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Bays Joinery Football Focus - Neil Geeza Harding

Welcome back to another exciting episode of Bays Joinery Football Focus, brought to you by Chris Butler and Ryan "Skippy" Stewart! Coming to you straight from New Zealand's upper South Island, delivering the latest in Senior Football for both men and women, sponsored by Sheehan Financial. Also in today’s episode, we dive into Southern League highlights, check in with the Phoenix team, and bring you the latest scoop from the English Premier League. Don't miss any of the football fervor—catch all the action on Spotify under NBS Talk Nelson. We’re thrilled to have Neil "Geeza" Harding, Coach of the Southern League Nelson Suburbs Women's team, join us today. Neil will share his insights on his team's performance this season so far.

A huge shout-out to our sponsors: Naming Rights Sponsor Bays Joinery (www.baysjoinery.co.nz), venue sponsor Turf Hotel (www.turfhotel.co.nz), Senior Football updates sponsor Sheehan Financial (www.marksheehanfinancial.co.nz), and our NBS Talk Nelson sponsor (www.nbs.co.nz).

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Mako Rugby Roundup - Brendon Smith - Kahurangi

In this episode, co-hosts Chris Butler and Les Edwards explore the latest rugby updates from New Zealand's upper South Island. We highlight Senior Men's and Women's rugby, as well as Super Rugby action. We're excited to welcome this week's guest, Brendon "Bruiser" Smith, the coach of the Kahurangi senior men's team. Brendon will share his insights into his team's performance this year, his experiences in rugby, and his vision for the future of the game. Don't miss this captivating discussion on Spotify under NBS Talk Nelson. 

Supported by our venue sponsor www.turfhotel.co.nz and www.nbs.co.nz, the naming rights sponsor for NBS Talk Nelson.

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Bays Joinery - Football Focus Paul Brydon

Welcome back to another exciting episode of Bays Joinery Football Focus, brought to you by Chris Butler and Ryan "Skippy" Stewart! Coming to you straight from New Zealand's upper South Island, we're here to deliver the latest in Senior Football for both men and women, sponsored by Sheehan Financial. In today’s episode, we dive into Southern League highlights, check in with the Phoenix team and bring you the latest scoop from the English Premier League. Don't miss any of the football fervor—catch all the action on Spotify under NBS Talk Nelson. We’re thrilled to have Paul Brydon return to the show. Coach of FC Nelson 1st XI.

A huge shout-out to our sponsors: Naming Rights Sponsor Bays Joinery www.baysjoinery.co.nz, venue sponsor Turf Hotel www.turfhotel.co.nz, Senior Football updates sponsor Sheehan Financial www.marksheehanfinancial.co.nz, and our NBS Talk Nelson sponsor www.nbs.co.nz.

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Mako Rugby Roundup - Seta Sauira - Marist

In this episode co-hosts Chris Butler and Les Edwards explore the latest rugby updates from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode highlights Senior Men's and Women's rugby as well as Super Rugby highlights. We're excited to welcome this week's guest, Seta Sauira, the coach of the Marist Nelson Club. Seta will share his insights into his coaching philosophy, the team's performance this year, his experiences in rugby, and his vision for the future of the game. Don't miss this captivating discussion on Spotify NBS Talk Nelson. 

Supported by our venue sponsor www.turfhotel.co.nz and www.nbs.co.nz, the naming rights sponsor for NBS Talk Nelson.

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Bays Joinery Football Focus Stu Reid & Paul Brockie

Chris Butler and Ryan "Skippy" Stewart are here to bring you another episode of Bays Joinery Football Focus, straight from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode brings you the latest in Senior Football for both men and women, sponsored by Sheehan Financial, alongside Southern League highlights, updates on the Phoenix teams, news from the All Whites, and the latest scoop from the English Premier League. Catch all the football fervor on Spotify under NBS Talk Nelson. In today’s episode, we are excited to have Stu Reid, Nelson's Mainland Representative, and Paul Brockie, a well-known football legend.

A huge shout-out to our sponsors: Naming Rights Sponsor Bays Joinery www.baysjoinery.co.nz, venue sponsor Turf Hotel www.turfhotel.co.nz, Senior Football updates sponsor Sheehan Financial www.marksheehanfinancial.co.nz, and our NBS Talk Nelson sponsor www.nbs.co.nz.

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Mako Rugby Roundup - Kaide Whiting

In this episode of "The Mako Rugby Round Up," co-hosts Chris Butler and Les Edwards delve into the latest rugby updates from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode focuses on Senior Men's and Women's rugby alongside Super Rugby highlights. We're thrilled to have Kaide Whiting, assistant coach of the Waimea Old Boys Rugby Club, joining us today. He'll share insights into his coaching role, the team this year, his playing history, his challenges with concussion and his thoughts on the future of the game. Catch us on Spotify NBS Talk Nelson.

Generously supported by our Venue sponsor www.turfhotel.co.nz and www.nbs.co.nz - Naming rights sponsor for NBS Talk Nelson.

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The Talk of the Town

The Talk of The Town - Episode 3 Shelley Haring

Join your hosts, Simon Duffy and Chris Butler, as they dive into Nelson City's personalities and stories. Our special guest is, Shelley Haring, Owner of Nelson Events and Conference Manager at On-Cue Conferences. We explore Shelley's journey, her pivotal role in shaping Nelson's events scene, and her thoughts on what she would like to see in Nelson City for the future.

The Talk of The Town - Episode 2

Simon Duffy and Chris Butler, delve into the lives and stories of the dynamic personalities who contribute to the distinctive flair of our city. Through exploring their origins, roles, challenges, and aspirations, we uncover the essence of what makes Nelson truly unique. In this episode, we're thrilled to have Tim Babbage, the Owner of Beggs Music, a cornerstone of Nelson's culture located on Hardy Street, and a business that has been enriching our community since 1910.

