Keane fires parting shots

Former Tasman head coach Kieran Keane will work at the Chiefs next year after seven years with the Makos.

Crusaders and Canterbury boss Hamish Riach refuses to become embroiled in a public spat with the outgoing Tasman coach.

MGC side in semis


The Marlborough Girls’ College Junior A volleyball team bowed out in the semi finals of the South Island Secondary Schools Junior Volleyball Championships on Thursday in Christchurch, a tournament the MGC Junior B team and Marlborough Boys’ College Junior A also attended.

Sailors kept busy

The crew of Oldsmobile sit starboard on their way to fourth place during Spring Twilight Series racing on Wednesday evening in the Marlborough Sounds.

Two top-three finishes this week have Slingshot and Flying Fox vying with the competition front-runners for the Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series title, with two races to go.

Tri-ers of all ages

Marlborough competitor Wynne Garrick cools off after completing the 2014 Marlborough Women's Triathlon, the 32nd consecutive year she has done so. She will be lining up at the start line again on Sunday.

Female athletes boasting varying degrees of fitness, ranging in age from 10 to 70, will turn out for the Jules Taylor Marlborough Women’s Triathlon on Sunday.

Family effort to the fore

Flying Fox heels over in the breeze.

The Williams family handled windy conditions on Sunday afternoon to take out race one of the Burnsco Marine Island Hopper series, getting Flying Fox across the line second, but winning by over seven minutes on handicap in the Waikawa Boating Club race.

Storm continues to build

Eveline Van der Linden lofts a backhand return during her premier interclub doubles match at the Forrest Winery Marlborough Tennis Centre on Wednesday evening.

Under smoky skies, Marlborough Storm consolidated their second position in the Allan Scott premier interclub tennis competition on Wednesday.

Run chases peter out on T20 opening night

Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley batsman Matthew Stretch is bowled out as Guthrie Bowron Renwick wicket-keeper Luke Frankland reacts during senior Twenty20 club cricket on Wednesday night at Horton Park in Blenheim.

Grove Tavern Wairau and Criterion Hotel Wairau Valley kicked off their senior club Twenty20 campaigns with hard-earned wins at Horton Park in Blenheim on Wednesday evening and the teams look in for a closely contested competition.

McKenzie claims honours


Jeremy McKenzie claimed victory in the fourth race of the Bikefit Summer Night Series races on Tuesday.

Makos' stint highlight of coach Keane's career ... so far

Tasman head coach Kieran Keane joins up with the Chiefs after completing a successful seven years with the Makos.

Kieran Keane, the Tasman Makos' most successful coach, chats about his time in the top of the south.

A couple of Marlborough aces

Marlborough Ridge residents Rod and Di Lofthouse didn't have to go far from home to register their first hole in one.

A Fairhall couple who have been playing for just 12 years achieved the elusive feat in the same year.


Super Rugby return creates interest

Youthful Crusaders and Hurricanes fans enjoy pre-season action at Trafalgar Park in Nelson last year.

It has been a long time between drinks, but Marlborough rugby fans appear to be buying into the chance to catch some Super Rugby action early next year.

Loyalty pays rich dividend

Steve Hansen salutes the All Blacks supporters after the RWC final at Twickenham.

Steve Hansen has many admirable qualities. He's an astute coach, a clever planner, a fine motivator; on occasion lately, a stand-up comedian.

Makos' 2016 opponents revealed

Premiership side Tasman and North Harbour, from the championship division, will meet again in 2016.

The Tasman Makos’ opponents in the round robin section of next season’s national provincial rugby championship have been decided.

Wheeler rues semi final loss

Joe Wheeler has been a tower of strength in the Tasman Makos' lineout this season.

The Tasman Makos’ 44-24 loss to Auckland in Friday’s national provincial championship rugby semi final meant there was no icing on Joe Wheeler’s cake.

Jones: Season ends in defeat

The look on Makos' lock Alex Ainley's face sums up his side's disappointment after Friday's NPC semifinal defeat in Auckland.

OPINION: Well, at least there won’t be prolonged debate over this one.

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