Tasman rider leads tour

Upcoming young Nelson cyclist Finn Fisher-Black.

A dominant second stage ride has enabled Tasman rider Finn Fisher-Black to claim the yellow jersey in the U17 division after the first day of the Junior Tour of Southland.

Blades vs bikes at sports awards

Bennett vs Malone

George Bennett and Liam Malone are front runners for Nelson's top sports award. So who wins this race?

Smith's rise from Christchurch Boys'

Fletcher Smith has been in fine goal kicking form this season.

Four years after playing his last game for CBHS, Fletcher Smith is one of Otago's key NPC players.

Banks' boot a winner

Marty Banks' boot proved a match winner for Tasman over Counties.

The Makos remain in the hunt for a semifinal spot after a slogging win over Counties Manukau .

Waimea exit at quarterfinal stage

Waimea College's Amiee Book in action during the New Zealand secondary schools basketball championships in Palmerston North.

Waimea College dumped out of title contention at the New Zealand secondary schools basketball championships by Westlake Girls' High School.

Squire ready to rumble

Liam Squire runs over the top of Quade Cooper. He'll be asked to do more of this against the Pumas this week.

Squire preferred over Highlanders team-mate Elliot Dixon to start at No 6 against the Pumas this weekend.

Campbell retires but it's not game over just yet

George Campbell is retiring after many years of being Nelson Bays Football's development officer.

George Campbell is retiring from his role as Nelson Bays Football development officer but may return to coaching at senior level.

Makos steel themselves for northern rivals

Counties Manukau' first five Piers Francis is held by the Makos defence the last time the sides met, in Pukekohe last year.

There will be no doubt in Tasman's camp about the challenge they face when a red-hot Counties Manukau side comes to Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Blackjacks coach moving on

Blackjacks coach Dave Edwards is stepping down after the upcoming world championships.

The upcoming World Bowls Championships in Christchurch will be Dave Edwards' final act as New Zealand coach.

Ifill predicts Tasman to surprise

Tasman United forward Paul Ifill in action during their pre-season defeat against the Wellington Phoenix reserves at ...

Paul Ifill believes Tasman United could be the surprise package of the Stirling Sports Premiership.

High hopes for Nelson gymnasts

Nelson gymnasts heading to the Gymsport Nationals in Invercargill include: Nina Usui, front, Sophie Mawson, back left, ...

Gymnastics Nelson has sent a team of 11 talented gymnasts to the national championships in Invercargill.

Faingaanuku honoured with Barbarians selection

Nelson College rugby player Leicester Faingaanuku has been selected in the Barbarians Schools team.

He may be about to line up in a red jersey, but Leicester Faingaanuku has his eyes on the black one next year.

Ussher shooting for 10th title

Elina Ussher has won the Motu Challenge multisport event nine times.

Elina Ussher has won the Motu Challenge multisport event nine times already and will be aiming to make it ten on October 8.

Home game

Tasman Makos hooker Jesse MacDonald, right, is excited to get out in front of his home crowd against Counties Manukau.

This week in our series profiling Tasman Makos players we chat to Marlborough local Jesse MacDonald.

Zohrab leads the way for Nelson seniors

Nelson's No 3 David Zohrab and Marlborough's No 8 Mark Le Compte were the only senior golfers to record a perfect ...

Nelson triumphed in the senior grade but shared the overall glory with Marlborough at the Triangular Golf Tournament at Rarangi in Blenheim on the weekend.

Faingaanuku cracks Barbarians squad

Tasman Under-18 fullback Leicester Faingaanuku makes a break during their rugby match against Wellington Under-18 at ...

Nelson College's Leicester Faingaanuku has earned selection in the New Zealand Barbarians Schools team.

Krishna happy to share the load

Wellington Phoenix player Kosta Barbarouses celebrates Roy Krishna goal during their pre-season game against the Central ...

The Phoenix head into the A-League season with one of the competition's most dangerous strike forces.

Top coach gives tips to young volleyballers

Olympic volleyball coach Russell Borgeaud, teaches some of the region's top young players at Saxton Stadium.

He's coached at the Olympic Games three times but on the weekend Russell Borgeaud's expertise was focussed on helping Nelson's next generation of volleyball talent.

Youth given chance to impress

Tasman United coach Richard Anderson talks to his players after their pre-season match against the Wellington Phoenix ...

Tasman United coach Richard Anderson is leaving it up to the youth players to prove they deserve first team opportunities more than someone from out of town.

Star couple turn heads in Golden Bay

Whitewater rafting was one of several disciplines that tested teams in this year's Spring challenge event in Golden Bay.

Richie McCaw was on hand at the finish line to welcome his fiancee's team home in Golden Bay.

Phoenix coach keen to return

Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna slips as he shoots during their pre-season match against the Central Coast ...

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick doesn't want their venture to Nelson to be a one off.

Nervous start costs Tasman

Tasman United's Ermal Hajdari was lively up front.

Hamish Watson scored the game's only goal as the Wellington Phoenix reserves beat Tasman United in pre-season match.

Doyle injured in final pre-season hit-out

Wellington Phoenix player Thomas Doyle walks off injured during the team's 2-1 win over the Central Coast Mariners.

Phoenix continue to build momentum ahead of A-League season opener but they could be without defender Tom Doyle.

Under-18 Tasman rugby side down Metro opponents

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 15: A Rugby Ball is seen on the pitch during a New Zealand All Blacks training ...

The Tasman under-18 rugby team confirmed their top seeding for the forthcoming South Island tournament with a gritty 24-22 win over Canterbury Metro in Christchurch on Saturday.

First half gets them through

Makos' hooker Andrew Makalio turned in another strong display as Tasman beat Hawke's Bay in Napier on Saturday evening.

This season's Tasman Makos continue to be an enigma, albeit an entertaining one.

Tasman hold out Magpies rally

Tasman's Peter Samu breaks the tackle of Hawkes Bay's Robbie Fruean during their Mitre 10 clash at Napier's McLean Park.

Tasman have held on to secure an important NPC rugby win over Hawke's Bay.

Canterbury B too strong for Tasman

Tasman's Amos Pogia attempts to break the Canterbury B defence.

Tasman B leave it too late against Canterbury B.

Ring-ins for table tennis

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Week nine of the Nelson interclub table tennis competition featured a number of ring-ins.

Nelson prodigies chase Phoenix dream

Nelson's Tullamore MacFadyen, 16, and former Mapua player Jake Williams, 15, are part of the Wellington Phoenix Football ...

Former Mapua footballer Jake Williams wants to one day play for the Wellington Phoenix. But technically, he already does.

Malone true to his word video

Liam Malone of New Zealand celebrates after winning the men's 400m T44 final.

Liam Malone's Paralympics dream started as exactly that - he just wanted to run in Rio de Janeiro.

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