Lock Jackson Hemopo will return home to Manawatu next season.
A former Manawatu Turbo has been added to the Crusaders' strength and conditioning team.
Freyberg are confident they have made the necessary adjustments to hang on to their place in the senior one division.
Ngani Laumape hopes to bring a similar physical presence to the Hurricanes' midfield as Ma'a Nonu.
The sevens veteran will still be involved as New Zealand seeks Olympic gold.
New Manawatu Turbos assistant coach Rhys Archibald is looking forward to concentrating on rugby fulltime.
Manawatu Turbos No 8 Brice Henderson could be out for up to nine months with a serious knee injury.
A dislocated shoulder to Hamiora Thomas was the only dampener on Manawatu's sevens hit-out in Dannevirke.
Andrew Reilly is still trying to comprehend that he has been named a finalist in the same awards as some of the country's greatest rugby personalities.
Tomasi Cama taking two Manawatu sevens rugby teams to Dannevirke shakedown on Saturday.
Lewis Williams is returning to club coaching in Manawatu, to take on his fourth club.
Manawatu's All Blacks Nehe Milner-Skudder and Aaron Smith have the chance to add more silverware to their cupboards at the New Zealand Rugby awards.
Manawatu hooker Rob Foreman has already begun training in the rural hills of Makuri.
Manawatu's latest All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder flew off to England on Friday with the appropriate hosiery.
Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith is standing down from the Manawatu Rugby Union board.
Departing Manawatu coach Jason O'Halloran marvels at Nehe Milner-Skudder's rapid rise in world rugby.
The announcement of the Manawatu sevens training squad has been highlighted by the inclusion of New Zealand Sevens representatives Jordan Bunce and Ambrose Curtis.
Dual-code provincial representative Karin Ingram has yet to decide if she will continue playing football next year.
Relaxing and catching up with their families were the top priorities for Manawatu All Blacks Nehe Milner-Skudder and Aaron Smith now they are back home.
Feilding Old Boys-Oroua win Manawatu club rugby sevens for first time in five years.
After three wins and seven losses this season, new Manawatu head coach Jeremy Cotter is clear on what needs to improve.
The fate of the Freyberg Rugby Club's senior first team is likely to be decided on or around December 7.
Manawatu Cyclones coach Mike Lalogafau is still waiting to find out if he will get to coach the team again next year.
There was a positive from Jason O'Halloran copping a whopping $4000 fine from the New Zealand Rugby Union.
Up to six Manawatu players could be on the field when the Hurricanes play the Western Force in Palmerston North on March 18.
Two provincial rugby coaches have copped fines for criticising match officials during the last season.
No one is prouder of Nehe than his Varsity club coach Mike Lalogafau.
Former Manawatu coach Graham Hamer is qualifying his prediction of an All Blacks World Cup final victory with caution.
The Manawatu Turbos have set themselves up for their first Ranfurly Shield challenge in four seasons.