The summer of woe which is the Otago first-class season continues to spawn defeats.
The shadow boxing has been done - now the real competition gets under way.
The Highlanders will head into six straight derby matches with plenty of selection puzzles and the need to become more ruthless when opportunities arise.
This professional golf is a walk in the park for Zach Murray.
Second in the NZ Open, but Victorian Ashley Hall is about to call time on his golfing career.
Josh Geary led the New Zealand charge but it came up short in an attempt to make the 100th NZ Open a home-town victory.
Zach Murray still holds the lead at the NZ Open but the hunting pack is getting closer.
Young Victorian Zach Murray is a hunted man.
By rights, Dimitrios Papadatos should not even be lining up at the New Zealand Open.
Queenstown's James Anstiss is sitting with some illustrious company.
Has rugby in New Zealand ever faced more challenges than it currently does?
Australian Zach Murray holds a five-shot lead after the second round of the New Zealand Open at Millbrook and The Hills today.
He recorded a par round but Michael Campbell had to overcome a broken shaft in his driver to make a score at the New Zealand Open yesterday.
They left it late but there is a three-way tie after the first round of the New Zealand Open at Arrowtown yesterday.
Queenstown golfers put together some mixed efforts in the opening round of the NZ Open yesterday.
There is a three way tie at the top after the first round of the NZ Open today.
Australian Zach Murray is the clubhouse leader halfway through the first day of the NZ Open in Arrowtown as Michael Campbell makes his return.
He could do with a sleep and admits the preparation is far from ideal, but Ryan Fox is still wanting to make an impact at this year's New Zealand Open.
Michael Campbell admits he will be nervous when he hits off at the first tee today.
The defending champion is not walking in the same tracks as last year but has good form on his side.