Back on the beat... sort of

Retired police officer can't give it up just yet

A retired Kapiti policeman has returned to the beat in the back of an unmarked speed camera van.

Drugs in driver's system

Man driving truck that had been tampered with when he fell asleep and caused a deadly, fiery crash.

Suicide rate 'horrific'

depression bullying suicide A significant rise in the number of suicides indicates the region has a "real mental health problem".

200 workers' jobs on the line

Road workers face uncertain future after council-owned Infracon today asked for a liquidator.

Cordon lifted at primary school

A cordon has been lifted from a Whanganui primary school after reports of a gunman could not be confirmed.

Hamburglar teen Mc'thieving it

Want some fries with that? Teen stole food from McDonald's and took it home for his flatmates.

Art experiments with versatile plastic bags

plastic bag A Feilding woman is trying to do her bit for the environment by giving unwanted plastic bags a makeover.

Alia is no social climber

Alia Robinson's claim to fame used to be that she was the best tree climber at Kairanga School.

Medics memorial to get a revamp

Thesis wins speed challenge

Pania and her ukes

Pania strings together exhibition

Pania Molloy is enthusiastically putting her latest idea out there for everyone to get on board.

Turbos rewarded for their top effort

Nehe Milner-Skudder. Nehe Milner-Skudder expected to be fit to play Auckland on Sunday despite training only lightly.

Central bid gathering momentum

Plans are under way for the establishment of another New Zealand team in the Australian National Basketball League.

Cyclones must storm back with new squad

Fraser goes clear in China

Bledisloe Cup - 1st test

Keen eye a must for Cup encounters

Being forced to fly and watch the All Blacks in giant stadiums is not necessarily superior to the lounge experience.

100 Croxley jobs on line

Writing Jobs are under threat as the maker of Olympic stationery changes focus, with union blaming Govt for inaction.

Prison too harsh for worker

Prison was too harsh a sentence for oil company worker found guilty of dishonestly accessing employer's computer.

War of words

Kiwis coming home

Peter Huskin

NZ retailers left behind

Kiwi retailers told they're in a slump and 5 years behind the rest of the world in online and mobile selling.

Flytipping of lowest form

Flytip str Charitable organisations such as the Red Cross, Arohanui Hospice, Methodist Social Services and the Salvation Army do a lot of good work for the people of Manawatu.

Voters have more to worry about

Having barely secured a copy of Dirty Politics, I've had to speed-read to get my take into this week's column.

Distraction antics wearing thin

Gazing into my beer-filled crystal ball

Duncan Garner

Garner undermined public's trust in him

Fallout from Dirty Politics crossed into ridiculous with fake news tip from Radio Live host Duncan Garner.

Being self sufficient

Pig on a lifestyle farm It is a long way from New York to Marton, but Max Varney is pleased he made the journey.

Spotlight on prejudice

Skin Theatre is not just a theatre company that sets out to entertain.

Bloomin' rude neighbours

Tough act to follow

SIO Vaelua

Getting the beat

Connecting with young people can be hard, but Sio Vaelua seems to have cracked the code.

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