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Pines off to winning start

The Pines made a bright start to the latest edition of the Volleyball New Zealand club championships.

The Pines are off the mark at the Volleyball New Zealand club championships.

Smith to coach Nelson cricket team

New Nelson cricket coach Aldin Smith.

South African Aldin Smith has been appointed as Nelson Cricket's new head coach.

Star prop out as Banks returns

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Highlanders' front row find of the year ruled out injured, but playmaker Marty Banks is back for the semis.

Nelson win Perry Shield and Couper Shield

01062016 News : John Bisset/ FairfaxNZ.  Table tennis pictured is Hercules Cho of Timaru Boys High School

For the Perry Shield the senior representative team convincingly outplayed their counterparts 52-14.

1500m runner to skip opening ceremony

Julian Matthews says he will skip the opening ceremony at the Olympic Games.

Julian Matthews will delay his arrival into Olympic Games athletes village to avoid distraction.

Indoor bowls singles titles to Persico and McKenzie

Jean McKenzie has won the Nelson women's champion of champions singles title.

Johnny Persico and Jean McKenzie are this year's Nelson champion of champions indoor bowlers.

Tasman athletes soar in rankings

Cody Thomas competing in the heptathlon for the University of Alaska in Kansas, USA.

So far this year 11 Tasman athletes hold 28 top ten performances in New Zealand in 18 events.

Tasman Griffins squad named

Wanderers prop Drew Petelo is a new face in this year's Tasman Griffins' rugby squad.

The Tasman Griffins rugby selectors have named another strong lineup.

Coppins sets sights on world vets gallery

Josh Coppins jumping one of the table top jumps during the Nelson Motocross Championships held at MotoXpark in Wakefield.

Coaching may be his focus these days but former Grand Prix star Josh Coppins hasn't lost his speed on the bike.

Division one hockey finalists decided

Anita McLaren. The Black Sticks Womens Hockey team for the Rio Olympic Games announced in Auckland today. New Zealand. ...

The finalists have been decided for next Saturday's division one men's and women's Top of the South hockey titles.

Key showdown between Nelson College and Waimea Combined

Caleb Coventry will be back in action for Nelson College on Wednesday.

Some key attacking players are back for Wednesday's rugby clash between Nelson College and Waimea Combined Schools.

Nelson reclaim McCarthy Cup

Nelson's Pat O'Connor-Leys, left, and Marlborough's Matt Brydon scramble for possession during their McCarthy Cup ...

The Nelson men's A hockey team have reclaimed the McCarthy Cup.

Cross country runners hit form ahead of nationals

Women's U18 short course winner Bridie Edwards of Nelson in action during the Wellington Cross Country Championships.

Athletics Nelson runners are aiming for medals at the upcoming New Zealand Cross Country Championships.

Wolves through to first TRL final

The Wanderers Wolves knocked out the defending champions, the Tahunanui Tigers, to reach their first TRL final.

Wolves knock out the defending champions to reach first TRL final, while Rabbits ease past Phoenix in other semi.

Tasman step away from chasing pack

Tasman United's Amelia Abbott scored in the team's 1-0 win over Universities.

Double success as Tasman United follow up Saturday's win over FC Twenty11 with another three points against Universities.

Coastal celebrate Pitts' 100th in style

Dan Terris, pictured playing for Canterbury United, scored in Cashmere Technical's 2-0 win over Ferrymead Bays.

 Coastal Spirit keep pressure on leaders Cashmere Technical.

Tasman prepare for life without Solomon Islands star

Atkin Kaua in action for Canterbury United during last season's national league.

Tasman United dealt early blow with confirmation midfielder Atkin Kaua is heading home to the Solomon Islands.

Relay setback for NZ runners

Lucy Sheat competes in the heats of the 100m at the world under-20 champs in Poland.

Marlborough sprinter Lucy Sheat and her New Zealand under-20 team mates experienced the ecstacy and agony of international athletics, all within five minutes, at the world championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. 

Suburbs overcome early setback

Striker Campbell Banks scored Nelson Suburbs' first goal in their 3-1 win over Western.

The danger was always there but Nelson Suburbs have avoided another Western catastrophe.

Waimea Combined lose to Timaru BHS

Waimea Combined fullback Matthew Stevenson scored two tries during Saturday's loss to Timaru BHS in Hanmer Springs.

Waimea Combined Schools have lost to Timaru BHS in Hanmer Springs.

Seals knocked out in first round

Nelson Suburbs reserves players form a wall to defend a freekick during their 2-1 win over Wakefield in the opening ...

Recently crowned division one champions bundled out in opening round of Price Charity Cup.

Wanderers win title in heart-stopper

Marist flanker Te Puoho Stephens tackles Wanderers' Steve Soper during Saturday's Nelson Bays division one rugby final ...

Wanderers claim second straight Nelson Bays rugby title in thrilling win over Marist at Trafalgar Park.

Kiwi cyclist gets new contract

Nelson cyclist George Bennett will continue to race for Dutch LottoNL-Jumbo until at least the end of 2018.

Solid performance in debut Tour de France leads to two-year extension with Dutch team for Nelson's George Bennett.

Marist win Tasman women's rugby title

Marist centre Fern Hoskin scores the winning try against Motueka High School.

 Marist women beat Motueka High School with last-minute try.

Tasman teams finish down the field

Tasman's Jordan Lindbom topscored with 20 points in their loss to Taranaki.

 Tasman teams finished down the field at the national age-group basketball championships.

Luff hat-trick sparks fightback

Tasman United's Briar Luff scored a hat-trick against FC Twenty11.

Briar Luff scored three goals as Tasman United fought back to beat FC Twenty11 4-2

MacDonald takes up French contract

Quentin MacDonald, pictured in action for the Makos, is off to play his rugby in France.

 A familiar face will be missing from the middle of the Tasman Makos' front row when the national provincial rugby championship kicks off next month.

Tasman to playoff for 11th place

Tasman's Jordan Lindbom scored a game high 24 points in their New Zealand under-19 basketball championships match ...

Tasman suffer frustrating loss at national under-19 men's basketball tournament.

Shooting star makes tournament team

Tali Uia, pictured in action for Nelson College for Girls, was named in the Netball NZ under-17 championships tournament ...

Nelson's Tali Uia makes Netball NZ under-17 championships tournament team.

McLaren: Bring on Rio

Black Sticks star Anita McLaren trains in the lead-up to the Olympic Games.

Anita McLaren says she will take a leaf out of Kelsey Smith's book and "play with confidence."

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