Stags unchanged to play Firebirds

Josh Clarkson hit a career-high 70-not-out in the Stags' loss to Canterbury on Sunday.

Central Districts will be out for revenge when they take on Wellington in the second match of the domestic one-day competition in Napier on Wednesday.

Dickins aims for Commonwealth

Stephanie Dickins was one of three debutants named in the Black Sticks for their tour to Argentina.

Apiti-raised Stephanie Dickins set for Black Sticks debut.

Penalty costs Kiwi in TRS

Pukekohe driver Taylor Cockerton's 10-second penalty cost his his first TRS race win on the weekend.

A penalty for jumping the start proved costly for Taylor Cockerton in the second race of the Toyota Racing Series as it ended up costing him his first win.

Cooper eyes Woodville win

Mount Maunganui's Cody Cooper (Honda CRF450), the favourite to again win at Woodville.

Bay of Plenty's Cody Cooper is determined to win his third New Zealand Grand Prix motocross title at Woodville.

Sewabu leaving Manawatu

Koli Sewabu's fist coaching job was with Feilding Yellows in 2008.

Koli Sewabu will set off on the next stage of his rugby career next month as he returns to Fiji to follow through on his dream to set-up a rugby academy.


Stags better for 'learning curve'

The Central Stags stand dejected after their loss in the Super Smash final against the Wellington Firebirds.

"We'll dissect this a million times over the next five days, so we'll learn from it and move on."

Patel stars in Firebirds win video

Jeetan Patel.

The Wellington Firebirds have won the domestic Twenty20 cricket title.

Tom Bruce wants more video

New Zealand's Tom Bruce celebrates his 50 in the second T20 at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui on Friday.

Rookie admits being the first Black Cap from Te Kuiti is a small claim to fame but he hopes it's just the start.

Ryder recovered and ready

Jesse Ryder will play for the Central Stags in the Super Smash Final.

He's had one innings in the competition, but Jesse Ryder could be key to a Stags victory.

Stags ready for fiery final

Mahela Jayawardene and the Central stags are relaxed heading into the Super Smash final.

The Central Stags are ready to break a seven-year T20 title drought.

rugby union

Woodman hat-trick sinks Manawatu

Portia Woodman's hat-trick in the National Sevens final proved costly for Manawatu.

The Manawatu women's dream run in sevens rugby has come to an end after a 24-17 loss to Counties Manukau in the National Sevens final at Rotorua on Sunday.

Disappointing defence costs Manawatu

A late try to Jaxon Tagavaitau helped Manawatu beat Southland in the bowl quarter finals on Sunday.

Leaky defence proves Manawatu men's undoing at National Sevens.

Tufuga returns for Manawatu women

Rebekah Tufuga, pictured here at the Dubai Sevens in December, will play her first tournament for Manawatu this season ...

 The Manawatu women's sevens team have added one further ace to their deck as they prepare to defend their National Sevens title in Rotorua this weekend.

Ledua to inspire sevens team

Antonio Kiri Kiri will captain the Manawatu sevens team at the National Sevens in Rotorua this weekend.

The Manawatu sevens team will not lack for inspiration for this weekend's National Sevens title in Rotorua.

Sevens queens keep rolling

The Manawatu Women's Sevens team celebrate after winning the 2017 Mount Maunganui Provincial Sevens.

The Manawatu women have gone back-to-back at the Mount Maunganui Provincial Sevens.

Lampp's sports comment

Overpaid, overhyped

Serena Williams was full of wind.

OPINION: It's time for a re-think on paying big money to lure tennis aces to NZ.

Eliza motivation for young Kiwis

Bronze medalist Eliza McCartney stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Pole Vault at the Rio ...

OPINION: My favourite moment of the sporting year was watching one of our own win an Olympics bronze live at Rio.

Hip pocket hit from races

Awapuni and Manawatu's economies will be hit hard by the Boxing Day races move.

Opinion: Racing move latest in long line of Manawatu turf calamities.

Jockey's biography a great read

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23: Jim Cassidy returns on Beyond Thankful after winning race 4, The Toyota Material Handling ...

OPINION: Jockey Jimmy Cassidy spent four years in Manawatu before heading to fame, fortune and notoriety in Australia.

Big blows best defence when pros turn up

It was most odd that boxers Joseph Parker and Andre Ruiz were the best of mates outside the ring.

OPINION: In a coup for the city, the NZPGA Championship is coming to Palmerston North.

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