The Otago Volts are in with a sniff, albeit a small one, of making the playoffs of the Super Smash.
It is 60 years almost to the day since Forbury Park staged its first meeting under lights but they will not be needed today.
Dunedin wrestler Joe Dobson still his eyes on the Olympics but there are plenty of obstacles in his way — and that does not include the rather hefty opponents he is up against.
An inability to score enough runs is fast becoming the handicap for the Volts as the playoffs slide out of view.
New Zealand Olympic swimming coach Lars Humer says it is all systems go in preparations for the big event in six months.
Wakatipu junior Sumin Kang won the Southland strokeplay women’s title at the Invercargill Golf Club over the weekend.
Any coach needs to work their way through the system, starting at a club or school team, if they want to make it to the upper echelon of the trade, a former All Blacks coach says.
The Edgar Centre had plenty of events canned through Covid-19 but hard work and enthusiasm to get back into playing sport helped the Dunedin facility through lean times.
Fewer than 200 tickets are left for next month’s match between Australia and New Zealand in Dunedin.
The third hockey turf in Dunedin is taking shape and, all going well, the first match may be under way in just over four months.
Rugby writer Steve Hepburn asks whether coaching professionally has become something of a closed shop.
The Volts are well and truly in must-win territory in the Super Smash competition after a five-wicket loss to the Central Stags in New Plymouth last night.