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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

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