Fresh faces for Heartland XV

TIMARU, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 22: James Lash of Buller looks to pass the ball during the Heartland Meads Cup match ...

New Zealand Heartland XV coach Barry Matthews has selected 15 new caps to tour Fiji.

Cowe gets smallbore nomination

Regan Cowe at home on the range.

Regan Cowe is the smallbore shooting nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards.

Twilight sailors out in force

Division one winner Flying Tiger on the water during twilight racing on Tuesday.

Flying Tiger headed off a strong division one fleet to take honours in the fourth race of the Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight series on Tuesday.

Marty's banking on one last hurrah

Marty Banks in action for Tasman against Taranaki.

Tasman talisman Marty Banks is hoping to go out in style in his 40th and final game for the Makos.

Catterick nominated by road cycling

Road cyclist Georgia Catterick in action on the roads of Marlborough.

Georgia Catterick is the road cycling nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards, to be staged at the Marlborough Convention Centre on November 21.

Mehrtens the hot shot at Kaituna

Marlborough shooter Malcolm Dodson was the highest-placed local marksman at the Marlborough champs.

 Malvern shooter Bevan Mehrtens took the A grade honours when the Marlborough Rifle Association Championships were held at the Kaituna Rifle Range near Blenheim over Labour Weekend.

Perry primed, ready for NPC final

Makos prop Tim Perry hasn't always enjoyed the best of fortunes against Canterbury. He is hoping that will change on ...

It's fair to say Tasman Makos prop Tim Perry hasn't had a great deal of luck against Canterbury.

Kaikoura - a trail runner's dream

Nathan Landis, pictured here during the Loop the Lake trail run at Lake Rotoiti. Landis is hoping to create an ultra ...

World-class ultra trail event planned for Kaikoura.

Weekly golf notes

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Weekly golf notes

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.


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.

A big year

Andrew Makalio has proved his mettle in the Tasman Makos side, and is rated as a star rookie.

This week in our series profiling Tasman Makos players we chat to star rookie Andrew Makalio.

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.

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