Sport

Upper Clutha Youth Programme Seeking Athletes

The Upper Clutha Junior Development Programme, which just finished a successful 2019 year, is looking for more athletes to join next year’s programme. The programme, started in 2016 by the Upper Clutha Sports Community (UCSC), is a free programme...... Read More

Wanaka lands gold in South Island Swimming Championships

Five Wanaka Swim Club swimmers competed in the South Island Swimming Championships at Moana Pool in Dunedin last weekend: Kate Bennie, Jack Findlay, Lachlann Mactaggart, Cruz Morland and Benjamin Silipo. Fourteen-year-old Silipo won four gold medals in...... Read More

Wanaka talent comes out on top at NZ Freestyle Open Slopesty

Wanaka’s Gustav Legnavsky landed on top amongst New Zealand men at the Spy Optics NZ Freestyle Open RookieFest Slopestyle finals last Friday at Cardrona Alpine Resort. He finished sixth in the 12-man final. Strong winds required the cancellation...... Read More

Full house for the Hebbard Trophy

The walls were nearly bulging in the Wanaka Bowling Club stadium last Thursday (August 15) when a full house of 10 teams entered for a major winter tournament: the Mixed Fours Hebbard Trophy. A team put together by event sponsor Alison Hebbard was included...... Read More

Wanaka men’s bowls teams carry the day

Local bowling teams took the top three placings in the men’s fours tournament held in the club’s indoor stadium on Tuesday August 6. Ten teams were entered in this all-day tournament including teams from Queenstown, Cromwell, Clyde and...... Read More

Wanaka Premiers take on Northern at a cold but dry WRC

The Prems were looking to continue a good run of form and gain valuable points in an effort to climb higher up the table. In contrast, struggling Northern were looking for their first points of the season. Northern scored first though, when they were...... Read More

Gold for Kiwi Yellow

The Upper Clutha Yellow Kiwi Sticks team (years 5 and 6) faced Maniototo Thunder in the final. The first half was tight with neither side giving an inch and when Upper Clutha’s Mikayla Botting scored the first goal of the game it was matched...... Read More

MAC First XV secure finals spot

The MAC First XV travelled to Dunedin on the weekend to take on the Otago Boys seconds team to decide who would go through to the division two final. Played in atrocious conditions of cold wind and rain it was never going to be a day for running rugby,...... Read More

Local bowler advances to PBA Finals

A Wanaka man bowled a perfect weekend by winning the International Singles Qualifier and Ranking Singles during the NZ Professional Bowls Association event in Invercargill.  Richie Muir, ranked as the town's top mens bowler, won the two prestigious...... Read More

WAFC says thank you

“Wanaka AFC would like to say a big thank you to all those who attended our inaugural fundraiser and all those that volunteered to make this night possible. A special thank you to all those companies that bought tables and sponsors that donated...... Read More