Sport

Jumping performance

Over this weekend Mt Aspiring College had a team of riders at the Gore Pony Club Interschools Showjumping competition.  Out of 13 teams, Mt Aspiring team placed fourth overall. It was a great team performance, with outstanding individual efforts...... Read More

Touch rugby camp for Wānaka

Young local touch rugby enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that Sport Central are organising a touch rugby camp for Wānaka youth at the local showgrounds next week.  The camp, on Thursday December 19, will be led by former NZ touch coach Grant...... Read More

Wānaka swimmers swim the lake perimeter

The Wānaka Lake Swimmers Club are racing ahead of their Queenstown competitors in a friendly ‘lake perimeter’ challenge this summer, and they’re ploughing ahead. Camille Gulick from the club said that, “this year we were challenged...... Read More

Number one in Otago for Bella Soper

Aspiring Gymsports received another trophy on the weekend when Bella Soper was awarded the highest score at the New Zealand Championships for an Otago athlete; 13.4 out of possible 14.6 on beam. Coach Rae Patterson was also nominated for Otago Coach...... Read More

Harrington on Youth Winter Olympic Games Team

NZ Olympic Committee announced the selection of local skier, Luca Harrington, to take part in the Youth Winter Olympic Games Team. “To be able to join the NZ team for the Youth Olympics is such an honour and a dream come true. It is a great privilege...... Read More

Future of amateur sport ‘in the balance’ in Wānaka

Results of the 2019 National Sport Club Survey (NSCS), recently undertaken by the New Zealand Amateur Sport Association (NZASA) and Auckland University of Technology’s Sport Performance Research Institute of New Zealand (SPRINZ), reveal that many...... Read More

Two-million-dollar watersports facility now open

The stunning $2 million water sports facility on Lake Wānaka’s foreshore has opened to the public.  The official opening involved a Maori Blessing and speeches, and representatives were on hand to explain the asset. Wānaka Watersports...... Read More

Masters athlete sets Otago records

Last weekend, Keith Hutton a local resident of Albert Town competed at the South Island Masters Athletics Championships at the new Nga Puna Wai Track in Christchurch. Hutton may have passed retirement age but it’s not slowing him down. In warm...... Read More

Defending the title

A local athlete, Dougal Allan, is training meticulously towards defending his title at February’s gruelling 2020 Coast to Coast Longest Day race. The Coast to Coast demands a high level of fitness, as well as skill sets across three sporting...... Read More

Council pitches idea for more sports fields

Stage Three of the Queenstown Lakes District’s (QLDC) Proposed District Plan (PDP) suggests the zoning of the old oxidation ponds, section 32, 100 Ballantyne Road to active sport and recreation, and Sport Central and Upper Clutha Sports Community...... Read More