Bailey back for Vixens' trip to Tactix

Melbourne Vixens shooter Karyn Bailey could return from injury to play the Tactix.

Canterbury netball fans could see Karyn Bailey back to lead the Melbourne Vixens' attack against the Phoenix on Monday.

Hunting the perfect quack

Duck caller Russell West is among the world's best.

WARNING: Video sounds like a drunk Donald Duck. If in public, hit mute now.

Mainland makes $37,000 surplus

Players from the Mainland Pride, the flagship female team for Mainland Football, which has recorded a 10th consecutive ...

Mainland Football has made a $37,580 surplus from a $2.1 million turnover.

Mariners to host bottom team


 The Floorpride Marlborough Mariners have a golden opportunity to cement second place on the Nelson division one football points table when they host bottom-placed Suburbs First XI at Blenheim's A and P Park on Saturday.

Marlborough rugby revival sought

Corey Bovey moves into the Waitohi midfield this weekend for their match against Marist in Picton.

It's payback time for the Marlborough-based sides in the NPD Tasman Trophy rugby competition on Saturday.

Premier netball teams ready to rumble

The 2015 premier grade-winning Harlequins Radich Law team celebrate their success at Marlborough Lines Stadium last year.

Pre-season talk, while not always the most reliable indicator, suggests the 2016 premier grade netball season will be one of the closest for some years.

It's a family affair

Gerard van Antwerpen took line honours in the senior grade when the Marlborough club cycling championships were staged ...

The van Antwerpen family will need to make more room on their trophy shelf after Gerard and his son Neils both claimed titles at the Cuddon Cycling Marlborough annual club championships.

Riding the eliminator

Marlborough mountain bikers, from left, Sarnim Dean, Khan Beamsly, Connor Macleod and Justin Kenward prepare for the ...

The Bikefit Weekender will be broken into two races; a short sprint race and a cross country race.

Kennard's longevity rewarded

John Kennard, left, and Hayden Paddon celebrate their win in Rally Argentina.

One of the lesser-publicised facts to emerge from amid the euphoria of Hayden Paddon and John Kennard's breakthrough victory in Argentina was the news that the Marlborough man had just become the oldest driver or co-driver to win a World Rally Championship round.

Picton group thinks big

Riders make their way up a track in Picton's Victoria Domain.

Bike Walk Picton want to make the town the best in the country for biking and walking,

Defence at top of MBC's 'to-do' list

Marlborough Boys' College First XV number eight Taine Cragg-Love drives ahead from the back of the scrum against Waimea ...

It's back to the defensive drawing board for the King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV rugby team.

McNicholl's return positive following Nadolo ban

Marty McKenzie has replaced Ben Volavola as first five-eighth and fullback cover for the Crusaders after an impressive ...

Marty McKenzie secures bench for the Crusaders; Johnny McNicholl bolsters back three as Nadolo ban kicks in

Waimea Schools secure second win

Waimea Combined Schools centre Michael Stringer helped generate some attacking momentum in yesterday's win over ...

If it's respect they're after then Waimea Combined Schools are certainly earning that.

New Makos logo here to stay

Tasman Rugby Union's Tony Lewis, left, and Les Edwards with the Tasman Makos 2016 rugby jersey featuring the Makos new logo.

The Tasman Rugby Union says it won't bow to the public backlash against the new Makos logo.

Rugby trophy points allocated

Former Marlborough Express Rugby Player of the Year Trophy winner Vernon Fredericks picked up his second consecutive ...

 Although the seventh round of NPD Tasman Trophy play saw Nelson sides dominate on the scoreboard, there were some outstanding performances by Marlborough-based players.

Lily's on her way to Boston

Former Marlborough number one Lily O'Fagan shows her new colours as she prepares to tackle the latest chapter in her ...

The tenacity that drove Lily O'Fagan to a national tennis title has helped the teen win a much sought-after scholarship to a top American university.

College sailors up with best

Queen Charlotte College sailors Emily Overend and Jasper Hopkins concentrate on the job at hand.

College sailors showed they deserve to be ranked among the nation's best when they competed at the secondary schools team nationals.

Weekly golf notes


Weekly golf notes

Squash queen Craig impresses

New Zealand squash star Megan Craig.

Squash queen Megan Craig took out the women's title at the Christchurch Football Squash Open.

Leov's EWS season 'up in the air'

Blenheim mountainbike rider Justin Leov in action during the Enduro World Series in Corral, Chile.

Illness sidelines New Zealand's leading enduro mountainbike rider Justin Leov.

Great start

Marlborough Boys' College midfielder Nigel Satherley is denied a try in the corner against Christchurch Boys' High.

Over the years Marlborough Boys' College has struggled for quality outside backs, but this season they will be hoping their new crop step up and solidify that area.

Rally champ welcomed home

Marlborough rally ace John Kennard, centre, is surrounded by supporters on his return to Marlborough on Monday morning.

Kiwi rally star John Kennard got more than he bargained for when he returned to his hometown of Blenheim on Monday morning.

Beawai women break through

The Beawai players celebrate their first half goal against local rivals Arotea Kiwi at Blenheim's College Park turf on ...

Arotea Kiwi men continued on their merry way in the Top of the South division one competition with a comprehensive win on Saturday, while Beawai women pulled off an upset in the women's grade.

Weekly sports draws

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Canterbury Tactix netball training.
Skipper Anna Thompson.

Weekly sports draws

Central top table

Rangers United striker Jarrod Johl dribbles ahead as Picton No Names player Anthony Hamlin gives chase in a division two ...

 A narrow win over Woodbourne on Saturday has kept Central at the top of the Marlborough division one football standings.

Booker, Wearing pick up two bowls titles


The Strand combination of Brian Booker and Debbie Wearing enjoyed an outstanding weekend of indoor bowls.

Table tennis clashes close

table tennis

The second round of matches in the Marlborough senior table tennis interclub competition produced close finishes, with three contests being in doubt until the final doubles were played.

King Nero rules at Waterlea

Robert Hannam, centre, pushes King Nero to the front in the shadow of the winning post to take out the Marlborough Cup ...

 North Island galloper King Nero capped a well-attended two-day Marlborough Racing Club meeting at Blenheim's Waterlea Raceway, winning the feature event in fine style on Sunday.

Marlborough rowers in NZ team

The 2016 national elite rowing trialists have been named.

Two more Marlborough rowers joined the ever-lengthening list of national representatives from this province when they were named in the New Zealand under-21 team on Sunday.

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

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