Curling in the Maniototo: Otago hosts world champ qualifiers
Mid-summer in central Otago seems an unlikely time and place to host an international winter sport tournament, but that's exactly what's been happening in Naseby all this week. The tiny Maniototo town is home to New Zealand's only Olympic-standard indoor curling rink, and is the location for this year's World Curling Championship qualifiers. Curling teams from 13 countries, including New Zealand, have been competing for the last two qualifying spots for the champs, which will be held in March. Kate Newton has been in Naseby and filed this report.