The Manawatu Harness Racing Club, which was on its knees along with Forbury Park last year, has had its number of meetings increased for next season.
The Forbury Park Trotting Club has been given four dates in next year’s racing calendar, two of them in Southland.
Two of Otago leading performers from last year are believed to be heading for the same Welsh club.
The Highlanders — they huffed and they puffed and then ran out of steam.
The Highlanders have been well beaten by the Hurricanes 41-22 in Wellington.
Changing the rules helped one former Highlander make an international squad but it has done no favours for a current Highlander.
It's been a very up-and-down few weeks for loose forward Sean Withy.
The best young talent on the ice came south for the long weekend.
Most young Kiwi lads keen on their footy when they are 10 have one dream - to be an All Black. But that wasn't the case for Logan Whitty. He wanted to be the man with the whistle.
The Highlanders can do a sweep with a win this Friday night against the Hurricanes but the home side will not be rolling over.
The Canterbury team came out on top at the New Zealand Pony Club eventing championships in Cromwell at the weekend.
The province is No1 at the moment and that is where Nicole McLaren intends it to stay.
It has not been a happy homecoming for former Highlanders flanker Dillon Hunt.
The Highlanders look set to head to Queenstown at the end of next month to take on the Rebels.
The apprentices got one over the masters yesterday.
It has been mooted for many years but a colts side has emerged from Central Otago.
It seems hard to believe but the Chiefs can go a long way to making the Super Rugby Aotearoa final with a win at home tonight.
Rugby is fast becoming a game for the big and powerful.
Otago referee James Doleman is off to the Tokyo Olympics.
A move to Japan usually involves players nearing the end of their careers, players who have reached the pinnacle and coming down the other side.