Nelson juniors win South Island titles

South Island junior beach volleyball champions Grace Young, 15, left, and Alex Bloomberg, 14, of Waimea College.

Nelson has continued its growing reputation as the South Island's leading beach volleyball centre.

Rollo: Judges got it right ... in the end

Zoe McBride accepts the award for Nelson Sportsperson of the Year at the Nelson Sports Awards at Annesbrook Church on Friday night.

OPINION: Zoe McBride was the big winner at the Nelson Sports Awards and deservedly so.

Cairns' former Canterbury coach relieved

Chris Cairns' former coach at Canterbury, Garry MacDonald, is relieved for the former Black Caps allrounder and his family after he was found not guilty of perjury.

Garry MacDonald relieved for former player, for whom he provided character reference in the perjury trial.

Kelly takes no fear approach

Motueka High School rugby sevens captain Hannah Kelly, 18, at Sports Park Motueka.

Hannah Kelly doesn't shy away from a tackle.

Nelson Netball launches academy

New Zealand Olympics teams sport psychologist Gary Hermansson speaks at the Nelson Netball Academy.

Nelson Netball hopes the launch of its new academy will help produce better results at age-group level.

Run Mahana still a big hit with over 600 competitors

Sunday's Run Mahana attracted over 600 entrants.

More than 600 competitors attended Sunday's The Hits Run Mahana with a buzz around the vineyard Estate all morning. 

New Zealand hold slight lead after day one of trans-Tasman

New Zealand's Jenny Clarke attempts a jump shot during day one of the trans-Tasman golf croquet series at the Nelson-Hinemoa Croquet Club.

New Zealand led Australia by eight rubbers to four after the first day of the inaugural golf croquet trans-Tasman test series at the Nelson Hinemoa Croquet Club on Monday.

Jayawardena not a fan of pink ball cricket video

Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardena faces the bowling from Nelson primary school children at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

Mahela Jayawardena remains adamant that test cricket should stick with the traditional red ball.

Drummond happy to be in the Highlanders' mix

Shane Drummond.

There are no loyalty issues where Nelson's Shane Drummond is concerned.

Coppins a man for all conditions

Motueka's Josh Coppins and his Altherm JCR Yamaha YZ450F are a winning combination.

Off road or on it, it seems Motueka's Josh Coppins and his Yamaha YZ450F are hard to beat.

Volleyballers vie for tour points

Jack Robb, centre, attempts to spike as Harison Kilgour blocks him at the Pines Challenger beach volleyball competition at Tahunanui on Saturday.

The pairings of Patrick Shone and Teryn Proracki, and Holly Chandler and Alice Zeimann secured maximum tour points from the Pines Challenger beach volleyball tournament.

Webb cashes in

Hayden Mortimer (83N) and Darkie Armstrong (7N) were the best performed Nelson drivers in the Jacks Tyres-GT Radials TQ 30-lapper on Saturday.

7min 20sec were all Canterbury's Jeremy Webb needed to pick up the major money in the Jack's Tyres-GT Radials TQ 30 lapper on Saturday.

Hay century highlights Nelson's first innings Hawke Cup win

Nelson wicketkeeper Joel Harden watches proceedings as Marlborough batsman Rikki Bovey plays a defensive shot.

First class commitments don't always allow Nelson batsman Greg Hay the opportunity to represent his province.

South Canterbury qualify at Southland's expense

South Canterbury's Pangi Iketau tries to wriggle through the tackle of Southland's Hayden Edgeley, left, and Scott Eade in their fifth and sixth playoff match.

The South Canterbury men's sevens side is on its way to Rotorua.

Falcons beat league leaders

Nelson Marlborough Falcons midfielder Max Winterton celebrates after scoring his second goal during his team's 3-1 win over Team Wellington at Trafalgar Park.

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons have blown the ASB Youth League title race wide open.

Final play anguish for Tasman

Jesse Pitman was a standout for Tasman during the Southern regional sevens tournament in Timaru on Saturday.

Tasman lose Southern regional sevens final after conceding a try after the hooter.

Mason launches another record effort

Motueka thrower Kai Mason in action during the men's javelin at the Harold Nelson Classic.

Kai Mason’s Tasman Centre shot put records don’t last long.

Stoke-Nayland stranglehold continues in club cricket

WTTU bowler Matt Eden took three second innings wickets in his team's nine-wicket win over Nelson College.

Wakatu batsman Brad Smith scored the first premier club century of the season but in a losing cause as Athletic College  Old Boys improved their chances of a final berth on Saturday.

Otago win regional sevens qualifiers

South Canterbury's Leone Nawalu on the attack as Southland's Scott Eade, left, approaches him in the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers in Timaru on Saturday.

A try after the final hooter propelled Otago to a 29-27 win over Tasman in the final of the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers.

Nelson calling the shots against Marlborough

Nelson wicket keeper Joel Harden watches proceedings as Marlborough batsman Rikki Bovey plays a defensive shot in their Hawke Cup cricket clash in Nelson on Saturday.

Big half centuries to Dan Cooper and Greg Hay have left Nelson firmly in control after day one of their zone 3 Hawke Cup elimination cricket match against Marlborough at Nelson's Saxton Oval.

Tactix to play at Trafalgar Centre in 2016

The Mainland Tactix and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic will play at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre next year.

Nelson's Trafalgar Centre will host ANZ Championship netball in 2016.

McBride's golden year continues

Sportsperson of the Year, Zoe McBride, at the Nelson Sports Awards on Friday night at Annesbrook Church.

World champion rower Zoe McBride has been crowned Nelson's Sportsperson of the Year.

Murray's desperate dash

Olympic rower Eric Murray talks at the Nelson Sports Awards at Annesbrook Church on Friday evening.

Even an unexpected flight change couldn't stop rowing champion Eric Murray from getting to the Nelson Sports Awards.

Double ton for final bound Girdler

Paul Girdler, in his last appearance for New Zealand in 2002. The former Otago bowler returned to the Blackjacks to spearhead the men's triples into the Asia Pacific championship final in Christchurch.

Paul Girdler skipped the Blackjacks into the men's triples final at the Asia Pacific championships, but Nelson's Jo Edwards lost her singles semifinal.

Mainland Football backs Tasman bid

Trafalgar Park hosted the early 2014 ASB Youth League final between the Nelson Marlborough Falcons and Auckland City.

This time next year Julian Bowden hopes to be sitting at Trafalgar Park watching Canterbury United take on Tasman United.

Cricket great to visit NMIT

Central Stag's Mahela Jayawardene salutes team mates after reaching his 50 during the Georgie Pie Super Smash T20 cricket match against the Northern Knights in Hamtilon on Thursday.

Nelson school children are being given a rare chance to bowl against Sri Lankan cricket legend Mahela Jayawardena.

Swimmer makes it four in a row

Thomas Heaton is unbeaten after four races in the Port Nelson Sea Swim Series.

Thursday night's Port Nelson Sea Swim was the most challenging yet this season.

A big score for women's football

Waimea College player Flo MacIntyre and Nelson College for Girls player Anna McPhie compete for the ball during their Nelson Bays Football senior women's football league match at Little Wembley.

Nelson-Marlborough will enter the Mainland Women's Premier League from 2016.

Stanton to debut in do-or-die clash

Marlborough's Nick Stanton is set to make his debut for the Nelson Marlborough Falcons.

Can the Nelson Marlborough Falcons keep their title hopes alive?

Women's four finish strongly

Blackjack Shannon McIlroy on the green at Burnside Bowling Club earlier this year.

New Zealand's women's fours have finished second in their section at the Asia Pacific championships.

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