Hotels, stadiums, flights and training facilities need to be booked, but teams are still waiting for a draft of the schedule.
Timaru Boys' new hockey recruit, Dutch defender Pieter Dahmen, is hoping to make every post count while in Timaru.
He'd never broken a bone in his body before this year, now Highlander Matt Faddes has broken both hands within three months.
Saints dominated their men's basketball semifinal with a 58 point win over High School Old Boys Red.
Defending champions Wanganui will start slight favourites in the Heartland Championships thanks to their impressive record.
Old Boys shooter Cecelia Wacokecoke is hoping she can help Old Boys retain their Netball South Canterbury premier crown.
There were no surprises as Cycling Timaru's club championship titles were decided on Saturday.
Timaru Girls' reached the Hockey South Canterbury women's final with a 4-3 wi n over Cambridge.
Temuka left it late to earn victory over Northern Hearts in their Hockey South Canterbury men's division one elimination semifinal.
Kiwi world shot put champ backs up his London effort with a second straight victory over US heavyweight Ryan Crouser.
The Aoraki Eels started their 2017 representative campaign in the perfect fashion.
West End have moved a step closer to winning the South Canterbury Football men's division one league, following their triumph over Northern Hearts.
Canterbury could welcome back flanker Matt Todd for Sunday's Ranfurly Shield defence against Otago.
Timaru Boys' High School First XV showed too much class in their four tries to one victory over Christ's College.
Timaru City's player-coach Ryan Hanifin is hoping for the perfect gift to celebrate his 100th game this weekend - a win.
He fell back in love with rugby playing for the Crusaders this year, so Digby Ioane returns.
The Timaru Boys' High first XV are heading to Christchurch hoping to knock over Christ's College.
Newcomers Aoraki have taken a step up to the South Island competition.
Either Temuka or Northern Hearts will be planning for next season after they clash in a major semifinal on Saturday.
Canterbury and Tasman are mates off the pitch, but things could get heated between 'enemies' in Nelson on Friday night.
Pleasant Point netball coach Andrea Stratford is enjoying her stint as coach but is also missing being on court.
Pleasant Point's Marcus Tessier hit his third hole-in-one last weekend but in the context of his match it came a hole too late.
Kiwi world champion to resume his rivalry with Olympic champion Ryan Crouser at the Diamond League finale.
Mackenzie did enough to secure top spot in their win over Pleasant Point.
First-year Canterbury coach Glenn Delaney has named a team stacked with Super Rugby players for their opening Mitre 10 Cup clash.
Former Chief Tom Sanders didn't need much convincing to return home to play for the Crusaders.
Canterbury is renowned for rolling out quality first-five eighths, so is Brett Cameron the next star to make his name with the red and blacks?
Chris Karton rediscovered winning form to take out Cycling Timaru's prestigious Gorge Grand Prix on Saturday.
Twelve All Blacks will return to help the Super Rugby champions defend their crown next year.
Hooker Corey Flynn could soon join the ranks of former All Blacks playing in the Heartland Championship this season.