Olympic wrestling bronze medallist Bill Scherr has been grappling with a sizeable problem for the past two years.
Otago captain Craig Cumming equalled Glenn Turner's record of four centuries in a season for the province when he hammered a ton against Canterbury in Christchurch yesterday.
The Otago development team has made an excellent start in its campaign to retain the Lois Muir Challenge trophy.
The St Kilda surf life-saving club will defend its proud record at the national IRB surf rescue championships in New Plymouth this weekend.
New world champion Alison Shanks had to settle for silver in the women's pursuit at the world track championship in Poland yesterday.
Otago might be playing Canterbury in a bottom-of-the-table clash but there is still plenty to play for, skipper Craig Cumming says.
Otago development team coach Janine Southby is hopeful rather than confident her side will successfully defend the Lois Muir Challenge trophy.
Roy Shanks bursts into a hearty laugh when asked if he has booked a flight to London.
White Ferns all-rounder Suzie Bates has had time to reflect on her side's four-wicket loss to England in the world cup final on Sunday and says what really hurt was the feeling they let the trophy slip from their grasp.
It is almost midnight before new world champion Alison Shanks sits down to a modest meal of sweet and sour chicken with rice.
Dunedin club netball has been restructured in a bid to strengthen the competition.
Scott Lyttle led the charge for the amateurs when a Dunedin-based team beat the professionals in the Tour of Selwyn on Sunday.
Steel coach would feel more relaxed about her side's pre-season if star signing Donna Wilkins had not broken her wrist.
Dual international Suzie Bates is an athlete of rare quality but what makes her special is her temperament, Otago Sparks coach Clare Taylor says.
Timing is crucial for a batsman. But it is not always about how quickly the ball flashes from the bat.
Otago is almost back to full strength, with four New Zealand A players returning for its four-day match against Wellington in the capital, beginning tomorrow.
Otago's cricketers are still on tenterhooks waiting for their expected invite to the $12 million Champions League in India later this year, and it must feel a bit like waiting for Prince Charming to ask you to the ball.
Chris Hood gave up swimming and rugby to play basketball and has no regrets.
It takes an equal amount of patience and passion to build a successful school basketball programme - and maybe the odd poached rugby player.
Otago bowed out of the State Championship with a limp display against Auckland at the Queenstown Events Centre yesterday.