Sport

Rowing club’s best result ever

At the recent NZ Rowings Championship at Lake Ruataniwha, the Wānaka Rowing Club had their best result ever. With 1230 competitors from 42 clubs, Wānaka entered 25 events, finishing in 11 A finals and 9 B finals; winning three gold medals, one Silver...... Read More

Pre season thrashing for the Highlanders

It was a sweltering 30-degree day last Friday, with a full house of about 7000 fans at the Wānaka showgrounds. Loyal locals came to support the Highlanders to victory, only to be stung with a thrashing defeat by the Crusaders. The Super Rugby champions...... Read More

Nico Porteous lands 1620

Local freeskier Nico Porteous has finished fourth in the men’s Ski Superpipe on the final day of competition at X Games Aspen. Saving his best until last, Nico’s fourth run included a trick never before landed in competition, a double cork...... Read More

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott Fifth in X Games Slopestyle

On January 25, local snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott finished fifth in the Jeep Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games Aspen.  When asked if she was satisfied with her results, Sadowski-Synnott replied “I am, given how tricky it...... Read More

Hank Bilous takes silver at season opener in Japan

Wānaka skier Hank Bilous has finished on the podium at the first stop of the 2020 Freeride World Tour in Japan. A blistering high-speed run incorporating some huge air time saw Hank score 88.67 points to finish second behind two-time world champion...... Read More

Youth Olympic bronze for Luca Harrington

Wānaka freeskier Luca Harrington has clocked up some massive airtime in the Lausanne 2020 halfpipe to claim a bronze medal at the Winter Youth Olympic Games. The 15-year-old placed first in the halfpipe qualification round and came out swinging in...... Read More

Southern Steel set to visit Wānaka

If you’re a fan of netball, you’re in luck. The Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel have announced their plans to come to Wanaka on February 10 to host two events. This is the first time the Steel have come down here in a couple of years, and...... Read More

TriWānaka enjoys new watersports facility

The new Wānaka Watersports Facility stretched its legs recently when TriWānaka held their first Swim-Run of the year.  “Our first event for the year was a huge success, made far easier with access to the new Wānaka Watersports Facility...... Read More

Bowls at its best

It was a “feast of bowls” when the annual Fulton Hogan Wānaka Men’s Classic Fours Invitational Bowls tournament took place on January 8-9 at the Wānaka Bowling Club according to Peter Wilson from the Wānaka Bowling Club (WBC).  The...... Read More

Hāwea athlete carries NZ flag at Youth Winter Olympics

Hāwea’s biathlon athlete and cross-country skier Campbell Wright, 17, had the honour of carrying the flag for the New Zealand team in the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games on Friday morning. The youngster was named flag bearer by Chef...... Read More