Buller insist venue for historic Hawke Cup cricket defence in Westport will be ready for North Otago's challenge.
Saturday's Hotel South Island super saloon camps might be the first Shane Carey has missed in 30 seasons.
The Hope women's team preserved their unbeaten record when the Nelson NBS interclub A ladies' tennis league resumed on Tuesday for the second half of the season.
Six stitches to a head wound means Canterbury United keeper Coey Turipa is in doubt for Sunday's top of the table game with champions Auckland City.
The Stoke Bowling Club picked up both the men's and women's Bowls Nelson champion-of-champions pairs titles at the weekend.
Nelson Formula 1 powerboat driver Julian Stilwell is expecting tough competition at the final national series leg at Lake Rotoiti.
Tasman Rugby League hopes to cash in on Warriors buzz.
Sam McKenzie and Cassie Hagan each won 13 gold medals to help the Tasman Swim Club to a convincing points win at the Swimming Nelson Marlborough age group championships in Nelson at the weekend.
Marlborough proved too strong for Nelson in the weekend's junior Blair Cup tennis fixture.
Robin Reid ducks under two hours in the Lakes to Sea cycle race.
Experienced D-League centre Ben Strong becomes Nelson Giants' second import.
Waimea College pairs win two medals at NZ secondary schools beach volleyball championships.
Sam Blenkinsop becomes the first male rider to win the Dodzy Memorial Enduro twice.
Despite his car being left a blackened mess, Nelson Tigers' Shane Harwood kept on racing on Sunday night.
Paced by Julian Matthews, William Wallace responded with the fastest 800m race of his life.
The Hawkes Bay Hawkeyes have won their first Teams Champs title.
No-one could match the speed of Nelson's primary skaters on the Timaru international level banked track this weekend.
Athletic College Old Boys couldn't match Saturday's high as they were eventually undone by Napier Tech Old Boys in Sunday's Central Districts club cricket final in Palmerston North.
while the Nelson women got their second hurry-up from Marlborough in two weeks
The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.
The Teams Champs semifinalists have been found.
Some of New Zealand's slickest and quickest drag racers were in action in Motueka on Saturday.
Nelson's Athletic College Old Boys will meet Napier Tech in Sunday's Central District club cricket final after easing to a comfortable five-wicket win over Levin Old Boys in Palmerston North.
There were beers, tears and hundreds of riders shredding downhill to say goodbye to Kelly McGarry.
All Blacks great the headline act as 11 nations descend on New Zealand's premier adventure race.
Leanne Anderson has been named female rugby league volunteer of the year.
The Nelson Tigers have been decimated before the first race has even begun.
Waimea College looks to replicate indoor success when the NZ secondary schools beach volleyball champs begins this weekend.
Stoke-Nayland are becoming accustomed to winning tight contests after assuming the outright lead in Thursday's fourth round of the Car Company Nelson premier Twenty20 club cricket competition.
The Central Hinds are still a chance of reaching the Twenty20 final.