Marlborough duo claim fifth NZ title

John Derry and Brent Hefford emerge from under the Dart River Bridge heading upstream on the final day of racing in the ...

Marlborough's John Derry, and navigator Brent Hefford, are the 2016 New Zealand Jet Boat Marathon champions.

Paddon back on favourite surface

Hyundai driver Hayden Paddon could climb to second in the overall drivers' standing.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon is hoping his sixth time at Wales Rally GB could produce a podium finish.

Tasman quartet named in Maori team

Halfback Billy Guyton has earned his first call-up to the New Zealand Maori team.

Four Tasman Makos have been named in the New Zealand Maori team.

Keane keen for Makos triumph

Former coach Kieran Keane feels the Makos have the ability to win the national provincial rugby title.

 One man who has followed the Tasman Makos' march to the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup final closer than most is the side's longest-serving coach, Kieran Keane.

Competitive rivalry between Tasman and Canterbury

Midfielder Tom Marshall was among Tasman's  try-scorers in their first ever win over Canterbury in 2010.

 Tasman and Canterbury will square off in the latest edition of their intense rivalry in Saturday's premiership rugby final.

Finch gets bowls nomination

Rosemary Finch in action on the green.

Rosemary Finch is the lawn bowls nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards.

Nelson lad Tasman's first goalscorer

Alex Ridsdale had the honour of scoring Tasman United's first goal.

Alex Ridsdale had the honour of scoring Tasman United's first goal in their 2-2 draw with Canterbury United.

Watt brothers bat Papanui home

Papanui's Josh Dickson makes first base safely in the Nelson Open softball final.

 Papanui has won their second Nelson Open softball tournament title after a tense tiebreaker finish at Saxton Field.

Forestry ride proves popular

060412 NEWS photo: STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER/FAIRFAX NZ.  At around the 100km mark  Heidi Bulfin on Stonelea Sparkling Rose ...

The Marlborough Endurance and Trail Riding club had good entries at their second CTR for the season, held at Para, Koromiko, on Sunday.

Timaru teen's date with destiny

Height, size and age have all play a big part in  Ofa Manuofetoa's rugby league rise.

Talented league prospect has been snapped up by Aussie NRL club after just three games.


Tasman headed for final

Tasman's Marty Banks tries to avoid the clutches of Taranaki midfielder Johnny Fa'auli.

The Tasman Makos have beaten Taranaki to qualify for this year's premiership rugby final.

Makos deserve their final fling

Tasman's Marty Banks celebrates after scoring the final try during the Mitre 10 Cup semifinal against Taranaki in New ...

It's been building all season.

South Canterbury fail to fire against Buller

Even the South Canterbury mascots 'Tim an Ru'  find it hard to watch.

Errors cost South Canterbury big time against an abrasive Buller outfit in Meads Cup semi.

Makos circling for semifinal challenge

Prop Tim Perry, carrying the ball at Tasman training, will play his 50th game for the Makos on Sunday.

 There is a rising tide of excitement in the Tasman Makos camp as they prepare for their biggest test of their season.

Fonotia wants to delay finale

Kieron Fonotia will make his 64th appearance for the Tasman Makos. But will it be his last?

Kieron Fonotia is fully aware that Sunday's clash with Taranaki could be his last in the Tasman No 13 jersey.

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