Kayaker: ‘It’s an awesome lifestyle’

By DAVID HILL Sam Milne is living the dream. The former Kaiapoi High School student has been training competitors on the Hurunui and Waimakariri rivers...

Dream result for young Swannanoa horse trainer

Hey Yo . . . Winner of almost $70,000 in stakemoney with trainer Jack Harrington at his Gold Star Racing stables in Swannanoa last...

Leithfield Club boxing well above its weight

By ROBYN BRISTOW Boxing has turned Bo-Dean (Missy) Blackburn's life around. Missy is fit, trim, doesn't drink and is a no nonsense sort of gal. "I was...

Swannanoa dancer NZ’s top junior

New Zealand’s top junior dancer Swannanoa’s Sophie Johnstone, aged 9, initially had no interest in dancing. But that changed four years ago when she was...

Schoolgirl shining light in Canterbury team

Determination . . . Grace Brooker, with ball in hand, charges to the try line in a match against Hanan Shield at the South...

‘Chance of a lifetime’ for AIMS Games teams

Kaiapoi North School students are flying out to Tauranga this weekend for ‘‘the change of a lifetime’’. The school has entered boys’ and girls’ basketball...

Greenkeeper Murray rolls with the best

By Robyn Bristow Murray Dickson has a keen eye for levels and disease and knows how important the local bowling club is to his Cheviot...

Local surfer makes waves

By ROBYN BRISTOW A young North Canterbury surfer is making big waves in the surfing world. Campbell Heasley (10), of Amberley, has just arrived home from...

New sport gets a foothold

By SHELLEY TOPP A new form of golf using a size-five soccer ball and no clubs proved popular at Rangiora Golf Course last Sunday. The game,...

Land to be transformed

By DAVID HILL It's an unremarkable stretch of land, punctuated by a few trees and a handful of buildings that have seen better days. Over the...
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