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Page icon 2015 Highlanders squad selected

The Highlanders squad has been selected to contest the 2015 Investec Super Rugby title. The 38 strong squad is made up of 32 full contract players, and six from the wider training group. 22 players are returning from this year's 2014 season. They include All Blacks Malakai Fekitoa, Aaron Smith and Ben Smith. ›read more

Film icon. Basketball players converged on Edgar Centre for Under 13 Championships

More than 600 basketball players have converged at the Edgar Centre, for the Under 13 Championships. Organisers are on the lookout for talented players to take on a developmental tour. And they're hoping that the next Steven Adams is just a couple of baskets away from being discovered. ›see story

Page icon Tony Ensor selected for the All Blacks Sevens side

Dunedin rugby player Tony Ensor has been selected for the All Blacks Sevens side to play in Australia this weekend. It's Ensor's first call-up to the side, which will play on the Gold Coast in the opening tournament of the HSBC World Sevens Series. Ensor earned the selection after putting in an impressive performance last weekend in the New Zealand development side, which lost to Fiji. ›read more

Film icon. Teenage mountain bikers hit the track

More than 150 teenage mountain bikers from across the country are in Dunedin to discover who's the best on the track. They're taking part in the New Zealand Secondary School Mountain Bike Championships. And there's been some major changes to this year's event. ›see story

Film icon. Amateur boxers go toe to toe for charity

Eighteen aspiring boxers have gone toe to toe in the ring to raise money for charity. They fought in this year's Southern Showdown event at the Edgar Centre. And at the end of the night, it was one man standing tall after winning the main match. ›see story

Film icon. North East Valley hosts new golf course with a twist

The sport of Disc Golf isn't that well known in Dunedin and a local club aims to change that. The game is similar to traditional golf, but instead of hitting a ball players throw a frisbee. A new nine-hole course is taking shape in North East Valley and 39 Dunedin News went down to see what it's all about. ›see story

Film icon. Forsyth Barr Stadium continues to attract sport legends

Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium continues to attract some of the biggest names in sport. Australian rugby league legend Andrew Johns toured the facility today, as part of his promotional tour for the Auckland Nines. And he was impressed with what he saw. ›see story

Film icon. Bronzed bodies took centre stage over the weekend

More than 70 bronzed bodies took centre stage for the National Amateur Bodybuilders Association South Island championships at the weekend. Muscle definition, proportion, symmetry and stage presence were all qualities the judges were looking for. But in the end it was the competitors having total confidence in themselves that shone through. ›see story

Film icon. Determination and discipline key

Determination and discipline is the key for athletes taking part in this weekend's South Island amateur bodybuilding championships. It's the fourth time the annual event has been held in Dunedin. And for local competitors it's their last chance to qualify for a spot in the nationals next month. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin man wins online body building competition

A Dunedin man has won the world's first online body building competition for people with physical disabilities. ›see story

Film icon. Ice hockey players from the north take on the south

Glory and bragging rights are on the line this weekend as the best ice hockey players from the north take on those from the south. The Skate of Origin event is an annual climax to the end of the season. But for some players there's more than just a trophy at stake. ›see story

Film icon. National Girl's and Women's Football Week celebrated in Dunedin

Hundreds of Dunedin primary school girls have gathered on the Forsyth Barr Stadium pitch to test their football skills. Right across the country the game is being celebrated with National Girl's and Women's Football Week. And it gives those of the fairer sex an opportunity to play against each other without the boys joining in. ›see story

Film icon. Laughter yoga gaining popularity

A unique brand of yoga is taking Dunedin by storm. Membership in Dunedin's laughter yoga club is on the rise. And while it might look a bit funny, the people involved take the fitness craze seriously. ›see story

Film icon. Parents of Dunedin's top athletes share discuss good sideline behaviour

How to be a good sporting parent is the question being asked of the mums and dads of some of Dunedin's top athletes. They took centre stage last night, sharing their personal experiences of bringing up a sports champion. And there were a few stand-out suggestions for audience members to take home. ›see story

Film icon. Five days of sporting madness for hundreds of secondary school pupils

Hundreds of secondary school pupils have ditched the classroom this week for five days of sporting madness. Dunedin's played host to a variety of players and participants, as part of the nationwide Winter Tournament Week. And with some competitive matches on offer, Dunedin schools haven't failed to impress. ›see story

Film icon. Thousands turn out for a one of a kind football event

Almost 800 Dunedin children took to the pitch at Kettle Park on Saturday as part of the Mini World Cup football event. About 1,500 spectators turned up to watch the five-on-five tournament, which is the only one of its kind in the country. And with several national representatives on hand to help, organisers say it may have lead to the discovery of New Zealand's next sporting talent. ›see story

Film icon. Otago kids practising hard to gain selection for cross country competition

Dunedin will host the Otago Primary and Intermediate Schools Cross Country competition in just over a week. And children hoping to enter the race have been practising hard to gain selection. Dunedin North Intermediate pupils were the latest to stake their claim, and after a run of bad weather, their teacher was relieved to see them take to the course. ›see story

Film icon. Dunedin man achieves two world firsts in a bodybuilding competition

Dunedin man Nick Chisholm has continued to beat the odds - competing in his first bodybuilding competition this afternoon. Chisholm deals with a condition called locked-in syndrome, meaning he is mentally alert in a body that won't respond. And after months of training, he showed off his body in an online competition, helping to complete two world firsts. ›see story