The Talk of The Town

Uniquely Nelson Is Thrilled To Introduce ‘The Talk Of The Town’ Hosted by Simon Duffy and Chris Butler, this series shines a light on the vibrant individuals shaping Nelson City's unique character. From their roots to their roles in Nelson's story, their trials, and their visions for our city. Kicking off with Pete Coates, the entrepreneurial spirit behind 8 Plates Restaurant on Trafalgar Street - also the amazing setting for our podcasts. We hope you enjoy the personal journey that defines Nelson and makes us Unique.

The Summer Sports Show

Summer Sport - Episode 7

In this week's episode, Les Edwards and Chris Butler present a recap of 2023. They delve into what is coming up this weekend with softball, cricket, and updates on Phoenix Men & Women. Also mountain biking and athletics. The episode culminates with a review of the year in Rugby, Football, and Cricket. Plus two tickets to giveaway for the New Zealand vs. Bangladesh one-day match at Saxton Oval on Wednesday, the 20th. Viewers can participate by answering the question: "In head-to-head one-day matches between New Zealand and Bangladesh, how many has Bangladesh won?" Correct answers posted in the comments will enter a draw to win the tickets, with the winner announced on Monday at midday. Special gratitude is extended to O'Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson, the venue sponsor.

Summer Sport - Episode 6

This week's episode features Maria Howes, the Regional Tennis Coordinator for Nelson Bays Tennis, alongside Chris Butler, Les Edwards, and Paul Brydon. We cover softball, cricket, updates on Phoenix Men & Women, and upcoming events in Nelson, including mountain biking, athletics, and an update on Nayland College and Waimea College participating in the Australian Schools Volleyball Tournament. Maria also offers insights into the current state of Nelson Bays Tennis and shares her background in the sport. We extend special thanks to our venue sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Summer Sport - Episode 5

Joining Chris Butler, Les Edwards, and Paul Brydon in this week's episode is Vern Mardon from Nelson Athletics. The discussion covers softball, cricket, the Summer National League Football Grand Finals, updates on Phoenix Men & Women and upcoming events with Nelson Mountain biking.. Vern also provides insights into the current state of Nelson Tasman athletics and shares his history in the sport. Special thanks to our venue sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Summer Sport - Episode 4

In this week's episode, Geoff Wright, Manager of The Nelson Mountainbike Club, joins Chris Butler, Les Edwards, and Paul Brydon. They discuss softball, cricket, the Summer National League Football Grand Final, and provide updates on Phoenix Men & Women. The episode also highlights upcoming events with Nelson Athletics, and Geoff shares insights on the current state of mountain biking and tracks in the Nelson region. Special thanks to our venue sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Summer Sport - Episode 3

Joining Chris Butler, Les Edwards, and Paul Brydon on this week's episode is Campbell Rollo, the Nelson Councillor for Stoke/Tahunanui Ward. They talk softball, cricket, Summer National League football, and updates on Phoenix Men & Women. The episode also covers upcoming events with Nelson Mountain Bike Club & Nelson Athletics. Campbell shares insights on the current state of sporting grounds and facilities in the Nelson region.

The Summer Sports Show - Episode 2

Chris Butler, Les Edwards, and Paul Brydon present episode 2 of The Summer Sports Show. This week, we cover Cricket, Mako Super Rugby signings and the National Football Summer League. We also highlight upcoming events in the region, including Mountainbiking & Nelson Athletics. Plus, our special guest is Don Glenie, President of Nelson Softball Association, sharing insights into his background and an update on softball development in our area. Thanks to our venue sponsor O’Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson. 

The Summer Sports Show - Episode 1

Chris Butler, Les Edwards, and Paul Brydon present episode 1 of The Summer Sports Show. We delve into the world of summer sports in the Nelson Tasman region. This week, we cover Cricket, Rugby 7s, the National Football Summer League, Rugby League, and the aftermath of the Rugby World Cup. We also highlight upcoming events in the region, including Mountainbiking, Nelson Half Marathon, and Summer Hockey & Football. Plus, we have a special guest, George Vance, General Manager of Nelson Cricket, sharing insights into his background, updates on cricket developments in our area, and preparations for the upcoming international matches. Tune in and explore more podcasts at www.talknelson.co.nz. Thanks to our venue sponsor O’Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Football Focus

Football Focus - Neil Geeza Harding

Welcome back to another exciting episode of Bays Joinery Football Focus, brought to you by Chris Butler and Ryan "Skippy" Stewart! Coming to you straight from New Zealand's upper South Island, delivering the latest in Senior Football for both men and women, sponsored by Sheehan Financial. Also in today’s episode, we dive into Southern League highlights, check in with the Phoenix team, and bring you the latest scoop from the English Premier League. Don't miss any of the football fervor—catch all the action on Spotify under NBS Talk Nelson. We’re thrilled to have Neil "Geeza" Harding, Coach of the Southern League Nelson Suburbs Women's team, join us today. Neil will share his insights on his team's performance this season so far.

A huge shout-out to our sponsors: Naming Rights Sponsor Bays Joinery (www.baysjoinery.co.nz), venue sponsor Turf Hotel (www.turfhotel.co.nz), Senior Football updates sponsor Sheehan Financial (www.marksheehanfinancial.co.nz), and our NBS Talk Nelson sponsor (www.nbs.co.nz).

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Bays Joinery - Football Focus Paul Brydon

Welcome back to another exciting episode of Bays Joinery Football Focus, brought to you by Chris Butler and Ryan "Skippy" Stewart! Coming to you straight from New Zealand's upper South Island, we're here to deliver the latest in Senior Football for both men and women, sponsored by Sheehan Financial. In today’s episode, we dive into Southern League highlights, check in with the Phoenix team and bring you the latest scoop from the English Premier League. Don't miss any of the football fervor—catch all the action on Spotify under NBS Talk Nelson. We’re thrilled to have Paul Brydon return to the show. Coach of FC Nelson 1st XI.

A huge shout-out to our sponsors: Naming Rights Sponsor Bays Joinery www.baysjoinery.co.nz, venue sponsor Turf Hotel www.turfhotel.co.nz, Senior Football updates sponsor Sheehan Financial www.marksheehanfinancial.co.nz, and our NBS Talk Nelson sponsor www.nbs.co.nz.

