Star All Black suffers setback and isn't certain to play in Canterbury's NPC clash with Tasman on Saturday night.
The Tasman Makos' contribution to Super Rugby's player ranks continues to grow after prop Ross Geldenhuys was confirmed as a new Highlander.
MarlboroughThe 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Excitement grows as the biggest drawcard in New Zealand sport returns to face the Tasman Makos.
The Blenheim Rowing Club showed their class at the NZ Masters Rowing Championships, bagging medals in no less than 22 of the 30 events.
MarlboroughA round-up of results and fixtures from across the region.
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.
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.
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.
Tasman Makos lock Joe Wheeler is pleased to have 'won ugly' to secure bragging rights over Otago at Trafalgar Park.
The Triangular golf tournament between Marlborough, Nelson and Buller/Westland was almost an all-Marlborough affair.
A range of schools claimed finals wins at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Friday evening when Marlborough Basketball's lower junior grades completed their season.
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.
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 completed a dominant Marlborough premier-grade volleyball season when they controlled the final against Uso 4 Life from start to finish.
PATRICK DAWKINS - MarlboroughNeil 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.
Weekly sports draws around Marlborough from September 30.
Tasman survive a huge scare from Otago before escaping with a 32-24 win in Nelson.
Don't try telling the Nelson Marlborough Falcons coach Mark Johnston that this is just a pre-season game.
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.
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.
Cuddon Cycling Marlborough hosted the second and final round of the Tasman interclub road series for 2014 over the weekend.
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.
Even for a team as enterprising as the Tasman Makos, someone has to do the donkey work. That's Alex Ainley's domain.
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.
Two Marlborough rowers have helped the Otago University team win a test series in St Petersburg, Russia.
The new Marlborough Equestrian Park played host to its first event when the Dunstan Marlborough Dressage Summer Series kicked off at the weekend.
The Tasman Makos' continuing success is paying positive dividends at the turnstiles as fans flock to be a part of a winning season.
"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.
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.
A round-up of results and scheduled events from across the region.
A strong senior team has been named for Marlborough's final representative golf fixture of the season.
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.
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.
Marlborough's senior grade volleyballers finished the round-robin portion of their season on Thursday and now all eyes turn to Thursday's finals.
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.
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 are three points ahead in the Marlborough senior interclub table tennis competition after their 10-2 win over third-placed Three Lions on Thursday.
The Makos were in history-making mode yesterday with a comprehensive 42-20 ITM Cup rugby win over a miserable Wellington side.
Nelson teams dominated the top placings in Saturday's annual Queen Charlotte Relay, contested this year by 41 running teams and three walking teams.
Were Tasman really good in their historic 42-20 win over Wellington yesterday, or were the capital side really bad?
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.
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.
After seeing off one dangerous NPC rugby opponent in Invercargill on Wednesday, Tasman face another at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.