Smith having surgery for burns

Stockcar driver Simon Smith is in Middlemore Hospital after suffering burns in a practice accident on Wednesday.

Stockcar driver Simon Smith can thank his flame retardant safety clothing for surviving his car's blaze.

Collier team stumble in semifinal

Baylee Whenuaroa (Manawatu), left,  and Sarah-Kate Berkitt (Hawke's Bay) during the Collier Trophy semifinal.

Manawatu’s Collier Trophy girls under-13 hockey team were to play off for third and fourth at Fitzherbert Park on Saturday.

Foreman keeping on for now

Manawatu centurion hooker  Rob Foreman will come off the bench against Wellington.

After Saturday at Wellington, only four players will have appeared in more Manawatu games than hooker Rob Foreman.

Few changes for cricket clubs

Marist wicketkeeper/ batsman Mitchell Renwick has stood down as the captain of the team in the hope to minimise the disruption caused by his representative commitments.

With the Manawatu Club Cricket season set to get underway this weekend, sports reporter Shaun Eade checks out who is set to star for the remaining three teams.

Smith boosts Manawatu United

Josh Smith, left, will boost Manawatu United for their game against Hawke's Bay this weekend.

The addition of Josh Smith to Manawatu United's starting side is hoped to boost their goalscoring chances.


Worker knows how to handle himself

Manawatu batsman George Worker made his debut for New Zealand on the Black Caps’ tour of Africa.

George Worker believes he can handle international cricket after making his debut.

Worker school's latest international

Central Districts latest budding international George Worker testing out his left-arm spin bowling in the nets.

George Worker to get his international breakthrough at last.

Cricket legend Stirling to get a Manawatu sendoff

Peter Hunt of Palmerston North wins his match in the New Zealand Super League Darts.

Simon Stirling will have a memorial service at the Willow Park Tavern next  weekend.

Ryder won't be chaperoned by Central Districts

Former New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Ryder will join Central Districts following two summers with Otago.

Central Districts won't be keeping Jesse Ryder on a short leash when he joins the Stags.

Hood's exit sees Cleaver and Radford gone too

Mark Cleaver.

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

rugby union

Manawatu confident of securing Hurricanes match

The Hurricanes could be making a repeat visit to Palmerston North.

If the sums add up, the Hurricanes will play a Super Rugby match in Palmerston North next year.

Same old refrain for beaten Turbos

Hika Elliot (Taranaki hooker) with ball on attack against Manawatu.

It was the same old story for the Manawatu coaches after drubbing from Taranaki.

Turbos must front up at Wellington

Manawatu wing  Nathan Tudreu on attack late in the game against Taranaki

Manawatu's thumping by Taranaki exposed too many of the Turbos' deficiencies, again.

Turbos no match for Taranaki

Latu Vaeno of Taranaki is tackled by James Oliver of Manawatu in Palmerston North.

Taranaki post five tries to one to hammer Manawatu 44-10 in one-sided NPC clash.

Bizarre kicking year for Black

Manawatu's Otere Black practising for the clash with Taranaki.

Manawatu's Otere Black plays his blazer game against Taranaki on Saturday.

Lampp's sports comment

Manawatu's Carrolls make fascinating subjects

Balls, Bullets and Boots  exhibition subject Alphonse Carroll.

OPINION: Palmerston North can be proud that the World War I rugby field-battlefield exhibition evolved in the city.

Manawatu a sporting oasis

New Zealand's basketballers get too close and personal with the Aussie Boomers.

OPINION: When Manawatu teams take on the outside world, it's not really a fair fight.

Nehe awaits his fate after heady test debut

Nehe Milner-Skudder celebrates with Aaron Smith after scoring  during The Rugby Championship match.

OPINION: The Massey University Rugby Club always knew Nehe Milner-Skudder would make his All Black debut.

Laumape signing a cross-code coup

Ngani Laumape scoring for  Palmerston North Boys' High School against Napier Boys' High School in 2011.

This Ngani Laumape saga has been a publicity coup for rugby.

Sandy golf remains the real deal

Ryan Fox  tees off on the 2nd hole in  the 144th Open Championship at  St Andrews, Scotland.

OPINION: TV remote meant St Andrews and the British Open wasn't remote for us.

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