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Bays Joinery Football Focus Stu Reid & Paul Brockie

Chris Butler and Ryan "Skippy" Stewart are here to bring you another episode of Bays Joinery Football Focus, straight from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode brings you the latest in Senior Football for both men and women, sponsored by Sheehan Financial, alongside Southern League highlights, updates on the Phoenix teams, news from the All Whites, and the latest scoop from the English Premier League. Catch all the football fervor on Spotify under NBS Talk Nelson. In today’s episode, we are excited to have Stu Reid, Nelson's Mainland Representative, and Paul Brockie, a well-known football legend.

A huge shout-out to our sponsors: Naming Rights Sponsor Bays Joinery www.baysjoinery.co.nz, venue sponsor Turf Hotel www.turfhotel.co.nz, Senior Football updates sponsor Sheehan Financial www.marksheehanfinancial.co.nz, and our NBS Talk Nelson sponsor www.nbs.co.nz.

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Bays Joinery Football Focus - Neil Connell

Chris Butler and Ryan "Skippy" Stewart are back to kick off another episode of Bays Joinery Football Focus from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode is loaded with the latest from Senior Football for both men and women, courtesy of Sheehan Financial, plus Southern League highlights, updates on the Phoenix, the latest from the All Whites, and the buzz from the English Premier League. In today’s episode, we’re thrilled to feature Neil Connell from Nelson Suburbs. Neil will be sharing his anticipations for the upcoming season in the Southern League.

A massive thank you to our sponsors: Football Focus Naming Rights Sponsor, Bays Joinery www.baysjoinery.co.nz, our venue sponsor Turf Hotel www.turfhotel.co.nz, Senior Football updates sponsor Sheehan Financial www.marksheehanfinancial.co.nz, and our NBS Talk Nelson sponsor www.nbs.co.nz.

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Football Focus Episode 2 Season 2

Chris Butler and Ryan "Skippy" Stewart are back to deliver the latest in Football from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode is packed with updates from Senior Football for both men and women thanks to Sheehan Financial, Southern League highlights, insights on the Phoenix teams, All Whites news, and the buzz around the English Premier League. Catch all the action at on Spotify under NBS Talk Nelson. In this episode, we're excited to have Neil Geeza Harding, Southern League Nelson Women's Coach. Neil will be discussing what he has been up to in the off season and what lays ahead as he takes on another season in the Sourthern League.

A big shout-out to our sponsors: Naming Rights Sponsor for Football Focus, Bays Joinery www.baysjoinery.co.nz, venue sponsor Turf Hotel www.turfhotel.co.nz, Senior Football updates sponsor Sheehan Financial www.marksheehanfinancial.co.nz, and our NBS Talk Nelson sponsor www.nbs.co.nz.

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Bays Joinery Football Focus Episode 1 Season 2

Chris Butler and Ryan "Skippy" Stewart bring you the pulse of Football from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode features Sheehan Financial Senior Football Men's and Women's updates, Southern League highlights, Nelson Suburbs news, Phoenix teams insights, All Whites updates, and the English Premier League scoop. We're joined by special guest Mark Sheehan, discussing Sheehan Financial, reflecting on his playing career, and sharing his experiences coaching his son and junior players.

Our thanks go to our sponsors: Football Focus Naming Rights Sponsor, Bays Joinery www.baysjoinery.co.nz, venue sponsor Turf Hotel www.turfhotel.co.nz, Senior Football updates sponsor Sheehan Financial www.marksheehanfinancial.co.nz, and NBS Talk Nelson sponsor www.nbs.co.nz.

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Football Focus Episode 15

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon are joined by TJ Hansen, Director of Football at FC Nelson. The final episode for 2023, this week we discuss The Southern League playoff game between FC & University of Canterbury, Overseas News, The English Premiership, New Zealand Football news including the draw for The National League and we catch up with TJ about growing up in Germany, football in his hometown region, moving to New Zealand and his role as Director of Football at FC Nelson.

Football Focus - Episode 14

In this week's episode Chris Butler & Paul Brydon talk the Southern League playoff series between FC Nelson & University of Canterbury, The European Qualifiers, The English Premiership, New Zealand Football news and the Chatham Cup final.

Football Focus - Episode 13

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon are joined by Steve Clark. We talk Senior Men's & Women's Cup Finals in Golden Bay, Southern League Nelson Suburbs Men's team, Chathem Cup final, English Premiership, NZ Football news and we catch up with Steve about growing up in Scotland, his time in the army, his travels to NZ and his time coaching at Richmond Athletic Football Club, Managing at Tasman United & the start of Walking Football.

Football Focus - Episode 12

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon are joined by Holly De Cesare, Manager of The Hot House Creative Richmond Foxes who won the Women's Premiership League in Nelson. In this week's show we discuss Men's & Women's Final Cup games in Golden Bay this weekend, Southern League Nelson Suburbs Teams, Overseas News, The English Premiership, New Zealand Football News and we catch up with Holly on her background in football and the Season with The Richmond Foxes. 

Football Focus - Episode 11

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon present Football Focus. This week we discuss local Premiership Women's Division, Southern League Nelson Suburbs Teams, Overseas News, NZ Football News, The Chathem Cup Results, English Primiership and The Fifa Women's World Cup.

Football Focus - Episode 10

Chris Butler and Paul Brydon are joined by Golden Bay Football Club President Phil Smith. This week we discuss Senior Men's & Women's local Premiership, Nelson Suburbs Sourthern League Teams, Overseas News, The Chatham Cup, The English Premiership, The Fifa Women's World Cup Semis & we catch up with Phil about his time in football and the Golden Bay Football Club.

Football Focus - Episode 8

In this week's podcast Chris Butler & Paul Brydon are joined by President of FC Nelson, Phil Thompson. We discuss Senior Men's & Women's Football, Nelson Suburbs Southern League Men's & Women's teams, Overseas News, The FIFA Women's World Cup and we catch up with Phil about his background in sport, his move to Nelson, his playing days including his days at Richmond & FC Locos and his role as President of FC Nelson. This episode is bought to you by ALH - Your Recruitment Partner - Visit ALH.NZ.

