Sport

Junior Jam shows off upcoming groms

The 2020 Junior Jam Presented by Clif Bar & Company kicked off the first day of competition at the 38th Annual Burton U·S·Open Snowboarding Championships. The field featured 25 of the top boy and girl groms aged 14 and under competing...... Read More

Currie wins... again

It is with great delight that Braden Currie can say that for the second time in a row, he is the winner of Challenge Wānaka. The Upper Clutha local finished the race at 3hr:59min:48s, ahead of his rival racers by over three minutes. Currie, who finished...... Read More

Awesome athletics achievements from Aspiring Athletes

There were a huge number of outstanding results from Aspiring Athletes Club at the Otago Children’s Champs and the Otago and Southland Senior Champs held over the weekend. For the size of team who attended these champs, Aspiring Athletes had...... Read More

Bowls title retained

Alan Coupe and Bob Steel, for the second year in a row, have won the Wānaka Bowling Club’s Men’s Junior Pairs Championship. A ‘junior’ is a bowler with one to five years of experience. Not only have they retained the title,...... Read More

The boys are back in town

New Zealand‘s Braden Currie (Wanaka) has confirmed he will be defending his 2019 title. Braden is one of the most respected names in the world of multisport, triathlon and adventure racing. Not only is he the 2019 Challenge Wānaka Champion, he...... Read More

Swimmer embarks on an ambitious journey

Rob Hutchings, a 44-year-old Wānaka resident, has recently announced that he intends to swim the full 338kms of the Clutha River in five to six days next week, and will be completing the swim out of pure passion for the activity. The swim is scheduled...... Read More

Porteous on the podium on Dew Tour

Nico Porteous gained third place in the men’s Freeski Superpipe at the Dew Tour in the Copper Mountain, USA. The Wānaka athlete said, “I’m really happy with the way I skied and the final result. It's a good way to end my competitive...... Read More

Bullseye gold for Zoe Antone

Rivaling Katniss Everdeen in looks and skill, 14-year-old local Zoe Antone did Wānaka proud at the Archery NZ National Outdoor Target Championships in Auckland last weekend. The Mount Aspiring College student won a silver medal for the Individual 720...... Read More

Star spotting at free community event

A team featuring legends of golf, rugby and cricket will line up against some of Queenstown’s best cricketers as a curtain-raiser for this year’s 101st New Zealand Open. “This is the second year of the community cricket match and it...... Read More

A wind-blown men’s championship fours

Two teams met in a potential final on Thursday 30 January in extremely trying conditions of a North West wind that regularly provided violent gusts that not only challenged the bowlers but threatened to whip away the shades from their supports. The...... Read More