Sport

Swimmers win national medals

The Aon National Age Group Championships (NAGS) were held in Wellington last week. Over 700 swimmers from 77 teams around New Zealand participated in the five-day competition, each striving for their best swims of the year in hopes to earn medals, beat...... Read More

Epic race was truly “epic”

By all accounts, Contact Epic 2019 was a phenomenal success and lived up to its name. “Brilliant weather, brilliant volunteers and brilliant riders,” according to race director Danielle Nicholson. The 2019 Contact Epic had every element...... Read More

Hall lands supreme sports honour

Local Paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall reigned supreme during an awards ceremony in Cromwell last Friday to recognise outstanding achievements in the 2018 sporting year. The Wanaka-based alpine skier received the Supreme Sports Award and Bruce Grant...... Read More

ANZ after netballers’ dreams

The third season of the ANZ Premiership has taken off, and as the community netball season kicks off, ANZ is asking Wanaka netballers what their netball dreams look like. All successful teams have an x-factor, an element that gives them the edge. It...... Read More

Perfect home debut for Wanaka AFC

Wanaka AFC picked up their second win of the season with goals either side of halftime to Barry Grehan and Danillo Santana allowing the Wanaka men to make a perfect home debut. The 2-1 win over Northern AFC, at the Wanaka Recreation Centre, has WAFC...... Read More

Wanaka AFC vs Queenstown AFC

  In a highly anticipated, hotly contested local derby Wanaka AFC lost to Queenstown AFC 4-1, in a match where experience and the clinical finishing of Queenstown attacking duo Jan Kumar and Carlos Herrmann would prove to be the difference....... Read More

Hundreds choose pedal power

  More than 1000 people chose pedal-power to make their way to and from Wanaka on the last day of 2018. Active Transport Wanaka (ATW), a collective of local organisations committed to developing a safe and connected biking and walking network...... Read More

Gender-balanced team makes race history

  With a balanced team, anything is possible. Team Perpetual Guardian set that benchmark last week by being the first equal-gendered team to nab the GODZone adventure race champion trophy. Wanaka-based Simone Maier, Emily Wilson and Marcel...... Read More

Wanaka AFC start season strongly

  This year the three Wanaka men’s teams officially joined the Wanaka Associated Football Club. The merger of junior and senior teams into one club will give a pathway for all members of the club to one day play for the club’s top...... Read More

MAC futsal teams claim championship titles

On Friday, March 8, Mount Aspiring College teams took out three titles at the 2019 Otago Secondary School Futsal Championships. MAC took five teams to this year’s tournament: Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Senior Girls B, Senior Girls A and Senior...... Read More