Success for Manawatu athletes

Manawatu's Hamish Kerr, centre, won the high jump in the wet at the Jump to Music event in Hawera last week.

Alan Adamson's weekly athletics column.

Paddle medals for top Kiwi females

Kelly Travers powers through the white water on her way to win the C1 title at the canoe slalom New Zealand Open at ...

There were some big names on display at the canoe slalom NZ Open at the weekend.

Clarkson blasts Stags past ND

Northern Districts batsman Daryl Mitchell turns a ball into the leg-side against the Central Stags in their Ford Trophy ...

Big-hitting CD batsman Josh Clarkson helped his side come from behind at Seddon Park.

Morriss spearheads Marist to win

Palmerston batsman Mike Meyer, left, about to launch into one while he faces Freyberg seamer Thomas Kuggeleijn during ...

The two-day club cricket competition is underway.

Extra jumps for Woodville motocross

Rider will have even more jumps than usual to contend with at the New Zealand Motocross Grand Prix at Woodville next weekend.

TheĀ Woodville motocross could be even more exciting this year.


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

Strange sevens snub

Women's rugby star Selica Winiata should get a proper explanation for her sevens snub.

OPINION: Selica Winiata is one of New Zealand's best sevens players, yet she does not have a contract.

Calls for better resources for sevens

Halfback Jamie Booth was one of only two current Turbos in the Manawatu sevens team.

Manawatu's men's sevens coaches have united in their calls for greater resources.

Bedwell-Curtis itching to go

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis in action against Canterbury during last year's Mitre 10 Cup.

He fractured his hip playing for Manawatu in October, but now flanker Heiden Bedwell-Curtis is almost ready to go for the Crusaders.

Cruden's roller-coaster career

Aaron Cruden needs to play all three tests against the British and Irish Lions to crack 50 tests.

Aaron Cruden's career includes the highs of a RWC win and Super Rugby titles.

Turbos grant Cruden early release video

Aaron Cruden during his last match for Manawatu against Otago in October 2016.

Manawatu give their blessing for Cruden to break his contract early to join Montpellier.

Lampp's sports comment

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.

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.

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