Opinion: Horvath's axing was a strange one

Nick Horvath's dumping had most people scratching their heads.

Marist slam Lower Hutt in first-half blitz

Upper Hutt's Emma Main, left, tries to get past Rose Morton (Massey University) in Central League women's football on Sunday.

Palmerston North Marist secured an excellent 4-0 win over Lower Hutt City.

College thrash HSHC

Massey’s Shane Roach, centre, keeps a close eye on the ball as he makes a foray into Palmerston North Boys' High School’s goal area in their game at the twin turfs on Saturday.

Men's competition leaders College have big win over HSHC.

Successful day for Linton Cobras

Linton Cobras Green centre Tevita Faukafa, centre, causing problems for the Kia Ora Warriors in their game at Fitzherbert Park on Saturday.

Linton dominates latest round of Manawatu club competition.

Stags starting to roar as season gets serious

College Old Boys' halfback Karl Bryson makes a bust against Varsity on Saturday.

The young upstarts from Feilding Old Boys-Oroua could be chasing a semifinal berth.


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.

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.

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Gisborne becoming Boys' High's bogey

Palmerston North Boys High School's 1st XV taking on Gisborne Boys High School at Gisborne.

A double whammy for the Palmerston North Boys' High School 1st XV at Gisborne.

Jason O'Halloran has always been rugby analyst

Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins and coach Jason O'Halloran after winning the  Championship final last year.

Even when Jason O'Halloran was playing rugby he enjoyed analysing the game.

Mattie O loving being reunited with Linton

Linton Army's former Manawatu rep rugby player Matt Oldridge.

It's not every day a player flies back from Perth to play for the Linton Army rugby team.

Bristow has found his niche with Yellows

Feilding Yellows rugby  coach Sean Bristow.

Two decades ago Feilding coach Sean Bristow was playing in the French club final in Paris.

O'Halloran departing, Cotter appointed

Jason O'Halloran and assistant coach Jeremy Cotter enjoy a laugh before the ITM Cup match between Manawatu and Auckland last season.

For Manawatu Turbos coach Jason O'Halloran, signing with the Scottish Rugby Union was a great opportunity.

Lampp's sports comment

Skoglund's columns endure in Manawatu gallery

Phil Skoglund, the Northern Bowling Club and Manawatu bowls legend.

OPINION: One day in 2010 Phil Skoglund phoned with a proposition.

Reporoa documentary designed to shock

Reporoa's rugby players getting an earful from their captain

All I can say about Reporoa after watching the rugby documentary, The Ground We Won, is that the hamlet on the volcanic plateau must exist in a 1960s time warp.

Aussies lack Kiwis' Polynesian flair

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Had the Kangaroos been the All Blacks on the receiving end on Sunday night, we would have been a nation in mourning in the morning.

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.

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