Sport

Youth Olympics: Cyclists Young and Maxwell

  Cyclists Phoebe Young (Wanaka) and her teammate Samara Maxwell (Taupo) have one day of competition to go at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. In the team format event, cyclists are competing in five disciplines: road race, time trial, criterium,...... Read More

Currie digs deep for top five finish

  Wanaka’s Braden Currie dug deep to finish in fifth place at the 2018 Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, recording the sixth fastest finish time in the history of the race. He was put on an intravenous drip after giving...... Read More

Crash team fundraise for world champs

  Wanaka’s Road Crash Rescue team has begun raising money to get to the World Rescue Challenge in France next year. The seven team members, who are part of Wanaka’s Volunteer Fire Brigade, made it to the world challenge after scoring...... Read More

Annual awards night celebrates athletes

  Para alpine skier Adam Hall was awarded the overall athlete of the year at the Snow Sports NZ Annual Awards Night. Hall also won the adaptive snow sports athlete of the year for an outstanding 2017/18 season which included a gold medal in...... Read More

Hawea Wanaka Pony Club take on Springston

  Six Hawea-Wanaka Pony Club riders competed in the 47th annual Springston Trophy in Oamaru on October 5-7. The Springston Trophy is the South Island’s premier teams competition and is held annually, with riders competing in dressage, cross...... Read More

Jumping for joy

  Wanka trampolinists had a triumphant return home from the 2018 National Gymsports Championships. Competing for the Otago Trampoline Team on Sunday, there was some disappointment but also some outstanding performances from the Wanaka Trampoline...... Read More

Local gymnast competes at nationals

Wanaka's first and only female gymnast to make it to the New Zealand Gymnastics Championships has a running start to take her sport to the next level. Thirteen-year-old Isabella (Bella) Soper just returned home after giving her greatest effort...... Read More

Scooter Hooter rolled into Wanaka

  More than 60 riders put their pedals to the metal last Saturday during the seventh annual Klinky’s Upper Clutha Scooter Hooter. The event drew record attendance, offering a chance to showcase the area’s local scenery and also demonstrate...... Read More

Cycling across China for charity

Wanaka-based cyclist and fundraiser, Kathryn Phillips, has embarked on a three month long bicycle journey across China in aid of World Bicycle Relief. World Bicycle Relief (WBR) is a global non-profit organisation that distributes specially designed,...... Read More

Wheels in motion

  Queenstown Roller Derby is actively recruiting more players from Wanaka to join its team and possibly create a local team, with enough interest. The full contact, female-based roller skate sport, was only founded in 2011 in New Zealand,...... Read More