Tactix stop by holiday programme

Mainland Tactix netball player Bailey Mes with girls involved in the netball holiday programme at Saxton Stadium.

Tactix players Bailey Mes and Hayley Saunders stopped by at Nelson Netball's holiday programme at Saxton Stadium on Tuesday.

Golden Bay-Motueka steal dramatic win at the death

Nelson's Mackay Springer scores against Buller at the Seddon Shield Primary School Rugby Tournament.

A last-minute try to centre Zante Stone helped Golden Bay-Motueka steal a dramatic 15-12 win against Marlborough to highlight day two of the Seddon Shield primary schoolboys rugby tournament at Trafalgar Park on Tuesday.

Tasman Titans continue perfect start

Tasman 15s centre Keegan Thomas in against action Southland 15s during their South Island rugby league tournament match at the Tahunanui Playing Fields.

Both Tasman Titans teams are now two-from-two at the South Island rugby league tournament.

Makos hopefuls get a chance to impress

Andrew Goodman gets tackled by Liam Boshoff during the Nelson versus Marist rugby game at Tahunanui playing fields.

As expected Kieran Keane has called upon players from the Nelson Bays and Marlborough club ranks in his Makos Emerging Players training squad.

Coppins helps Wilson to the top

Jay Wilson surged to the top of the MX2 class in sixth round of this season's Australian Motocross Championships at Raymond Terrace, in New South Wales

The fighting ANZAC spirit has probably never been stronger in the Australasian motocross community than right now.

Tasman Titans off to winning start

Tasman Titans 17s centre Leicester Fainaanuku in action against West Coast 17s at Tahunanui Playing Fields on Monday.

Both Tasman Titans teams made a winning start at the 15s and 17s South Island rugby league tournament.

Hockey finalists found

Tasman's Tom Froeling and Federal's Jaron Seffans in action during their semi-final match at Saxton Turf on Saturday.

Top qualifier Tasman bounced back from their first defeat of the season to secure a place in the top of the south hockey finals in two weeks time, but only just.

Christchurch BHS too strong for Waimea College

Waimea College First XV halfback Tomas Ogilvie in action against Ashburton College First XV at Waimea College.

Christchurch scored 10 tries, fullback Will Jordan scoring four and winger George Taylor two to highlight the home team's decisive advantage out wide.

Plenty of time to tackle events

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Eventual women's half marathon winner Milly Clark, runs out of Cathedral Square just after the start during the 35th running of the Christchurch Marathon event.

It's been an odd year so far, with one change after another. Four weeks from today, I have one of the biggest changes in my life coming up.

Rabbits hop past Wolves

Richmond Rabbits playmaker Hayden Smith in action against the Wanderers Wolves at Lord Rutherford Park.

 The battle for a home semi-final ramped up another level on Saturday.

Tasman's Highlanders deliver in final

Shane Christie, left, Joe Wheeler, Alex Ainley and Marty Banks at Highlanders training at Logan Park in Dunedin.

Five Tasman Makos players helped the Highlanders to a historic Super Rugby title on Saturday.

Coaches and players take the whistle

In the absence of an official referee, Wakefield division three player/manager Ian Radcliffe stepped up to officiate the division one football match between Wakefield and Nelson College.

Football coaches and players stepped in to take the whistle on Saturday but they hope it was just a once off.

Tasman wins four trophies at Canterbury champs

Caitlin Delany in action during the Tasman Swim Club Christmas Ribbon Meet at Nayland Park Pool.

Tasman Swim Club's Sam McKenzie led the way at the recent Wharenui Winter Olympics in Christchurch, winning three gold, two silver medals and the overall trophy for the boys 15 and over age group

Brothers finish second at North Island champs

Athletics Nelson runner Craig Lautenslager finished second in the senior men's race at the North Island Cross Country Championships in Taupo.

Athletics Nelson runners Craig and Jared Lautenslager were unlikely silver medallists at Saturday’s North Island Cross Country Championships in Taupo.

Suburbs Seals find late equaliser

Nelson College First XI's Thang Thang Vanuk has a shot saved by Wakefield goalkeeper Hayden Ingham during their division one football match at the Wakefield Domain.

