Sport

Wasps sign Ambrose Curtis

Ambrose Curtis scoring for New Zealand Maori against Canada last year.

NZ Māori wing who couldn't crack Super Rugby to join Lima Sopoaga and Brad Shields at London club.

Steel crush Mystics

Steel goal shoot Jennifer O'Connell soars high above Mystics defender Anna Harrison.

Last year's ANZ Premiership finalists start season with convincing victories.

Complete ANZ Premiership guide

Northern Mystics defender Anna Harrison has said the 2018 season will be her last.

See how every team shapes up ahead of the start of the new season.

Showcasing her sport

Squash international Kaitlyn Watts at her home courts at SquashGym in Palmerston North.

A Kiwi squash player will demonstrate her sport at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics.

Saints, Sharks loom large in NBL

The Wellington Saints are gunning for a third consecutive NBL title and their fourth crown in five years.

Wellington Saints, Southland Sharks shape as heavyweights again for New Zealand NBL title.

Cricket

Central Stags look deep within video

George Worker is one of the Stags' best home grown talents.

Winning trophies isn't the goal at the Central Stags. It's a by-product of producing Black Caps.

From schoolboys to Black Caps

The 2007 national secondary schools elite cricket squad after the tournament in Palmerston North. Back row: Craig ...

A decade ago, the national schoolboy cricket final featured a who's who of future stars. Can you name them?

Nethula leads Aces over Stags

Tom Bruce's half-century wasn't enough to lead the Central Stags to victory against the Auckland Aces.

Tom Bruce's match-high 56 wasn't enough to lift the Stags to a win over the Aces in New Plymouth.

Callups wreak havoc on Plunket Shield

Wellington Firebirds paceman Hamish Bennett will be away with New Zealand A.

Undefeated - and depleted - Wellington and Central Districts sides are putting it all on the line this Friday.

Pitch to improve cricket ground

Fitzherbert Park groundsman Andy May prepares the wicket ahead of Central Districts' one-day game against Otago in January.

Reclaiming the glory days planned for Fitzherbert Park.

rugby union

World Cup winner's tips for English video

These cattle beast don't know what's coming for them. Andy Ellis's latest venture is the Mad Samurai restaurant in ...

Rugby World Cup winner Andy Ellis is planning his new career. He has some advice for Bill English.

A showjumping ruckus

Katie Laurie rides Dunstan Lucca at Waitemata earlier this year.

OPINION: After alleged misconduct, two top equestrians seem to be lost to the sport in New Zealand.

Young sevens team for regionals

Tobias Wickham-Manuel, pictured here playing for the New Zealand Māori Under 18s earlier this year, is one of the ...

Manawatū will roll out one of its youngest ever sevens squads as they roll into the Central Regional Sevens in Levin on Saturday.

Spoiled for choice

Janna Vaughan is one of a host of internationals lining up for the Manawatū women's sevens squad.

Manawatū women's sevens coach Mike Pettman has the kind of problem every coach wants - he has too many quality players.

Excited Paku ready for MRU job

Outgoing Manawatu Rugby Union chief executive John Knowles, new chief executive Shannon Paku and board chairman Tim ...

Shannon Paku is full of excitement ahead of taking on his new role as chief executive of the Manawatū Rugby Union.

Lampp's sports comment

More doping revelations to come

Rhys Pedersen wasn't the first Manawatū player to be penalised for taking clenbuterol, and he won't be the last, writes ...

OPINION: Ignorance of the law won't cut it for club rugby players caught using any kind of drugs.

A showjumping ruckus

Katie Laurie rides Dunstan Lucca at Waitemata earlier this year.

OPINION: After alleged misconduct, two top equestrians seem to be lost to the sport in New Zealand.

All Blacks' elusive possession problem

New Zealand's Waisake Naholo attempts a flick pass under pressure. Trying to score off every play is putting the All ...

OPINION: All Blacks are playing the game back to front and it needs to be fixed.

All Blacks stagger on

The All Blacks produced a lacklustre display against Scotland.

OPINION: We're seeing scratchy stuff from an All Blacks side that looks tired.

Turbos need to get it done

The chat between referee Brett Johnson and Callum Gibbins which proved so costly for the Turbos in 2016.

OPINION: Next year, the Turbos need to make their tackles and get the job done.

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