Otago victorious in regional sevens qualifiers

South Canterbury's Leone Nawalu on the attack as Southland's Scott Eade, left, approaches him in the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers in Timaru on Saturday.

A try after the final hooter propelled Otago to a 29-27 win over a talented Tasman side in the final of the Southern Regional Sevens Qualifiers.

Nelson calling the shots against Marlborough

Nelson wicket keeper Joel Harden watches proceedings as Marlborough batsman Rikki Bovey plays a defensive shot in their Hawke Cup cricket clash in Nelson on Saturday.

Big half centuries to Dan Cooper and Greg Hay have left Nelson firmly in control after day one of their zone 3 Hawke Cup elimination cricket match against Marlborough at Nelson's Saxton Oval.

Mason launches another record effort

Motueka thrower Kai Mason in action during the men's javelin at the Harold Nelson Classic.

Kai Mason’s Tasman Centre shot put records don’t last long.

Tactix to play at Trafalgar Centre in 2016

The Mainland Tactix and Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic will play at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre next year.

Nelson's Trafalgar Centre will host ANZ Championship netball in 2016.

McBride's golden year continues

Sportsperson of the Year, Zoe McBride, at the Nelson Sports Awards on Friday night at Annesbrook Church.

World champion rower Zoe McBride has been crowned Nelson's Sportsperson of the Year.

Murray's desperate dash

Olympic rower Eric Murray talks at the Nelson Sports Awards at Annesbrook Church on Friday evening.

Even an unexpected flight change couldn't stop rowing champion Eric Murray from getting to the Nelson Sports Awards.

Double ton for final bound Girdler

Paul Girdler, in his last appearance for New Zealand in 2002. The former Otago bowler returned to the Blackjacks to spearhead the men's triples into the Asia Pacific championship final in Christchurch.

Paul Girdler skipped the Blackjacks into the men's triples final at the Asia Pacific championships, but Nelson's Jo Edwards lost her singles semifinal.

Mainland Football backs Tasman bid

Trafalgar Park hosted the early 2014 ASB Youth League final between the Nelson Marlborough Falcons and Auckland City.

This time next year Julian Bowden hopes to be sitting at Trafalgar Park watching Canterbury United take on Tasman United.

Cricket great to visit NMIT

Central Stag's Mahela Jayawardene salutes team mates after reaching his 50 during the Georgie Pie Super Smash T20 cricket match against the Northern Knights in Hamtilon on Thursday.

Nelson school children are being given a rare chance to bowl against Sri Lankan cricket legend Mahela Jayawardena.

Swimmer makes it four in a row

Thomas Heaton is unbeaten after four races in the Port Nelson Sea Swim Series.

Thursday night's Port Nelson Sea Swim was the most challenging yet this season.

A big score for women's football

Waimea College player Flo MacIntyre and Nelson College for Girls player Anna McPhie compete for the ball during their Nelson Bays Football senior women's football league match at Little Wembley.

Nelson-Marlborough will enter the Mainland Women's Premier League from 2016.

Stanton to debut in do-or-die clash

Marlborough's Nick Stanton is set to make his debut for the Nelson Marlborough Falcons.

Can the Nelson Marlborough Falcons keep their title hopes alive?

Women's four finish strongly

Blackjack Shannon McIlroy on the green at Burnside Bowling Club earlier this year.

New Zealand's women's fours have finished second in their section at the Asia Pacific championships.

Keane fires parting shots

Former Tasman head coach Kieran Keane will work at the Chiefs next year after seven years with the Makos.

Crusaders and Canterbury boss Hamish Riach refuses to become embroiled in a public spat with the outgoing Tasman coach.

Armstrong gets airborne

Craters in the Top of the South Speedway track caused the most problems for the TQ midgets last weekend, with Darkie Armstrong's car tiptoeing across the surface.

A photographer's shot of a TQ at top speed with all four wheels off the ground has gained traction this week.

