Story hoping for success at track and field champs

Manawatu masters athlete Vanessa Story is competing in three sprint events at the world track and field championships in France this month.

Manawatu's Vanessa Story has potentially her best chance at winning a medal at the world masters track and field championships in France.

Winiata's focus strictly on sevens

Manawatu’s Selica Winiata will be focusing solely on sevens ahead of the Rio Olympics next year.

For the first time in 14 years, Selica Winiata won't be sighted in a Manawatu Cyclones jersey.

Gibbins was itching to get back to Turbos

Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins in the pre-season rugby game against Tasman Makos.

Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins set to lead his team in first Premiership campaign.

Mid-winter swimming madness

Manawatu swimmers, including Cameron Gillespie, right, performed well at the Wellington winter short course championships recently.

It has been some time since managing to put pen to paper so there is a lot to report

Will Cruden return with Turbos?

All Blacks playmaker Aaron Cruden could make his return with Manawatu.

With the NPC two weeks away from kickoff we take a look at some intriguing talking points.


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

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.

rugby union

Sparkling win for Turbos

Wing Newton Tudreu rampant in the Manawatu Turbos' pre-season rugby game against Tasman Makos.

Manawatu's Turbos score seven tries to three in beating Tasman Makos.

Manawatu's Il Colosso to debut

New Turbos prop Michael Alaalatoa, left, at training at Arena Manawatu alongside wing Newton Tudreu, right.

Sydney prop Michael Alaalatoa might be the biggest man to play for Manawatu.

Plenty of new Turbos to ponder

Manawatu Turbos training in Palmerston North for the 2015 Season. Jason Emery is back from the Highlanders.

A wealth of talent means Turbos coach has a field of options to chose from.

Milner-Skudder desperate to make All Blacks debut

Nehe Milner-Skudder in his All Blacks portrait.

Milner-Skudder hopes to play the Rugby Championship decider in Sydney in two weeks time

Laumape an imposing specimen

Ngani Laumape of the Warriors at full pace during 40-metre sprint testing.

Laumape will bring another level of professionalism to Manawatu and the Hurricanes.

Lampp's sports comment

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.

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.

Los Pumas were Lost Pumas against the All Blacks

The Argentina Pumas sing their national anthem during The Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Argentina at Christchurch.

The Pumas were suicidal running from deep against the All Blacks.

Smith the Manawatu nugget in Super final

Aaron Smith of the Highlanders celebrates victory after the Super Rugby Final.

OPINION: Bleeding from the ballistic Super Rugby final was staunched by Manawatu having troopers on both teams.

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