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Film icon. Winning streak over for Alhambra-Union

Alhambra-Union lost its unbeaten record this afternoon, going down to a Taieri team that tired, but held on. ›see story

Film icon. Ryder signs with English county side

Otago Volts batsman Jesse Ryder has signed with English county side Essex for the upcoming cricket season. ›see story

Film icon. Forsyth Barr Stadium gets the once over

Forsyth Barr Stadium got the once over this afternoon ahead of the city's first rugby league international in almost a century. The Kiwis will play England at the stadium on the 8th of November as part of the Four Nations tournament. And with the winner of the match likely qualifying for the final, organisers are expecting the city to truly embrace the 13 man game. ›see story

Film icon. Conditions improved for South Island surfing championships

Just under 100 of the country's finest board riders took to the Dunedin waves during the long weekend. Bad weather on Friday meant the South Island surfing championships started a day later on Saturday, with conditions improving for the next three days. And despite some big names making an appearance, it was some first time winners that stole the show. ›see story

Film icon. Sport shuffled aside for Easter weekend

Easter weekend meant a reshuffle of premier sporting fixtures in Dunedin. ›see story

Page icon Otago cricketer named in New Zealand test squad

Otago cricketer Mark Craig is one of two new faces named in the New Zealand test squad to face the West Indies next month. Twenty-seven year old Craig was named after a stand-out Plunket Shield performance, taking 22 wickets for Otago. Head coach Mark Hesson said Craig, who is a right arm off-spinner, will be valuable against the West Indies left-handed heavy top order batting line-up. ›read more

Page icon Brad Thorn likely to miss the season remainder

Highlanders lock Brad Thorn will likely miss the remainder of the Super 15 season. Thorn ruptured his right distal bicep in the side's win over the Blue Bulls on Friday night. He is scheduled to undergo surgery in the next few days, but due to the nature of the injury and expected recovery period, it is unlikely he will return this season. ›read more

Film icon. Dunedin to host its first rugby league test in 90 years

Dunedin will host its first rugby league test in 90 years, when the Kiwis take on England at Forsyth Barr Stadium in November. ›see story

Film icon. Sport Otago building life-long sporting connections

Sport Otago was hosting more than 100 energetic children at the Edgar Centre today. They were taking part in the annual Have-A-Go sports day. Organisers say giving young children the experience can lead to a life-long sporting connection. ›see story

Film icon. Highlanders make changes to their starting line-up

The Highlanders have made four changes to their starting line-up for tomorrow's critical match against the Bulls. ›see story

Film icon. Highlanders prepare for their biggest game of the season

The Highlanders are preparing for a bruising encounter this week in what could be their biggest game of the season. The side will play its last home game for the month on Friday night against the Bulls. And after a nail biting win last week, the side knows another step up is vital if they are to have any chance against a physical Bulls side. ›see story

Film icon. All Black coach attends Highlanders' training

Dunedin-born All Black coach Steve Hansen was also in attendance at Highlanders' training today. ›see story

Film icon. Otago sporting stars make national touch teams

Two of Otago's brightest sporting stars have been rewarded with selection in their respective national touch teams. Both players will fly to Australia in two weeks' time, playing three matches against the green and golds. And while their main focus is on that series, both players hope to use the tournament as a stepping stone to a bigger tournament next year. ›see story

Page icon Highlanders line-up re-jigged

A re-jigged line-up for the Highlanders clash against the Melbourne Rebels tonight will see several players making their club rugby season debut tomorrow. Last week up to a dozen Highlanders played club rugby, with some clubs and fans angered other clubs were not given their services. ›read more

Film icon. Mental skills necessary for sporting success

Dunedin athletes trying to make it on the world stage must master their mental skills if they want to succeed. Mental Skills trainer Ian Craven spoke to athletes this week, exploding some myths around those skills and teaching them how to prepare to avoid setbacks. And while physical tools may get you to a certain level, how much of success is defined by the mind? ›see story

Film icon. Highlander bringing a positive attitude to the season

Picking yourself up after a hard game can be tough on a professional athlete. But when you have a player in your squad that can make you laugh, team morale can remain high. For the Highlanders it is one man in particular that is bringing a positive attitude this season, both on and off the field. ›see story

Film icon. Otago Nuggets aim to live up to last season

Repeating their 2013 heroics will be a tough challenge for the 2014 Otago Nuggets. The side made the semi-finals for the first time in 16 years last season, but have lost several key players. With the season getting under way on Friday, player-coach Mark Dickel says the side still has championship goals. ›see story

Page icon 3,000 All Blacks versus England tickets already sold

Three thousand tickets to June's All Blacks versus England test match at Forsyth Barr Stadium have already been sold today. Ten thousand tickets went on sale today, allocated to fans in the south in a promotion called 'South of the Waitaki River'. The promotion allows people who live south of the Waitaki to purchase tickets before they go on public sale. ›read more