Hayden Meikle

Ice hockey: NZ slumps to first loss; China now in the box seat

The New Zealand men's team slumped to its first loss at its world championship event in South Africa yesterday.

Hockey: Godfather of the South

Hockey: Godfather of the South

If New Zealand great Jenny McDonald is the godmother of Southern hockey, Dave Ross is the godfather. The indefatigable King's High School teacher runs an academy, coaches the Southern men's team and oversees all coaches within the region. Ross played for the Black Sticks, and has also seen son Nick progress to the national squad. He talks to Hayden Meikle.

Ice hockey: Heyd helps NZ remain unbeaten

Ice hockey: Heyd helps NZ remain unbeaten

Dunedin Thunder forward Paris Heyd has guided the New Zealand men to a perfect start at a world championship event in South Africa.

Golf: Hoskin transferring to different US college

Otago golfer Laura Hoskin is excited about a move to a new college in the United States.

Battlefield Hardline: Making of a team player

Battlefield Hardline: Making of a team player

It has been years since veteran Signal reviewer Hayden Meikle was profoundly affected by a non-sports game. He explains why Battlefield Hardline shook him up.

Grumpy fans and the rest

Calling them ...

Highlanders fans really do like to complain, don't they?

Ice hockey: Promotion goal for Ice Blacks

Ice hockey: Promotion goal for Ice Blacks

Southern power will be the key to the Ice Blacks' chances of success at their world championship event in South Africa next week.

Football: No new Burnley contract for Howieson

Football: No new Burnley contract for Howieson

Former Otago footballer Cameron Howieson is looking for a new club.

Cricket: Otago loss likely; Canterbury sews up title

Cricket: Otago loss likely; Canterbury sews up title

It was a double whammy for the Otago Volts yesterday.

Sporting villians

The best ...

Look, kids, I said. Hatred is awful. Hate leads to suffering, I said in my best Yoda voice.