

Adventure racing: Hat trick for Seagate in Godzone race

Adventure racing: Hat trick for Seagate in Godzone race

New Zealand's leading adventure racing team has done it again.

Motocross: 'Very frustrating' round for Columb

Motocross: 'Very frustrating' round for Columb

When Scott Columb starts a conversation with the Otago Daily Times by asking, ''Have you seen the video?'', you know his latest motocross event did not have a happy ending.

Motocross: Columb determined to make up lost ground

Scott Columb has got a comeback in mind for Sunday's penultimate round of the New Zealand motocross championships as he attempts to slash a 29-point deficit to MX2 class leader Kayne Lamont.