Football Focus - Episode 7

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon are joined by Stu Reid of Nelson Bays Football & a Mainland Football Board member. We discuss Senior Men's & Women's Local Premeirship Division, Nelson Suburbs Men's & Women's Southern League, Overseas News, The FIFA Women's World Cup & we catch up with Stu about his time in football, including past President of Richmond AFC & his role with Nelson Bays Football and a board member of Mainland Football. 

Football Focus - 6

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon are joined by Coach of the Hothouse Creative Richmond Foxes, John Slotmaker. On the week's episode we remember Eric Brown, we talk Senior Men's & Women's local Premiership, Nelson Suburbs Men's & Women's Southern League, Overseas News, NZ Football News, The FIFA Women's World Cup & we catch up with "Slotsy" about his early days, the clubs he played for, his days with Nelson United National League team, the 1977 Chatem Cup winning side, his coaching career and his time with "The Richmond Foxes". Please note this was recorded prior to kick off between The NZ Football Ferns and Norway. Our condolences go out to Family & Friends of the great Eric Brown.

Football Focus - Episode 5

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon are joined by Nelson Suburbs Southern League Men's Team Co-Coaches - Ryan “Skippy” Stewart & Neil Connell. We talk Senior Men's & Women's Knockout Cups, Men's & Women's Southern League, Overseas News, NZ Football News, FIFA Women's World Cup and we catch up with Skiippy & Neil about thier time in football in Northern Ireland and Scotland, thier journey to Nelson and thier current work in the region in football. 

Football Focus - Episode 4

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon discuss Senior Women's and Men's local Premiership Football, The Southern League with Nelson Suburbs, Overseas News and New Zealand Football news including the Fifa Women's World Cup.

Football Focus - Episode 3

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon are joined by Junior Football Development Officer & Head Couch of the Southern League Women’s Team at Nelson Suburb Football Club, Neil Geeza Harding. On this week’s show we talk Senior Men’s & Women’s Local Premiership, Southern League Men’s & Women’s, Overseas News, New Zealand Football News and we catch up with Geeza about his background in England, his move to New Zealand and then Nelson, his time with Tahuna Football Club and his move into coaching at Nelson Suburbs.

Football Focus - Episode 2

Chris Butler & Paul Brydon are joined by Nelson Bays Football Operations & Administration Manger Val Smith. This week we talk Men's & Women's Local Premiership Division, Southern League Men's & Women's Nelson Suburbs Teams, Chatem Cup & Kate Shepard Cup, Overseas News, New Zealand Football News and we chat to Val about her career in football, her role with Nelson Bays Football and her acheivements in bowls as a member of the New Zealand team and a multi winning medalist in World Championships & Commonwealth Games.

Football Focus - Episode 1

Chris Butler is joined by Ex-All White, National League Player and coach of FC Nelson, Paul Brydon. We cover Senior Men's & Women's local league 1st division, Southern League with Nelson Suburbs, Chatham Cup men & women Nelson Suburb Teams, overseas news & a review of the Premier League, NZ Football news and the build up for the Ford Football Ferns and the World Cup. We also get to know Paul and his career in football from juniors with Nelson United to National League, Napier, North Shore & Miramar and his time in England with Bournemouth and becoming an All White.

Rugby

Mako Rugby Roundup - Brendon Smith - Kahurangi

n this episode, co-hosts Chris Butler and Les Edwards explore the latest rugby updates from New Zealand's upper South Island. We highlight Senior Men's and Women's rugby, as well as Super Rugby action. We're excited to welcome this week's guest, Brendon "Bruiser" Smith, the coach of the Kahurangi senior men's team. Brendon will share his insights into his team's performance this year, his experiences in rugby, and his vision for the future of the game. Don't miss this captivating discussion on Spotify under NBS Talk Nelson. 

Supported by our venue sponsor www.turfhotel.co.nz and www.nbs.co.nz, the naming rights sponsor for NBS Talk Nelson.

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Mako Rugby Roundup - Seta Sauira - Marist

In this episode co-hosts Chris Butler and Les Edwards explore the latest rugby updates from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode highlights Senior Men's and Women's rugby as well as Super Rugby highlights. We're excited to welcome this week's guest, Seta Sauira, the coach of the Marist Nelson Club. Seta will share his insights into his coaching philosophy, the team's performance this year, his experiences in rugby, and his vision for the future of the game. Don't miss this captivating discussion on Spotify NBS Talk Nelson. 

Supported by our venue sponsor www.turfhotel.co.nz and www.nbs.co.nz, the naming rights sponsor for NBS Talk Nelson.

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Mako Rugby Roundup - Kaide Whiting

In this episode of "The Mako Rugby Round Up," co-hosts Chris Butler and Les Edwards delve into the latest rugby updates from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode focuses on Senior Men's and Women's rugby alongside Super Rugby highlights. We're thrilled to have Kaide Whiting, assistant coach of the Waimea Old Boys Rugby Club, joining us today. He'll share insights into his coaching role, the team this year, his playing history, his challenges with concussion and his thoughts on the future of the game. Find us on Spotify NBS Talk Nelson.

Generously supported by our Venue sponsor www.turfhotel.co.nz and www.nbs.co.nz - Naming rights sponsor for NBS Talk Nelson.

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Mako Rugby Roundup - Matt Leary & Tevita Koloamatangi

In Season 3, Episode 3 of "The Mako Rugby Round Up," co-hosts Chris Butler and Les Edwards take you through the latest rugby developments from New Zealand's upper South Island. This episode shines a light on Senior Men's and Women's rugby and Super Rugby updates. Joining the conversation are Matt Leary & Tevita Koloamatangi from Stoke Rugby Club, who talk about their backgrounds and experiences, the challenges faced by their club and team this year, and the exciting future prospects for rugby in the region. 

Supported by our Venue sponsor www.turfhotel.co.nz and www.nbs.co.nz - Naming rights sponsor for NBS Talk Nelson.

