Pursuit gold for Shanks

Dunedin-born Alison Shanks, 29, won the women’s Individual Pursuit title beating Britain’s Wendy Houvenaghel by more than two seconds at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne this month. “It’s a great feeling. I’ve been world champ once before but it’s so hard to get. Once you’ve had that feeling you want it again even more,” Shanks said. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Shanks won a gold medal for the Cycling Track 3000m Individual Pursuit Women.

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Tricky Golf Moves With Tania Tare

Tricky Golf Moves With Tania Tare

Auckland-born Tania Tare is one of the world’s most recognisable trick-shot artists and has amassed over 300,000 followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Golf Australia reports. In an interview with the…