Otago Polytechnic student Caleb Popata-Hunt does not find it especially easy watching his father take to the UFC ring, but he will be in the thick of the action at the sporting star's next fight in Las Vegas.
A frustrated North Otago side may be forced to pull out of the senior A men's pennant series due to a lack of home matches, even though other teams in the Dunedin-based competition have offered to travel north to help out.
Rookie defender Abby Erwood could be in line to make her Steel debut in today's crunch clash with the Vixens in Invercargill, with Storm Purvis ruled out due to an ongoing illness.
Sand sitting at Kettle Park due to remedial work on St Clair beach erosion will not affect the annual Barnes cross-country event tomorrow, the race organiser says.
Nerves will need to be overcome if an Otago youth side is to topple some formidable opponents at a global tournament in Northern Ireland next month.
The Southern Steel has already enjoyed its most successful year and it could become just the third team to finish the ANZ Championship regular season unbeaten.
Otago Boys' High School first XV coach Ryan Martin has hailed the "outstanding'' defensive effort of his side after it defeated Timaru Boys' High School 31-6 in Timaru yesterday.
She may have played nearly 100 ANZ Championship games but Steel defender Te Huinga Selby-Rickit admits she was affected by nerves when she was thrust back on to the court a few weeks ago.
There may have been a bit cramped for room but Taieri College pupils relished the opportunity to test their skills against some of the All Blacks' best at the school yesterday.
The Dunedin Thunder is still winless in the National Ice Hockey League.
There will be no men's or women's Southern sides in this year's National Hockey League.
The Southern Steel has continued its march towards the ANZ Championship playoffs, recording its ninth consecutive win by putting away the Magic 64-54 in Invercargill.
There is no hiding the ambition within the Southern Steel camp as it eyes the very real prospect of going all the way to a home ANZ Championship final at the end of next month.
South has booked a place in the national league final after producing a dominant final quarter to claim a 59-43 final- round win over Central in Invercargill last night.
The Dunedin Thunder is hoping home advantage will help it to its first win in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League this weekend.
South will again have the services of Steel player Stacey Peeters for its virtual semifinal national league clash against Central in Invercargill tomorrow.
Mount Aspiring College runner Samantha Burke will be looking to improve on last year's top-five placing and claim a podium finish at the national secondary schools cross-country championships in Rotorua tomorrow.
The Southern Steel could play three home playoff games in this year's ANZ Championship but Netball South will not see any of the takings.
It has been a case of third time lucky for Dunedin Thunder recruit Villem-Henrik Koitmaa.
The international retirements of the McCullum brothers and the continued omission of Hamish Rutherford means just three Otago players have been handed Black Caps contracts for the 2016-17 season.