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January 10, 2019

NEW NUMBER ONE IN NELSON THE LONG WAY HOME   Written by Pete McNae   Jason Long can legitimately claim to be number one all year round. The Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union sponsorship manager also plays loosehead prop for the province’s Mitre 10 Cup team in the winter and wears the No 1. Claiming the…

January 9, 2019
FOWLER TAKES A SEAT SHORT-TERM GAIN Written by Pete McNae Nick Fowler was an ex-superstock driver.  He'd hung up the Hans device. At 44, the owner of the Pro-Karts business and its related attractions at Tahunanui Beach figured he'd done his dash when it came to driving dirt ovals. Fowler had started in A grade...
December 27, 2018

THE MANY FACES OF MORGAN DUMELOW JUST ONE OF THE LADS   Written by Pete McNae Depending on where you meet her, Morgan Dumelow could be filling one — or some — of a number of roles. There’s Morgan the quantity surveyor. Morgan the eldest of five sisters and partner of a former 2NZ superstock…

October 26, 2018

TIGERS FIND THEIR FIVE REES DUO TO WEAR THE N   Written by Pete McNae It’s on! After weeks, months, of speculation and resignation, the Challenge Cup superstock teams race has been confirmed as the lead promotion for the next meeting at the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway. The Palmerston North Panthers will…

October 20, 2018

THERE’S A TEAR IN THE EYE (AND IT WASN’T DUST — HONEST) Written by Pete McNae It’s not often you will find “sentimentality” and “speedway” in the same sentence. Unless the sentence is: “There’s stuff all sentimentality in speedway”. But on opening night of the 50th anniversary season at the Milestone Homes Top of the…

October 16, 2018

SAVING THE PAST FOR THE FUTURE A MASTERS IN HISTORY   Written by Pete McNae Rob Anglesey has made thousands of laps of the Milestone Homes Top of the South Speedway — a significant percentage of them at a very leisurely pace. The 47-year-old fifth-generation farmer from Tadmor (think Tapawera, but over a bit and…

August 7, 2018

ANY HELP IS WELCOMED Givealittle — or give a bit more   By Pete McNae If the Nelson Speedway Association had a dollar for every view and each share, well … there would be a bit more in their fighting fund than there is right now. While club president Wayne Martin wants to make it…

March 27, 2018

WHEN A WANT BECOMES A NEED SUPER-SIZE ME!   Written by Pete McNae This story about a young man’s dream coming true has a happy ending for just about everyone. Maybe only Dave and Sandy Neiman will be dismayed — they have just found out that son Brad is staying home until he’s 40. Why…

January 28, 2018

RACING FOR THE KIDS A BIG HIT THE LADA LAUGHS LAST By Pete McNae For decades, Ladas have been the butt of car jokes. You know the sort. What do you call a convertible Lada? A skip. Or man goes into a car dealership and says, “Can I have a hub cap for my Lada?”…

January 21, 2018

NELSON KEEPS IT LOCAL PUSH COMES TO SHOVE TO PAY BILLS   By Pete McNae In a surprising – and pleasing – development, the Nelson Tigers will take five local drivers to the ENZED Superstock Teams Champs in Palmerston North next week. Surprising because, for most of the 2017-18 season, a depleted class has struggled…

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