Sport

Wanaka AFC finds its feet

In a week where the football world was celebrating comebacks in cup competitions, Wanaka AFC mounted a comeback of their own, overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat Geraldine 3-2 in the opening round of the ISPS Handa Chatham Cup. Ian Bell’s side...... Read More

Lumino Day creates big smiles

More than 450 people are smiling brighter after receiving free dental care throughout the county last Saturday. During Lumino Day 2019, a team of around 100 Lumino The Dentists clinical staff from 40 practices, including the Wanaka clinic, and 150 support...... Read More

MAC First XV rise to challenge against Southland Boys High

The Mt Aspiring College First XV kept the home crowd cheering right to the final whistle in a tough match against Southland Boys High (SBH) in Wanaka on Saturday. While it was a convincing win by Southland Boys, the 50-12 score line reflected the hard...... Read More

MAC boys and girls rugby open the season with a win

The Mt Aspiring College girls’ rugby team had their first games of the season last Wednesday (May 8) with the Junior (U15) and senior team competing in a sevens tournament in Arrowtown. Fifteen of the 23 players have only taken up the sport this...... Read More

Netball gets off to a great start

Last Saturday was the opening of the 2019 primary school netball season at the Wanaka Recreation Centre. Around 150 girls, and five boys, from the three local schools; Wanaka Primary, Holy Family, and Hawea Flat all took to the courts with huge enthusiasm....... Read More

Home defeat for Wanaka AFC

An early mistake allowed Caversham AFC to leave with all three points on the leader table in round seven of the Southern Premier League on Saturday. Wanaka AFC chased the game for 87 minutes and were dominant for swathes of the game, but were unable...... Read More

Lapses in discipline cost Wanaka AFC dearly

A trip to meet unbeaten league leaders Mosgiel AFC was made all the more difficult as three different Wanaka AFC players were sin binned in a 4-1 defeat at Memorial Park, Dunedin. The result leaves Wanaka with six points after six rounds of the Southern...... Read More

Wanaka AFC concedes to Dunedin Technical

Wanaka’s weather was warm and sunny when they hosted Dunedin Technical on Good Friday. Wanaka kicked off with a Northerly breeze at their backs looking to get a positive result, ably supported by a good, local crowd. The visitors however, were...... Read More

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