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Tasman step away from chasing pack

Tasman United's Amelia Abbott scored in the team's 1-0 win over Universities.

Double success as Tasman United follow up Saturday's win over FC Twenty11 with another three points against Universities.

Coastal celebrate Pitts' 100th in style

Dan Terris, pictured playing for Canterbury United, scored in Cashmere Technical's 2-0 win over Ferrymead Bays.

 Coastal Spirit keep pressure on leaders Cashmere Technical.

Tasman prepare for life without Solomon Islands star

Atkin Kaua in action for Canterbury United during last season's national league.

Tasman United dealt early blow with confirmation midfielder Atkin Kaua is heading home to the Solomon Islands.

Relay setback for NZ runners

Lucy Sheat competes in the heats of the 100m at the world under-20 champs in Poland.

Marlborough sprinter Lucy Sheat and her New Zealand under-20 team mates experienced the ecstacy and agony of international athletics, all within five minutes, at the world championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. 

Suburbs overcome early setback

Striker Campbell Banks scored Nelson Suburbs' first goal in their 3-1 win over Western.

The danger was always there but Nelson Suburbs have avoided another Western catastrophe.

Waimea Combined lose to Timaru BHS

Waimea Combined fullback Matthew Stevenson scored two tries during Saturday's loss to Timaru BHS in Hanmer Springs.

Waimea Combined Schools have lost to Timaru BHS in Hanmer Springs.

Seals knocked out in first round

Nelson Suburbs reserves players form a wall to defend a freekick during their 2-1 win over Wakefield in the opening ...

Recently crowned division one champions bundled out in opening round of Price Charity Cup.

Wanderers win title in heart-stopper

Marist flanker Te Puoho Stephens tackles Wanderers' Steve Soper during Saturday's Nelson Bays division one rugby final ...

Wanderers claim second straight Nelson Bays rugby title in thrilling win over Marist at Trafalgar Park.

Kiwi cyclist gets new contract

Nelson cyclist George Bennett will continue to race for Dutch LottoNL-Jumbo until at least the end of 2018.

Solid performance in debut Tour de France leads to two-year extension with Dutch team for Nelson's George Bennett.

Marist win Tasman women's rugby title

Marist centre Fern Hoskin scores the winning try against Motueka High School.

 Marist women beat Motueka High School with last-minute try.

Tasman teams finish down the field

Tasman's Jordan Lindbom topscored with 20 points in their loss to Taranaki.

 Tasman teams finished down the field at the national age-group basketball championships.

Luff hat-trick sparks fightback

Tasman United's Briar Luff scored a hat-trick against FC Twenty11.

Briar Luff scored three goals as Tasman United fought back to beat FC Twenty11 4-2

MacDonald takes up French contract

Quentin MacDonald, pictured in action for the Makos, is off to play his rugby in France.

 A familiar face will be missing from the middle of the Tasman Makos' front row when the national provincial rugby championship kicks off next month.

Tasman to playoff for 11th place

Tasman's Jordan Lindbom scored a game high 24 points in their New Zealand under-19 basketball championships match ...

Tasman suffer frustrating loss at national under-19 men's basketball tournament.

Shooting star makes tournament team

Tali Uia, pictured in action for Nelson College for Girls, was named in the Netball NZ under-17 championships tournament ...

Nelson's Tali Uia makes Netball NZ under-17 championships tournament team.

McLaren: Bring on Rio

Black Sticks star Anita McLaren trains in the lead-up to the Olympic Games.

Anita McLaren says she will take a leaf out of Kelsey Smith's book and "play with confidence."

Pines gunning for historic fifth straight title

Pines Nelson celebrate winning their fourth consecutive Volleyball New Zealand club championship title after beating ...

Nelson's Pines chase fifth straight Volleyball New Zealand club championship title.

Wanderers and Marist geared for final

The combatants

Wanderers have dodged a major bullet with their key play-maker Jesse Pitman cleared to play in Saturday's division one rugby final.

Waitakere's win sees Nelson finish 22nd

Nelson's Courtney Lott in action during the Netball NZ under-17 championships.

They may have finished outside the top 20 at the Netball NZ under-17 championships in Rangiora but Nelson's eventual finish was their best in five years.

Mixed day for Tasman basketball teams

Riley Bensemann, shown here against Auckland Counties 1, scored 22 points in Tasman's national under-19 basketball win ...

Tasman's under-19 boys basketball team have finally hit winning form with a 71-65 win over Northland's Te Tai Tokerau.

Soccer siblings take centre stage

Football siblings Ross McPhie and Anna McPhie.

Ross and Anna McPhie are the first brother and sister duo to play for Nelson's two Mainland Premier League teams.

Have bike will travel

Trails in the Hanmer forest are a good indicator to what is possible at Rabbit Island.

I've just got back from an eight-day drive around the South Island.

Waimea Combined chasing fourth spot

Waimea Combined Schools flanker Reuben Chubb has emerged as one of the team's leading players this season.

Waimea Combined Schools have the chance to move into fourth place this weekend.

Tasman struggling at U19 basketball champs

Tasman's Jordan Lindbom scored 15 points in the team's opening loss to  Auckland Counties 1 at the U19 basketball ...

 Tasman struggled on day one of the national under-19 boys' basketball champs.

Seals end season in style

Nelson Suburbs Seals captain Hamish Lewis.

The Nelson Suburbs Seals have ended the division one football season with another memorable result.

Three chances left for Bennett

George Bennett aims to win one of the three hill-climbs left on the Tour de France.

After a tough middle week, George Bennett is hopeful of getting a stage win in the Alps.

Two NZ masters records for Nelson weightlifters

Nelson's Jo McGavin set a New Zealand masters record in the 75kg clean and jerk.

Cederman and McGavin set New Zealand masters records at SI weightlifting championships.

Nelson second in Paterson Trophy

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Seniors staying connected playing indoor bowls at the Senior Citizens' ...

Nelson's representative indoor bowlers second at the inter-zone Paterson Trophy fixture.

Harwood 'satisfied' with effort

Talya Harwood finished 28th at the World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands.

Tasman swimmer Talya Harwood said she was "satisfied" with her placing at the World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships.

Tasman team's Fijian trip a big hit

Tasman combined under-13/14 rugby players share a moment with their Ratu Filise Memorial School hosts.

The Tasman Combined age-group rugby team's trip to Fiji was a resounding success

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