Ninety-four swimmers from the Nelson-Marlborough region competed at the Christmas Ribbon swim meet on Saturday.
Nelson's young softball players have made history by claiming the inaugural Mainland Shield at the South Island under-17 boys' provincial championships.
Tasman began their quest for a first ever title when they teed off this morning at the Toro women's interprovincial championship.
Nelson's defensive duo of Emily Jensen and Geena Gross has helped the Mainland Pride to their first ASB Women's League championship title.
Six junior tennis players represented Tasman at the South Island intermediate and primary schools tournament in Christchurch this week.
One of Nelson's most promising athletes will return to competition this week following reconstruction surgery and 13 months of rehab.
Canes boss James Te Puni said he was "disappointed but not surprised" with Taranaki breaking for the Chiefs.