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Lash helping to ease concussion issues

Mike Lash is preaching the blue card gospel.

Tasman referee Mike Lash is helping to turn the problem of concussion on its head. 

Giants cut misfiring import

The Nelson Giants have cut import Joe Slocum after just three games.

Winless NBL side cuts under fire import in the hope of reversing form.

Tasman duo headed to Oceania tournament

Tima Faingaanuku, shown here in action against Waikato last season, is one of two Tasman players named in the New ...

Faingaanuku and Jordan will fly Tasman's flag at the Oceania Under-20 rugby tournament in Australia. 

Nelson College beat Havelock North HS

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Day 3 of the 3rd test match between New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa ...

Nelson College will meet Palmerston North BHS in the CD qualifying final.

Schoolgirl eyes black jersey

Motueka High School student Risaleaana Pouri-Lane, 16, has been playing for the Black Ferns development rugby sevens ...

Is a Motueka schoolgirl New Zealand's next sevens star?

Smith climbs to first

Sophie Smith won the junior women's race at the New Zealand Mountain Running Championships.

Winning the junior women's race at Saturday's New Zealand Mountain Running Championships was appropriate for Sophie Smith.

Playing Rugby at their own game

Leicester Faingaanuku has played a starring role for Nelson College in England.

Nelson College have finished in the top four at Rugby School's 450th anniversary tournament.

Giants' defence needs urgent attention

A dejected Sam Dempster sits on the bench during the Nelson Giants' 114-80 loss to the Canterbury Rams on Saturday.

The Nelson Giants can't afford to cough up 114 points if they plan on breaking their winless run.

Heem gets red card in England

Bryce Heem on the charge for the Tasman Makos in 2014.

Bryce Heem was banished after a dangerous tackle in England.

Squance evades stingrays en route to record

Hayden Squance ended his sea swim season with another victory, taking out the 2.8km Haulashore Circuit.

Despite the efforts of a couple of stingrays, the sea swimming season in Nelson ended on a high note on Sunday with a new record for the 2.8km Haulashore Circuit.

Prior wins junior fours bowls title

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Andre Smith in action during the bowls finals at Stoke Bowling Club ...

The Bowls Nelson centre junior fours were played at Stoke over the weekend in damp conditions.

Gold for McGuinniety

Nelson South's Matai McGuinniety won the 50m butterfly for 16-year-old boys at the New Zealand Age Group Championships ...

Nelson College's Matai McGuinniety strikes gold at New Zealand Age Group Championships.

Magic thumping 'reality check' for Tactix

Tactix wing defence Hayley Saunders, left, and Magic wing attack Grace Rasmussen compete for possession during their ANZ ...

 Mainland Tactix given ANZ Premiership wake-up call in opening match.

Bays win eastern derby to go top

Andy Barton, left, pictured last season, struck twice as Cashmere Technical snuck past Universities 4-3.

Penalty from Andy Tuckey maintains Ferrymead Bays' unbeaten start to season.

Tasman trio spark Suburbs' first win

Nelson Suburbs midfielder Sam Ayers skips out of a tackle during their 2-1 win over FC Twenty11 at Saxton Field

Sam Ayers, Matt Tod-Smith and Robbie Pearson hit the ground running in their first game back from Tasman United duty.

Rams too hot for Giants

Nelson Giants point guard Ali Granger was handed a rare start against the Canterbury Rams.

Canterbury Rams pile on the points as Nelson Giants equal their worst start to a NBL season.

Harwood retains NZ title

Hamish Harwood successfully defended his New Zealand MX2 crown in Taupo on Saturday.

Takaka's Hamish Harwood secures MX2 title at New Zealand Motocross Championships.

Nelson bowls teams lose in quarterfinals

Nelson men's singles player Shannon McIlroy finished with a 5-1 record at the national intercentre championships.

The Nelson men's and women's bowls teams' national intercentre title hopes ended in the quarterfinals.

Stoke Nayland take 50-over title

South African wicketkeeper Quinton De Kock stumps New Zealand's Jeet Raval during the Day 3 of the 2nd Test Cricket ...

Stoke Nayland have claimed the Nelson 50-over cricket title without a ball being bowled. 

Late comeback falls short

Replacement striker Matilda Dawson scored in Tasman United's 3-2 defeat to Coastal Spirit.

Tasman United push Coastal Spirit close in MWPL opener.

Stoke Nayland secure last round win

Stoke Nayland batsman Ryan Edwards scored 63 not out in their win over WTTU.

Only one match was completed in the final round of the Kelvin Scoble Trophy series.

Wairua Warrior obstacle race draws 600

Wairua Warrior obstacle course race team competitors on the  course at Happy Valley on Saturday.

Hundreds of people took up the muddy challenge of the Wairua Warrior race.

First up win for Waimea Old Boys

Marist centre Sam Briggs attempts to move the ball in Saturday's opening round loss to Waimea Old Boys at Tahunanui.

Waimea Old Boys, Nelson and Wanderers were the first round winners in Nelson club rugby on Saturday.

Jesse Ryder ton upsets Canty

Central Stags batsman Jesse Ryder smashes the ball through midwicket.

Former Black Cap serves up a reminder of his class as Central Stags score an upset win over Canterbury.

Giants focusing on their own game

Nelson Giants big man Curtis Washington trains at the Trafalgar Centre.

Taking care of their own game will go a long way towards getting a good result against the Rams, says Giants coach.

Pressure on Hawkins as Tactix face new dawn

Tactix coach Sue Hawkins is desperate for improved results in her third year in charge.

 Australian coach needs to start getting more wins out of netball's perennial cellar-dwellers.

Dickel backing his Neighbour

Rams import Will Neighbour, left, defends against Super City's Lindsay Tait during their opening NBL game.

 English import needs to adjust to referees and then he'll find his groove, Rams' coach says.

Guardiola back at Suburbs

Exciting winger Omar Guardiola scored nine goals during his stint with Nelson Suburbs in 2015.

Nelson Suburbs will have access to Sam Ayers, Matt Tod-Smith and Omar Guardiola for their first home game.

Concussed: Gregory's battle

Glen Gregory is coaching Feilding Old Boys-Oroua in Manawatu Club Rugby this year.

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.

Tasman club rugby season kicks off

Jesse Pitman, pictured here during last year's final against Marist, returns as a key element in Wanderers' attack.

More even look to this season's Nelson Bays club rugby competition.

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