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Nelson city street party for All Blacks Test day

The central city will be closed on September 8 for a huge street party as Nelson plays host to its first ever All Blacks test match. From 1pm to 5.30pm, Nelson will become a place to treat the family to a taste of Kiwi and Argentinian culture, local artisan food, history, entertainment and a dedicated family area.

Additional funding provided to manage Test crowd influx

A $20,000 funding boost has been approved by Council for transport and facilities during the All Black test in September. The funds would be used by the Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA) to manage the much higher than usual traffic demands and additional temporary facilities (including toilets).

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The Moascar Cup is the oldest, most prestigious and storied trophy in NZ 1st XV rugby, and dates back to the end of World War One. The Cup is played for under a challenge system, not unlike the Ranfurly Shield.

UC Championship Round 11 Wrap

Nelson College's 15 match, 2 season hold on the Moascar Cup finally came to an end, with Christchurch Boys High School over-powering a gallant College team 22-12. Waimea Combined Schools were out-muscled by Rangiora High School 47-20, while in Blenheim, Marlborough Boys College were beaten 38-15 by Christ's College.

Waimea Old Boys claim Nelson Bays Div 2 title

Waimea Old Boys have claimed the Car Company Nelson Bays second division rugby title after a thrilling 27 - 20 win in extra time over Wanderers at Brightwater Domain.

Nelson Test Week Golf Day

As part of the week leading into the Test, the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce will host a Charity Golf Tournament (Ambrose format) on Thursday 6 September at Nelson Golf Club. Proceeds will go toward Junior Rugby & Junior Golf.

Rugby connections a key for Port Nelson businesses

QuayConnect / Central Express Limited (CEL) have become the Tasman Mako team’s newest Brand Sponsor, taking up a position on the side panel of the playing jersey for the next three years.

CEO chat with Tony Lewis

Nelson claim NPD Tasman Trophy Premiership. Growing up as a kid in Dunedin I remember watching and playing many a rugby game when the ground was a field of mud. After a few minutes teams were unrecognisable and the game became a slog fest between the forwards while the backs struggled with the rain, wind and mud. I was a back and in most of these games the back three were struggling with hyperthermia and just wanted a hot shower.

Nelson crowned NPD Tasman Trophy Premiers

It wasn’t pretty, but Nelson has celebrated its 150th anniversary in style, winning the Tasman Trophy after a brutal battle with Marist. In atrocious conditions at Neale Park, the game was always going to be won up front and Nelson’s pack, led by the uncompromising duo of Isaiah Miller and Ethan Blackadder, out-muscled Marist for a 16-6 victory.

Wanderers beat Central to claim NPD Tasman Trophy Championship

Wanderers turned their season around with victory in the NPD Tasman Trophy championship division one final at Lansdowne Park today. The Brightwater-based crew beat Central 24-20 in a hard-fought second-tier decider.