Sport

Hudson holds on for GS victory

Local ski racer Piera Hudson faced -35 degree temperatures and strong winds at Wanlong Ski Resort in China, but held on to her first run lead in the giant slalom to take victory. On the final day of the four-day Far East Cup race series, racers’...... Read More

World Cup silver for Porteous  

Freeskier Miguel Porteous has claimed the first World Cup medal of his career, earning silver at the FIS Freeski Halfpipe World Cup at Copper Mountain, USA. Porteous qualified second in his heat to book his place in the 10-man final. His first run,...... Read More

Otago Southland showjumping championships

Three Mount Aspiring College equestrian teams competed in the Otago Southland showjumping championships in Gore on Sunday, December 9. Two of the local teams tied for first place, and a count back of points revealed the winning team comprised riders...... Read More

Swimmers up against the best

  Swimming Otago held its annual Long Course Championship meet from November 30 - December 2 at Dunedin’s Moana Pool with five members of Wanaka Swim Club qualifying for the event. Kate Bennie, Jack Findlay, Cruz Morland, Hannah Piper...... Read More

Salmon samples needed from Lake Wanaka

  Otago Fish & Game Council (F&G) have put a call out to anglers fishing for salmon in Lake Wanaka this summer. F&G is trying to collect at least 20 salmon samples to support its study to investigate the differences in Chinook salmon populations....... Read More

MAC athletes outrun competition

  Twelve Mount Aspiring College (MAC) students put one foot in front of another to take home medals and high recognition at the 46th New Zealand Secondary School Track and Field and 44th Road Race Championships in Dunedin last weekend. Their...... Read More

Open bring stars to the course

  Representatives from NZ Golf and Sport Otago watched on as two of the region’s brightest young stars delivered on Sunday at the 2019 Wanaka Junior Open.   Jack Turner took out the main prize with an impressive one under par 69,...... Read More

Trampolinists spring south to compete

  Wanaka Trampolining and Tumbling (TNT) Club closed out their 2018 competition season with high recognition at the Southland Regional Trampoline and Tumbling championship in Te Anau. Amongst overall solid performances from the Wanaka TNT team,...... Read More

Swimming club second overall

Nine Wanaka Swim Club swimmers went to Dunedin on Sunday, November 18, to compete at the annual Kiwi Challenge Meet. Team members (pictured) Kate Bennie, Jojo King, Coast Morland, Cruz Morland, Archie North, Mabel North, Emma Palmer, Hannah Piper,...... Read More

Morrow calls it

  Luggate-based builder - and three-time New Zealand duck calling champion - Hunter Morrow has placed second in the World Waterfowl Calling Championships in the United States. The world champioships were held in Easton in Maryland and three...... Read More