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Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 2 Season 3

Episode 2 of season 3 for "The Mako Rugby Round Up" explores the latest rugby news from New Zealand's upper South Island. This week's discussion covers Senior Men's and Women's rugby, alongside Super Rugby updates. Joining us is Gary Stevens, Coach of the Nelson Rugby Club Senior Team, to share insights into his coaching experiences, challenges for the club and team this year, and exciting developments for the future. Brought to you by our Venue sponsor www.turfhotel.co.nz and www.nbs.co.nz - Naming rights sponsor for NBS Talk Nelson.

Spofity

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 1 Season 3

The inaugural episode of season 3 for "The Mako Rugby Round Up" dives into the latest rugby updates from New Zealand's upper South Island. This week, we delve into discussions on Senior Men's and Women's rugby, as well as Super Rugby for both genders. We also have a chat with Baz Henare, the Chairman of the Tasman Rugby Union, discussing his rugby journey, the hurdles faced by the union this year, and some thrilling news on the horizon.

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Thanks to our Venue sponsor www.turfhotel.co.nz and www.nbs.co.nz Naming rights sponsor of NBS Talk Nelson.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 29

In this final episode of the 2023 Mako Rugby Roundup, hosts Chris Butler, Sean Davis, and Les Edwards are joined by Shane Drummond, a former Tasman Rugby Board member, co-owner of the Highlanders franchise, and a successful businessman. They cover the thrilling NPC Final clash between Taranaki and Hawkes Bay, as well as the highly anticipated World Cup Final pitting the All Blacks against South Africa. Shane Drummond shares insights into his personal journey, from growing up in Marahau to his education at Motueka High and Nelson College. He also discusses his role in helping to grow rugby in the Nelson/Tasman region, his ownership stake in the Highlanders, and the joys of sharing success with his family. Special thanks to our venue sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 28

In this week's podcast episode, hosts Chris Butler, Sean Davis, and Les Edwards are joined Tasman Mako Community Rugby Manager Kahu Marfell. We talk the NPC Final Taranaki vs Hawkes Bay, World Cup Semi Finals All Blacks vs Argentina. We also find out about Kahu's rugby journey growing up in Canvas Town, attending Nelson College and his time with the Mako and community rugby in this region. Special thanks go out to our venue sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 27

In this week's podcast episode, hosts Chris Butler, Sean Davis, and Les Edwards are joined Tasman Mako Captain and Crusader player Quinten Strange. We talk the quater final vs Taranaki, the Mako season and the quarter-final match All Blacks vs Ireland. We also find out about Quiten's rugby journey growing up in Collingwood, attending Nelson College and his time with the Mako and Crusaders. Special thanks go out to our venue sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 26

In this week's podcast episode, hosts Chris Butler, Sean Davis, and Les Edwards are joined Tasman Mako and Western Force player Feleti Kaitu'u. Together, they delve into the recent Tasman Mako game against Bay of Plenty, discussing the team's performance. They also preview the much-anticipated quarter-final match against Taranaki and insights into the Rugby World Cup. Also they explore Feleti's personal journey, his stint with the Force, his experiences in the Wallabies, and his season with the Tasman Mako. Special thanks go out to our venue sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street Nelson, for their steadfast support.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 25

In this week's podcast, hosts Chris Butler, Sean Davis, and Les Edwards are joined by the Tasman Mako and Chiefs player, Alex Nankivell. We dive into a the recent Tasman Mako game against Canterbury, the upcoming match against Bay of Plenty, insights into the Rugby World Cup, and we explore Alex's personal journey, his time with the Chiefs, his new contract with Munster, and his experience with the Tasman Mako and this season. A special thanks to our venue sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street Nelson, for their continued support.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 23

Chris Butler, Sean Davis & Les Edwards are joined by Tasman Mako and Crusader player Levi Aumua. On this week's show we talk Tasman Mako's game against Counties Manukau and thier upcoming game vs Canterbury, The Rugby World Cup and we find out about Levi's background and his journey to Perth, Brisbane, France, Japan, Super Rugby with Chiefs, Blues & Moana Pacifika, his new contract with The Crusaders and his time at the Tasman Mako.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 22

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by Tasman Mako & Highlanders player Hugh Renton. This week we discuss NPC Tasman Mako vs Taranaki and Counties Manukau, The Rugby World Cup and we catch up with Hugh about his background, his time at the Highlanders, his journey with the Mako so far and some great insights into dealing with Mental Health.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 21

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by Tasman Mako Co-Coarch Gray Cornelius. This week we talk FPS Tasman Mako Women, NPS Tasman Mako Men, All Blacks vs France in the World Cup opener and we catch up with Gray about his rugby background especially in Marlborough and his time with the Tasman Mako. Thanks to our venue sponsor O'Shedigans on Bridge Street in Nelson.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 20

Chris Butler & Les Edwards are joined by Highlanders and Tasman Mako Player, Mitch Hunt. In this week's show, we discuss FPC Tasman Mako Women, NPC Tasman Mako Men, All Blacks vs South Africa and we catch up with Mitch about his career so far, his recovery from injury and next season off to Japan. Thanks to our venue sponsor O'Shedigans on Bridge Street.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 19

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by ex All Black, Crusader & Tasman Mako player Wyatt Crocket. We discuss FPC Tasman Mako, NPC Tasman Mako, All Blacks vs South Africa and we catch up with Wyatt about his career growing up in Nelson Tasman, playing for Canterbury & Crusaders and his time in the All Blacks.

Mako Rugby Roundup - 18

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis is joined by Tasman Mako, Crusader Player and injured All Black, Ethan Blackadder. This week we talk FPS Tasman Mako vs Northland, NPC Tasman Mako also vs Northland and a keen eye on The Southland vs Wellington Ranfurly Sheild challenge with a potential challenge for the Mako vs Wellington. We also catch up with Ethan since we last had him on this show, his recovery from injury and just missing out on the World Cup squad. Thanks to our Venue Sponsor O'Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 17

Chris Butler, Les Edwards and Sean Davis are joined by Tasman Mako Manager Huw Beynon. This week we discuss First XV Rugby Finals, The Senior Club Rugby Final, Seddon Shield, Farah Palmer Cup, NPC, Bledisloe, The World Cup Squad and we have a chat to Huw about his new role as Tasman Mako Manager and his time with New Zealand Basketball, Then Nelson Giants and Sky Television. Thanks to our Venue Sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street.

