No plan B for Junior All White

Cory Brown at the U-20 International Friendly between New Zealand and Honduras earlier in May.

Karyn Brown breathed a sigh of relief when a Fifa envelope arrived in her letterbox on Thursday.

Conrad Smith keen to put Nelson defeat behind him

Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith chat following the Crusaders 35-18 win over the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith said his team won't win the Super Rugby title if they continue to play like they did against the Crusaders.

Giants take turn for the better

Leading Nelson scorer Josh Duinker goes to work against Manawatu defender Jeremiah Trueman.

The Mike Pero Nelson Giants made a 180 degree turn in the national basketball league as they thrashed Manawatu.

From Nelson College to the Crusaders

Crusaders players David Havili and Mitchell Drummond after their 35-18 win over the Hurricanes at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Mitchell Drummond and David Havili, two former Nelson College team-mates, both started for the Crusaders in their 35-18 win over the Hurricanes on Friday night.

Win gives Blackadder a glimmer of hope

Dan Carter slots a penalty against the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

The will is back but are the Crusaders?

Waimea too good for Central

Waimea fullback Ili Ravudra dives over for a try in the attempted tackle of Central winger Alan Dinan.

Waimea Old Boys underlined their superiority, and maintained their unbeaten run in the Tasman Trophy division one rugby competition, with a comprehensive 60-23 victory over Central at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

How can Nelson's golf clubs survive?

Golf enthusiast Albie Aubery.

With falling memberships and increasing costs, can Nelson's golf clubs survive? Charles Anderson reports.

Costley back to old stomping ground

Three-time Christchurch marathon winner Phil Costley will be at the start line on Sunday for another shot at glory.

Nelson-based Phil Costley should be among the leading runners in the Christchurch marathon on Sunday

NCG edge Waimea in thriller

Nelson College for Girls goal shoot Tali Uia laughs with team mate Caroline Schurmann during their Premier 1 netball match against Waimea College.

Nelson College for Girls have secured their first win of the Premier 1 netball season, beating Waimea College 54-46 in an entertaining encounter.

Crusaders search for self-respect against Hurricanes

Dan Carter will make just his third start at No 10 for the Crusaders this season in Nelson.

Self-respect needs to be a powerful motivator for Richie McCaw’s Crusaders in Nelson.

As it happened: Crusaders vs Hurricanes

The Crusaders are looking for a miracle to make the Super Rugby playoffs this season.

Read our play-by-play coverage as the Crusaders beat the Hurricanes 35-18 in Nelson.

Sirens set to smash Dolls

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.

Havili's rapid rise

Crusaders' backs David Havili, left, and Willi Heinz spoke to Crusaders academy players at the Tasman Rugby Union on Thursday.

Last week David Havili was playing club rugby for Nelson, tonight he's marking Ma'a Nonu for the Crusaders.

Mika Vukona leads Giants with words and deeds

With their season in the balance, Mika Vukona is ready to step forward for the Nelson Giants.

It's time for the veterans to step forward as the Mike Pero Nelson Giants seek to regain their winning touch.

Richmond aiming for upset

Richmond winger Josh Johnston in action during their Chatham Cup first round win over FC Nelson at Jubilee Park.

Richmond have begun the trip to Christchurch for their Chatham Cup match with Ferrymead Bays.

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

Crusaders' prop Tim Perry takes on the Melbourne Rebels defence during the 2014 Super Rugby season.

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.

College duel highlights round three

Waimea College goal shoot Demi Woolley in action against Jacks OPD at Saxton Stadium.

The battle between Nelson College for Girls and Waimea College will highlight round three of the Premier 1 netball competition.

Marshall will have full family support

James Marshall of the Hurricanes poses with a fan during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Sharks at Westpac Stadium.

James Marshall's parents will only need two colours to wear to Trafalgar Park on Friday, and that's black and yellow.

Brockie makes instant impact in South Africa

Jeremy Brockie of SuperSport United is challenged by Larry Cohen of Moroka Swallows during their ABSA Premiership match at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

A change of scenery has worked wonders for Jeremy Brockie. The confidence is back and so are the goals.

Huge crowd for Super clash

Crusaders fans Elisha Fleming (left) and Caleb Binns (right) have had a season-long rivalry with Hurricanes fan Campbell Rollo.

With 12,500 tickets sold, the Hurricanes v Crusaders clash is set to be Nelson's biggest sporting event in years.

Hampden St runners to the fore

The red shirts of Hampden St School runners are prominent at the primary boys round the artwork at Miyazu Park.

Hampden St School athletes swamp rivals in cross country league.

Late agony for Waimea College

Nelson College first XI players celebrate with match winner Phrae Do Do, centre, during their national qualifier against Waimea College first XI.

Nelson College substitute Phrae Do Do has saved his team from a shock draw against Waimea College at the Broads on Tuesday.

Fans invited to meet Jeremy Brockie

Jeremy Brockie of Super Sport United in action during an ABSA Premiership match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria.

Football fans are invited to catch up with All White Jeremy Brockie at his childhood club this Thursday.

Council risks 'killing sport'

Barton Smallbore Rifle Range building on Paru Paru Road.

Rifle club members in Nelson will have nowhere to go if their building is demolished says past-president Don Fraser.

Rugby coaches get 'ammunition'

Former Scotland international and Highlanders centre John Leslie calls the shots during his free coaching clinic at the Broads on Monday evening.

Former Scotland international and Highlanders centre John Leslie hosted skills sessions in Nelson for coaches and parents.

Nell second at NZ champs

Connor Rangi, 15, Josh Nell, 15, and Brayden Nell, 13, recently competed at the New Zealand Youth Ministock Championship in Oxford.

Nayland College ministock racer Josh Nell caps off best ever season with a second place at New Zealand championship.

Sprinter selected for Commonwealth Youth Games

Motueka High School student Amanda Fitisemanu, 16, has been selected to represent New Zealand in the 400m sprint at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

Motueka High School's Amanda Fitisemanu has been selected to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

Cyclists battle for school supremacy

Nelson College's Finn Fisher-Black, 13, pulls an overtaking move during the under-15 boys race at the Tasman secondary schools road cycling championship in Upper Moutere on Thursday. Fisher-Black went on to win the race.

The region's top cycling talent squared off at the Tasman secondary schools championship in Upper Moutere.

Crusader looking forward to hometown support

Mitchell Drummond of the Crusaders runs in to score a try during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Blues at AMI Stadium.

Crusaders halfback Mitchell Drummond is hoping for a happy homecoming.

Relentless Tigers punish Taniwha

Tahunanui Tigers player Mana Paea evades a tackler during Saturday's match against Wairau Taniwha at Tahunanui.

The Tahunanui Tigers punished the Wairau Taniwha 90-12 on Saturday.

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