Sport

Wanaka bowler off to national finals

Local men’s bowler Richie Muir is off to the New Zealand Professional Bowls Association Finals weekend this month in Hamilton after winning the International Singles Qualifier and Ranking Singles in Invercargill last month. Throughout the August...... Read More

Wanaka beats league’s top Green Island

Two in-form teams clashed at the Wanaka Rec Centre in perfect conditions for a game where a Green Island win could all but guarantee them the league title.   Contrasting styles were evident as Green Island looked to play long from all goal kicks...... Read More

New layout for 2019 Festival of Sports and Recreation 

A record number of booths, displays and interactive activities are on tap for the sixth annual Mitre 10 Wanaka Festival of Sports and Recreation on September 15. With more than 30 sign-ups already secured, a large array of sports will be represented...... Read More

Wanaka teams finish on top at Hawaii Spartans

A group of Wanaka locals received top placement in the Spartan Hawaii Trifecta Weekend in Oahu on August 17 and 18. Twenty five people from town, as part of The Fit Collective tour, trained for six months to prepare 22 teams to compete in the event...... Read More

MAC boys 1st XI to battle in Blenheim

The Mount Aspiring College 1st XI boys football team has spent August preparing for the NZ Secondary School Jim Wishart Tournament which will be held next week in Blenheim. The team will be busy, playing six games at the four-day tournament and hopefully...... Read More

Kwik Sticks make history

Already sitting at the top of the league table not having lost a game all season, Upper Clutha’s Kwik Sticks Black team made history on Wednesday night, winning their grade and taking the Churchill Family Trophy to Wanaka for the first time since...... Read More

A cracker bowls final after a long battle

The final day of the Wanaka Bowling Club’s winter stadium season on Saturday (August 24) featured the finals of the Studholme Trophy.   The top two qualifiers Hawea Country and Mt Albert (Albert Town/Mt Iron) battled for nearly three hours...... Read More

Sam Manson to bring the heat to Red Bull Defiance

The Red Bull Defiance (RBD) stakes are raised with one of New Zealand’s high-profile multisport athletes announcing he will take on the 2020 race.   Sam Manson, of Christchurch, said he will compete in the two-day Wanaka adventure race in...... Read More

Wanaka talent comes out on top at NZ Freestyle Open Slopesty

Wanaka’s Gustav Legnavsky landed on top amongst New Zealand men at the Spy Optics NZ Freestyle Open RookieFest Slopestyle finals last Friday at Cardrona Alpine Resort. He finished sixth in the 12-man final. Strong winds required the cancellation...... Read More

Full house for the Hebbard Trophy

The walls were nearly bulging in the Wanaka Bowling Club stadium last Thursday (August 15) when a full house of 10 teams entered for a major winter tournament: the Mixed Fours Hebbard Trophy. A team put together by event sponsor Alison Hebbard was included...... Read More