Manukura edge Rahui

The minor placings were decided in the club netball competition.

The minor placings were decided in the club netball competition.

Schoolgirl defender completes Pulse roster

St Mary's College schoolgirl Renee Savai'inaea has been signed by the Central Pulse for next year.

The Central Pulse have added the final piece of the puzzle for next season.

Horowhenua Open shortened

Junior Tatana sits in the lead of the Manawatu-Wanganui order of merit after two rounds.

Junior Tatana and Brydie Hodge remain at the top of the Manawatu-Wanganui order of merit standings as they prepare for the Horowhenua Open in Levin on Sunday.

Great without a cap dies

The bowling style of Tom Pritchard, one of the fastest bowlers of the 1930s and '40s.

Kiwi fast bowling great bowled his best maiden over by missing out on a spot in the 1937 NZ test cricket team.

Jets hopeful of green light

The Manawatu Jets are yet to hear whether their application to play in the NBL next year has been accepted.

The Manawatu Jets are still waiting to learn their fate.


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.

Worker forces way back into Black Caps

Central Districts batsman George Worker was rewarded for his top summer with re-selection in the New Zealand team.

George Worker responded with the bat and responded well.

Paraparaumu take triple crown

The Paraparaumu Cricket Club senior A side after their Coastal Challenge Cup win. They had cause to celebrate again on ...

Paraparaumu Cricket Club has completed a perfect three weeks, and four ticks on the wall, with a victory in the Horowhenua-Kapiti two-day cricket final. 

Cricket-mad school amongst the runs

Kairanga School pupils and teachers were delighted to receive new cricket gear from ANZ.

Palmerston North's Kairanga School scored with new ANZ Dream Big cricket gear for its keen players.

rugby union

Turbos a mixed bag

Liam Hallam-Eames almost steals a Wellington lineout in the second half of Manawatu's round one loss.

How could the Turbos be so good and so bad all in the same match?

No panic in Turbos camp

Nehe Milner-Skudder scored a try and was involved in two others against Wellington.

Manawatu Turbos coach Jeremy Cotter is not about to hit the panic switch after a frustrating first-up performance in the national provincial championship.

Wellington win in try-fest

PALMERSTON NORTH, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 20:  Nehe Milner-Skudder of Manawatu breaks away from Julian Savea of Wellington ...

Julian Savea and Nehe Milner-Skudder both on the scoresheet as Wellington beat Manawatu.

Tight win for Defence Blacks

Defence Blacks loose forward Ben Gunn is dragged to the ground.

The Defence Black clung onto a 18-15 win over the French Armed Forces in the first match of the Military Tri Nations in Palmerston North on Sunday.

Crotty becoming irreplaceable

Ryan Crotty scored two tries against the Wallabies on Saturday night.

OPINION: Ryan Crotty is now one of the All Blacks' most irreplaceable backs.

Lampp's sports comment

A race against time

The Manawatu Turbos hope to play their opening match in the ITM Cup in Palmerston North.

OPINION: If the Turbos' first home game has to be moved, it will be a public relations disaster.

Rugby can learn from league

It's time to get the ball back in play with a lineout. Are there too many long stoppages in rugby?

OPINION: Long breaks in play are not a great viewer experience.

Who deserved to win?

The imperialists are desperate to finish off the colonials at any cost, writes Peter Lampp. Pictured, All Black captain ...

OPINION: The Lions are desperate to finish off the All Blacks at any cost.

Lions test side won't spin it wide

Jared Payne scores the British and Irish Lions' fourth try against the Chiefs.

OPINION: The midweek Lions took free rein and stunned us by spreading the ball at Hamilton.

Don't write off the Lions yet

Jack McGrath of the Lions looks dejected after their defeat by the Highlanders at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

OPINION: To dismiss the Lions after two games was too soon. After four games, we still can't.

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