Mako Rugby Roundup - 16

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by The Black Ferns Manager Janelle Strickland. We discuss First XV Finals, The Division 2 Nelson Final, Seddon Shield, All Blacks vs Australia and we catch up Janelle about her time with the Tasman Mako, the Black Fern 7s and her current role as Black Ferns Manager. Thanks to our venue sponsor O'Shedigans on Bridge Street Nelson.

 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 15

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by Tasman Mako Head Co-Coach Dan Perrin. This week we discuss 1st XV Rugby, Nelson Bays Car Company Division 2 Semi-Finals, The Rugby Championship and we catch up with Dan about his time as Forwards Coach for the Crusaders and the forth-coming NPC Mako Season & Team. Thanks to our venue sponsor O'Shedigans on Bridge Nelson.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 14

Chris Butler is joined by co-hosts Les Edwards and Sean Davis! Joining us is none other than Mel Bosman, the esteemed Coach of the Tasman Mako Women's FPS Team. This Week's episode we talk First XV Rugby, The Stuff Tasman Trophy Final, Championship Rugby, and an exclusive discussion with Mel about the upcoming FPC Mako Season. Thanks to our incredible Venue Sponsor, O'Shedigans on Bridge Street. If you're looking for a place to talk rugby and enjoy some great company, O'Shedigans is the spot to be.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 13

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by Tasman Rugby Union & Tasman Mako Commercial & Marketing Manager & Stoke Senior player Nick Worthington. We discuss 1st XV Rugby, The Stuff Tasman Senior Men's final, The Rugby Championship and wet catch up with Nick about his season Stoke and the up can coming Tasman Mako Season. You can hear this and other podcasts on www.talknelson.co.nz. Thanks to our venue sponsor O'Shedigans on Bridge Street Nelson, NZ.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 12

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by Mako Player Tom Marshall. This week we talk 1stXV Rugby, The Stuff Tasman Trophy Semi-Finals, Championship Rugby and we catch up with Tom about his extensive career a Crusader, a Cheif, his time at Gloucester, playing in Japan and his current role at the Tasman Mako. Thanks to our venue sponsor O'Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 11

Chris Butler, Les Edwards and Sean Davis are joined by special guest Quentin MacDonald. In this week's show we discuss, 1XV Rugby, The Quadrangular Tournament, Senior Mens and the Senior Womens final, The Super Rugby final and we catch up with Quentin about his season as player/coach for Central, his new role with the Mako, his development as a coach and the forth coming Mako season.

Thanks to our venue Sponsor - O'Shedigans on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 10

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by Strength and Conditioning Manager for The Tasman Rugby Union James "Jimmy" Holden. This week we discuss 1st XV Rugby, Senior Mens & Women's, The Super Rugby Final, All Black selections and we chat to Jimmy about his career into Strength & Conditioning, his time at the Tasman Mako and his move to Japan. Thanks to your venue Sponsor O'Shedigans Bar on Bridge Street, Nelson.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 9

Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by Stephen Caunter, Referees Manager, Tasman Rugby Union. In this week's edition we cover 1XV Rugby, Senior Mens & Womens', Super Rugby Semi-Finals and Stephen gives us insight into his background getting into reffing and now as Tasman Manager what is involved in co-ordinating reffing and encouraging new reffs in the top of the south region.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 8

In this week's edition Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by Chris Little, Club Capability Manager, Stoke Rugby Football Club. We talk 1st XV Rugby, Senior Club Rugby, Super Rugby and catch up with Chris about his time at Nayland Collage, Stoke Rugby Club, his role with the club and regional rugby, especially the development of age group club rugby. 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 6

This week, co-hosts Chris Butler, Les Edwards & Sean Davis are joined by Kahurangi Coach, Brendon Smith. We talk 1st XV Rugby, Stuff Tasman Trophy, Super Rugby and find out more about the career of Brendon (Bruiser), exciting opportunities ahead and behind the scenes and culture of Kahurangi Rugby.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 5 2023

Chris Butler, Sean Davis & Les Edwards cover all things rugby in the Top of the South this weekend. We talk 1 XV Rugby, Stuff Tasman Trophy, Super Rugby and we catch up with Waimea Old Boys Rugby Club Coach, Scott "Macka" McKenzie. We talk about his time at WOB, playing days, coaching and his memories of Billy Guyton.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview NZ Rugby President Max Spence

Chris Butler, Sean Davis & Les Edwards had the great pleasure of interviewing President of the New Zealand Rugby Union Max Spence. Max talks to us aobut his early days with Stoke Rugby, Nelson Bays Rugby, The forming of the Tasman Rugby Union, the Crusaders and his time as NZ Rugby President.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 4 2023

In this week's episode Chris Butler, Sean Davis & Les Edwards are joined by Max Spence, President of New Zealand Rugby. We discuss 1st XV Rugby, the start of the Stuff Tasman Trophy, Super Rugby and we find out more about Max's background with Stoke Rugby, Nelson Bays, how Tasman Rugby Union began to where it is today, and his roles with Crusaders and New Zealand Rugby. Speical thanks to our venue sponsor O'Shedigans on Bridge Street.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 3 2023

In this episode we are joined once again by Les Edwards, Sean Davis from O'Shedigans Bar and Con Barrell Co-Coach of Marist. We discuss 1st 15 Rugby, Senior Mens & Womens, Super Rugby and catch up with Con with his rugby career with North Auckland, Canterbury, Crusaders & All Blacks 96 & 97 Tour. And how he turned up in Nelson now coaching Marist. 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview Lyndon Bray

In this interview we are joined by Tasman Rugby CEO Lyndon Bray. Lyndon updates on the latest developments with Tasman Community Rugby and preparations for the Tasman Mako Season.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 1 Season 2

We're BACK!! The Mako Rugby Round-up is back for it's 2nd season and looking forward to a fantastic year in all things rugby for 2023. On this week's show we are proud to announce we have a New Venue Sponsor. O"Shedigans Bar & Nightclub on Bridge Street. We are joined this week with Sean Davis from O'Shedigans, my co-hort Les Edwards & Tasman Community Rugby & Tasman Mako CEO Lyndon Bray. We cover Senior Mens & Women's, Super Rugby and catch up with Lyndon on the latest developments with Tasman Community Rugby & The Mako.

