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Suburbs seal the deal, eventually

Nelson College Academy's Van CenHrang, left, and Nelson Suburbs Seals player Sean Morris dual for the ball during their division one football match at the Broads.

It took a second half penalty and a late strike from Riley Haymes but the Suburbs Seals eventually saw off Nelson College Academy in the battle of the division one new boys.

Suburbs match cancelled

Surface flooding at the edge of the Saxton Field football pitch.

Nelson Suburbs have been left frustrated after their round eight match against Universities was cancelled right before kickoff.

Nelson on the board

Stoke prop Kendall Hodson drags a Central; defender with him on his way to the tryline in the Tasman Trophy round on Saturday.

Nelson and Marlborough senior sides square off in Tasman Trophy round.

Jacks edge preseason tournament

Jacks goal shoot Hannah Mead in action during the Geraldine Hodgson tournament final against Prices at Saxton Stadium.

Early bragging rights went to Jacks after they held on 22-21 to win the Geraldine Hodgson A grade final at Saxton Stadium on Sunday.

Suburbs go second

Atkin Kaua scored his fifth goal of the season as Nelson Suburbs beat Christchurch United 2-0 on Saturday.

It wasn't pretty but it was a case of "job done" as AMI Nelson Suburbs held off last place Christchurch United 2-0 at ASB Football Park on Saturday.

Winning start for Nelson College

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Nelson College took care of business on Saturday to kickstart their campaign on a winning note.

A grade basketball at home base

Finn Delany will be back in Nelson College colours during the senior club basketball season.

Jack Robins Stadium to host top level club games on Sundays.

Giants stand alone in first as Rams sent packing

Nelson players DeRonn Scott and Mckenzie Moore celebrate a basket during their NBL win over the Canterbury Rams at Nelson's Saxton Stadium.

Nelson Giants on top of NBL ladder after 92-83 win over Canterbury Rams on Friday.

Nelson judo players earn Oceania medals

Nelson's Mark Brewer (white) competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. He won a silver medal in the teams event at the 2015 Oceania judo championships in New Caledonia.

Nelson's Commonwealth Games judoka Mark Brewer rated his debut in the 90kg class as a success after a silver medal in the teams event at the Oceania championships.

Champs split to create competition

Tasman's Tim Kerr and Federal's Gene Cooper in action during last year's men's division one final hockey game held at Saxton Turf.

In a bid to create a more competitive hockey competition, last year's champions Federal will field two men's teams in 2015.

Ifill passes knowledge on

Alex Gill participates in a training drill at the Paul Ifill Football Academy at Trafalgar Park.

Former Wellington Phoenix star Paul Ifill has just commenced the second term of his Nelson-based football academy.

Suburbs target all six points

Nelson Suburbs player Ross McPhie in action during an earlier round match against Western at Saxton Field.

Nelson Suburbs have another double header to contend with this weekend, with an away trip to Christchurch United on Saturday and a home fixture against Universities on Monday.

Cyclists fall short of national titles

Tasman Wheelers rider Daniel Reid finished second in the under-17 boys road race at the Club Road National Champs in Napier.

The Tasman Wheelers and Cycling Nelson riders won seven medals at the Club Road National Championships.

Idaho pathway for Roberts

Gracie Roberts will head to North Idaho junior college as the next step on her basketball pathway.

Nelson Sparks and Junior Tall Ferns guard signs for season with North Idaho Lady Cardinals.

Tasman Trophy cross-overs

Waimea Old Boys' Sam Winsloe and Nelson first five Robbie Malneek will be hoping for victory against their rivals from over the Whangamoas on Saturday.

The Nelson Bays and Marlborough club rugby teams lock horns on Saturday in the opening round of Tasman Trophy crossover matches.

Crusaders launch academy in Nelson

Crusaders Academy coordinator Chris Goodman, centre, with players Curtis Pedersen-Line, left and Fletcher Matthews at Trafalgar Park.

The Crusaders have launched the country's first Super Rugby aligned academy in Nelson.

