Sport

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

Porteous leads World Cup Tour

    A silver medal at the FIS Freeski Halfpipe World Cup in Calgary on February 16 has put Wanaka’s Nico Porteous to the top of the World Cup Tour leaderboard. Porteous went into the competition just 10 points behind Canada’s...... Read More

Braden Currie and Hannah Wells crowned Challenge champions

  Wanaka’s Braden Currie is the 2019 Challenge Wanaka champion, clocking four hours flat as he crossed the finish line of the 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run race. Currie was second out the water this morning after Christchurch’s...... Read More

Dougal Allan and Simone Maier win Coast to Coast

  Two Wanaka locals, Dougal Allan and Simone Maier, can now add World Multisport Champion titles to their lifetime achievement lists. Both endurance athletes were first-time victors of the Kathmandu Coast to Coast World Championship One Day...... Read More

Traffic management plans up to the challenge

As Challenge Wanaka organisers prepare to host up to 2800 participants and about 10,000 spectators for their 13th annual multi-day event, there are important road closures to be aware of now until Sunday. Six separate events are scheduled for the...... Read More

Sadowski-Synnott crowned snowboard slopestyle World Champion

  Zoi Sadowski-Synnott made history in Park City, USA, over the weekend. In a first for New Zealand, the 17-year-old has claimed the FIS World Championship title in women’s snowboard slopestyle. Sadowski-Synnott was the top scorer in February...... Read More

Allan returns to Coast to Coast after hiatus

  Several of Wanaka’s strongest athletes are gearing up for this weekend’s Kathmandu Coast to Coast with one in particular who is returning after a six-year hiatus from the race and carrying a new appreciation of the event. Multisport,...... Read More

Murray claims gold in Canada

Wanaka’s Craig Murray has claimed gold at the second stop of the 2019 Freeride World Tour in British Columbia, Canada. Murray said after the race, “It was a super cold day here, close to -30 in the morning but the sun came out and...... Read More