Alistair McMurran

Bowls: Watt thriving on competition in Australia

Bowls: Watt thriving on competition in Australia

Former North East Valley bowler Mark Watt is relishing the regular intense competition he is getting from club bowls in Australia.

Bowls: NEV title may elude great again

Bowls: NEV title may elude great again

Gary Lawson is a double World Bowls champion but the North East Valley club's invitation singles looks like eluding him again this weekend.

Bowls: Chance to take on top players

Bowls: Chance to take on top players

Club stalwart Bruce Dunn is one of three North East Valley players to have gained competitive entry to the annual invitation singles this weekend.

Rugby: Awards cap Moore's season

Rugby: Awards cap Moore's season

Zingari-Richmond midfielder Lachie Moore scooped the pool at the Dunedin club rugby awards at the Green Island club last night.

Seeing visions succeed makes job worthwhile

Alistair McMurran is retiring from the Otago Daily Times after 39 years as a sports reporter. He looks back on his four decades in the role.

Rugby: Scott key in Eels' record victory

Rugby: Scott key in Eels' record victory

Flanker Willis Scott was the outstanding forward on the paddock and played a key role in Taieri's record-breaking win in the final.

Rugby: O'Connell leads way in Taieri win

Rugby: O'Connell leads way in Taieri win

It was blitzkrieg rugby. Captain Charlie O'Connell led the Taieri assault on the University A line and his troops followed his example.

Athletics: Meffan wins third consecutive Otago title

Athletics: Meffan wins third consecutive Otago title

Pre-race favourite Peter Meffan (Caversham) left it all on the course as he won a third consecutive senior men's Otago cross-country title at Waikouaiti Racecourse on Saturday.

Rugby: Big victory inspired by last year's loss

Rugby: Big victory inspired by last year's loss

Taieri continued its remarkable return to Dunedin premier rugby with a record-breaking 51-6 win on Saturday.