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Film icon. Fundamental skills programme continues to attract grants

Hundreds more local children are learning the basics of movement, at the city's top sporting venue. Sport Otago's fundamental skills programme continues to attract grants from community organisations. And the financial support means it can be expanded throughout the region. ›see story

Film icon. University A once again at the top of premier rugby

After five long years, University A is once again at the top of premier rugby. The varsity side defected defending champions Taieri 31-15 in Saturday's final. And despite imperfect seasons, the captains of both teams say it's been a fantastic year. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Community Trust nurturing local sporting organisations

Almost a million dollars is being used to nurture budding local athletes. The Otago Community Trust has just donated over $900,000 to sporting organisations. And for one local agency, the money is helping to ensure promising sports stars stay put. ›see story

Film icon. Future of local table tennis looking bright

A record turnout and heated matches have Otago Table Tennis celebrating this year's regional competition. It's been bolstered by visiting players from Shanghai, and it's left the future of local table tennis looking bright. ›see story

Film icon. Young golfers take their game to the next level

Dozens of young golfers are using the end of their school holidays to put in some time on the green. They're braving the wet weather to participate in a junior tournament at St Clair. And it's helping the fledgling athletes take their game to the next level. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin and Shanghai battle it out through table tennis

A sibling rivalry between Dunedin and its sister city Shanghai is being started through table tennis. Chinese players are in the city, seeing the sights and preparing for a major sporting contest. And their training camp's been kicked off with some unique views. ›see story

Film icon. Go kart racing brings recognition to a local school

Balmacewen Intermediate is receiving national recognition from a kart-racing organisation. The school's now on KartSport New Zealand's honours board, thanks to pupil success in a nationwide contest. And the event itself is also generating kudos for the city. ›see story

Film icon. Sideline abuse prompts reminders that sport isn't all about winning

More incidents of sporting spectator abuse are coming to light in the city. The latest have reportedly occurred during children's hockey games. And it's prompting reminders that sport isn't all about winning. ›see story

Film icon. Grant helps Basketball Otago rise from the ashes

Basketball Otago is rising from the ashes, with help from a major financial grant. The embattled organisation has received several thousand dollars in funding. And that's led to an all-time record turnout to a skills development programme. ›see story

Film icon. Clubs and Societies interest groups compete for new members

Interest groups from all walks of life are competing to attract new members. A large number of students are taking the time to view stalls as part of the bi-annual clubs day at the University of Otago. And the event aims to help make new students feel at home, and welcome back some of the regulars. ›see story

Page icon Super Rugby trophy heading out on tour of Otago

Rugby fans are being given a chance to get up close and personal with the Highlanders' trophy. It's the prize for the team's historic victory in last weekend's Super Rugby final. The trophy is being taken on a tour across Otago, starting at the end of this week. There's huge demand from rugby fans for photos with the trophy and that's prompted the tour. ›read more

Film icon. Highlanders looking forward to what's next

The excitement of the weekend's big rugby win is slowly subsiding. With the hard-won Super Rugby trophy now in its final resting place at the stadium, the Highlanders are looking to what's next. And with all but five places in next year's squad locked in, management are keen to keep a good thing going. ›see story

Film icon. Thousands pack Octagon to celebrate Highlanders victory

Rugby fans turned out en masse to salute the champion Highlanders. Donning their blue and gold, thousands packed the Octagon to celebrate the team's maiden Super Rugby victory. And it was a chance for the team to show their appreciation for the local support they've received all season. ›see story

Page icon Locals handed back the reigns of Basketball Otago

Basketball Otago is back in local hands. The organisation's been under Basketball New Zealand's control for the past few months. That's because of ongoing financial issues amounting to more than $180,000 of debt. But locals are now back in charge, with only a bit of paperwork standing between them and full control. ›read more

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