Iain Lees-Galloway, with wife Claire, when he won the Palmerston North seat in 2014.

PN's man in Parliament

Iain Lees-Galloway remembers the moment he told his National-voting mother he had joined Labour.

Spectacle takes to skies

Liam and Lucy check out an A109 helicopter.

Fighter jets, Hornets and Hercules aircraft keep crowds entertained at air force celebrations.

Body found in river

Following a day-long search, police have found a body in the Manawatu River.

Winched from 40 feet video

The Ohakea Air Tattoo is a chance to see the air force in action.

A slice of life in Bourke St

MEMORY LANE: On Thursday, October 16, 1913, an old man dropped dead on the footpath.

Camper's tent gets pimped out video

A week ago Jonty Skerman got given a tent, to help him camp for 130 nights. It's been upgraded.

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Piggery burns to the ground video

The blaze caused alarm among some unaware locals.

Pig pen that starred in Mike King's animal welfare expose has gone up in flames, alarming neighbours.

Hearing students love sign language video

These pupils have no hearing problems, but are relishing the chance to learn sign language.

Region eyes 'swimmable' targets

Book hunters out in force


Kawi king of the mile

Kawi and Jason Waddell on their way to victory in Saturday's Haunui Farm WFA Classic.

One of New Zealand's best gallopers has won his sixth Group I in impressive style.

McDonald eyes Aussie PGA return

Marton's Lachie McDonald won't have top sweat on pre-qualifying after picking up NZ PGA Championship invitation.

Lachie McDonald is not about to give on his professional golfing aspirations yet.

Hyatt ready to battle the best

Alan Hyatt first started working at Manawatu Golf Club in 2007.

It is a case of excitement rather than nerves for Alan Hyatt as he prepares for his first round of the New Zealand PGA Championship on Thursday.

Black Caps make schoolgirl's day

Erin Buckland works on her training drills at the Basin Reserve.

Surprise, you're playing with the Black Caps.

CD bowling stocks wearing thin

Seth Rance will lead the bowling attack for Central Districts when they resume the Plunket Shield competition against ...

CD are back into action with the Plunket Shield this weekend.


Awards La La Land's to lose

It's La La Land's year at the Academy Awards.

OPINION: The 89th Academy Awards take place on Monday afternoon, New Zealand time.

Show goes from grim to bleak

One of Us is a grim story and only gets bleaker.

TUNNEL VISION: There are TV shows that set out to be so smart they nearly lose their audience.

Buying a new pet

It's kitten and puppy season.

PAWS AND CLAWS: What on earth was I thinking when she or he convinced me the other night to get this new kitten or puppy.

Taylor too good to be dropped

Ross Taylor can afford to leave if he wants.

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

Don't underestimate the humanities

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OPINION: Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit.


A slice of life in Bourke St

No 9 Bourke St, as it looked in 1981.

MEMORY LANE: On Thursday, October 16, 1913, an old man dropped dead on the footpath in Bourke Street.

'Glass Menagerie' wins big

Glenn Nesbitt as barber Sweeney Todd about to 'shave' Trent Pedley in the Abbey Musical Theatre production of "Sweeney Todd".

Globe Theatre awards acknowledging the best on and off-stage work for the 2016 season have been announced.

A winter's tale on a summer's night

Director Sara Brodie at the site for this year's Summer Shakespeare.

It's Summer Shakespeare time again, and this year, it's headed to the Manawatu River.

Taking taonga puoro further video

Taonga puoro artist Rob Thorne will be taking up a major musical residency later this year.

Palmerston North taonga puoro artist lands a major residency.

Massey alumnus' debut novel

Author Bonnie Etherington has just had her first novel published.

Bonnie Etherington has gone far since gaining a masters from Massey University.

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