Media coverage is a crucial component of the Tour of Southland. Below is a list of this year's media on Tour.


Kinetic Media/Sky Sport

Kinetic Media will provide extensive film coverage of the SBS Bank Tour with commentators Julian Ineson and Doug Bath. The coverage can be viewed daily during the Tour at 10pm on Sky Sport with replays throughout the day - a total of 21 hours of Tour coverage through the week.

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TVNZ will have Max Bania covering the SBS Bank Tour during the week. Highlights will be feature on One News and on the TV ONE website throughout the week.



TV3 will have Dave Goosselink in the field to capture daily coverage of the SBS Bank Tour. Coverage will play throughout the week on-air and online.

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Radio Sport will be broadcasting the SBS Bank Tour of Southland nationwide with daily reports thoughout Tour week from cycling correspondent Brenton Vannisselroy. Also, stay tuned for daily updates at 8:40am and 5:15pm on Classic Hits, Hokonui Gold, Radio Sport and Newstalk ZB in Southland.

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More FM will also carry extensive coverage of this year's Tour with daily reports from Tour commentator Julian Ineson.

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Written Publications

The Southland Times

The Southland Times provides extensive coverage of the SBS Bank Tour through its daily newspaper and on the web at Sports editor and cycling writer Nathan Burdon will be covering his fourteenth tour. This year's tour coverage will include regularly updated stories after each stage on the internet, along with photo galleries and video from interviews with the riders, as well as the inside scoop daily in the Southland Times. Please click on The Southland Times logo to view the latest reports filed by Nathan


Glen Te Raki and Samantha Michael again travel south to follow the Tour of Southland first hand in 2013 and provide their in depth report from on and off the bike.

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Cycling Central

Former BikeNZ communications officer Sarah Van Boheemen is these days based in Australia and is making the trek across the Tasman to provide race coverage for SBS TV in Australia and its flagship cycling programme Cycling Central.

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Event Photographers

Independent photographer James Jubb of Envious Photography is back for another year on Tour as the official Tour photographer. To view or purchase James' photographs of the Tour please contact James on [email protected]

The Southland Times

Southland Times Photo Editor Robyn Edie will be on Tour for the week providing unrivalled photographic coverage of the thrills and spills of another SBS Bank Tour.


Dianne Manson will join the media peloton filing images from the roadside during Tour week.

Getty Images

Robert Jeffries from Getty Images will file a range of photographs from the field for the international media to choose from. Click on the following link