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Freshwater Honours Nugget May

Norman May’s famous gold medal call from the 1980 Moscow Olympics echoed around Sydney’s Freshwater Beach today as the Surf Lifesaving community honoured one of its greatest members.


Leave No Trace at the Kathmandu Coast to Coast

‘Clean, green and left just the way they found it’, these are aims for the iconic Kathmandu Coast to Coast multi-sport race as it becomes the first event in the country to join forces with Leave No Trace New Zealand.


Rowing home from Home expedition covers first 500km and crosses the equator

Kiwi adventurer Grant Rawlinson and his rowing partner Charlie Smith have crossed the equator and covered 500kms on their journey from Singapore to NZ.


Rescue beacon alerts top 450

A woman climber sustaining severe head injuries on Christmas Day, and a motor boat stuck on a sandbar off Foxton Beach, were among the more than 450 rescue beacon incidents for 2016.


Update - Singapore to New Zealand "We pushed off today"

Kiwi adventurer Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson and Brit Charlie Smith pushed off today from Raffles Marina Singapore to begin the most epic adventure of their lives!


Stanley Acknowledges New Year Honours

Leading New Zealand sports administrator and current President of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, Mike Stanley has today been awarded the Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.


Climber dies after falling at Mt Aspiring

A male mountaineer has fallen to his death from the north-west ridge of Mt Aspiring. The man fell from the ‘buttress’ area on to the Therma Glacier, a fall of several hundred metres.


Queenstown tourism’s economic input surges above $2 billion

Queenstown’s tourism industry has reaffirmed its status as the district’s major economic driver with annual tourism expenditure surpassing $2 billion for the first time.


Update on trampers found dead in Tararua Forest Park on 21 November

The deaths of trampers Pavel Pazniak and Michael Stepura in the Tararua Ranges on 21 Nov. Inquiries conducted since the bodies of the two men were discovered, support the initial idea that the pair had succumb


Update on Trampers found dead in Tararua Forest Park

The bodies of the two men found in the Tararua Forest Park yesterday will be transferred to Palmerston North today for a post-mortem to be carried out tomorrow.