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Inkster rows to world champ ti­tle

(Otago Row­ing Club) and Joukje Siebenga and Betka Bouskova (Port Chalmers Row­ing Club) she had an anx­ious hour be­fore the race look­ing for a new boat be­cause the boat they had hired had been dou­ble booked. La Trobe Univer­sity came to their res­cue and loaned the girls a boat. The team stormed the first 500m in just un­der 1min 56secs and fin­ished with a seven seconds lead over the sec­ond-placed Aus­tralian team.

Tour de Wakatipu gains new spon­sor

The Tour de Wakatipu, one of the big­gest mass par­tic­i­pa­tion cy­cling events in the South Is­land and part of the Queen­stown Bike Fes­ti­val, has a new spon­sor for next year. Out­door cloth­ing and footwear company Mer­rell will take over the spon­sor­ship of the event from long-time sup­porter New World Wakatipu. Mer­rell New Zealand distrib­u­tor, Ne­vada Sport man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Hamish Cochran said the move was a log­i­cal step after the brand’s long as­so­ci­a­tion with the tour.

Top team: Win­ners of this year’s Spring Chal­lenge 6-hour mul­ti­sport race in Hok­i­tika were, from left, Floortje Draisma, Kristy Jen­nings and Katharine Eus­tace.

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