Summer is the season to be active

The Samoa Swim Series is a winter getaway to aim for in 2016.

The sudden explosion of summer events reminds us just why Nelson is such a wonderful place if you love to be active.

Edwards remains unbeaten

New Zealand's reigning Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jo Edwards is still unbeaten in the singles at the Asia Pacific bowls championships in Christchurch

Jo Edwards continues golden run in singles while women's four register their first wins in Christchurch.

Makos' stint highlight of coach Keane's career ... so far

Tasman head coach Kieran Keane joins up with the Chiefs after completing a successful seven years with the Makos.

Kieran Keane, the Tasman Makos' most successful coach, chats about his time in the top of the south.

Stoke-Nayland chasing fourth straight win

Nelson College opening batsman Giles Black, pictured here in round one against Wakatu, is set to resume the fight against WTTU at Ngawhatu Park.

There's not much more to be done at Brightwater on Saturday where Stoke-Nayland are on the brink of another comprehensive win to complete round four of the Car Company Nelson two-day premier club cricket competition.

Cooper looking forward to new captaincy role

Dan Cooper will captain Nelson in their Hawke Cup elimination match against Marlborough at Saxton Oval this weekend.

Dan Cooper might have missed the first five weeks of the Nelson premier club competition, but he certainly hasn't been starved of cricket.

Region's young swimmers on show

Bree Anderson of the Tasman Swim Club dominated the 200m backstroke.

It was a chance to meet the region's young swimmers at Hampden Street Pool on Saturday when the Nelson South Swimming Club hosted the 2015 Young Guns Swim Meet. 

Tough Toro task for new-look Tasman golf team

Dave Riordan is among a host of new faces in Tasman's lineup for the Toro interprovincial golf tournament.

The recent SBS Invitational golf tournament at Invercargill's Otatara course was a revealing exercise for Tasman's new-look men's team.

Broken leg ends Bowers' season

Papanui's Luke Bowers in action during their Labour Weekend Open softball tournament match against PCU Devils at Saxton Ballpark in Nelson.

Luke Bowers will be out of action for six months after breaking his leg in a club softball game.

Mail reporter up for second major award

Nelson Mail sports reporter Phillip Rollo has been named as a finalist for New Zealand community sports writer of the year.

Weeks after winning a national journalism award, Nelson Mail sports reporter Phillip Rollo is going back for more.

Mixed day for NZ at Asia Pacific bowls

Commonwealth Gold medallist Jo Edwards continues her impressive form with two opening wins in the singles at the Asia Pacific Championships in Christchurch

Jo Edwards dominates during the opening matches of the Asia Pacific Lawn Bowls championships in Christchurch.

Gymnast ready for international stage video

Nelson gymnast Sam Fu-Allen has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Valeri Liukin Invitational in the United States.

Gymnast Sam Fu-Allen has been busy preparing for his first international competition.

Vukona to play against Giants

Mika Vukona, pictured in action for the Nelson Giants, has signed on with the Super City Rangers for the next two seasons.

It's the news no Nelson Giants fan wanted to hear - Mika Vukona will be turning out for the opposition.

New tennis league a winner

Fletcher Matthews of Wakefield School in action during the primary schools tennis league at the Hope Tennis Club.

A new tennis development initiative is proving to be a real winner in Nelson.

World champions win top awards

Sportsperson of the year, and sportswoman of the year, Zoe McBride at the Nelson Sports Awards on Friday night.

Two world champions stepped into the spotlight at the Nelson Sports Awards as single sculler Zoe McBride walked away with the Sportsperson of the Year crown.

Pitman to captain Tasman sevens team

Jesse Pitman will captain the Tasman men's team at Saturday's South Island regional sevens tournament in Timaru.

Successful Tasman Griffins captain Jesse Pitman has now been handed the reins for the Tasman men's team that will contest the southern regional sevens tournament at Alpine Energy Stadium in Timaru on Saturday.

Ad Feedback
special offers