ABs star Dan Carter in doubt for Tasman clash

Dan Carter

Star All Black suffers setback and isn't certain to play in Canterbury's NPC clash with Tasman on Saturday night.

Geldenhuys set to be a Highlander

Jesse Walker

The Tasman Makos' contribution to Super Rugby's player ranks continues to grow after prop Ross Geldenhuys was confirmed as a new Highlander.

Marshlands swamps awards


The Marshlands club ended the Marlborough Indoor Bowls season on a high Sunday when they were confirmed as winners of both the interclub competitions during the Association dinner and prizegiving.

Jumpers set to put new venue to the test

The newly completed Marlborough Equestrian Park will host its first jumping event this weekend when around 80 riders and over 100 horses converge to compete in showjumping and show hunter.

Chance for talented teens to test skills

Three of Marlborough's top young squash players will begin their campaigns for glory at the New Zealand National Junior Championships in Auckland today as they take on some of the best in the country.

Sidley is the golden boy in cross-country

 The Marlborough cross-country contingent returned from the Interprovincial Cross-country Championships with their best results to date as well as a gold medal for Owen Sidley in the year 5 boys division.

Tasman go to script, saunter in

Tasman now appreciate the value of sticking to the script following yesterday's impressive 35-8 win over Counties-Manukau at the national under-19 rugby tournament.

Eight-medal Sally scoops pool

Sally McMath

A haul of five gold medals, three silver and five regional records by Sally McMath helped Nelson-Marlborough claim honours as the top swimming region in the South Island.

Hewitt in doubt for 'Three Queens' race

Three Queens

The multisport race known as the Queen Charlotte Classic, now in its 21st year, is being rebranded "The Three Queens" by race organiser Peter Yarrell.

Sonny's set to shine

Sonny Bill Williams

Excitement grows as the biggest drawcard in New Zealand sport returns to face the Tasman Makos.

Blenheim rowers dominate at champs

Blenheim Rowing club

The Blenheim Rowing Club showed their class at the NZ Masters Rowing Championships, bagging medals in no less than 22 of the 30 events.

Weekly golf notes


A round-up of results and fixtures from across the region.

Stellar showing from MBC

Blenheim Rowing club

The Marlborough Boys' College Smallbore Rifle Shooting team is the best in the country, winning two national titles in the space of a month and all three members making the national secondary schools team.

Unbeaten pair lift cup

Kath Gilchrist and Judith Hyndman went undefeated on Saturday on their way to claiming the Crawford Cup for the Marlborough Masters Pairs indoor bowls championship at Simcox Stadium in Blenheim.

Kains prove they're more than able

It was a dominant performance by the Kain family at the Marlborough Harrier Club Prosser Cup event, with Cameron Kain taking the cup and his wife, Megan Kain, winning the Women's Road Handicap.

Nice to have bragging rights over Otago

Blenheim Rowing club

Tasman Makos lock Joe Wheeler is pleased to have 'won ugly' to secure bragging rights over Otago at Trafalgar Park.

Marlborough teams dominate

The Triangular golf tournament between Marlborough, Nelson and Buller/Westland was almost an all-Marlborough affair.

Springlands win tight junior final

A range of schools claimed finals wins at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Friday evening when Marlborough Basketball's lower junior grades completed their season.

U14 side just too strong

The Marlborough U14 rugby team put on a dominant performance in the second half during their match against Canterbury Metro U13 on Saturday to finish the game 51-12 victors.

Eastern bask in cup glory

The women's Eastern zone golf team, made up of Marlborough and Kaikoura players, took home the Westrupp Cup at the weekend after a thrilling win in their final match.

Magnum have too much firepower

Neil Webb

Magnum completed a dominant Marlborough premier-grade volleyball season when they controlled the final against Uso 4 Life from start to finish.

Webb returns in winning style

Neil Webb


Neil Webb returned to his Mitsubishi Mirage with style on Sunday when he took out the Picton Tools and Tyres Riverlands Street Sprint for the seventh time.

Sports draws


Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from September 30.

Tasman beats Otago to claim bonus-point


Tasman survive a huge scare from Otago before escaping with a 32-24 win in Nelson.

Falcons to get serious in 'warm-up'

Don't try telling the Nelson Marlborough Falcons coach Mark Johnston that this is just a pre-season game.

