The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham threw up the usual amount of drama, excitement, heartbreak - and medals. Lots and lots of medals. Otago Daily Times sports reporters reflect on how the NZ team performed.
Prepare for the mullet hairstyle to get even more popular in New Zealand schoolyards. Aaron Gate might just have inspired a generation to both give cycling a go and let that hair flow underneath...
Two coaches with Otago pedigree are taking a step up in Japan.
Jason Forrest has never been so excited to see grass.
Perfection will elude the Southern Stampede this season.
It is semifinal time in the North Otago premier club competition.
The Dunedin City Royals are not that far off the pace set by the best team in South Island women’s football.
The Last Word was unexpectedly asked to feature on one of those castpod things on an RNZ platform this week to bang on about the relevance of the Commonwealth Games and some favourite memories of the event.
Another English Premier League season is nearly here.
Tony Brown feels much the same as most All Blacks fans.
He left New Zealand so quickly after the Super Rugby Pacific quarterfinal that there was no time for a debrief of the campaign.
Both New Zealand teams missed out on the 3x3 basketball finals in Birmingham.
Greg Cooper thought he was a reasonable skier. Then he saw his son, Ben, skiing backwards while filming the old man and realised he made a much better rugby coach than a winter athlete.
Two Dunedin brothers with rallying in their blood have been recognised for their sterling efforts.
It was another busy day in Birmingham. Hayden Meikle wraps up some of the action.
If only ice hockey games were decided on the opening goal.
The two Dunedin teams found the going tough in the South Island Women’s Championship yesterday.
It can be hard to keep track of everything happening at the Commonwealth Games. Hayden Meikle looks at how a few of the other New Zealanders are faring.
Dunedin swimmer Erika Fairweather has ticked off a couple of early milestones as she aims to finish her week in Birmingham on a podium.
Here are the NZ athletes you must watch in Birmingham over the next 12 days. So set your alarm, cosy up in front of the TV and watch the medals roll in.