Anderson Memorial always popular

Last years guest rider Josh Coppins winner of the Pre75, Open 4 stroke and Ray Anderson Memorial Trophy with the Cheney 350 that Tony Brown from Christchurch supplied.

Club stalwart served motorcycling for more than 50 years.

Nelson College make early statement

Nelson College goalkeeper Cameron Thomas concede just single goal during a secondary schools tournament in Wellington.

Nelson College returns from preseason tournament in Wellington with seven wins from seven matches.

Logan's unlucky break

Nelson rider Logan Clarke, 13, broke eight bones after crashing in the 14 year boys final at the National BMX Championships in Christchurch.

He wanted a national BMX title but Nelson rider Logan Clarke came home with eight broken bones instead.

Nelson teams will be a challenge

Former Marlborough Boys' College star first XV player TC Campbell will be one to watch when he takes to the field for Nelson Club in the Tasman Trophy competition.

It’s business time in the Tasman Trophy this weekend when Marlborough teams lock horns with their mates from over the Whangamoas.

Kart drivers race for Jase

Brandon Dove and Ben Stilborn, both of Nelson, battle for second place during the 125 max junior race during the Jason Richards Grand Prix at the Redwood Valley kart track on Sunday.

The life of Kart Sport Nelson's favourite son, the late Jason Richards, was remembered on the weekend with a special race dedicated in his honour.

Top three finish for Garin adventure racers

The Garin College senior girls team of Julia Froeling, Olivia Wilbourne, Meriana Haldane and Amy Coulton finished third place at the New Zealand secondary schools adventure racing championship in Hawke's Bay.

The Garin College senior girls team of Julia Froeling, Olivia Wilbourne, Meriana Haldane and Amy Coulton finished third place at the Go-4-12 adventure race championship.

Sheepdog trials a sport worth saving

Waimea Sheep Dog Trial Club president Eleanor Greenhough with her dogs Mac and Whizz at the sheep dog trials held near Wakefield.

Farmers and their trusty sidekicks at annual sheepdog trials fear the rural art is a "dying sport".

The art of deciding under pressure

Decision time follows for Marist as halfback Shaun Begg tackles Nelson #3 Inoke Latu during Saturday's match at Trafalgar Park.

OPINION: Decision making is one of those terms that coaches and commentators like to throw around so I thought it would be worthwhile to focus on what it actually means.

Tap tops Top of the South tournie

The team from Tapawera Area School who won the Top of the South Area Schools tournament in Murchison. Photo: Susan Fenemor

Despite having a younger and less experienced team, Tapawera Area School won the Top of the South Area Schools tournament.

NCG crew fourth at sailing champs

The Nelson College for Girls crew of Celia Bellami, Laura Harding, Melanie Burt, Kaitlin Turner, Grace Chittenden and Luca Ware at the New Zealand secondary schools teams sailing regatta at Lake Taupo

The Nelson College for Girls sailing crew has finished fourth place at the New Zealand secondary schools teams championship on Lake Taupo.

New season dawns for Nelson, Waimea

Fullback Tima Faingaanuku will captain the Nelson College first XV in this season's UC Championship.

The Press Cup has been rebranded to the UC Championship. Phillip Rollo previews Nelson and Waimea Colleges ahead of the 2015 season.

Roles reversed in round two

Nelson Suburbs first XI player Hayden Nunn pulls his shirt over his head in frustration after missing a penalty kick during his team's 4-1 loss to Nelson College at Saxton Field.

FreshChoice Richmond and Nelson Suburbs were brought back down to earth on Saturday, with both sides suffering convincing defeats.

Giants lose Vukona to Italian job

Mike Pero Nelson Giants forward Mika Vukona  has signed a short term contract to play in Italy.

Mika Vukona gone for four to six weeks after Italian club comes calling.

Questions asked after no show

Victory Phoenix player Rangi Ngaruhe slips away from the Tahunanui Tigers during their match at Tahunanui Field on Saturday.

Richmond Rabbits coach Deon Charles says questions need to be asked after the Wairau Taniwha defaulted Saturday's game due to insufficient player numbers.

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