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World Smokefree Day

World Smokefree Day, or World No-Tobacco Day, is a World Health Organisation initiative celebrated globally each year on 31 May. The day is about making good health choices and providing opportunities for people to quit smoking.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Last Friday was a sombre day as, on May 25, 2017, Bevan Moody passed away after playing a game of division one rugby his club Waitohi against Nelson the previous Saturday. While it was recorded as cardiac arrest that happened in the second half of the match, what I struggled with since that day is that a young man left home to play rugby and did not come home.

Register for All Blacks Ticketing

The Test Tickets for the Nelson Test are not on sale yet (targeted public sale date is 19 June). If you register to become a member of Team All Blacks and join the waitlist under "Ticket Access", you will receive all the details about ticket prices, presales and general public on sale dates when they become available.

NPD Tasman Trophy Round 6 Wrap

Nelson overwhelmed Central 54-3 with a compelling display of accurate, multi-phase attack. Waimea Old Boys regained their winning touch with a hard-fought 24-6 win over Renwick. Marist made a strong statement hammering Moutere 57-12. A last-minute try saw Stoke steal a thrilling 31-29 victory over Waitohi. Kahurangi hung on to beat East Coast by a single point, 34-33 in a thriller

UC Championship Round 4 Wrap

St Bede’s College 29 beat Marlborough Boys’ College 22; Rangiora High School 16 beat Nelson College 15; Waimea Combined 23 beat Aoraki Combined 7.

Swapping police dog for rugby ball

After 10 years of pursuing crims, Matt MacDougall has swapped his police dog for a rugby ball to slot some life goals. When he saw the role of Marlborough Rugby Development Officer for the Tasman Makos advertised, he jumped at the chance to get a start in an industry he's held a lifelong passion for.

CEO chat with Tony Lewis

Sunday was a great morning for the Union, celebrating the selection of two new All Blacks - Jordan Taufua and Shannon Frizell. That brings to six All Blacks from Tasman in the last 12 months.

Sub Union Semi-Finals Wrap

Renwick and Waitohi will meet in the final of the Motorworld Marlborough sub-union rugby competition following wins over East Coast and Moutere respectively. In the Car Company Nelson Bays semi-finals, Marist prevailed Stoke in upsets over Waimea Old Boys and Nelson.

UC Championship Round 3 Wrap

Waimea Combined Schools 29 v St Andrews College 32; St Bede's 27 v Nelson College 19; Marlborough Boys College the bye.

4 Mako Named for All Blacks June Series

Debutantes Jordan Taufua & Shannon Frizell join current All Blacks Liam Squire (# 1151) & Tim Perry (# 1162) in the 33 man squad named to play France.