Smith loses in 500th match for NZ

Val Smith and the New Zealand women's triple lost all three matches on Wednesday.

Tough day for NZ women's triple.

Nelson well beaten by Otago BHS

Nelson College offspinner Josh Simpson took two big Otago scalps.

 Nelson receive reality check after a heavy third round loss to Otago BHS.

Clarke unbeaten on day two

Tasman's Lizzie Neale scored an impressive 6 and 4 win over Manawatu-Wanganui's Lily Griffin.

 Neale grabs her first Toro win as Clarke leads the way in New Plymouth.

Murray back in CD side

Nelson spin bowler Felix Murray is ultimately chasing national re-selection.

Nelson spin bowler Felix Murray has again been recognised with CD selection.

Toughest year of her life video

Mountainbiker Zoe Nathan, 14, has returned to the sport after being diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and ...

Mountain biker Zoe Nathan was stretching on the floor when her mother first noticed the lump.

Blackjacks dominate World Bowls

New Zealand's Shannon McIlroy won his opening three singles matches at the world bowls championships.

 Blackjacks start well in Christchurch.

Opening day losses for Tasman at Toro

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - JULY 29:  Y.E. Yang of Korea plays his shot from the fourth tee during the second round of the 2016 ...

Tasman have started this year's Toro interprovincial campaign with two losses.

CBHS pip St Kentigern in thriller

Opener Sandy Heard top scored for Christchurch Boys' High with 74.

 CBHS edge St Kentigern at Gillette Cup finals.

Nelson College bounce back with win

Nelson College batsman Nic Clark, shown here in action against Marlborough BC, scored an unbeaten half century against HIBS.

Nelson College have beaten Hutt International Boys School by 81-runs at Lincoln.

Strong efforts from Tasman athletes

Motueka High School's Izzy Neal narrowly missed a successful title defence in the junior girls' 400m.

Strong efforts from Tasman athletes at the weekend's New Zealand secondary schools athletics championships.

Morrison and Lockie take out main titles

Cameron Jones was the first paddler home in Sunday's 2016 KayakHQ Queen and King of the Bay ocean surf ski race.

Tasman Bay produced ideal ocean surf ski racing conditions for Sunday's 2016 KayakHQ Queen and King of the Bay.

Jingle all the way

Oscar and Evie Dykzeul of Nelson, seven and three years old respectively, at the start of last year's Jingle Bells Jog.

The annual Jingle Bells Jog and Santa Walk will be held on Sunday.

Nelson College lost opening day thriller

Nelson College spinner Felix Murray conceded just nine runs off 10 overs.

Nelson College have fallen just short of an epic win on day one of the First X1 Cup cricket tournament.

Hartland shines in CBHS win

Christchurch Boys' High opened the national schoolboy finals with a victory.

 Christchurch Boys' open with win.

Tasman need a 'nasty' streak

Tasman United defender Daniel Allan pinches the ball off Eastern Suburbs midfielder Sam Burfoot.

Poor finishing and soft defending costs Tasman United against Eastern Suburbs

Harwood still No 1

Takaka's Hamish Harwood, pictured representing New Zealand in Italy in September.

Hamish Harwood would be the first to tell you he's a long way short of being fully fit, but he was still good enough to get the job done at the Auckland Motocross Championships.

All White extends MLS contract

San Jose Earthquakes defender Kip Colvey in action during their MLS clash against the Colorado Rapids.

All Whites defender Kip Colvey will remain at the San Jose Earthquakes for another year.

Tasman fall to league leaders

Tasman United's James Hoyt with some strong defending.

Eastern Suburbs score two late goals to beat Tasman United.

Motueka beaten in Condor semis

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Motueka High School's Risi Pouri-Lane in action during the Tasman club ...

Motueka High School suffered a tight semifinal loss to Hamilton Girls High School at the Condor Sevens secondary schools tournament.

WTTU secure in final

Wakatu batsman Brad Smith has his middle stump removed by Albie Murray in Nelson College's four-wicket win at Victory ...

An unbeaten half century by Ben Hazlett helped steer Nelson College to a four wicket win over Wakatu.

Confidence boost for United Youth

Alex Connor-McClean celebrates with Tasman United team-mates Thang Thang Vanuk and Van Roland Hlawn Ceu after scoring a ...

It may have taken seven rounds but Tasman United have finally unlocked their potential in the National Youth League, beating Eastern Suburbs 4-1.

Bond blitzes field

Rower Hamish Bond and cyclist George Bennett at Nelson Airport ahead of the Abel Tasman Cycle Classic.

A coffee overload fuelled Olympic rower turned cyclist Hamish Bond at the inaugural Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge.

Squance holds off Olympian

Tony Dodds, pictured during the men's triathlon at the Rio Olympics, competed at the Port Nelson Sea Swim Series.

Olympic triathlete Tony Dodds threatened to upset Hayden Squance's unbeaten record over a 900m course from the Nelson Yacht Club ramp.

Tasman end Toro with loss

New Zealand's Luke Toomey during his third round of two-under 70 in the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Incheon, ...

 Tasman have lost to Southland in their final match at the Toro men's interprovincial golf tournament.

Four bronzes for Blackjacks

Jo Edwards won a bronze medal at the world bowls championships after losing her singles semifinal in Christchurch.

Jo Edwards was pipped for a place in the World Bowls gold medal game by a Scot's brilliant shot.

Globetrotting striker brings the crowd

Tasman United striker Nicolas Abot in action against Waitakere United at Trafalgar Park.

He's played professionally in five different countries and now Nicolas Abot has become an instant hit with the Tasman fans.

Godfrey new Canty Rugby boss

Hamish Riach, pictured, will be full-time chief executive of the Crusaders with Nathan Godfrey handling Canterbury Rugby ...

Phoenix's Nathan Godfrey named Canterbury Rugby CEO.

Tasman face in-form Eastern Suburbs

Coey Turipa will start in goal against Eastern Suburbs

Tasman United and Eastern Suburbs tell a tale of two contrasting defences.

Wilson a big Dragons' improver

Canterbury defender Andreas Wilson has become a vital member of the side.

 Andreas Wilson now a vital figure for Canterbury United.

Shipping up to Boston

Robbie Malneek of Tasman fends Tomasi Alosio of Wellington during the 2015 NPC season.

Robbie Malneek played more than 100 games for the Tasman Makos. But now the experienced fullback is carving out a career in the United States.

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