Dave Conway

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Riding the crest of a title wave

April 23, 2019 3:36PM

Dale Randahl is No.1 on the Australian waveski surfing circuit and he demonstrated why when he beat reigning world champion Rees Duncan to win the …

WAVESKI MAESTRO RETURNS

April 16, 2019 5:03PM

Surfing Twelve years ago Australian waveski surfer Rees Duncan was carried shoulder-high up the beach at Makorori to be crowned a world champion. This weekend …

Victory surprise

November 5, 2018 4:18PM

Dougal Watts figured he was beaten. The first patch of roadworks on State Highway 35, minutes out of Tatapouri, had claimed him. His solo bid …

Milestone edition of 100km Coast Duathlon

November 2, 2018 2:26PM

MULTISPORT The weather will clear, the road will be dry, the wind will oblige and the pub will be open at the finish line . …

Coast Duathlon to run its 30th birthday race

October 20, 2018 2:51PM

“Commemorating 30 years of glory and pain.” So reads the header on the entry form of the 100-kilometre Coast Duathlon for 2018. Glory for some, …

Another double to Mitchell

April 3, 2018 11:29AM

Quality never ages. Dave Mitchell can prove it. The 47-year-old has won numerous national waveski surfing titles over his 30-year career, many of them in …

Amazing adventure for C2Cers

February 12, 2018 11:05AM

RUNNER for the winning open three-man team. Kayaker and cyclist for the second open mixed two-person team. Eighth across the island in the open mixed …

Mountains crossed and river to paddle

February 10, 2018 11:46AM

FOUR Gisborne athletes in the two-day Coast to Coast multisport race across the South Island set off from the halfway point of the 243-kilometre challenge …

Gisborne four take on Coast to Coast

February 7, 2018 10:26AM

FOUR Gisborne athletes are on the long road to Kumara Beach on the West Coast today for the Coast-to-Coast multisport race across the South Island, …

Duathlon wins to Sheldrake and Rennie

November 6, 2017 10:11AM

THE Coast Duathlon put its sadness behind it and arrived at Te Puia in great spirit on Saturday with a big field of old friends …

A poignant 'Coast' this year

October 28, 2017 9:13AM

A WEEK out from the 29th Coast Duathlon, there are signs of a healthy field for the 100-kilometre run and cycle race to Te Puia. …

Traverse cancelled, focus on Coast Duathlon

September 9, 2017 11:09AM

The Waimata Traverse multisport event planned for next weekend has been called off due to an unforeseen hitch. With no suitable postponement date, attention instead …

A sapping 243km — ‘awesome’

February 18, 2017 9:24AM

George Williams fell out of his kayak twice in the Waimakariri. Jo Teesdale was swept off her feet crossing a river in the Southern Alps. …

Gisborne pair achieve C2C goals

February 13, 2017 10:40AM

TWELFTH place in the open men, third best of the classic women; Gisborne’s two competitors in the Coast to Coast accomplished their Coast to Coast …

Wiliams makes himself known in Coast to Coast

February 11, 2017 10:36AM

AT THE halfway stage of the two-day 243-kilometre Coast to Coast at Klondyke Corner yesterday, they must have said, “Who is George Williams?" The 31-year-old …

Taking on the C2C

February 9, 2017 10:29AM

Two endurance athletes, two genders, two age groups, two motivations. Both have just one thing in mind . . . to conquer the Coast to …

Perhaps it is time to rethink, and park the meters

January 7, 2017 10:33AM

The reaction was swift. Well done Observer, author of a letter to the editor that, as Councillor Pat Seymour put it, “hit the nail on …

How about our very own R&V to ring in ‘18?

January 5, 2017 10:19AM

Next year’s influx of musicians and young revellers to Gisborne’s Waiohika Estate will signal 15 years of Rhythm and Vines. Many in the queues and …

Fallout from the perfect storm will be felt across the globe

December 7, 2016 10:55AM

British football reeling at sexual abuse accusations, in New Zealand a sporting hero arrested for assault in a bar. Poles apart, but sport takes more …

The aftershocks are not over by a long way

December 2, 2016 11:48AM

Fragility in our capital’s buildings revealed by the Kaikoura quake should make us all sit back and reflect on why we raised the bar to …

Dealing with the rugby aftershocks and rattled pride

November 29, 2016 11:35AM

If the All Blacks’ loss to Ireland was rugby’s 7.8 shake, the performances since that day in Chicago have echoed the defiance of sea-edge-dwelling New …

Spirit of the Coast shines through

November 7, 2016 9:29AM

Two ironman efforts stood out at Te Puia Springs on Saturday, at the finish line of the 28th Coast Duathlon . . . one was …

With apologies to the guy in seat 18B

October 30, 2016 9:01AM

PEOPLE are so fascinating. Especially miles from home, where the amusement potential is enhanced. Entertaining, irritating, the fellow traveller has that wonderful ability to help …

World champ . . . again

July 28, 2016 2:36PM

STEVE Gibbs is a two-times world champion. In the toughest conditions of his long competitive career, the 60-year-old Gisborne wave ski surfer lifted the world …

NZ open upset

March 29, 2016 10:02AM

Aucklander Justin Parry still dreams of one day winning a world waveski open surfing title. He knows it’s a big dream and it’s not going …

Veteran athlete takes 2015 Coast Duathlon

November 8, 2015 2:56PM

CRAMP did its level best to upset a few competitors on Saturday . . . but 2015 Coast Duathlon champion Terry Scott held on to …

New champions likely in Coast Duathlon

November 6, 2015 6:11PM

Weather? The Coast Duathlon hardly knows the meaning of the word and its 27th edition will head north on Gladstone Road early tomorrow on a …