Mako Rugby Round Up - Episode 16

In this episode Chris Butler & Les Edwards review Tasman Mako vs Hawkes Bay and how the season went overall. Our special guest is ex Tasman Mako player, ex Super Rugby player and current assistant coach at the Tasman Mako, James Marshall.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 15

In this episode Chris Butler & Les Ewards review Saturday’s Mako match vs Northland and the NBS Family Day. We preview the must win game against Hawes Bay tonight and we review the All Black game vs Australia. Our special guest on the show is Mako Player Isi Tu'ungafasi. 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 14

In this episode, Chris Butler & Les Edwards are joined in studio by Paula Muddle from the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Trust and Antonio Shalfoon Mako Player #200. We discuss the NBS Family Day tomorrow including the curtain raiser at 12 noon – U16’s Nelson Bays v Marlborough, The arrival of the Helicopter for kick-off and then the game Tasman Mako vs Northland. We talk the game against Auckland last week, talk about Antonio’s rugby career so far and we preview the All Blacks vs Australia at Eden Park tomorrow night.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview Andrew Makalio

This week Chris Butler & Les Edwards had the pleasure of interviewing Tasman Mako & Highlander player Andrew Makalio. Andrew tells us about his career playing for Waiarapa Bush, his travels to Marlborough playing for the Harlequins and then getting a contract with the Tasman Mako. Andrew went on to play Super rugby for The Crusaders and currently at the Highlanders.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 13 - Sep 16

In this episode, Chris Butler & Les Edwards review the Tasman Mako game vs Taranaki and preview the up and coming game vs Auckland and the NBS Family Day on Saturday 24th September at Trafalgar Park, when they take on North Harbour. We review the Bledisloe Cup game vs Australia and our special guest this week is Mako & Highlander player Andrew Makalio.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 12 - Sep 9th

In this episode, Les Edwards & Chris Butler review Nelson College’s 1st XV final, update Storm Week for the Tasman Mako Men and this Sunday’s game vs Taranaki. We review the All Blacks game vs Argentina and preview the up and coming Bledisloe Cup vs Australia. Our special guest this week is forwards coach for Nelson College 1st XV, Mike Fraser. 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview Anton Segner

In this week's Mako Rugby Roundup Chris Butler & Les Edwards are joined in studio by NZ U20s, Blues & Mako player Anton Segner. Anton tells us about how he got into rugby growing up in Germany, his journey that found him Captain of Nelson College 1st XV and then onto The Mako & Blues.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 11 - Sep 2 

In this episode, Chris Butler & Les Edwards are joined in studio by NZ Under 20, Blues & Mako player Anton Segner. We talk Nelson College first XV’s win in the Miles Toyota Championship final for a third time in four years and Saturday’s match vs John McGlashan College in the South Island final. Tasman Mako and we review the FPC match vs North Harbour and review the NPC game vs Canterbury and we pre-view the men taking on Manawatu tonight. We also discuss Storm week next week. Two big games vs Wellington & Taranaki and raising money for the Mayor's relief fund. We cover the All Blacks vs Argentina and find out more about the journey and career of Anton Segner.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 10 Aug 26 2022

In this episode Les Edwards joins us from Landsdowne Park in Blenheim. We talk college rugby with Nelson College taking on St Bedes College in the Cursaders Regional 1st XV Final. We preview The Mako Women in their Quater final vs North Harbour, the Mako Men taking on Canterbury tonight at 5.35pm and the All Blacks taking on Argentina.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview Ethan Blackadder

In this week's Mako Rugby Roundup, Chris Butler & Les Edwards are joined in studio by All Black & Tasman Mako player Ethan Blackadder. Ethan talks about his time at Nelson College, Nelson Rugby Club, joining The Tasman Mako, playing for The Crusaders, getting selected for the All Blacks, his father Todd Blackadder and coming back from injury.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 9 August 19 2022

In this episode of The Mako Rugby Roundup, Chris Butler & Les Edwards are joined in studio by All Black & Tasman Mako player Ethan Blackadder. We talk about college Rugby with Nelson College & Waimea Combined, The Mako FPC & NPC teams, All Blacks match against South Africa in the 2nd test, the retention of Ian Foster as head coach and we talk to Ethan about his career to date and coming back from injury. 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview Stu Hunter

In this week's Mako Rugby Round up Chris Butler and Les Edwards interviews Tasman Mako Team Manager Stu Hunter. Stu talks about his time in Canterbury Rugby and his family club Sydenham Rugby Club, joining the Mako, how the team handled the time delay vs Southland and the upcoming game vs Otago Rugby. 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 8 - August 12 2022

In this episode Chris Butler & Les Edwards reveiw the final around of College Rugby and preview the preliminary finals between Nelson College vs Christchurch Boys High & Waimea Combined vs Selwyn Combined. They review The Mako women’s game vs North Harbour and preview the up and coming match vs Otago in the FPC. We review the Mako men’s game vs Southland and preview the up and coming match vs Otago in the NPC. We review and preview the All Blacks in South Africa and our special guest is Tasman Mako Manager Stu Hunter.

 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview Mitchell Hunt

In episode 7 of the Mako Rugby Roundup we interviewed Tasman Mako Co-captain Mitchell Hunt. If you missed it here's the interview. Mitchell talks about his early days with the Mako, his time at The Crusaders, playing no 10 at the Highlanders and looking forward to the 2022 Mako season. 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 7 - July 5th 2022

In this episode Chris Butler and Les Edwards talk College Rugby with Nelson College & Waimea Combined in action, a double header with FPC & NPC Rugby in Blenheim, The All Blacks 1st test in South Africa & an interview with Tasman Mako Co-captain Mitchell Hunt.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview Andrew Goodman

In this week's Mako Rugby Roundup Chris Butler & Les Edwards interviewed former Tasman Mako Player and Coach and Canterbury Crusaders Assistant Coach, Andrew Goodman. Goody discusses his plans to join Leinster Rugby, his time as a player in Nelson, Japan & Leinster, how he got into coaching and memories of his success with The Mako. Also, how #Finsup was born. 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 6 - July 29 2022

In this week's podcast Chris Butler & Les Edwards talk College Rugby featuring Nelson College, Waimea Combined & Marlborough Boys. Farah Palmer Cup featuring Tasman Mako Women, the latest on the All Blacks, Tasman Mako update and our special guest is former player and coach Andrew Goodman. 

