Mike Kernaghan has done a tremendous job of helping fill the field for the annual North East Valley 10,000.
Otago has collapsed to be all out for a woeful 54, gifting Auckland an innings victory in their Plunket Shield match at Eden Park Outer Oval.
Dame Valerie Adams has decided to switch coaches, teaming up with Christchurch-based trainer Dale Stevenson in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics.
Michael Rippon clubbed his maiden century to help dig Otago out of a hole which just kept getting deeper at Eden Park Outer Oval yesterday.
Dunedin driver Emma Gilmour considered putting the brakes on her motorsport career, but roared to a podium finish at the recent Rally of the Bay of Plenty in Whakatane.
Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal Richie McCaw's record for most test appearances if he plays against France in Paris at the weekend.
The Otago side hit the water instead of the grass yesterday as it got some good news about what lies ahead.
Dunedin's Martin Dippie won the South Island Endurance One-Hour Series title after a finale thriller in Timaru at the weekend.
Talented No 8s Sean Withy and Morgan Henderson picked up the major prizes at the Metropolitan Club Rugby Awards last night.
One of the big keys for the Highlanders — well the main one really — is to get some new and better players.
In something of a shock selection, Otago prop George Bower has been named in the All Black squad to travel to Australia for the Tri Nations.
Some top-class play was on display at the South Island singles and doubles championships in Dunedin over the weekend.