Sakande takes five-wicket bag

Wakatu bowler Abi Sakande, right, celebrates one of his five wickets against Stoke Nayland.

Abi Sakande takes five wickets in abandoned match.

New career twist for Ng Shiu

Tasman's Tone Ng Shiu is tackled by Auckland's Sabastian Visinia during the men's plate final at the national sevens ...

Tone Ng Shiu is proof that you don't have to score tries to make an impact in sevens.

Another win for young Lautenslager

Jared Lautenslager's success continued at the Capital Classic in Wellington.

Jared Lautenslager's success continued at the Capital Classic in Wellington.

Depleted Tasman hunt for second victory

Tasman United captain Paul Ifill, right, fights for possession with Wellington Phoenix reserves player Liberato Cacace ...

Last weekend's performance against Auckland City can't be a one-off, says Tasman United coach Richard Anderson.

Heart problem to sevens heaven

Trael Joass is one of three Tasman players selected in the All Blacks Sevens squad for the Wellington tournament.

Less than three years ago Trael Joass was having heart surgery. Now he's a member of the All Blacks Sevens squad.

Trio depart Tasman

Tasman United defender Nick Smith is crunched in a tackle during the team's 3-2 defeat to Canterbury at Trafalgar Park.

Tasman United coach Richard Anderson believes he has sufficient personnel to see out the season despite saying goodbye to three players.

NZ sevens name four new caps

Tasman's Trael Joass has forced his way into the New Zealand men's sevens team.

New blood brought in as Kiwis look to make it four in a row at Wellington's world series tournament.

The Coaster who didn't coast

Dave McKenzie on his way to victory in the 1967 Boston Marathon.

Life will never be the same after winning the Boston Marathon, they say. Not for this Kiwi.

Squance, Van Dyke shine in rough seas

Flossie Van Dyke was the fastest female in the latest Port Nelson sea swim.

Hayden Squance and Flossie Van Dyke dominated the longer event at Thursday's Port Nelson Sea Swim.

Giants 'close' to appointing new coach

The former coach of the Nelson Giants, Tim Fanning, speaks to his players during a timeout.

Phill Jones says the Nelson Giants are close to announcing a successor to former coach Tim Fanning.

Tournament named after visiting baseball legend

Former Major League Baseball player Jim Kaat shows Ewan Mullett, 12 some ball grip tips during a training session with ...

A junior baseball tournament, held in Christchurch next month, will be named after MLB legend Jim Kaat.

Banks trains with Highlanders

Mum's the word on the playing future of Marty Banks.

Talented utility surfaces in Dunedin as injury cover following a no-show at his Italian club.

Goalkeeper coach set for more game time

Tasman United goalkeeper coach Tom Fawdry in action during the warm up prior to their match against Auckland City.

With Coey Turipa suffering his third injury of the season, Tasman United might be seeing a lot more of Tom Fawdry.

Eginton setting the pace

Stoke Nayland allrounder Dylan Eginton is currently second top run-scorer and the leading wicket-taker in the Nelson ...

Dylan Eginton has runs on the board and wickets in the bag.

Easy wins in second round of T20 series

Wanderers batsman Adam Leonard sets off for a run during their T20 win over Wakatu at Greenmeadows.

 Stoke Nayland, WTTU and Wanderers all enjoyed second round success in the Nelson Twenty20 cricket series.

Banks' Italian no-show

Marty Banks was expected to be leaving New Zealand to play rugby in Italy, but he has yet to turn up to Benetton Treviso.

Marty Banks' rugby career appears to be up in the air with the former Highlanders first five-eighth not turning up to his Italian club.

Quake won't derail East Coast rugby team

The East Coasters celebrate a premier rugby win over Renwick last season. Despite their catchment area being disrupted ...

 There will be an East Coast team in Marlborough premier rugby ranks in 2017.

Waimea swimming in success

Talya Harwood won the 16-18 girls 5km race at the New Zealand open water swimming championships.

Waimea College was the top performing school at the recent New Zealand open water swimming championships.

Chairman: Tasman looking local long-term

Matt Tod-Smith, left, is one of eight Nelson players to have made their premiership debut this season.

Tasman United chairman responds to criticism around the lack of locals in premiership squad.

Chisnall still in the hunt

Ryan Chisnall is still in the mix at the Australian Amateur Championships in Melbourne.

Ryan Chisnall is still in the mix in Melbourne.

Another loss for Stags

Anurag Verma returned his best one-day figures to help Wellington beat Central Districts at Napier on Wednesday.

CD are winless after two rounds of the one-day competition.

Nelson women's rep bowls team named

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The Bowls Nelson selectors have named their women's representative teams for upcoming games against Marlborough.

Eldridge helping Nelson coaches

Australian volleyball coaches David Eldridge, left, and Jack Phelan at Saxton Stadium.

David Eldridge has plenty of knowledge to impart to Nelson's volleyball coaches.

Whiti wins four sprint golds

Micayla Whiti has brought home four gold medals from both the North and South Island Colgate Games.

Micayla Whiti is developing a winning habit on the athletics track.

Lautenslager finally bags title

Tasman's Jared Lautenslager has won the NZ M20 3000m title.

Tasman's Jared Lautenslager won Tuesday's New Zealand M20 3000m championship title in Wanganui.

Hunt pursues pro dream

Alex Hunt trains at the Tasman Tennis Club.

2017 is expected to serve up plenty of unknowns for aspiring tennis pro Alex Hunt.

Stars back for Blackjacks

Sisters Mandy (L) and Angela Boyd will be reunited in the New Zealand Blackjacks bowls squad.

Sisters will be back on the bowling green for the world champion Blackjacks.

No Mariners side in 2017

Southland's NZ U20 football representative Sammy Murrell will be attending Harvard University in 2017.

 There will be no Marlborough Mariners side in Nelson's division one football league in 2017.

Riding away to join the circus video

Jed Mildon of Nitro Circus does a backflip on his BMX at the Neale Park Skatepark.

Kiwi BMX star Jed Mildon is living the dream travelling the world with the high-flying Nitro Circus.

Turipa to miss Wee Nix clash

Tasman United goalkeeper Coey Turipa is stretchered from the field during their 1-1 draw with Auckland City.

Coey Turipa has ruled himself out of Tasman United's next game after suffering his third injury of the season.

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