Giants eventually secure hard-earned 83-75 win at home to remain unbeaten in NBL after four games.
With a new board, new sponsors, an expanded Premier 1 grade, there is plenty of excitement ahead of the new netball season.
Professional coaches from Scottish club Rangers were in Nelson this week, giving lessons to more than 80 young football players.
Nelson women win twice on opening day of Women's Basketball Championship
Waimea Old Boys could complete an unbeaten opening phase of club rugby when they host Nelson at Jubilee Park.
Three Former Nelson College First XV players have been named in the initial 31-player squad for the New Zealand Under-20 team.
When Nelson Suburbs Sam Ayers lines up against Halswell United on Saturday it will mark 10 years since his debut against the same opposition.
Age group championship for Nelson multisport athlete
Greenacres golfer Ryan Chisnall finished the qualifying phase of the New Zealand amateur championships tied for second.
Greenacres' Ryan Chisnall fired a two-under 68 to finish tied for second after the first round of the New Zealand men's amateur golf championships in Auckland.
Nelson boxer Bailey Orlowski won the youth light heavyweight title at the South Island novice champs.
Nelson College's Bailey Banks won the 12-14 years 125cc title at the National Junior Motocross Championships near Te Kuiti on the weekend.
Tasman swimmer Sam McKenzie has broken a New Zealand age group record in Australia.
Over 50 primary school-aged youngsters were put through their paces at the Farmlands Mini Makos rugby camp.
With the bye this weekend, and all teams getting Anzac Day off, TRL leaders the Wanderers Wolves are in the unfortunate situation where they won't play again until May 2.
Nelson Giants import Mckenzie Moore is his own harshest critic.
Jordan Spieth is the new kid on the block but will already be aware that the game affords no-one any favours.
The Stoke Rugby Club is helping to keep the region's young players on the ball
Basketballers building teams for today and tomorrow
Nelson's Jaydene Nepia and Stella Hampton each set New Zealand records and won gold at the Christchurch City Weightlifting competition.
Wanderers Wolves remain top of the TRL table after beating defending champions Richmond Rabbits 28-16 on Saturday.
Tasman's golfers struggled on a tight Coringa course at last week's South Island age group golf championships and junior interprovincials in Christchurch.
The Tasman Rugby Union announced a surplus of almost half a million dollars at their AGM on Monday.
Karen Fulton's disappointment quickly turned into joy on Saturday.
There were goals galore in the opening round of the Nelson Pine Industries division one football season.
The final pass was the only thing lacking as AMI Nelson Suburbs were held to a goalless draw against Western.
Trael Joass is commanding a significant on-field presence this season.
Dougal Thorburn and Sally Gibbs won their first national mountain running titles in Nelson on Saturday.
Another 200-plus field finished their 5km run or 3km walk, 14km cycle then four length swim at the McFadden McMeeken Phillips Lawyers Nelson Women's Triathlon.
After seven years searching for an opponent, Christchurch's Sunshine Football team for disabled children came to Saxton Field to play a mini-tournament.