Manukura Black only unbeaten team

Manukura Red's Sia Muliaga, left, and Darnelle Nugent-O'leary prepare for action ahead of the incoming pass in their club game at the B&M Centre on Tuesday night.

Manukura Black beat Massey.

Mixed emotions for Otere Black

Otere Black at Hurricanes training.

When Beauden Barrett went down with his knee injury on Saturday, it was always going to impact on Manawatu first five-eighth Otere Black.

Maurer a double shooting international

Kevin Maurer

For Kevin Maurer, representing New Zealand at a world pistol chooting championships in Florida was a symbolic moment.

Powerboat racer keeps in the family

Mason Dunlop is continuing the family's success in powerboat racing.

Mason Dunlop is continuing family success after winning at the New Zealand Powerboat Association Nationals.

Milner-Skudder a gem league let go

Nehe Milner-Skudder (centre) with his victorious  Hurricanes team-mates.

Hurricanes fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder can only guess where he might have ended up had he stayed with league.


Neil Hood quits as Central Districts chief executive

Neil Hood has resigned from his post.

Neil Hood made a shock resignation as Central Districts chief executive on Friday.

Milne had 'amazing journey'

"It was an unbelievable game and to finish it the way [we] did was special."

New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne enjoyed every second of the World Cup ride.

Students bowled over by 'idol' Oram

Jacob Oram gives cricket pointers to keen young Indian players visiting Palmerston North.

A group of Indian students were all smiles when they met one of their idols - former Black Cap Jacob Oram .

Our trump card wasn't Superman

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 31:  Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum (L) and Daniel Vettori (R) enjoy the speeches  during the Zealand Blackcaps Welcome Home Reception at Queen's Wharf on March 31, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand had their most successful Cricket World Cup campaign by making the final of the tournament for the first time.  (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

OPINION: It almost feels criminal to wag a finger at Brendon McCullum after the exploits he thrilled us with this summer.

Black Caps may get 'sniff of win'

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Caption: Rugby World Cup 2011 chief Martin Snedden has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).
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The Cricket World Cup final will be a lot easier to watch than the rugby equivalent, according to former New Zealand cricketer Martin Snedden.

rugby union

Already five teams are in the semifinals hunt

Again, five teams into four don't go in Manawatu club rugby.

Freyberg determined to keep on keeping on

Everything laid out spic and span for the Freyberg Old Boys senior rugby team before their games.

Winless Freyberg are in for the long haul in senior rugby

Boys' High stay unbeaten after romp

New Plymouth's Brayton Northcott dashes through the Feilding High School defences.


OBM get it done against COB again

Freyberg prop Alani Ngata on the burst against Feilding Old Boys-Oroua on Saturday.

Old Boys-Marist proved on Saturday that College Old Boys can be rattled; well, once a year at least.

Berry set to debut for Old Boys-Marist

Action from last year's first-round clash   between College Old Boys and Old Boys-Marist.

Manawatu rugby will get its first sight of new first five-eighth Liam Berry in the big game on Saturday.

Lampp's sports comment

Hood's departure still a mystery

Former Central Districts chief executive 
Neil Hood.

We were hardly impressed with the way the departure of Central Districts Cricket chief executive Neil Hood was handled a week ago.

All Blacks could not do without Cruden

All Blacks and Chiefs first-five Aaron Cruden has his knee wrapped in ice after leaving the field in Christchurch on Friday night.

It might be stretching it to say the ABs' World Cup chances went pear-shaped without Aaron Cruden.

The new master Jordan elbows out Eldrick

Jordan Spieth , right, gets pointers from Tiger Woods as they walk up the 13th fairway  at Augusta National.

Move over Tiger, you have been supplanted by the 21-year-old lad from Dallas.

Te Rure plunder wounds Turbos

Jade Te Rure of the Turbos against Counties Manukau. He has been signed for Scotland's national team.

The signing of Manawatu Turbos first five-eighth Jade Te Rure by Scotland had me puzzling about the integrity of contracts.

Turbos pair get call-up for the Canes

Heiden Bedwell-Curtis of Manawatu is tackled by Josh Bekhuis and John Hardie of Southland during the 2014 ITM Cup Championship semi final match between Manawatu and Southland at FMG Stadium.

Good news for Manawatu Turbos rugby flankers Heiden Bedwell-Curtis and Callum Gibbins.

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