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Film icon. Local rugby player to represent New Zealand in touch world cup

A local rugby player is heading overseas to represent New Zealand in the touch world cup. Her trip's being partly funded through a grant from the Skeggs Foundation. And with Australia the reigning champion, she's putting in the hard yards to ensure it's the Kiwis winning this year. ›see story

Film icon. Child's name on rugby jerseys

The name of a Dunedin child is being worn with pride on a Highlanders jersey for the upcoming clash against the Blues. It's part of a charitable project the rugby franchise is involved in. And it means there'll be three Smiths on the field, which players hope will bring good luck. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin children taking up cricket in droves

Inspired by the recent Cricket World Cup, Dunedin children are taking up the sport in droves. Dozens are participating in a cricketing school holiday programme, eager to be future Black Caps. And although the cricket season's winding down, there's no let-up in local interest. ›see story

Film icon. Basketball Otago bouncing back, drawing large numbers for holiday programme

With Basketball Otago still floundering, the local future of the sport is in the hands of its youngest players. The cash-strapped franchise is slowly bouncing back, by turning its focus towards children. And with its school holiday programme drawing large numbers, there's confidence in a bright future. ›see story

Film icon. Adventure tourism safety under the spotlight

The safety of local adventure tourism is under the spotlight, and the subject of an industry workshop. Representatives from the Tourism Industry Association are in Dunedin, going through best practice guidelines with local operators. And it's all to ensure the worst case scenarios are avoided. ›see story

Film icon. Otago curlers take time out to attend local curling clinic

A pair of Otago curlers are off to Russia to represent New Zealand in a world tournament. Before jetting off, they've taken time out of their busy training schedule to attend a curling clinic in Dunedin. And they hope to inspire some newcomers to the sport. ›see story

Film icon. Highlanders train ahead of their match this weekend

A close match between the Highlanders and Crusaders is expected this weekend, with the teams currently ranked 5th and 6th respectively. ›see story

Film icon. Local surfers dominate South Island championships

Despite missing out on the top titles, local surfers have dominated this year's South Island championships at St Clair. More than 100 surfers competed, with about half of them from Dunedin. And the young ones were especially impressive on the waves. ›see story

Film icon. Otago competitors gear up for Halberg Junior Disability Games

More than a dozen local athletes are training for a national sporting competition with a twist. Fifteen Otago competitors will participate in this year's Halberg Junior Disability Games, being held in Cambridge. And all going well, it could be a pathway to paralympic success. ›see story

Film icon. Local swimming club takes silver in national competition

A local swimming club has claimed second place in a major national competition held at Moana Pool. ›see story

Film icon. Wild weather shuts down triathlon leg

Wild weather has forced the cancellation of part of an annual primary and intermediate schools triathlon. Rough waters meant the St Clair salt water pool was unavailable to swimmers in the Sport Otago event. But that hasn't stopped hundreds of young athletes from pushing their physical limits. ›see story

Film icon. Local yogis head north for national competition

Half a dozen Dunedin residents are taking their yoga practice to the next level, competing in the national championships in Christchurch. And they're already enjoying the mental and physical benefits of stretching their bodies beyond the normal realms of flexibility. ›see story

Film icon. Moana Pool hosts four-day swimming competition

Hundreds of swimmers from throughout New Zealand have travelled south for a major swimming competition. Moana Pool is hosting the four-day division 2 event with the first sessions launched today. And competition is fierce, with the chance to rise up the New Zealand swimming ranks on the line. ›see story

Film icon. School kids push their physical limits

Hundreds of pupils have pushed their physical limits at Mornington School's annual triathlon. The event was held at the school on the weekend. But it wasn't just kids on the track - some older participants also threw themselves into the mix. ›see story

Film icon. Runners and walkers compete in annual Stadium 2 Surf event

More than 1,200 runners and walkers have pounded the pavement for the annual Stadium 2 Surf event. Some competitors took a laid back approach, while others pushed hard to challenge themselves. Organisers say it's not about the time participants take, but the fact they're cementing the race in Dunedin's athletic calendar. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin women enter cycle race to raise money for a local school

Four Dunedin women are entering the Tour of New Zealand cycle race to raise money for a local school. They'll pedal more than 600 kilometres around the South Island in April. They're doing it for the kids, hoping their efforts will pay off in the classroom. ›see story

Film icon. Locals with disabilities hit the surf

Ten disabled Dunedin residents have learned about the joys of surfing first-hand, for the first time. They've taken part in an event at St Clair, which gave locals with disabilities the chance to learn to surf as part of a nationwide initiative. It's now easier than ever for them to get in the water, thanks to some new equipment. ›see story

Film icon. School pupils ditch the classroom for a day of running, biking and swimming

Hundreds of school pupils from the city's southern suburbs have spent the day running, biking and swimming at Mosgiel. They participated in the annual greater Green Island triathlon, and this year the event has seen some changes. ›see story