Julie Carrick is one of those unsung heroines who beaver away in the background never expecting anything in return.
Albion left-arm spinner Nic Beard and Green Island opener Hamish Rutherford have been rewarded for early-season form with a place in Otago's first squad of the summer.
Neil Wagner does not fit the stereotype of a strapping fast bowler but he intends to charge in hard for Otago this summer. Cricket writer Adrian Seconi profiles the South African arrival.
The Otago Nuggets can breathe a little easier after one of their major sponsors showed faith in the struggling franchise.
Midcourter Phillipa Finch scooped the main prize at the Otago Netball awards last night.
Otago amateur Brent McEwan is not bitter about his axing from the provincial side and plans to use his time on the outer to force his way back into the squad.
The Edgar Centre stands to lose a "significant" portion of its income if the Otago Nuggets fold next month, manager Russell Lundy says.
Hapless, comical, beleaguered, whipping boys, useless, pitiful, appalling, dreadful, embarrassing - all descriptions this reporter has used to ceremonially flog the Otago Nuggets in the past four seasons.
The weather won round four of the senior one-day tournament with all four games eventually abandoned.
Since Rebecca Brook has taken up football, she has broken her thumb, dislocated a rib and suffered a bruised liver.
Captain fantastic? You bet.
The Otago Nuggets have until mid November to secure funding or face pulling out of the next year's National Basketball League, Basketball Otago chief executive Mark Rogers said yesterday.
Was it complacency? Were they flat? Was it rotation? Just how did the Silver Ferns turn a 39-goal rout of England into a 38-40 defeat?
Like father like son? Opener Hamish Rutherford continues to impress, scoring his second century this summer to help Dunedin Metro demolish Pelichet Bay by 215 runs.
Green Island 287/7 beat Carisbrook-Dunedin 228
Otago United has called in veteran defender Blair Scoullar for the forthcoming New Zealand Football Championship season.
For one coach it was a pinnacle, for the other it was arguably her nadir.
If you sneak up on Silver Ferns wing defence Joline Henry, you just might catch her humming that jingle - you know the one.
Evergreen midcourter Julie Seymour is one of sport's ultimate survivors and admired role models.
Mix a little Kiwi brilliance with a generous heaping of English blundering and you have the recipe for a lop-sided test.