Hayden Meikle

Is SBW bigger than ABs' legacy?

Is SBW bigger than ABs' legacy? Sonny Bill Williams has been given an exemption to tour with the All Blacks at the end of the year, but is that fair?

Rugby: Proud record of little union that could

Rugby: Proud record of little union that could

Pop quiz: Which New Zealand rugby union has the longest-running playoff streak in the country, at 14 seasons and counting? And no, it is not Canterbury. It is, in fact, tiny North Otago. Sports editor Hayden Meikle looks back over an extraordinary era.

Athletics: King of Kingston opens up

Athletics: King of Kingston opens up

He is a member of a great Otago sporting family - a Commonwealth Games gold medal sits on his shelf, and his sister has a few trinkets of her own - and now Roy Williams has written a book. Sports editor Hayden Meikle talks to the 1966 decathlon champion and retired journalist, who turns 80 next month.

Rugby: Pacific tour ideal preparation for North Otago

Rugby: Pacific tour ideal preparation for North Otago

There really is no better way to prepare for a season than getting smashed up on a rocky ground in Fiji.

New sports reporter joins 'ODT'

New sports reporter joins 'ODT'

Robert van Royen has joined the Otago Daily Times sports department.

Basketball: Dickel to coach Canterbury

Basketball: Dickel to coach Canterbury

One of the worst-kept secrets in Otago sport has been confirmed - the Nuggets have lost their Sparky.

Football: Eleven top movers and shakers

Football: Eleven top movers and shakers

The English Premier League resumes this weekend. Sports editor Hayden Meikle could try to predict the finishing order - but it boils down to whether it will be Chelsea or Manchester City that buys the title. Instead, he tried to name a Premiership XI consisting of players who could influence the season. (And then he predicted a finishing order.)

Football: Milk Cup team moves in the right circles

Football: Milk Cup team moves in the right circles

The Milk Cup experience never gets old for Neil Mackenzie and his bunch of likely lads.

Athletics: Beamish taking his talents stateside

Athletics: Beamish taking his talents stateside

Joseph Beamish is ready to embark on his American dream. Sports editor Hayden Meikle talks to the 19-year-old John McGlashan College old boy as he flies to the United States today on an athletics scholarship.

Ice skating: International event on in Dunedin

Ice skating: International event on in Dunedin

Some of the most promising ice figure skaters in the Asia-Pacific region will strut their stuff in Dunedin this week.