Bennett rides free of expectation

George Bennett became the first Kiwi to achieve a top 10 finish on a Grand Tour when he placed 10th at the Vuelta last year.

George Bennett given support role for Vuelta a Espana after lingering illness hampers star cyclist's preparations.

Bond joins Bennett in NZ team video

Kiwi rowing hero Hamish Bond has been named in the New Zealand road cycling team to contest the world champs.

Olympic rowing champ named alongside World Tour star in powerful Kiwi team for the road cycling world champs.

Harwood late addition to NZ motocross squad

Hamish Harwood will replace the injured Rhys Carter in New Zealand's Motocross of Nations team.

Hamish Harwood joins Team New Zealand as late injury replacement for Motocross of Nations.

Makos seek revenge

Tasman loose forward Pete Samu is tackled by David McDuling of Canterbury during the Mitre 10 Cup premiership final in ...

The Tasman Makos have not had to wait long for an opportunity to avenge their loss to Canterbury in the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup premiership final.

Sudden death for college teams

Winger Alaisa Gabiral is a key component of Nelson College's attack

Nelson College and Waimea Combined heading south for sudden death semifinals. 

Griffins ready for season opener

James Hawkey will start at second five-eighth for the Tasman Griffins.

Tasman Griffins meet Canterbury Country in SI rugby series opener.

NCG miss out on top four

Stoke centre Tess Eden makes a pass through centre court.

Prices beat NCG to join Jacks, Richmond and Stoke in premier grade semifinals.

Canterbury expecting 'full-blooded' match

Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney speaks to media after his team's training session in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Canterbury and Tasman are mates off the pitch, but things could get heated between 'enemies' in Nelson on Friday night.

Fourth Kiwi confirmed for La Vuelta

Tom Scully is the fourth Kiwi confirmed to race La Vuelta a Espana.

Tom Scully and Aaron Gate will make their Grand Tour debuts at the Vuelta a Espana.

Volleyballers take on the Aussies - and win

The Te Totara boys and girls volleyball teams at the conclusion Queensland Schools Cup tournament.

Combined top of the south volleyball team tastes success in Queensland Schools Cup.

Squire gets nod over Kaino video

Liam Squire has been handed his first start against the Wallabies with Jerome Kaino surprisingly left out of the ...

All Blacks coach looks to the future as Highlanders No 6 takes over from his veteran blindside flanker.

McKenzie to start for ABs video

Damian McKenzie got a gallop in the All Blacks' warmup match last Friday but ANZ Stadium is another level up for the new ...

Steve Hansen hands Damian McKenzie and Liam Squire ABs starts for Bledisloe opener.

Makos team named

Tasman flanker Shannon Frizell is congratulated by team-mates Alex Nankivell, left, James Lowe, and Billy Guyton after ...

The Tasman Makos have named 10 Super Rugby players in the starting line-up for their Mitre 10 Cup opener.

'Easy' decision to join Crusaders

Tom Sanders trains with Canterbury in Christchurch on Wednesday.

Former Chief Tom Sanders didn't need much convincing to return home to play for the Crusaders.

Nelson and Marlborough share spoils

02082017. NEWS PHOTO. ALAN APTED. Ella Kay, standing, and Schewa Mann will lead Holy Cross School's defence of the ...

Nelson hold on to Lillias Fairhall Shield but hand over Cassia Warnes trophy.

Erskine reclaims Gibbs Hill title

Brendan Erskine, left, and Callum Wilkie wind down after Sunday's Gibbs Hill Challenge.

Brendan Erskine back in winning form at Gibbs Hill Challenge.

Matthews returns to racing

Julian Matthews trains at the Botanical Reserve in Nelson.

Middle distance runner Julian Matthews returns to the track for the first time in 12 months.

Marking Mario a true test

Mario Balotelli was a polarising figure during his time at Manchester City.

Canterbury United's English recruit matched it with Mario Balotelli and Sergio Aguero at Manchester City.

King learns from adversity

Canterbury United recruit George King was in Manchester City's academy from 2010-12.

Canterbury United signing almost gave up on football, but has rediscovered his passion for game.

Ainley back at Tasman's helm

Alex Ainley's back for another stint as the Tasman Makos' captain.

Alex Ainley to reprise captaincy role after 10-year break.

Gibson signs with Southern United

Kristian Gibson in action during a Chatham Cup fixture against Coastal Spirit.

Nelson Suburbs defender Kristian Gibson adds to large Irish contingent at Southern United.

Suburbs to challenge neutral venue proposal

Coastal Spirit's Sam Orritt and Nelson Suburbs' Sam Ayers compete for the ball during a Mainland Premier League match ...

Under the proposed South Island League structure, Nelson Suburbs will be forced to play Football South opposition in Christchurch.

SI league gathers momentum

Cashmere Technical's Jordan Halligan, right, and Caversham's Andrew Ridden could meet in a proposed South Island league ...

Fate of possible South Island football league to be known later next month.

ABs bolster Crusaders in 2018

Sam Whitelock (left) and Kieran Read reflect on the Crusaders' 25-17 win over the Lions in the Super Rugby final. Both ...

Twelve All Blacks will return to help the Super Rugby champions defend their crown next year.

Making her late partner proud

Jessyka Melo with her trophy after competing in the WFF Class Ms Bikini Top of the South Body Building Classic held at ...

Nick Barbour died in a motorcycle crash. Jessyka Melo was heartbroken but she kept going and made him proud.

Nelson lose Angell Shield on countback

Nelson lost the Angell Shield on countback.

Nelson's under-18 table tennis team beaten by Marlborough on countback.

Bays beat Suburbs at the death

Ferrymead Bays centre-back Ciaran Aherne celebrates after opening the scoring in their 2-1 win over Nelson Suburbs.

Ciaran Aherne scores 90th minute match-winner as Ferrymead Bays cut lead to just two points.

College do Richmond a favour

Nelson College striker Alex Connor-McClean celebrates after scoring twice against FC Nelson on Saturday.

Richmond Athletic hold a precious four-point lead following FC Nelson's surprise defeat to College.

Ainley to captain Tasman Makos

Alex Ainley is the Tasman Makos' new skipper.

Three new faces in Alex Ainley-led Tasman Makos squad.

Griffins too strong for Buller

Andrew Knewstubb contributed two of the Tasman Griffins' seven second half tries.

Tasman Griffins complete South Island championship buildup by routing Buller.

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