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Film icon. Teenage weightlifter puts in hard yards to ensure kiwi success at Oceania championships

A local teenager's passion for Olympic weightlifting is seeing him represent New Zealand in the sport. He's been selected for the Oceania championships, being held in Papua New Guinea. And he's putting in the hard yards to ensure kiwi success. ›see story

Page icon Locals expected to regain full control of Basketball Otago

The chairman of Basketball Otago says locals could regain full control of the organisation within days. The indebted franchise has been under the control of Basketball New Zealand for the past few months. But its chairman says employment contracts and the payroll are being sorted out. It's possible locals will take back responsibility as soon as Friday. ›read more

Film icon. Local pupil to represent New Zealand in cross country running

A John McGlashan College pupil is heading to Australia to represent New Zealand in cross country running. He's among ten track stars chosen during the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships held in Dunedin. And his selection isn't the only reason the local event's being celebrated. ›see story

Page icon Five Highlanders picked for All Blacks training squad

Dunedin may soon lay claim to five All Blacks, following the Highlanders' win over the Chiefs on Saturday. Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has made the All Blacks training squad. The 24 year old is enjoying the best season of his career. And Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo has also made All Blacks selection for the first time. ›read more

Film icon. Highlanders and local fans gear up for biggest game of the season

As the Highlanders prepare for their biggest game of the season, local fans are also gearing up. The level of community support is gratefully received by all members of the team, including management. And the home play-off is sparking memories for one local fullback. ›see story

Film icon. Basketball Otago's future finally looking up

Basketball Otago is bouncing back, after months of financial turmoil and uncertainty. An agreement has been struck with creditors, and debt is being repaid. And the organisation's future is finally looking up. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin Thunder victorious against Auckland's Botany Swarm

Dunedin's premier ice hockey team has had a mixed start to the season, following a loss with a win. ›see story

Film icon. Fifa tournament putting Dunedin on the world map

Local Fifa U-20 World Cup matches are paying off big time. Accommodation providers are packed as the city brims with visitors. And publicity generated by the tournament is putting Dunedin on the world map. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Michael McGarry

While Fifa executives face corruption charges overseas, the organisation's Under 20 players are in New Zealand for the World Cup. Dunedin resident and former All White Michael McGarry is the local venue general manager for the tournament. And he joins us to talk about its impact in the city ›see story

Film icon. Highlander at the top of his game

As the Highlanders prepare for the business end of the super rugby season, one player is at the top of his game. He's creating stability in his life off the field. And that's aiding his career as an athlete. ›see story

Film icon. Your word on soccer scandals

As Fifa U-20 World Cup matches are played in the city, the organisation's executives face corruption charges overseas. And with that in mind, our word on the street team asked members of the public if the scandal deters them from attending local games. ›see story

Film icon. School children meet international football players

Despite the unravelling corruption scandal at Fifa, football is growing in Dunedin. Local school children are getting the chance to meet international players, ahead of tournament matches. And it's hoped that will bolster the sport even further in the city. ›see story

Film icon. Parkour bringing more males into gymnastics

The sport of parkour is having a dramatic effect on the local gymnastics scene. It's bringing more males into a traditionally female-dominated environment. And now a local gymnastics club is facing its toughest obstacle. ›see story

Film icon. Dancers challenge ideas about disabled people

A local dancing duo is preparing to make a mark on the international stage. The two dancers have crafted a unique number for an Australian festival. And they're looking to challenge ideas about disabled people along the way. ›see story

Film icon. Council allocates funding for new lighting at University Oval

The Otago Cricket Association is getting a major financial boost to establish new lighting at the University Oval. Up to a million dollars is being allocated to the project by the Dunedin City Council. But not all councillors are seeing eye to eye over the funding. ›see story

Film icon. Young athletes prepare for a regional cross country competition

Dozens of young Dunedin athletes are preparing to take their marks for a regional cross country competition. They're getting set with a series of smaller races being held around the city. And it's all go as local activity coincides with world athletics day. ›see story

Film icon. Poor sideline behaviour discouraging young athletes

Dunedin children are suffering through sport, paying the price for offensive and abusive behaviour on the sidelines. A junior rugby coach is calling for calm, saying the swearing, yelling and other abuse is adversely affecting young athletes. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin clubs push for a Logan Park sports hub

Members of several Dunedin clubs are urging city councillors to support the development of a Logan Park sports hub. They say there's an opportunity for the city to have a unique sporting area, to replace dilapidated facilities. And they're offering to share the financial burden. ›see story