Rufer takes Marist reins

Shane Rufer will coach Palmerston North Marist this year.

Palmerston North Marist has a new coach.

Missing medal pops up

Dave Fulton has been trying to recover a family heirloom, a 1912 FA Cup winners medal, which as stolen from his mother ...

A medal that belongs with a Manawatu family has a a habit of going walkabout.

Miracle turnaround by bowlers

Craig Gush, front left, from the Manawatu fours team, bowls during their game against Hawke's Bay at the rep hexagonal ...

It was a good weekend for the men, not so much for the women.

Cup drought over

Manawatu No 2 Bridget Dickins won all three of her matches as Manawatu beat Wanganui to claim the Christie Cup at the ...

The Christie Cup is back in Manawatu.

Successful start for Sanson

Manawatu's Chris Sanson crossing the finish line to win the Wellington Round the Bays half marathon on Sunday.

Manawatu runner Chris Sanson was in good form for his first major run of the year.


Stags embracing underdog tag

Central Stags allrounder George Worker leads the Ford Trophy competition in run scoring.

"I hope people are counting us out because that will work in our favour."

Bruce eager to take on 'household names'

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He's hit 170 runs in his past two innings. Now, Tom Bruce is looking forward to carry that form onto the international stage.

Bruce firmly focused on playoffs

Tom Bruce showed his versatility for the Black Caps earlier in the year, donning the wicket-keeping gloves.

"You've just got to play for the Stags and not look too far ahead. What will be will be."

Taylor returns for must-win match

Ross Taylor scored his 16th ODI century in the third Chappell-Hadlee match against Australia.

Central Stags boosted with Ross Taylor returning fresh off his 16th one-day international hundred.

Australias cricket condescension

The 1981 "underarm incident" involving Greg Chappell's is not Swainson's main beef with Australian cricket.

OPINION: We were deemed beneath Australia and not just on the map, writes Richard Swainson.

rugby union

Gibbins targeted by Glasgow

Callum Gibbins has played 25 games for the Hurricanes since his debut against the Lions in 2015.

Scottish club linked with Hurricanes and Manawatu flanker Callum Gibbins.

Tough ride for Linton at sevens

Josh Devine was one of Linton's best at the National Club Sevens in Hamilton.

Linton Army could not repeat their Manawatu Club Sevens feats as they were left well off the pace at the National Club Sevens in Hamilton on the weekend.

Linton muster troops for sevens

TeJay Oliver will be one of the key attacking weapons for Linton Army at the national club sevens this weekend.

Linton Army are down some key players for the national club sevens in Hamilton this weekend.

Balsillie, Tufuga in sevens training camp

Lauren Balsillie is in her first full year out of Feilding High School.

Two Manawatu women have been included in the New Zealand Women's Sevens Development Training Camp next week.

'Would you like your salary reported?'

Chiefs first-five Aaron Cruden was in a prickly mood when discussing his French move.

Prickly Aaron Cruden fires back at media for reporting of his $3.6m French deal.

Lampp's sports comment

Cricket in Napier in danger

McLean Park's lack of good drainage caused New Zealand's cricket match against Australia to be canned.

Opinion: The McLean Park debacle puts the art deco city on notice.

Catering to whims of stars

Serena Williams in action in her second round match against Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

OPINION: All the professional rock stars at the Australian Open tennis had to do was to hit the ball.

Quinn's grand prix no certainty

Tony Quinn is pushing hard for his Hampton Downs circuit to be the new home of the New Zealand Grand Prix.

It will take more than money for Tony Quinn to rekindle a Kiwi passion for the grand prix.

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.

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