Gee faces tough field in hunt for three-in-a-row

Marlborough drivers

Dave Gee will have his foot down as he races for a three-peat in the annual Picton Tools and Tyres Riverlands Street Sprint on Sunday.

Bruised Makos lift for home semi bid

James Lowe

Having lost just one game so far in this season's ITM Cup, and with only three weeks remaining until the knockout round, the Tasman Makos are within reach of a home semifinal.

Tasman prevail in road series

Cuddon Cycling Marlborough hosted the second and final round of the Tasman interclub road series for 2014 over the weekend.

Winging his way into Falcons

Nick Kelly

Nick Kelly had never driven the road to Nelson until two weeks ago, but soon he will know it like the back of his hand.

Ainley defies his job description

Tim Wright

Even for a team as enterprising as the Tasman Makos, someone has to do the donkey work. That's Alex Ainley's domain.

Falcons coach ready for takeoff

New Falcons coach Mark Johnston is excited about the next challenge in a football career that has seen him travel to the US and play in an ASB Premiership semifinal with Canterbury United.

Marlborough duo play part in series victory

Janelle Sangster-Ward

Two Marlborough rowers have helped the Otago University team win a test series in St Petersburg, Russia.

New venue gets the thumbs up

Janelle Sangster-Ward

The new Marlborough Equestrian Park played host to its first event when the Dunstan Marlborough Dressage Summer Series kicked off at the weekend.

Makos buck attendance trend


The Tasman Makos' continuing success is paying positive dividends at the turnstiles as fans flock to be a part of a winning season.

Turbo failure dashes Bateman's hopes

Tyler Auty

"Murphy's Law" is how Richard Bateman described the turbo malfunction at the worst possible time in his drive to win the Spring Rally in Geraldine on Saturday.

Young runners team up to contest shield

Seventeen Marlborough primary school athletes will test their stamina against some of the country's best runners when the interprovincial cross-country championships are held in Hanmer tomorrow.

Weekly golf notes

A round-up of results and scheduled events from across the region.

Locals in shape for tripartite tourney

Tyler Auty

A strong senior team has been named for Marlborough's final representative golf fixture of the season.

Union snaps up teen league star on apprentice deal

Tamaira Raurimu-Carew's talents on the local rugby league scene have captured the attention of the Tasman Rugby Union who have signed the young midfield star on a two-year deal.

Snappy Blues Brothers toast of tournament

Peter Flynn

A little bit of rain wasn't going to stop the fun at Lansdowne Park on Saturday for the Top of the South Island Golden Oldies rugby festival.

Magnum, Uso 4 Life to face off

Peter Flynn

Marlborough's senior grade volleyballers finished the round-robin portion of their season on Thursday and now all eyes turn to Thursday's finals.

It's satisfying to finally tame the Wellington Lions

Alex Ainley

Makos lock Joe Wheeler tells of his excitement to be part of the first Tasman team to topple Wellington and hopes for a home semifinal.

Witherlea four take Kinzett trophy

The Kinzett trophy, for the Marlborough champion of champion fours indoor bowls team, was claimed by Witherlea at Simcox Stadium in Blenheim on Saturday.

Full of Spirit grab three-point lead

Full of Spirit are three points ahead in the Marlborough senior interclub table tennis competition after their 10-2 win over third-placed Three Lions on Thursday.

Makos quite magnificent

Tim Wright

The Makos were in history-making mode yesterday with a comprehensive 42-20 ITM Cup rugby win over a miserable Wellington side.

Nelson teams take honours

Kim Gear

Nelson teams dominated the top placings in Saturday's annual Queen Charlotte Relay, contested this year by 41 running teams and three walking teams.

How good are these Makos?

Alex Ainley

Were Tasman really good in their historic 42-20 win over Wellington yesterday, or were the capital side really bad?

Coach sees Falcons soaring to higher level

Rebecca Kersten

Nelson Marlborough Falcons coach Mark Johnston believes this year's team will be a step up from last season's, with 12 new players included in the squad.

Australian trip a chance for trio to upgrade skills

A trip to the Gold Coast and Adelaide itself is an exciting prospect for three Marlborough teenagers - throw in the chance to play some softball and it just gets better.

Makos need to be wary of wounded Lions

After seeing off one dangerous NPC rugby opponent in Invercargill on Wednesday, Tasman face another at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.
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