Central take control but get good run

Central ANZ Men racked up another dominant win in Marlborough premier grade netball on Saturday despite Harlequins Fairweathers providing them with the best contest they have seen in the final round of the competition.

Treasure chest full for Pirates

Central Pirates' perfect club season was capped off in fine style when they comprehensively outplayed Blenheim Valley Masters on the way to winning the Knockout Cup final 6-1.

Tasman U19s on right track

The Tasman under-19 rugby team are steadily gathering momentum ahead of next week's first seeding game after beating the Canterbury Maori Development team 50-12 in Murchison.

Another draw ends season for Development side

The Marlborough Development XI finished their Nelson division one football season with a 2-2 draw against Fresh Choice Richmond AFC First XI.

Canterbury again bedevil Tasman

Brandyn Laursen

The Tasman Red Devils could be forgiven if they felt a lingering sense of deja vu as they wound their way home from Kaikoura's Takahanga Domain on Saturday evening.

Makos make it even at Eden

Brandyn Laursen

Tasman still haven't tasted NPC rugby success at Auckland rugby's stronghold, Eden Park, but they came up with the next best thing yesterday.

Golden thrill for our Sophie

Sophie MacKenzie

Marlborough's Sophie MacKenzie celebrated a fairytale finish to the international rowing season by claiming gold at the world championships in Amsterdam.

Auckland, Tasman play out draw in the NPC

Francis Saili

Late Marty Banks penalty sees Tasman draw with Auckland in a 16-16 stalemate at Eden Park.

McKenzie, Scott too good

Race seven of Cuddon Cycling Marlborough's Fairweathers Winter series was held on Saturday with the Geddes Memorial Two-Up Time Trial events on SH63 between Renwick and Wairau Valley Township.

Development to improve against Richmond

Marlborough Development XI coach Dave Turner has told his charges there is always something to be played for whenever you take the field.

Victory over Colts critical for Tasman Red Devils

RUGBY PETER JONES - The Marlborough Express

If the Tasman Red Devils harbour thoughts of appearing in the final of the South Island Invitational, a win over Canterbury Colts tomorrow is critical.

Last-minute win stakes Wizards place in final

Both men's and women's A grade basketball had some close finishes at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Monday.

Pirates after more plunder in final

It comes down to one game for the Central Pirates tomorrow, the Knockout Cup final.

Cyclists first up in big tournament week

Ethan Batt

Three events will be staged in Marlborough over the next seven days, as part of the annual national secondary schools sports week which begins tomorrow.

Free-flowing Makos get serious

Marlborough’s Eightball Super League

The Tasman Makos have dealt with their first two National Provincial Championship opponents convincingly, picking up maximum points. Now it gets serious.

Super League pool tide is rising fast

Marlborough’s Eightball Super League

There is a pool revolution afoot in New Zealand and Marlborough's champions of the green baize are rising up, cues in hand.

Lost in the ruck

Crusaders vs Hurricanes

Imagine the fallout if the Marlborough District Council had decided to host the Crusaders-Hurricanes clash in Blenheim next year and no-one came.

Tactix matches come to Blenheim

Pulse v Tactix

Blenheim is to host two of the ANZ Championship Tactix team's trans-Tasman netball games next year.

Building a Makos legacy

Ross Richards

It's just two games into the new ITM Cup rugby season and Joe Wheeler's already avoided the nude run.

Van Asch is best overall

The Marlborough Express

Marlborough clay target shooter Keith van Asch was the high gun overall with a score of 207 from 230 targets during the club's meeting on Sunday.

Campbell wants to be a Mako

Ross Geldenhuys

Te Hauora Campbell, better known as T C, has some big decisions to make on his future. But right now one thing's certain - he wants to be a rugby player.

Large field for Marlborough Open

Indoor bowlers from throughout the top of the South Island will descend on Simcox Stadium, on Battys Rd in Blenheim, for the Marlborough Open this weekend.

South African prop fits right in

Ross Geldenhuys

Being one of the big boys up front for the free-running Tasman Makos side in the National Provincial Championship rugby competition can be a double-edged sword.

Under-15 hockey teams suffer losses

The Nelson under-15 girls and boys' hockey teams faced some tough opposition in their respective quadrangular tournament hit-outs in Blenheim at the weekend.

