The Tasman Makos produced a solid second half performance to seal a tight 31-25 preseason rugby win over an Otago XV at Nelson's Trafalgar Park on Saturday.
Anchor Engineering Tahunanui Tigers have broken a six year drought to secure their first ever Tasman Rugby League title, edging the Victory Phoenix 30-22 in Saturday's grand final.
He may have been asking advice for things to see and do during a holiday in Nelson, but Phoenix coach's No 1 priority is finding a gun goal-scorer.
The Tasman Makos will field a significantly stronger lineup for Saturday's preseason rugby clash with an Otago XV at Nelson's TrafalgarPark.
Sport has a way of making us transcend our normal limitations and expectations.
Four men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of $30 million in gaming fraud.
After three years of Richmond Rabbits dominance, it is time for a new conqueror to emerge.
The secret weapon, Jodi Hikuroa-Jeffrey, has struck again.
The Tasman Makos' 2015 ITM Cup rugby squad now has another champion Highlander in its midst following the signing of fullback Trent Renata.
After spending most of the season riding shotgun Nelson Suburbs want a turn in the driver's seat.
Tasman under-19 representative rugby squad 2015
Shirley Boys High School's shock 21-0 win over previously unbeaten St Andrews College last Saturday hasn't done Nelson College any favours with just two regular season rounds of the UC Championship secondary schools rugby competition remaining.
It's only preseason, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.
Nelson Netball is reviving its senior representative team after several years' absence.
For three years Nelson's Premier 1 netball has been about two teams -- Jacks OPD and Richmond Glass.
The past eight weeks has seen 20 hardy Nelson Lawn tennis players leave the comfort of their homes and face the near freezing winter nights to compete for the club's mens' doubles championship.
Nelson's Alex Coombs-King now has a third world underwater hockey title in her sights.
Five students from Collingwood Area School recently competed at the New Zealand secondary schools area schools sports tournament in Whanganui, helping Top of the South to third place overall.
The division one creditials of Sprig & Fern Tahuna will be tested when they meet Nelson College Academy in the opening round of the Tasman Trophy this Saturday.
The fear of failure is what strives Gracie Kroos to be perfect on the floor.
In considering the Tasman Makos' best players from the past decade, it would be tempting perhaps to simply list the 2014 team as the standard-bearer. That's it - done deal.
Nelson got its Netball Mainland under-15 championship off to the perfect start on Sunday, beating both Marlborough and Mid Canterbury 2 to progress through to the next phase of the tournament.
Nayland College, fourth in New Zealand in 2013 and 2011, has taken a major step on its basketball development pathway with the launch of the Nayland Basketball Academy.
Elite Ironman competitor Britta Martin has a big dream, and that is success at the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October.
Nelson racer Nevil Basalaj has overcome huge odds to win the final southern round of the 2015 ENZED Offroad Racing Championship, the Ruff'n'Tuff 250 in Hancock Forest near Dovedale.
The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.
A seismic shock was delivered in the Tasman Rugby League semifinals on Saturday with top qualifiers Wanderers Wolves and three-time champions Richmond Rabbits both missing out on a place in the grandfinal.
Superstock and stockcar drivers will be busy if the Nelson Speedway Association can put all its plans in place.
There were few surprises in Richmond on Saturday as Nelson College eased to a comfortable 59-5 UC Championship secondary schools rugby win over Waimea College.
The Nelson A representative table tennis team has retained the Perry Shield following a 46-20 win over Marlborough at Saxton Stadium on Saturday.