The mental game of an Ironman

Running down some of the best endurance athletes on the planet, Red Bull’s Braden Currie finished the 2019 Vega Ironman World Championship, as the first Kiwi to cross the finish line, in seventh place. In addition to the gruelling physical component...... Read More

Swimming champ wins two national golds

Wanaka’s local swim team competed at New Zealand Short Course Swimming Championships which were held during the school holidays at the National Aquatic Centre in Auckland. Four swimmers finished well with the most outstanding results going to...... Read More

Gold, silver and bronze at NZ Champs

As if reaching extraordinary achievements isn’t remarkable enough, doing it before turning 16 is even more remarkable. For Wānaka’s local girls, this is now their reality. The girls just returned from the 2019 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships,...... Read More

Prize-giving ceremony for the 2019 Junior Freestyle Champion

The Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals wrapped up at Cardrona Alpine Resort on October 4 2019, with skiers and snowboarders throwing down in the 22ft Olympic halfpipe. For some junior nationals competitors, the day began early with an Australia...... Read More

NZ Alpine youth champions announced

Last week, four young snow sports athletes were crowned as the 2019 Snowvision NZ Alpine Youth Champions at Cardrona Alpine Resort. After two intense days of slalom, super-G, and giant slalom, the athletes were thrilled to be standing on the podium...... Read More

Colour and chaos at the Rainbow Run

If you’ve been struggling to get off the couch and into exercise, then THIS is the universe giving you a chance to stretch those legs and have a blast doing it. Being showered with colour until you look like something out of a My Little Pony accident...... Read More

Team XXX claims victory

A Wānaka woman along with her two teammates snagged first place at Spring Challenge Cromwell lafter racing nearly non-stop for a little more than 10 hours. Wānaka’s Emily Watson, Maketu’s Anna Dean and Christchurch’s Laura Pattie...... Read More

Record numbers at Sport and Rec Festival

The Mitre 10 Wānaka Festival of Sport and Recreation 2019 hosted a record number of booth holders during its sixth annual event on September 15. Event organisers said 40 local sporting clubs and businesses, along with 30 interactive booths, came together...... Read More

REVIEW: Badminton

Last Wednesday evening I had the joy of attending the weekly badminton session at Wānaka Recreation Centre (WRC)—and discovered that it’s better to have loved and lost than to have never played at all.  The badminton sessions have...... Read More

Central hockey team off to nationals

The Central Otago representative under 13 Hatch Cup boys hockey team are travelling to Palmerston North next week to compete in the national Hatch tournament. The representative team will be playing against teams from across the country in the tournament,...... Read More