Makos' big moment to make history at Eden Park

OPINION: This year's Makos are all about creating history and we have a great chance to do just that in Auckland on Sunday.

Weekly golf notes

Golf results and forthcoming events from around the region.

Clubmates duel for semis spot

 Karl and Robbie Manson

NETBALL PATRICK DAWKINS - The Marlborough Express

Semifinal positions look to be set after Harlequins Radich Law defeated clubmates Harlequins Fairweathers last night.

Nervous wait for Marlborough rowers

 Karl and Robbie Manson

The trio of Marlborough rowers at the world championships in the Netherlands face a couple of nervous sleeps before they tackle the semifinals later this week.

MGC are Supernet winners

alana cairns

The Marlborough Girls' College senior A netball team have won the Tasman Secondary Schools Senior Supernet competition.

Race on for 'whole shebang'

ben clarke

Central Pirates are just one game away from a rare perfect football season after winning their Knockout Cup semifinal 2-0 at A&P Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Defensive lapses take edge off win

Tima Faingaanuku

WAYNE MARTIN - The Nelson Mail

Even another record-breaking ITM Cup rugby win wasn't enough to satisfy all the protagonists after the Tasman Makos took Bay of Plenty apart.

Marlborough fail to keep up with Nelson College

Despite sticking with their table-topping opponents for 60 minutes, Marlborough Development XI suffered a 3-0 loss to Nelson College.

Megan Craig claims senior crown

Megan Craig

Rising squash star Megan Craig claims first senior NZ women's title as opponent forced to retire due to injury.

Makos take steam from Bay of Plenty


Tasman scores a 56-27 victory over Bay of Plenty in Tauranga despite a less than perfect performance.

Tasman Makos rout Bay of Plenty in Tauranga

tasman makos

The Tasman Makos continued their record-breaking start to the season with a 56-27 win over Bay of Plenty.

A bunch of awesome memories

Netball champ calls time on career

Melissa Brady

Melissa Brady, one of Marlborough's finest netballers, has left the province with a bag full of fond memories, trophies and sadness at leaving good friends.

Makos won't underestimate Bay of Plenty


Tasman heads north looking for the perfect start to their season but Bay of Plenty will be looking for redemption.

Development ready for Nelson challenge

After two consecutive draws, the Marlborough Development XI have a chance to rediscover the winning feeling when they visit Nelson College first XI today.

Marlborough marksmen lead juniors to win

Marlborough's top open and women smallbore shooters were not able to carry their South Island teams to victory against the North Island on the weekend

Stunning wins for Waimea teams

Waimea College are the new Tasman secondary school hockey champions after claiming both the boys and girls titles with come-from-behind wins.

Semis all but decided

Barring a netballing miracle, the semifinalists in the Marlborough premier netball competition are already decided.

'Ugly' takes home shield

Marlborough's Red Devils will not be able to get their hands on the Seddon Shield this season, despite Nelson Bays reclaiming the trophy.

Tyler's confidence growing

Ben Tyler

Ben Tyler has emerged as something of the mystery man in this season's Tasman Makos lineup.

Caddy modest about Wie improvements

Ben Tyler

Globetrotting golf caddy Duncan French is back in Marlborough for a wee break. Or perhaps, given his current employer, that should read a "Wie break".

Tick for Kids debate canned

A Blenheim meeting of political candidates to discuss education policy as part of the Tick for Kids national campaign has been cancelled.

Athletes begin Sport NZ training regime

Six Blenheim-based rowers and a Motueka paracyclist are benefiting from a new national talent development programme aimed at helping more Kiwi athletes win on the world's sporting stage.

Weekly golf notes

Golf results and coming events from across the region.

Makos put the bite on Magpies

Kelsi Fitzpatrick

JOE WHEELER - The Marlborough Express

Makos star Joe Wheeler gives his view on Tasman's winning start to their 2014 ITM Cup campaign.

Semifinal scrap down to wire

Kelsi Fitzpatrick

PATRICK DAWKINS - The Marlborough Express

Five teams will fight out for four semifinal spots in Marlborough premier grade netball after all four of last night's matches went to form.

Schools share cross-country titles

A mix of schools took out top places at the Marlborough primary schools cross-country, held at the Wither Hills Farm Park yesterday.
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