Big-hitting England cricketer Dimitri Mascarenhas yesterday confirmed he will play for Otago in the State Shield and twenty/20 tournaments this season.
If you ever needed an example of how one quality player can lift a sport, just look at what Marina Erakovic has done for tennis.
Arguably, the humble sausage has played no small part in inspiring some of the country's best athletes.
Otago Boys High School is through to the semifinals of the Rankin Cup after thrashing Palmerston North Boys 5-1 in Napier yesterday.
Christchurch's Villa Maria College overcame a brave effort from St Kevins College, of Oamaru, to win the South Island secondary schools netball tournament at the Edgar Centre yesterday.
Former Otago Rebels coach Janine Southby will not apply for the Southern Steel assistant coaching role but Southland coach Natalie Avellino will "most likely" put her name forward.
When a coach like Georgie Salter says she is not optimistic about Otago's chances in the national championship you have to take notice.
Former Silver Ferns captain Adine Wilson is undecided whether she will return to the sport after giving birth to her first child earlier this year.
Otago made a positive start to its national championship campaign with a 60-53 win over Waikato at the Lion Foundation Arena on Saturday night.
It was not always pretty but Otago coach Georgie Salter gave her side a tentative pass mark after its opening match in the national championship.
Otago swimmers returned with a bag full of medals from the South Island short course championships in Christchurch at the weekend.
Dunedin Technical stalwart Jim Stenhouse is confident his presence will not jinx his beloved club's prospects in the Chatham Cup final this weekend.
If pedigree counts for anything in sport then the pint-sized Oakley brothers should have a promising future in squash.
The Otago Cricket Association is in a much stronger financial position than it was this time last year despite effectively recording its third consecutive deficit, chief executive Ross Dykes says.
Phillipa Finch has been one of the mainstays in the Otago midcourt during the past four years but switched allegiances earlier this year and donned Canterbury colours in the ANZ Championship.
The Black Caps selectors have kept faith with Otago opening batsman Aaron Redmond despite his averaging just nine runs in three tests against England earlier this year.