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.

Manawatū's Special Olympians excel

Special Olympian Aaron Rastrick returned from the National Summer games in Wellington with a clutch of medals.

Athletes head home from National Summer Games with a swag of medals.

Hartley, Goss Manawatū's finest in 2017

Brendon Hartley's 2017 will be hard to top after WEC success and his Formula One debut.

Sports reporters Shaun Eade and George Heagney pick their Manawatū Standard sports awards winners for 2017.

Toss could be key for Stags

George Worker scored 96 against Northern Districts in his Ford Trophy season debut.

Otago have won the toss twice, bowled first both times, and won. Will it be different against the Stags?

Manawatū frontrunners at Halbergs

Feilding's Sarah Goss was one of the top performers in the Black Ferns' World Cup triumph.

Brendon Hartley, Sarah Goss, Peter Michael and Chris Arbuthnott among Manawatū athletes up for Halberg awards.


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.

Bartholomew scoops big prize

Fraser Bartholomew and new-ball bowling partner Liam Pinfold. Bartholomew is the reigning Horowhenua-Kapiti player of ...

Bartholomew took the H-K player of the season crown.

rugby union

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.

Arena plan gets MRU thumbs up

Manawatū Rugby Union chief executive is pleased with the master plan proposal for the development of CET Arena.

Manawatū Rugby Union chief executive John Knowles believes the proposed upgrades to CET Arena will see it be in higher demand from other sporting codes.

Paku to lead Manawatū rugby

New Manawatū Rugby Union chief executive Shannon Paku played 13 games for the province in 2010.

Shannon Paku has been confirmed as the Manawatū Rugby Union's new chief executive.

Lampp's sports comment

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.

Hartley earned his F1 drive

Brendon Hartley in the garage during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico.

OPINION: Brendon Hartley's situation is so unlike the rich kids who have flown in to Milson airport on Learjets.

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