 

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview with Quentin MacDonald - July 2022

Our special guest on The Mako Rugby Roundup is coach of Central Rugby Club (Winners of the Stuff Tasman Trophy) and Tasman Mako Hooker Quentin MacDonald. Chris Butler & Les Edwards talks to Quentin about the final, his coaches over the years, his time playing rugby in France and his time at the Tasman Mako.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 5 - July 22

In this week’s podcast we talk College Rugby – Second Division Men’s Final and The Stuff Tasman Trophy Final – The All Blacks 3rd test and what will happen moving forward? A Mako Rugby update with The Farah Palmer Cup 1st round for the women’s team and our special guest is Tasman Mako hooker and Central’s Stuff Tasman Trophy winning team coach - Quentin MacDonald.

Mako Rugby Roundup - July 15 - Interview Martyn Vercoe

On this week's show we interviewed New Zealand Under 20's and Waikato Chiefs Manager Martyn Vercoe. He was also manager of the Tasman Mako for 7 years. Martyn talks about the Under 20 campaign and his memories of his time at The Mako.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 4 July 16th 2022

In this week's podcast we talk College Rugby. The Stuff Tasman Trophy Final between Central & Kahurangi. The Decider - All Blacks & Ireland and what was it with those cards last week? And we interview All Black U20s, Chiefs & former Mako Manager, Martyn Vercoe.

Mako Rugby Roundup - Interview with Mel Bosman

Our special guest in this week's Mako Rugby Roundup is Tasman Mako FPC Coach Mel Bosman. A great insight into the former Black Fern and her coaching journey and squad preparations for the upcoming Farah Palmer Cup season. Presented by Chris Butler & Les Edwards. You can listen to this and other podcasts on www.talknelson.co.nz. #FinsUp

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 3 - July 8th

In this  episode we talk College Rugby - Stuff Tasman Trophy Semi-Finals - All Blacks vs Ireland & Tasman Mako update. Also, our special guest is FPC Mako Coach Mel Bosman. Join Les Edwards & Chris Butler for all things Rugby in the Top of the South, New Zealand. To listen to this and other podcasts visit www.talknelson.co.nz.

This week on Mako Rugby Roundup our special guest is Tasman Mako Co-coach Gray Cornelius. Chris Butler & Les Edwards spoke to Gray about Marlborough Rugby and new initiatives in the region and preparations for the Mako season. You can listen to this and other podcasts on www.talknelson.co.nz. #FinsUp

Mako Rugby Roundup - Episode 2 July 1st 2022

Episode 2 of the Mako Rugby Roundup with Chris Butler & Les Edwards. In this podcast we talk College Rugby, Senior Mens & Women's Club Rugby and All Black vs Ireland. And our special guest is Gray Cornelius Tasman Mako co-coach. You can listen to this and other podcasts on www.talknelson.co.nz or on Fresh FM, Nelson New Zealand.

On Mako Rugby Round-up Chris Butler & Les Edwards interviewed Tasman Mako Co-coach Dan Perrin. Here is the interview. #FinsUp.

 

Chris Butler & Les Edwards presents Mako Rugby Round-up. Episode 1 17th June 2022. In this addition we cover College Rugby, Club Rugby Senior Mens and Womens, All Blacks and the Super Rugby Pacific Final and we interview Tasman Mako Co-coach Dan Perrin. You can hear this podcast on www.talknelson.co.nz or on Fresh FM 9pm Friday nights.

Pilot podcast for Talk Nelson, presented by Chris Butler and Les Edwards, covering all things rugby in the top of the south, college and club rugby, Mako, Super Rugby, National and International rugby updates. 


Your Community

Talk Nelson is proud to share Courageous Conversations produced by Cultural Conversations.

Episode 3 - Lisa Lawrence a community leader from Wairoa now based in Te Tauihu chats with Tanya Nock a UK born woman with Indian roots. They discuss the challenges of being a person of colour growing up in a white world and how that effects one's life experience. By bringing music to the community and creating a safe space for local migrants through her charity, Cultural Conversations Tanya talks to finding a sense of home here in Whakatū. 

Talk Nelson is proud to share Courageous Conversations produced by Cultural Conversations.

Episode 2 - Tom Ingham a Nelson Giant, Basketball player and teacher at Nelson Intermediate sits down with Miguel, a young Colombian man who escaped gang threats with his family seeking refuge in Aotearoa three years ago. They discuss his feelings about trust and safety, his challenges overcoming the English language in a foreign land and his dreams and aspirations for the future.

Talk Nelson is proud to share Courageous Conversations produced by Cultural Conversations.

Episode 1 - Astrid Sayer a senior Nayland College student, interviews Nia from Indonesia on her experience of leaving her homeland to live in Whakatū for the past 8 years. Nia is a single mother to three daughters with Maori heritage and runs a small business making Kawakawa balm and other natural products.

Your Home

Your Home Episode 2

In this episode, Chris Butler is joined by co-hosts Adam Hills from Milestone Homes & Mark Rumsey from Ray White. They discuss the latest market conditions both in the building and real estate sectors, now that spring is here and we head toward summer. Our special guest is Howie Timms from Nelson Building Society. Howie updates us on the latest lending conditions and what customers need to think about when preparing to buy or build and talking to lending institutions regarding finance. 

Your Home Nelson Tasman - Episode 1

In this podcast we discuss Real Estate and Building in the current market – The challenges each market is having – What spring and summer is likely to look like – and future trends. Brought to you by Adam Hills, Mark Rumsey and Chris Butler.