Sport

Getting Manawatu on its feet video

Christina Wallis is training to do her first ever half marathon in a new programme called Run 21, run by Chris Sanson, ...

Want to run a half marathon but are puffed after a kilometre? New course could be for you.

Two Manukura teams Condors-bound

Manukura's Wipere Takitimu was one of his team's beat at the  Manawatu-Horowhenua-Kapiti Condor sevens qualifiers.

It was double delight for Manukura at the Manawatu-Horowhenua-Kapiti Condor Sevens qualifiers with both the boys and girls teams picking up upset wins to qualify for the national tournament

Aaron Smith's 'massive mistake' video

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All Blacks star believes he has turned a corner since his 'very disappointing' end to 2016.

Upsets in pennants

Matt Thomas won both his foursomes and singles matches in Taihape's upset win over Palmerston North in the A-pennants.

A pair of upsets has turned the A-pennants on its head after the fourth round in Levin on Sunday.

Double records for Wall

Benjamin Wall set records on the intermediate 1500m and 3000m races.

Benjamin Wall was the stand-out athlete at the Manawatu Secondary School Athletic Championships held at the Manawatu Community Athletic Track on Saturday.

Cricket

Jesse Ryder ton upsets Canty

Central Stags batsman Jesse Ryder smashes the ball through midwicket.

Former Black Cap serves up a reminder of his class as Central Stags score an upset win over Canterbury.

Historic win remembered

Victor Pollard and Bryan Yuile at Palmerston North Boys' High School in 2014, with rector Dave Bovey, himself a former ...

Spin twins recall beating the Australians 50 years ago.

Another ton for Fulton

Veteran Canterbury batsman Peter Fulton scored his 19th first-class century on day one of their Plunket Shield clash ...

There was a century for Peter Fulton and five wickets for Joe Walker in Tuesday's Plunket Shield action.

From back-benches to backyard oval

Farmer Ben McKelvie's Omanuka Oval backyard cricket pitch is to host the parliamentary cricket team.

Manawatu backyard cricket pitch to host the parliamentary cricket team.

Taylor too good to be dropped

Ross Taylor can afford to leave if he wants.

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

rugby union

Varsity find their form

Varsity hooker Nick Grogan on the charge against College Old Boys.

Wins for Varsity, FOB-Oroua, Old Boys-Marist and Linton in Manawatu club rugby.

Concussed: Gregory's battle

Glen Gregory is coaching Feilding Old Boys-Oroua in Manawatu Club Rugby this year.

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.

Feilding derby heats up

FOB-Oroua fullback Jamie Perigo came into his own in the second half of his side's win last weekend.

The impressive week one showings of Feilding and Feilding Old Boys-Oroua has added a bit of spice to derby week in Manawatu club rugby.

Sin bin should be binned

It would have been better if Malakai Fekitoa was not shown a yellow card.

OPINION: It's time the red card was shown to the yellow card in rugby.

FOB-O upset Varsity

Nathan Tudreu scored a hat-trick in Kia Toa's win over College Old Boys.

Feilding Old Boys-Oroua stunned defending champions Varsity 13-12 in the first round of Manawatu club rugby on Saturday.

Lampp's sports comment

Sin bin should be binned

It would have been better if Malakai Fekitoa was not shown a yellow card.

OPINION: It's time the red card was shown to the yellow card in rugby.

Rural Games widened our scope

Jojye popow, 11, has a go at milking the Fonterra speed milking cow at the Rural Games.

OPINION: The Rural Games took oddball sports to a new level, writes Peter Lampp.

Dan and Ali getting off lightly

Dan Carter was allegedly drink-driving and speeding, but the reaction in New Zealand has been muted.

OPINION: Aaron Smith must be wondering about the silence regarding Carter, writes Peter Lampp.

Taylor too good to be dropped

Ross Taylor can afford to leave if he wants.

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

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.

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