Fifa's Steve Bennett a football refereeing guru

FIFA referee instructor Steve Bennett was in Palmerston North this week during a nation-wide tour to work with referees and assessors.

Who knew so much work went into being a football referee?

Paterson an example to running mums

Ashhurst's Juanita Paterson winning yet another run.


Varsity all out to win key clash against Kias

Varsity wing Te Rangitira Waitokia in action against Kia Toa.


Marist eager to continue hearty league form

Palmerston North Marist's Tyson Brandt is a key attacker for his side.

Palmerston North Marist take on defending champions Miramar Rangers at Wellington on Saturday.

Fredericks keeps on keeping on at Yellows

Long-serving Feilding Yellows Rugby Club team manager Dave Fredericks.

Dave Fredericks has put more than four decades of effort in to the Feilding Yellows.


Hood's exit sees Cleaver and Radford gone too

Mark Cleaver.

In six weeks, Central Districts has lost all three Manawatu administrators

New Central Districts boss no stranger to region

Interim Central Districts chief executive Chris Lander.

New Central Districts chief executive has experience working in the region.

Neil Hood quits as Central Districts chief executive

Neil Hood has resigned from his post.

Neil Hood made a shock resignation as Central Districts chief executive on Friday.

Milne had 'amazing journey'

"It was an unbelievable game and to finish it the way [we] did was special."

New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne enjoyed every second of the World Cup ride.

Students bowled over by 'idol' Oram

Jacob Oram gives cricket pointers to keen young Indian players visiting Palmerston North.

A group of Indian students were all smiles when they met one of their idols - former Black Cap Jacob Oram .

rugby union

Feilding Yellows triumphant again

Kayne Hammington, halfback for Feilding Yellows.

Feilding took their second major rugby scalp in the space of four days

Bedwell-Curtis is carrying a full fleece

Manawatu flanker Heiden Bedwell-Curtis on the rampage.

Hirsute Manawatu rugby players Heiden Bedwell-Curtis and Jamie Booth have a wager on growing their hair.

Hurricanes need Nehe in Super final

Hurricanes' Nehe Milner-Skudder makes a break during the Super Rugby semifinal on Saturday.

It is funny how Manawatu players are proving so critical to the two Super Rugby finalists.

Boys' High retain Mitchell Cup at Tauranga

Stewart Cruden is a youngster slotting into the Palmerston North Boys' High School first XV.


Yellows spring to life at last

Kayne Hammington clears the ball for Feilding against  Old Boys-Marist.

Feilding's win over Old Boys-Marist on Saturday showed what might have been.                                          

Lampp's sports comment

Time Super conference system was disbanded

New Zealand teams have dominated Super Rugby this season, including the Highlanders, who thrashed the Waratahs in the semifinal in Sydney on Saturday.

OPINION: This Super Rugby conference format should be kicked into touch.

Fair go for refs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 02: James Lowe of the Chiefs is shown the yellow card by the referee during the round 12 Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Chiefs at AAMI Park on May 2, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

OPINION: Once while addressing a captive, not captivated, Palmerston North service group, a gent asked why I didn't like referees.

Horvath a victim of pending workplace law

Nick Horvath, Tall Blacks and now former Jets basketballer.

It seems the Manawatu Jets board spooked themselves in cutting Nick Horvath from their playing roster.

Skoglund's columns endure in Manawatu gallery

Phil Skoglund, the Northern Bowling Club and Manawatu bowls legend.

OPINION: One day in 2010 Phil Skoglund phoned with a proposition.

Reporoa documentary designed to shock

Reporoa's rugby players getting an earful from their captain

All I can say about Reporoa after watching the rugby documentary, The Ground We Won, is that the hamlet on the volcanic plateau must exist in a 1960s time warp.

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