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Close calls in the wet at sevens

Ella Christie of the Waimea Makos under-7s in action against Wanderers Gold during Saturday's Mikes Sevens Tournament at Greenmeadows.

Around 600 young players braved the wet conditions to produce some tight finishes in the finals of Saturday's 20th annual McDonalds Mikes Sevens tournament at Greenmeadows.

Tasman age group teams on song in Blenheim

Tasman under-19 centre Amos Pogia launches an attack in their win over Wellington.
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The Tasman under-19 rugby team beat their Wellington counterparts 41-33 while Tasman under-18 accounted for Tasman Maori 52-7 to cap a satisfying afternoon's work for both sides in Blenheim on Saturday.

Cancelled flight leaves Titans stranded

Tasman Titans #12 Sam Hedges in action against the Otago Whalers during the match at Tahunanui.

The Tasman Titans will have to wait for their shot at Canterbury after the team was left stranded at Nelson Airport on Saturday morning.

Griffins too strong for Canterbury Maori

Halfback James Lash, pictured here against Canterbury Country, scored two of the Tasman Griffins' six tries in their big win over Canterbury Maori.

The Car Company Tasman Griffins' up-tempo approach proved too much for Canterbury Maori as the Griffins secured a comfortable 43-20 South Island Championship rugby win in Christchurch on Saturday.

Suburbs end season on a winning note

Nelson Suburbs forward Daniel Grimshaw in action against Western during their Mainland Premier League football match at Saxton Field.

Nelson Suburbs have become the first Mainland Premier League club to reach the 500 points milestone.

Adams doesn't play ball

Students at Motueka High School had already gathered to meet Steven Adams when they were told he wouldn't be coming.

Motueka High School students let down by NBA star Steven Adams who failed to show for a visit.

Nelson College aim high

Nelson College captain Matt Tod-Smith in action during their division one football match against FC Nelson at Guppy Park.

Nelson College will carry the hopes of the region at the New Zealand secondary schools football championship this week.

Nelson set for Black Caps double header

Black Caps player Corey Anderson celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka player Mahela Jayawardene during Match 4 of the ANZ One Day International Cricket Series between New Zealand Black Caps and Sri Lanka at Saxton Oval earlier this year.

Nelson's summer of cricket just got twice as sweet.

Women shooters on target at Nelson closed champs

Rachel McLaren, left, and Louise Stevenson were the top two shooters at the Nelson closed championships.

Louise Stevenson and Rachel McLaren have clearly earned the respect of the local competitive shooting community.

Tasman nabs Hammett as assistant

Former All Black and ex-Hurricanses coach Mark Hammett has signed on as Tasman's new assistant coach.

Tasman has signed former Hurricanes coach and ex-All Black Mark Hammett as its new assistant coach.

Suburbs chase 500 point milestone

Nelson Suburbs forward Ben Wright needs to score just one more goal to take his Mainland Premier League career tally to 50.

Two significant milestone await AMI Nelson Suburbs if they can close out the season in the Wright way.

Adams admires Tall Blacks captain

Steven Adams at the New Zealand Basketball Academy camp at Saxton Stadium in Nelson.

Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams has revealed that Tall Blacks captain Mika Vukona is one of his favourite players.

Titans aim to make stricken leader proud

Phil Asi passes while in a Victory Phoenix tackle during a Tasman Rugby League match.

The Tasman Titans will run out against Canterbury searching for a performance stricken leader Phill Asi would be proud of.

Jacks, Richmond nail down top spots

Stoke B wing defence Dee Chibnall and Nelson College for Girls centre Charlotte Timms attempt to reel in a loose pass during their Premier 1 netball clash at Saxton Stadium.

Jacks and Richmond will enter the Premier 1 netball playoffs as top qualifiers.

Tasman Makos beat Manawatu for third straight win

Tasman winger Mitchell Scott attacks during the first half of their NPC rugby match against Manawatu in Blenheim.

The Tasman Makos have continued their impressive start to the national provincial championship rugby season after securing a decisive 41-14 win over Manawatu at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Thursday.

Makos surge past the Turbos

Mitchell Scott of the Tasman Makos is stopped by the Manawatu defence.

The Tasman Makos used an 11 minute second half scoring spurt to bank another five NPC points.

Willis, Matthews get job done video

New Zealand's Nick Willis, left, made it safely through his heat of the 1500m at the world athletics championships in Beijing.

Nick Willis and Julian Matthews both through to 1500m semis at world championships in Beijing.

Responsibility lies with banned coach

Suspended Marlborough Development coach Dave Turner acting as linesman during Saturdays match.

Nelson Suburbs president Graeme Duncan said his club should not be blamed for Marlborough Development's removal from the Tasman Trophy.

Griffins take on Canterbury Maori in Christchurch

Kim Bateman, seen here playing for Nelson in this year's Nelson Bays club competition, rejoins the Tasman Griffins on the wing.

Two pre-season rugby romps have been resigned to the scrap heap as the Car Company Tasman Griffins contemplate a much tougher opening South Island Championship assignment against Canterbury Maori in Christchurch on Saturday.

Going the distance for the good of the family

Early morning at Te Pukatea Bay, Abel Tasman National Park.

Long walk to be with family in Golden Bay.

Nelson triathletes set to be tested in Hawaii

Wayne Leighton, pictured racing in the Gibbs Hill Challenge in Golden Bay earlier this month is soon to swap the cold of a Nelson winter for the heat of Hawaii.

I've had endurance races on my mind.

Matthews up against world's best

Nelson's Julian Matthews lines up in the 1500m heats today at the world athletics championships.

Julian Matthews will line up against the best runners in the world in Beijing this afternoon in a heat that will include the top 1500m man on the planet.

Suburbs reach cup final

Nelson Suburbs First XI striker Wesley Olea celebrates after putting his team in front against FC Nelson during the Prices Charity Cup semifinal at Jubilee Park.

Nelson Suburbs used a more traditional method to book their place in the Prices Charity Cup - they won a match.

Nelson karters take top two places down south

Kevin Barker, left, Josh Bradley and Brendon Gridley all placed at the Southern Series kart championships last weekend.

Kartsport Nelson club-mates Brendon Gridley and Kevin Barker have completed a notable double after dominating their class at last weekend's Southern Series Championship.

Fonotia centre of attention

Tasman centre Kieron Fonotia, picured here during last Friday's win over Bay of Plenty, has been in fine early season form.

 

Malneek moves another step closer to his ton

Robbie Malneek, right, will make his 96th appearance for Tasman against Manawatu on Thursday.

Robbie Malneek moves a step closer to becoming the first player to play 100 games for the Tasman Makos.

Nelson woman calls stats at World Cup

Vicki Reid called statistics at the Netball World Cup in Sydney.

Stoke woman Vicki Reid has just returned from the Netball World Championship in Sydney where she operated as a statistician.

Marlborough Development tossed from Tasman Trophy

Marlborough Development look likely to be left out in the cold from Nelson Bays Football's Tasman Trophy semi-finals.

Marlborough’s flagship football side may have had their season cut short, going from the high of a quarter final win to the low of being tossed out of the Tasman Trophy competition three days later.

Netball competition down to the wire

Jacks OPD midcourter Anna Miles in action against Prices A at Saxon Stadium.

All will be revealed in the final round of the Premier 1 netball competition.

NCG on qualification quest

Nelson College for Girls goal attack Abbey Franklin beats Waimea College goal keep Louise Walker to the ball during their Premier 1 netball match at Saxton Stadium.

The qualifying quest for the New Zealand secondary schools netball championship begins in Timaru on Monday.

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