Cowan signs with Stags

Jimmy Cowan speaks after being presented his cap after his 100th game for Southland in 2012.

Jimmy Cowan joins Southland for the 2016 national provincial championship season.

Hawkins, Kumwenda tipped to stay with Tactix

The Tactix are determined to hold onto Malawi shooter Mwai Kumwenda.

Sue Hawkins and Mwai Kumwenda could be staying at Tactix.

Bennett enters big time at Tour de France

George Bennett will be rubbing shoulders with the best climbers in the world at the Tour de France.

George Bennett will soon begin his first assault on the Tour de France.

250 not out for Mannering

Simon Mannering will be remembered as one of the Warriors greatest ever players when he eventually moves on.

Simon Mannering has never been one to want attention, but he won't be able to avoid it on Saturday.

Suburbs prepare to face former Phoenix star

Former Wellington Phoenix defender Ben Sigmund, right, will add some star power to Sunday's Mainland Premier League ...

Ben Sigmund adds star power to Nelson Suburbs' must-win Mainland Premier League clash against Cashmere Technical.

Another fight for survival awaits Waimea

Waimea College goal attack Kalyssa Rasmussen beats Richmond goal keep Janneke Patterson to the ball during their premier ...

Dramatic end to first round as Prices A stumble and Prices Black avoid the drop.

Quadrangular Trophy on the line next week

Captain and first five-eighth Willy Havili will be attempting to lead Nelson College to consecutive Quadrangular Trophy ...

The Moascar Cup is being put on hold as Nelson College prepare to defend the Quadrangular Trophy.

Strange ready to put disappointment behind him

Tasman's Quinten Strange promotes the ball in New Zealand's big win over Australia during their fifth place playoff at ...

Young Tasman lock Quinten Strange now knows about the fine line between success and failure in international rugby.

Three teams chasing one playoff spot

Nelson fullback Tima Faingaanuku tackles  Marist's James Hawkey during their Tasman Trophy semifinal clash at Trafalgar Park.

 A tight struggle remains for Nelson Bays' bottom three club rugby teams.

Harwood ready for world junior open water champs

Talya Harwood trains at the Richmond Aquatic Centre for the world open water swimming championships in the Netherlands.

 Talya Harwood has been forced indoor as she completes her preparations for next month's junior world open water championships.

Nayland College still champs

Nayland College's James Peters, left, Tayla Nesbitt and Connor Nesbitt took out the 2016 Tasman secondary schools table ...

Nayland College have won their second straight Tasman secondary schools table tennis title.

Rabbit Island sparking plenty of debate

Competitors get started on the short duathlon during April's Shoe Clinic Mountainbike Duathlon Series event at Rabbit Island.

Submissions on the Rabbit Island Reserve Management Plan are due in a week's time.

Satisfying win for Tasman

Lock Shannon Frizell, shown here in his Marist strip, was one of Tasman's stand-out performers.

The Tasman Makos High Performance XV have secured a gratifying first up win against their Counties-Manukau counterparts.

Moascar Cup still secure in Nelson

Nelson College prop Teu Sami takes the short route through the Shirley BHS defence.

Nelson College aren't letting go of the Moascar Cup just yet.

McCone to add experience to CD

Canterbury bowler Ryan McCone is shifting north to Central Districts for this season.

Ryan McCone will be one of the older heads at Central Districts.

Thompson seeking finals reward

Anna Thompson shoots a goal during the Tactix first game in the competition against the Mystics in 2008.

Mainland Tactix gunning for win and a trans-Tasman netball league finals spot.

Nelson easily retain McNabb Trophy

Lloyd Bellis was part of Nelson's winning McNabb Trophy team against Marlborough.

Nelson's top indoor bowls team has easily retained the McNabb Trophy with a huge win over Marlborough.

McCone gives CD more depth

Canterbury paceman Ryan McCone has trekked north to join Central Districts for next summer.

There is one new face at Central Districts for next summer.

Bauer misses selection for Tour

Jack Bauer spent almost nine months away from competition after a crash at the 2015 Tour de France.

Kiwi cyclist won't ride fourth straight Tour de France after being left out of team's nine-man line-up.

Makos HP side named

Vernon Fredericks will lead the Makos High Performance XV against Counties on Wednesday.

An exciting, talent-laden Tasman Makos High Performance XV has been named to play their Counties counterparts in Auckland on Wednesday.

Tasman ease past Stoke for club hockey win

Toby Bowden scored two goals in Tasman's big win over Stoke.

Tasman eased to a 6-2 Nelson division one men's hockey win over Stoke at Saxton Turf on Saturday.

Crotty unlikely, but Read ready

Injured All Black Ryan Crotty watches his Crusaders team-mates at training. He is set to miss Friday's game in Fiji with ...

All Blacks captain Kieran Read will back up for the Crusaders in Fiji on Friday night, but Ryan Crotty is almost certain to miss the Chiefs clash.

Roberts continues to impress in the US

Gracie Roberts has joined the University of Detroit Mercy on a full scholarship.

Former Waimea College basketball star Gracie Roberts has joined the University of Detroit Mercy on a full scholarship.

Global stage for downhill duo

Downhill riders Ben Karalus, left, and Oscar Perks have been selected to represent New Zealand at the UCI World ...

Nelson downhill riders Oscar Perks and Ben Karalus selected in New Zealand squad for UCI World Championships.

Rep netballers brave wet conditions

Nelson A wing attack Kirsty Thompson tries for some finger-tip control during her side's match against Marlborough A at ...

Marlborough's rep netball sides make light of inclement conditions to claim most of the silverware at the Betty Woodham Memorial tournament.

Nelson riders charge back to finish third

Nelson Motorcycle Club rider Bailey Banks led the way for his team at the annual Battle of the Clubs Motocross event in ...

Nelson finishes back in third at Battle of the Clubs motocross championships as Cody Cooper leads Cambridge to victory.

Runners battle through the rain

St Jospeh's School take off at the start line of the Rod Dixon's KidsMarathon.

Phil Costley carved through massive puddles and thick mud to claim his third straight Oaklands Milk Run victory.

Phoenix storm back to clinch victory

Tain King of the Victory Phoenix gets tackled by Wanderers Wolves players Cayden Willets and  Axel Shadbolt.

Last-ditch Danny Takimoana try keeps Victory Phoenix firmly in playoff hunt.

Caps still on top

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

Caps are still out in front in division one of the Nelson interclub table tennis competition.

NCG back on top after crushing Mapua

Mapua's Rosie Wild and Nelson College for Girls' Anna McPhie compete for the ball during their women's division one ...

Nelson College for Girls, boosted by their Tasman United contingent, put 12 goals past Mapua.

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