Nelson riders on the world stage

Enduro mountainbike rider Anka Martin.

Nelson's mountainbike trails are among the best in the world and so too are the riders.

Another tough road trip awaits Falcons

Nelson Marlborough Falcons player Omar Guardiola has been handed his first start for the team.

Omar Guardiola has been handed his first start of the season as the Nelson Marlborough Falcons aim to make it two-from-two.

Nelson quartet heading to Kona

Carol Cooper, left, Britta Martin, Wayne Leighton, Eileen Searle are ready for Kona.

Four Nelson triathletes face one of their biggest challenges when they take on the lava fields of Kona in the Ironman World Championships on Sunday.

Tasman Makos break drought

Taranaki's Mitchell Croswell taken in a tackle by Tasman's Shane Christie.

All Tasman eyes will now focus on Pukekohe on Saturday after the Makos secured a record 35-17 NPC win over Taranaki.

Tasman bounce back in style

Taranaki's Angus Ta'avao attempts to break through the Tasman defence during his side's 35-17 loss in New Plymouth.

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

Lis on target for Falcons

Coastal Spirit forward Josh Lis, in action against Nelson Suburbs during their Mainland Premier League match at Saxton Field.

Joshua Lis has made an instant impact on his return to the Nelson Marlborough Falcons.

Richmond import gets national league gig

Ben Harris in action for Richmond Athletic.

Team Wellington have snapped up Richmond Athletic's Ben Harris for the upcoming ASB Premiership season.

Mitch Hunt comes home to Makos

Mitchell Hunt, pictured here playing for New Zealand against England in the U20 World Cup final, is returning to Nelson.

Former Nelson College star Mitchell Hunt is coming home, after signing a three-year deal with the Tasman Rugby Union.

Nelson club cricket under way this weekend

Allrounder Josh Clarkson will be expected to play a key role for Athletic College Old Boys this season.

The 2015-16 Car Company Nelson premier men's club cricket season starts tomorrow with the opening round of two-day matches.

Nelson teams working hard at national hockey tournaments

Nelson age group hockey teams continue their national tournament campaigns.

A crucial 2-0 win over Marlborough has meant middle eight qualification for Nelson after day three of the primary schoolgirls Collier Trophy hockey tournament in Palmerston North.

Black Sticks and India level after two tests

Kane Russell, the Black Sticks' solitary goalscorer in their loss to India in Nelson on Wednesday.

India level their four-test series after beating Black Sticks 3-1

Tasman prop cops one-week ban

Tasman's South African prop Ross Geldenhuys has copped a one-week ban.

Ross Geldenhuys handed suspension for striking a player during loss to Canterbury last weekend.

Volunteers needed for Black Caps games

Volunteers at the 2015 Cricket World Cup earlier this year in Nelson.

Sport Tasman are calling for cricket fans to volunteer at Black Caps matches at Saxton Oval this summer.

Black Sticks too good in Nelson

Kane Russell shows desperation in a tangle with an Indian player during the Black Sticks' win in Nelson on Tuesday.

Black Sticks men and women both win in Nelson on a good day for NZ hockey

Nelson primary schools hockey teams struggle at national tournaments

Nelson's primary schools hockey teams are struggling at nationals.

Nelson have suffered two opening day losses at the Hatch Cup primary schoolboys hockey tournament in Timaru.

'Meen Hands' means business

Kali Meehan, left and son Willis Meehan in Nelson to promote their up coming boxing fights.

Kali "Meen Hands" Meehan visits Nelson ahead of his much-anticipated boxing bout against Joseph Parker in Auckland next week.

Horror start to season for Small

Bevan Small bowled a solitary delivery for the Stags before suffering a dislocated shoulder in Napier on Tuesday.

Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.

Canterbury confirm Kaua capture

Atkin Kaua celebrates scoring a goal during the Nelson Marlborough Falcons versus Wanderers SC ASB Youth League football match at Trafalgar Park.

Canterbury United have confirmed the capture of Nelson schoolboy football star Atkin Kaua.

Gymnasts find their rhythm

Renee McCrae competes in Level 7 Rhythmic at the NZ National Gymsports Championships, Trusts Arena.

Rhythmic gymnast Renee Macrae led the way for a Nelson one, two, three finish at the national championships.

Smooth sailing in Australia

The Nelson College for Girls composite sailing team is from left; Jessica Cameron, Luca Ware, Phoebe King, Melanie Burt, Grace Chittenden and Alice Overend.

The Nelson College for Girls composite sailing team has returned from Australia with second place in the inter-dominion secondary schools team championships.

Waimea unable to crack top eight

The Waimea College senior A girls basketball team finished 14th at the New Zealand secondary schools championship.

Waimea College's pre-tournament target of reaching the top eight has fallen short at the NZ secondary schools basketball champs.

Reeve makes strong start

Brook Reeve (No.58) finished the opening round of the NZ Formula First Championship in second place.

Brook Reeve has demonstrated he's a strong championship contender after the opening round of the New Zealand Formula First championship at Manfeild.

Dutch coach Oltmans now at helm on Indian men's hockey team

Indian hockey coach Roelant Oltmans organises his players during Monday's training session at Nelson's Saxton Turf.

India's national men's hockey coach Roelant Oltmans is determined that South Island enthusiasts get to see something of his players' unique skill-set over the coming week.

Hedges picked for NZ Universities

Sam Hedges of the Richmond Rabbits in action during their Tasman Rugby League round two match against the Tahunanui Tigers at Trafalgar Park.

Sam Hedges has been selected in the New Zealand Universities and Tertiary Students rugby league squad.

Young star starts to shine

Roma Edwards, 13, at her family motocross track in Upper Moutere.

Roma Edwards bounced back from a broken leg to finish second at the South Island secondary schools motocross champs.

Call for clubs to support national bid

Nelson Marlborough Falcons coach Mark Johnston.

Falcons coach Mark Johnston wants the region's football clubs to support a bid for a senior men's national league team.

Anita Punt looking forward to home test against Argentina

Anita Punt is excited about the prospect of playing in front of friends and family in the Black Sticks' third hockey test against Argentina in Nelson on Tuesday.

Tonight's hockey test between the Black Sticks and Argentina women's teams at Nelson's Saxton Turf marks a significant milestone in Anita Punt's international career.

Tasman and Nelson swimmers medal at nationals

Tasman swimmer Caitlin Delany won four gold medals at the South Island championships.

Thirty swimming clubs from around the South Island converged on Dunedin last weekend to compete in the newly formatted South Island Championship.

Argentinian backs up Masters Games success with duathlon win

Zoe King had one of the fastest bike rides in Sunday's duathlon.

Argentinian Andres Di Leo repeated his success in last week's Masters Games cross triathlon, winning Sunday's duathlon at Rabbit Island.

Nelson teams secure wins at NZ road relay champs

Derek Shaw led the Athletics Nelson men's 60s team to victory at the NZ road relay championships.

Teams with the youngest and oldest runners captured titles for Athletics Nelson at Saturday's New Zealand road relay championships in Christchurch.

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