Sport

Habsburg takes race one

Ferdinand Habsburg in car No 62 overtakes Lando Norris (31) after the second safety car at the New Zealand Grand Prix in Manfeild on Saturday.

Habsburg wins New Zealand Grand Prix opener while Norris increases lead in series.

One survivor from Hinds' final

Central Hinds captain Kate Broadmore is the only survivor from the last time the Central Districts women were in a national final. They play Canterbury at Rangiora on Sunday.

The Central Hinds of today are vastly different from the last team that was in a final.

Manfeild's final bend the key video

Nick Cassidy has had plenty of success at Manfeild including three New Zealand Grand Prix titles.

A former three-time New Zealand Grand Prix winner believes the final corner at Manfield will be the most important for this year's competitors to get right if they are to win the 2016-edition of the race.

Cassidy has no plans to slow down

Nick Cassidy is hoping to build on his 2015 success as he steps up to the Japanese Super GT series this year.

Nick Cassidy is preparing himself for what could be his biggest year of racing yet.

Suspension dashes Webb's Manfeild hopes

James Webb will have to sit out this weekend's Formula Ford round after picking up a suspension for technical infringements.

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Cricket

Fulton following in the footsteps

Manawatu veteran Dave Fulton's son Brad, left, will debut for Manawatu against Horowhenua-Kapiti at Fitzherbert Park this weekend.

Manawatu stalwart Dave Fulton's son Brad will debut for the rep team this weekend.

Rusty Hinds slump against Wellington

Central Hinds all-rounder Kate Broadmore, left, whips the bails off to run out a diving Emma Fulbrook of Wellington in their one-day game at Fitzherbert Park on Saturday.

The Wellington Blaze had the better of the Central Hinds in Palmerston North at the weekend.

Worker bashing on Black Caps' door

George Worker scored 159 runs to help Central Districts to a win over Canterbury in the final of the domestic one-day competition.

George Worker continues to push Black Caps hopes with a century in the domestic one-day final.

Hinds' T20 hopes take a blow

The Central Hinds bowlers, including Michelle Bunkall, couldn’t contain the Wellington batters in their Twenty20 match at Fitzherbert Park on Friday.

Wellington drew first blood against the Central Hinds in Palmerston North.

Ryder shapes as point of difference

Jesse Ryder's strokeplay and the Canterbury bowling attack's penetration loom as key factors when the Central Stags host Saturday's domestic one-day final at New Plymouth's Pukekura Park.

Jesse Ryder can cap a successful return to the Central Stags by guiding them to back-to-back one-day titles by prolonging Canterbury's torment

rugby union

Koroi centre of attention

Vilimoni Koroi aims to make the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in his final year at Feilding High School.

Vilimoni Koroi is considering playing in the midfield.

Good and Feaunati switch roles

Aaron Good will coach the Manawatu under-19s in 2016.

The Manawatu Rugby Union has effectively shuffled the deck chairs by switching the roles of two of its representative coaches.

Cron confident in scrum depth

All Blacks assistant coach Mike Cron is confident there are enough young players ready to stand up in the front row after the departures of Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu and Ben Franks.

Maintaining the All Blacks' front row depth is key for assistant coach Mike Cron.

Old rugby adversary had valid opinions

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 24: Scott Scrafton (L) of Auckland is yellow carded by Referee Ben O'Keeffe during the ITM Cup Premiership Final between Canterbury and Auckland at AMI Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

OPINION: Old-school opinions about rugby from yesteryear still ring true today.

Lalogafau back with Cyclones

The Manawatu Cyclones picked up two wins under coach Mike Lalogafau in 2015. Here Manawatu's Krysten Duffill gets tackled by Abbie Collier in during their 58-8 win.

Mike Lalogafau has been re-signed to lead a four-headed coaching beast in charge of the Cyclones for the Women's NPC.

Lampp's sports comment

Higgins' philanthropy likely to be business as usual

Higgins will still be supporters in Manawatu despite sale to Fletcher.

OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.

Old rugby adversary had valid opinions

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 24: Scott Scrafton (L) of Auckland is yellow carded by Referee Ben O'Keeffe during the ITM Cup Premiership Final between Canterbury and Auckland at AMI Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Martin Hunter/Getty Images)

OPINION: Old-school opinions about rugby from yesteryear still ring true today.

Winiata key to Manawatu's crown

Selica Winiata breaking free to score a try during while playing for New Zealand against USA in the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2014.

OPINION: You can never tire of watching Selica Winiata turning on her calypso skills.

CD's visit but a cameo appearance

Manawatu’s George Worker was in top form for Central Districts on Sunday, depositing the Wellington bowlers all around Fitzherbert Park.

OPINION: Central Districts cricketers make just the one visitation to Palmerston North each season.

Elliott VC an enduring figure in rugby, soldiering and the church

07122015 News Photo:Murray Wilson / Fairfax NZ.
Opening of Linton Army Sports Club .
Peter Elliott , son of Keith Elliott  at the opening.

OPINION: Victoria Cross winner Keith Elliott's name lives on throughout Manawatu

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