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Film icon. Dunedin runner halfway through the Badwater Classic

Temperatures are up in the 30s, and Dunedin runner Glenn Sutton is approaching the halfway mark in the Badwater Classic in California. ›see story

Film icon. More than football on Newcastle United's minds

Newcastle United will take the pitch at the Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night, with more than football on players' minds. Two Newcastle supporters were among the hundreds killed on Malaysian flight MH17, on their way to Dunedin for the pre-season fixture. And the side's manager is eager to honour the supporters with a win, especially after forming a close relationship with one of them. ›see story

Film icon. Taieri beatable despite 18-game winning streak

The biggest game in the club rugby season will take place on Saturday, with one side playing its fourth successive final. The Taieri Rugby Club and hundreds of Mosgiel fans will travel to Forsyth Barr Stadium, in the hope of a win over University. And although Taieri has had an 18-game winning streak, a rival captain believes the side is beatable. ›see story

Film icon. Young and old alike give curling a try

While many residents are thinking of ways to escape the cold, others are embracing winter. The Dunedin Ice Stadium has attracted young and old alike, keen to give the sport of curling a try. And it's proven to be even more enticing with the promise of a hot drink and some sweet treats. ›see story

Film icon. Home town girls no disappointment at Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

More than 100 of the country's most elegant gymnasts strutted their stuff on Dunedin soil over the weekend. They competed in the 2014 Otago Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships held at the Caledonian Gymnasium. And with a large showing of Dunedin gymnasts, the home town girls did not disappoint. ›see story

Film icon. Fun run part of chocolate carnival festivities

You might not think chocolate and fitness go together but a fun run was part of the chocolate carnival festivities at the weekend. It gave hundreds of Dunedin residents the chance to have some fun while burning off those Crunchie bars. ›see story

Film icon. Highlanders looking to qualify for the post-season

When the Highlanders take the field tomorrow night, history will be breathing right down the side's neck. One competition point, or a string of other results, will see the side qualify for the post-season for the first time since 2002. And while it's been a long time coming, the side is not looking past this weekend. ›see story

Film icon. Nathan McCullum runs cricket clinic with Otago's future stars

Otago's next crop of cricketing stars may be getting an advantage over some of their northern rivals. Black Cap Nathan McCullum is running a coaching clinic with some of the region's top talent. And although many of them haven't put the pads on since summer, the coach feels this is the best time of year to hone their skills. ›see story

Film icon. Local man running hot

Running more than 200 kilometres in temperatures around 50 degrees Celsius may sound like a crazy idea. But that's exactly what one Dunedin man will attempt, when he leaves the city on Monday. And although Dunedin temperatures aren't the warmest, he found an easy way to acclimatise. ›see story

Film icon. University of Otago out to prove they can foot it with the best

Three University of Otago sports teams are out to prove they can foot it with the best in Australia. Two basketball teams and one touch side will fly to Newcastle tomorrow to compete in the Eastern Australia University Games. They're the only ones from New Zealand competing, and want to show their Trans-Tasman rivals they're not just there to make up the numbers. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin bodybuilder punching above his weight

In a sport where body mass matters most, one Dunedin bodybuilder is already punching above his weight. Nineteen-year-old Alex Faulkner only took up the sport at the start of last year, but just placed seventh in a world competition. And despite several obstacles making the transition to an international event tough, the young muscle man is already eyeing up a professional career. ›see story

Film icon. Nightly interview: Mark White

The sport of competitive weightlifting is seeing a resurgence, and that's evident in the number of Dunedin residents getting involved. The Otago Amateur Weightlifting Association was well represented at the weekend's South Island Olympic Weightlifting Championships. Coach Mark White joins us to talk about the sport and why it's so popular. ›see story

Film icon. Highlanders fail to attract fans

Despite a strong season, the Highlanders have failed to attract as many fans as hoped. Home attendance is down on the previous two seasons, with one last home game against the Chiefs on Friday. And although public support has been average, players are hoping for a big crowd to help get them into the play-offs. ›see story

Film icon. Much needed funding heading towards young sports people

A new programme designed to get younger sports people on the podium is about to receive some much needed funding in Dunedin. High Performance Sport New Zealand made a presentation to the Dunedin City Council yesterday, outlining its latest report. And with sporting success in the city growing, the organisation hopes its new programme will work well into the future. ›see story

Film icon. Competitors take part in South Island Synchronised Swimming Championships

While many danced in the streets on Saturday night, a smaller crowd danced under water on Sunday. More than 50 competitors took part in the South Island Synchronised Swimming Championships held at Moana Pool. And with nationals a goal for many later this year, competition was fierce. ›see story

Film icon. Highlanders prop signs with French club

After more than 100 games for the franchise, Highlanders prop Chris King will depart at the end of the season. King has signed with French club Montpellier on a one year deal. And after manning the front row for close to ten years, he says he is ready for the next challenge. ›see story

Film icon. Tackle investigation complete

Dunedin Venues Management Limited has completed its investigation into the tackle of a streaker at Saturday's All Blacks test. ›see story

Film icon. Fan gets special birthday treat

Rugby dominated headlines in Dunedin over the weekend, with one local lad making an emphatic statement. Otago player Ben Smith was instrumental in helping the All Blacks claim a 28-27 victory over the English. And it was an extra special night for one fan celebrating his 90th birthday, as he got to celebrate with one of the nation's best players. ›see story