Marty's banking on one last hurrah

Marty Banks in action for Tasman against Taranaki.

Tasman talisman Marty Banks is hoping to go out in style in his 40th and final game for the Makos.

Kiwis can stimulate World Cup interest: Endacott

Mayor Lianne Dalziel and former Kiwis rugby league coach Frank Endacott with a giant ticket to mark one year to go ...

One year out, ex-Kiwis coach Frank Endacott and mayor Leanne Dalziel can't wait for Christchurch's 2017 Rugby League World Cup games.

Perry primed, ready for NPC final

Makos prop Tim Perry hasn't always enjoyed the best of fortunes against Canterbury. He is hoping that will change on ...

It's fair to say Tasman Makos prop Tim Perry hasn't had a great deal of luck against Canterbury.

Paddon back on favourite surface

Hyundai driver Hayden Paddon could climb to second in the overall drivers' standing.

Kiwi Hayden Paddon is hoping his sixth time at Wales Rally GB could produce a podium finish.

Keane keen for Makos triumph

Former coach Kieran Keane feels the Makos have the ability to win the national provincial rugby title.

 One man who has followed the Tasman Makos' march to the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup final closer than most is the side's longest-serving coach, Kieran Keane.

Competitive rivalry between Tasman and Canterbury

Midfielder Tom Marshall was among Tasman's  try-scorers in their first ever win over Canterbury in 2010.

 Tasman and Canterbury will square off in the latest edition of their intense rivalry in Saturday's premiership rugby final.

Spring camp for champs at Cardrona

James Woodsy Woods on the Slopestyle course at Cardrona's Spring Camp 2016.

Elite snowboarders and skiers train at the spring camp in Wanaka.

Cup day can't come soon enough

Lazarus' ownership team of Kevin Riseley, Glenys Kennard, Trevor Casey, Kate Marriott and Phil Kennard are in for an ...

Having a $1.90 favourite for the New Zealand Trotting Cup might be exciting but it makes for an agonising wait.

Nelson lad Tasman's first goalscorer

Alex Ridsdale had the honour of scoring Tasman United's first goal.

Alex Ridsdale had the honour of scoring Tasman United's first goal in their 2-2 draw with Canterbury United.

Canty-ND match critically poised

Northern Districts wicketkeeper Tim Seifert, looking on as Canterbury's Andrew Ellis plays a shot, scored a valuable 81 ...

Canterbury's clash with Central Districts is critically poised on the start of the final day at Hagley Oval.

Watt brothers bat Papanui home

Papanui's Josh Dickson makes first base safely in the Nelson Open softball final.

 Papanui has won their second Nelson Open softball tournament title after a tense tiebreaker finish at Saxton Field.

Timaru teen's date with destiny

Height, size and age have all play a big part in  Ofa Manuofetoa's rugby league rise.

Talented league prospect has been snapped up by Aussie NRL club after just three games.

Rush claims second to win overall title

Tim Rush about to start the two-day Tour of Timaru cycle race. He claimed the Calder Stewart Cycling series at the weekend.

Tim Rush is heading into the Tour of Southland in some strong form.

'Helluva innings' of 195 by Astle

Canterbury all-rounder Todd Astle drives the ball. He struck 24 boundaries in scoring 195 against ND.

Former Black Cap Todd Astle scored 195 and took two wickets to kickstart Canterburys' Plunket Shield cricket campaign.

Dragons disappointed to drop points

Tasman United captain Paul Ifill (R) and Canterbury United defender Aaron Spain contest possession. Ifill scored from ...

Coach Willy Gerdsen felt "a debatable penalty'' cost Canterbury United victory in their national football league opener.

Canterbury into another final

Counties fullback Toni Pulu breaks down the left-hand flank.

Canterbury will have a shot at winning an eighth NPC title in nine years in Christchurch next weekend.

Double celebration for Barrett brothers

Brothers Jordie, left, and Scott Barrett will both travel with the All Blacks on the end-of-year tour.

Brothers Jordie and Scott Barrett had All Black selection and a Mitre 10 Cup semifinal win to celebrate on Sunday.

Ifill earns Tasman draw

Paul Ifill, the Tasman United captain, scored a penalty to earn his club a draw in their first national league football game.

A big name delivered on the big stage - Paul Ifill's equaliser gave Tasman United a point on their national football debut.

Harris stars in Sydenham win

Chris Harris, 46, is showing no signs of slowing down after leading Sydenham to the top of the Canterbury Metro premier ...

Former Black Cap all-rounder Chris Harris was at it again on Saturday as Sydneham bounced back from a poor first day.

App to change way bowlers train

Carl Petersen has invented an app that will improve the way cricket bowlers practice.

A University of Canterbury sport scientist has created an app that could change how some of NZ's best cricketers practice bowling.

South Canterbury fail to fire against Buller

Even the South Canterbury mascots 'Tim an Ru'  find it hard to watch.

Errors cost South Canterbury big time against an abrasive Buller outfit in Meads Cup semi.

Buller upsets South Canterbury

Buller's  Penijamini Nabainivalu celebrates scoring a try with teammate Daniel Hytongue.

Defending champions Wanganui will take on the country's smallest union, Buller, in the final.

Matt Cameron's tough decision

Matt Cameron has a serious decision to make following Hall Of Fame's win at Riccarton on Saturday.

Tough call coming up for Matt Cameron ahead of 2000 Guneas.

There's a new team in town video

Paul Ifill will lead the Tasman United football team in the Stirling Sports Premiership.

Phoenix legend Paul Ifill will lead Tasman United into premiership unknown.

Great 'privilege' to get award

Former All Whites captain Steve Sumner with Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy after receiving his ONZM award.

Men: 'Get your prostate checked', says ONZM award winner Steve Sumner.

South Canty favoured in semi

South Canterbury halfback Nick Annear is back in form.

South Canterbury should sneak past Buller on Saturday to make the Meads Cup final.

Dragons coach eyeing Tasman game

Canterbury United defender Dan Terris (L) is looking forward to the first South  Island derby match with Tasman United.

The first Canterbury United-Tasman United football derby match will be held in Christchurch on Sunday.

Rush out to help his team

Tim Rush leads the elite section of the Calder Stewart Cycling series by 23 points.

North Otago cyclist Tim Rush leads the Calder Stewart Cycling Series, but he's all about helping his team mates out for the final event.

Dragons recruit inspired by All White

Stephen Hoyle scored 10 goals for WaiBop United last year and is hoping to continue that form with Canterbury United.

Stephen Hoyle is hoping to get among the goals to drive Canterbury United into the national football league playoffs.

Robertson demands better execution

Lock Dominic Bird returns to Canterbury's starting side after missing a couple of weeks with a foot injury.

Canterbury coach Scott Robertson demands improvement as the end of his tenure looms.

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