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Page icon Brad Thorn to play for English club Leicester

Brad Thorn has confirmed his next move, after being told he was no longer needed by the Highlanders. Thorn will move to the UK next month and play for English club Leicester. The 39 year old played two seasons for the Highlanders, but confirmed last week he would not be playing in the next Super Rugby campaign. It's believed this will be his last year playing professional rugby. ›read more

Film icon. Saint Kilda Saints back on top

The Saint Kilda Saints have returned to the top of Dunedin men's basketball after a commanding win in Saturday's final. They beat a resurgent Bombers side who failed to complete one of the biggest turnarounds in the tournament's history. And for the winning side, it was a familiar face who ensured a comfortable victory. ›see story

Page icon Fekitoa the favourite to start in Bledisloe Cup match

Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa's rise to fame could go one step further tomorrow night in Sydney. Fekitoa will be the favourite to start the Bledisloe Cup match at centre after starter Conrad Smith was flown back to New Zealand this morning with his wife in labour. Coach Steve Hansen told media Smith was still a possibility to play, but he 'wasn't holding his breath'. ›read more

Film icon. Brad Thorn leaves the Highlanders

Brad Thorn has most likely played his last game for the Highlanders after announcing his departure from the side this morning. ›see story

Film icon. New Otago rugby captain says it's a huge honour

With a proud history of more than 130 years, Otago rugby has had many iconic captains. And now the newest man to join that prestigious list is Taieri hard man Charlie O'Connell. And after watching many of his predecesors, he says it's a huge honour to be given the role. ›see story

Film icon. World renown fighting legend Royler Gracie visits Dunedin

Some of Dunedin's best young fighters had a chance to learn from one of the very best in world martial arts. World renown fighting legend Royler Gracie has visited a local academy, giving some hands on teaching in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. And while many of the arts techniques are used worldwide in various fighting styles, the main aim for those learning is self defence. ›see story

Film icon. Local pupils have their sights set on a major national tap dance contest

Two Bayfield High School pupils have been dancing up a storm on the tap circuit. Lara Davidson and Isaac Chirnside have excelled in a range of competitions throughout New Zealand and Australia. And they've got their sights set on a major national contest. ›see story

Film icon. Positive sideline behaviour focus of new initiative

Sport Otago has launched a new sporting initiative aimed at controlling sideline behaviour. The project is to encourage a positive and supportive environment for everyone to enjoy sport, and to eliminate questionable behaviour. And while the message is to watch what is said on and off the sports field, staff still want parents to remain vocal. ›see story

Film icon. School uses sports events as a way to improve well-being

'Move your mood' is the new slogan behind one local schools push to get children involved in physical activity. More than 450 children from George Street Normal school took part in the schools annual cross country this morning. And with athletics also to be run this term, the school is using the sports events as one of five ways to improve their well-being. ›see story

Film icon. Badwater 135 runner returns home

After running more than 200km in 40 degree heat, Dunedin man Glenn Sutton has returned home a bit battered and bruised. He completed the Californian 'Badwater 135' race in just over 36 hours two weeks ago. And despite a few scary moments, he says a return visit to the race is not off the cards. ›see story

Film icon. Next set of challengers chosen to enter the ring

After a gruelling six weeks of boot camp, the next 18 challengers for Dunedin's Southern Showdown have been selected. They'll square off in nine bouts on September the 27th, to raise funds for charity. And after discovering who their opponents will be, contenders know the hardest part of the journey is yet to come. ›see story

Film icon. Promising young player hoping for a big ITM Cup season

Otago will send a relatively young but experienced squad into this year's ITM cup. Most of the core players from last year's championship side have returned, despite some big name losses. And after an injury-riddled start to his rugby career, one of the youngest but most promising players is hoping for a big season. ›see story

Film icon. Otago's gymnastics talent on display

The number of children taking up gymnastics in Dunedin continues to rise. The talent of those involved was on show recently, in the Otago artistic championships held at the Caledonian Gymnasium. And with selection into October's nationals on the line, competitors put on their best show. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin's oldest bowling club forced to close its doors

Members of Dunedin's oldest bowling club are disappointed they've been told to close its doors. Caledonian Bowling Club members were informed last week that the club will have to shut down at the end of October. And while the building will almost certainly go, members say the club will not. ›see story

Film icon. Forsyth Barr Stadium put to good use

The Forsyth Barr Stadium was put to good use today, as part of a school children's activity programme. ›see story

Film icon. Taieri returns to the top of premier rugby

Taieri has once again returned to the top of premier rugby in Dunedin, winning Saturday's final by a record margin. The Eels won the match 51 points to 6 against University, claiming their third title in the last four years. And despite a loss in round one of the competition, the Taieri captain says it's been a fantastic year. ›see story

Page icon Glenn Sutton completed gruelling Badwater ultra-marathon

Dunedin endurance runner Glenn Sutton has completed the gruelling Badwater ultra-marathon race in the United States' Death Valley. He came 33rd overall, in a time of 36 hours, 30 and 28 seconds. Up to 100 competitors from around the world are invited to compete in the race each year. But Sutton was the only New Zealander participating this time. ›read more

Film icon. Newcastle United has nothing but good reports on the city and the stadium

Newcastle United has left Dunedin with a win, and local football fans wanting more. The international side played Sydney FC last night at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, comprehensively claiming victory by four goals. And despite a hard pitch, Newcastle manager Allan Pardew has nothing but good reports on the city and the stadium. ›see story