Glenn Wilson plans to play tennis into his 80s, so for now the Christchurch interclub premier grade competition isn’t beyond his realm of possibilities.
Zane Thompson has turned our national sport into a card and dice based board game with all the intricacies of rugby built in.
Christchurch’s medical community is in mourning alongside scores of former and current patients cared for by leading haematologist Dr Mark Smith.
It may not have the financial implications associated with the relegation dogfights of European football leagues, but the stakes are still high for one Christchurch club in the MPL this weekend.
The rebuilding Canterbury Bulls are already in danger of missing this year’s grand final after copping a hiding from Counties Manukau but their coach says they will better this weekend.
When Connor Newton swept up a loose ball and hared downfield with a stiff breeze at his back, a five-year plan to end decades of disappointment was moments away from fruition at Rugby Park.
The Canterbury Bulls start their national premiership campaign against Counties Manukau on Saturday.
Alex Todd is familiar with laying foundations on and off the field - so it is still business as usual for the Linwood Keas stalwart as he eyes another rugby league title with the Canterbury Bulls.
Wilding Park already features the hardcourts associated with the Australian and US Opens, and now a plan to clone the courts used for the other grand slams is running smoothly.
The Canterbury side to take on Hawke’s Bay in Napier on Saturday will be led by stand-in captain Whetukamokamo Douglas at No 8.
One of the most iconic backdrops in sport, the Swilcan Bridge at the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland, has been replicated on a Christchurch golf course.
Canterbury will understandably maximise the use of their soon-to-be departing All Blacks contingent when they face their first genuine Ranfurly Shield defence of the season on Saturday.
Sport played a pivotal position as a diversion, a reminder of normality, during a winter ravaged by Covid-19.
As a mother of five, Hana Kakoi is accustomed to laying down the law - but she found it more difficult to keep adults in line or out of the Linwood Keas’ home ground.
A book documenting the golden era of Christchurch United will be released to coincide with the football club’s 50th anniversary festivities next month.
Manasa Mataele is relishing taking on a leadership role in his debut season for Canterbury after his latest injury setback proved a learning experience.
The elderly are set to be hit hard by a Canterbury District Health Board cost-cutting drive designed to save $56.9 million.
Rowan O’Gorman’s 17-season wait between Christchurch premier club rugby finals is even more poignant as the Marist Albion stalwart’s career could draw to a close as his wife battles cancer.