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Film icon. Parkour bringing more males into gymnastics

The sport of parkour is having a dramatic effect on the local gymnastics scene. It's bringing more males into a traditionally female-dominated environment. And now a local gymnastics club is facing its toughest obstacle. ›see story

Film icon. Dancers challenge ideas about disabled people

A local dancing duo is preparing to make a mark on the international stage. The two dancers have crafted a unique number for an Australian festival. And they're looking to challenge ideas about disabled people along the way. ›see story

Film icon. Council allocates funding for new lighting at University Oval

The Otago Cricket Association is getting a major financial boost to establish new lighting at the University Oval. Up to a million dollars is being allocated to the project by the Dunedin City Council. But not all councillors are seeing eye to eye over the funding. ›see story

Film icon. Young athletes prepare for a regional cross country competition

Dozens of young Dunedin athletes are preparing to take their marks for a regional cross country competition. They're getting set with a series of smaller races being held around the city. And it's all go as local activity coincides with world athletics day. ›see story

Film icon. Poor sideline behaviour discouraging young athletes

Dunedin children are suffering through sport, paying the price for offensive and abusive behaviour on the sidelines. A junior rugby coach is calling for calm, saying the swearing, yelling and other abuse is adversely affecting young athletes. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin clubs push for a Logan Park sports hub

Members of several Dunedin clubs are urging city councillors to support the development of a Logan Park sports hub. They say there's an opportunity for the city to have a unique sporting area, to replace dilapidated facilities. And they're offering to share the financial burden. ›see story

Film icon. Hayden Paddon celebrates Otago Rally victory

Geraldine driver Hayden Paddon is celebrating his victory in the weekend's Otago Rally. He shocked the public and his fellow drivers, by beating hot favourite Ken Block and top international racer Alister McRae. And he's also driven his way into the history books. ›see story

Film icon. Rally legend in town vying for redemption

A world-renowned rally driver is in the city, taking on some of New Zealand's top racers. He's spent the day getting used to local conditions during a test day. And while his eyes are on the finish line, the motorsport star is aiming for more than just a win. ›see story

Film icon. Otago futsal tournament one of the largest in the country

Almost 40 futsal teams from around Otago are in Dunedin for an annual one-day tournament. The teenage players are competing for victory in what has become one of the largest futsal events in the country. And it's all down to the sport's growing popularity in Dunedin. ›see story

Film icon. Primary school pupils warm up for winter sports

Hundreds of young children are getting their first taste of winter, at a sporting event. It's aimed at helping primary school pupils develop the fundamental movement skills required for a range of sports. And it's warming them up for plenty of physical activity over the next few months. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin's female weightlifters going stong

Dunedin's female weightlifters are making a name for themselves nationally. They're among the top-ranking athletes within New Zealand's Olympic weightlifting scene. And their efforts at a local competition are set to bring even greater success. ›see story

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