Columba College won the South Island secondary schools tournament in Christchurch last weekend with a 4-1 win over Christchurch Girls High School in the final.
Respected Chinese table tennis coach Wang Qi will remain in Dunedin for another year and would like to coach another future Olympic champion.
Who in the world will Brendon McCullum play for? That is the multimillion-dollar question.
Otago cricket manager Mark Bracewell will take over the coaching reins from Mike Hesson for the next three weeks.
Otago's cricketers look set for a huge Indian pay day after the side was declared the national twenty/20 champion yesterday.
Star Indian batsman VVS Laxman will play for Otago during its four-day match against Wellington in Dunedin from March 6 to 9.
No-one is suggesting performing a rain dance.
Cricket is a game full of statistics.
How times have changed. It was not that long ago Canterbury could boast a swag of international players the likes of Nathan Astle, Chris Cairns and Craig McMillan.
Fast bowler Mat Harvie seemed on the cusp of a promising domestic career until a back injury forced the 24-year-old to sit last summer out.
Steel players and former Sting favourites Adine Wilson and Donna Wilkins have always been able to rely on plenty of support.
The Steel's depth will be tested during the pre-season tournament in Queenstown this weekend, with Silver Ferns shooter Daneka Wipiiti ruled out after having her tonsils removed.
Otago's five-wicket win over Central Districts had everything, and the biggest crowd of the summer was there to witness the drama.
Otago opener Aaron Redmond is enjoying a purple patch and hoping his rich vein of form continues.
If you are looking for reasons to go to the cricket in Dunedin today, here are six of the best - Dimitri Mascarenhas, Aaron Redmond, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Craig Cumming and Nathan McCullum.
Albion all-rounder Mark Craig could scarcely believe what he was hearing when Otago coach Mike Hesson phoned him with the news.
Black Caps rookie Neil Broom was only partially satisfied with his performance during the recent Chappell-Hadlee one-day series in Australia.
Auckland lowered Otago's colours in Dunedin tonight to join them atop the standings at the halfway stage of the Twenty20 cricket championship.
Four years ago, Ian Butler's cricket career was in tatters, but the Otago all-rounder has battled back from a serious injury to earn an international recall.
Outwardly there is no sign of smiles but inwardly the Otago camp must be grinning from ear to ear.