The Nelson Suburbs derby match could go a long way to deciding the division one title this Saturday after the Suburbs Seals were held to a 1-1 draw against Marlborough Development.

Geldenhuys says final win 'unreal'

Ross Geldenhuys mingles with the Highlanders' fans after Saturday's thrilling Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Marlborough's Makos star reflects on incredible year that culminated in thrilling victory in Super Rugby final.

Nelson upset WOB to reclaim Noel Barton Trophy

WOB's Luca Roden hangs on to Nelson centre David Havili during their match at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

Nelson tore up the Car Company Nelson Bays division one rugby form book on their way to a stunning 28-26 upset win over playoff-bound Waimea Old Boys at Trafalgar Park on Saturday

Season over for Nelson Giants

Lindsay Tait of the Saints dribbles the ball with DeRonn Scott of the Giants during the NBL semi final basketball match between Wellington Saints and Nelson at the TSB Arena in Wellington on Saturday.

Like Stonehenge, Roswell and Flight MH370, Lindsay Tait remains a mystery to most of mankind.

Suburbs repeat the dose against Universities

Nelson Suburbs captain Ryan Stewart continued his good goal-scoring form, picking up a brace in their 4-2 win over Universities in Christchurch on Saturday.

Nelson Suburbs remain four points behind leaders Cashmere Technical after seeing off Universities 4-2 in Christchurch.

Plenty at stake for junior league players

Tasman Titans 15s co-captains Tyrion Rangi-Carew, left, and Maka Teahuru-Mahuika, centre, and Tasman Titans 17s captain Marvin Curry.

There will be more than just regional pride on the line when the Southern Zone districts rugby league tournament kicks off in Nelson on Monday.

Nelson Intermediate keeps title

The Nelson Intermediate School rugby league team celebrate after winning the Pro Brands Intermediate Rugby League Trophy final against Broadgreen Intermediate School on Thursday.

Nelson Intermediate saved their best performance for the final at the intermediate rugby league trophy at Broadgreen on Thursday.

Referees pulled after social media abuse

Referee Peter Cobeldick issues a red card to Suburbs defender Sam Miller in a previous clash with Richmond.

Nelson Bays Football takes hard stance against ref abuse on social media by not allocating any officials to division one games this Saturday.

Godzone sells out

The starting line of the 2015 Godzone adventure race at Fantail Falls, near Wanaka.

The Godzone adventure race has sold out in record time with 25 per cent of entries coming from international teams.

Suburban Silver get a Premier 1 reality check

Prices A goal defence Dayna Whiting attempts to gather a rebound during their Premier 1 netball game against Suburban Silver at Saxton Stadium.

It was a case of new round, same story for the leading Premier 1 pack.

Makos squad takes shape

Makos' skipper Shane Christie has made a timely return to top-level rugby and is expected to lead the team in 2015.

The 2015 edition of the Tasman Makos, the nation’s most talked about provincial rugby side, is taking shape.

Makos lose exciting winger for season

James Lowe in try-scoring action for the Makos.

The Tasman Makos have been struck a Lowe blow leading into their 2015 national provincial championship campaign with a key backline player ruled out for the season.

Nelson eye up Noel Barton Trophy

Waimea Old Boys first five Rohan Saifoloi gets monstered by Wanderers No 8 Jordan Harvey at Trafalgar Park.

Nelson are out of the championship race but there is plenty of incentive for them to perform against Waimea Old Boys on Saturday.

Suburbs get another crack at Universities

Nelson Suburbs forward Daniel Grimshaw in action during their 5-0 win over Universities at Saxton Field.

Round three of the Mainland Premier League begins this weekend but for Nelson Suburbs it's a case of "more of the same please".

Nothing less than title will satisfy Giants' Vukona

Mika Vukona has one weekend left in his Nelson Giants basketball career and he's hunting another national title.

Mika Vukona wraps up a long basketball career with the Nelson Giants this weekend. He wants a championship title as his last hurrah.

Nelson Cricket announce new head coach

New Nelson head coach Keith Brown played 247 first class games for County Cricket club Middlesex during his 16 year professional career.

Former Middlesex wicketkeeper Keith Brown has been announced as the new Nelson senior representative cricket coach.

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