14052015 NZ Farmer. Supplied: Beef + Lamb NZ
Angus and Forbes Cameron, winners of the 1015 Steak of Origin at the Beef Expo.

Methods pay off with high steaks

Alternative thinking is paying off for father and son farmers who recently won NZ's "Steak of Origin" competition.

Cold snap moves north

Snow at Sir Michael Hill's Arrowtown property.

6 min ago  Up to 30cm of snow fell in parts of country overnight, with falls continuing this morning.

Fraud costs $1.6m in Manawatu

There is no excuse for benefit fraud, regional commissioner for the ministry says.

Small, but a 'world-leader'

APEC scientists and directors hoped to learn from Palmerston North's low-carbon systems.

Tap water, au naturel

New tap draws water from the bore, giving residents a source without flouride.

Fishy migrants need saving

Electrofishing and fish ladders were among activities held by the Horizons Regional Council in Levin as part of World Fish Migration Day.

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Frosty weather hits the region

Snow hits farmland in Apiti, northern Manawatu as stock wait to be fed.

2:53 PM  The mild autumn weather has come to an end, with snow at higher altitudes in northern Manawatu and cold temperatures biting the region.

More milk price transparency urged

Fonterra told to sharpen its communication act and publicly report milk price guidance monthly.

Fake IDs getting harder to spot

'Blizzard-like' blast


Opinion: Horvath's axing was a strange one

Nick Horvath's dumping had most people scratching their heads.

College thrash HSHC

Men's competition leaders College have big win over HSHC.

Upper Hutt's Emma Main, left, tries to get past Rose Morton (Massey University) in Central League women's football on Sunday.

Marist slam Lower Hutt in first-half blitz

Palmerston North Marist secured an excellent 4-0 win over Lower Hutt City.


Convicted killer's interview should happen


OPINION: Convicted double murderer Scott Watson has hardly been the loquacious type since being found guilty of killing Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in the Marlborough Sounds, sometime after New Year's Day in 1998.

Customer service doesn't stop once the sale is made

OPINION: Everybody likes it when David gets one over Goliath, especially when the giant is a big business found to be treating a client like anything but a human being.

Duncan Garner says we let work distract us from what really matters: family, friends and the joys of new experiences.

Dying Dad taught me how to live

OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.


Musical dawn in Palmy video

Palmerston North rock band Dusk Till Dawn rehearse in one of the practice rooms at The Stomach.  From left: Lee Hamilton, Steven Whittaker, Jayson Harris and William Palmer

Dusk Til Dawn are a rock 'n' roll band who are finding their way on the Palmerston North music scene.

Food glorious food

In July, 1904, Mrs Elizabeth B. Miller, a well-known cookery tutor, launched her second book of recipes and tips: The Economical Technical Cookery Book, published by a Dunedin firm. At 380 pages, it was said to be "confidently recommended to the economic and careful housewife."

Capturing the sun

Sunlight-Ihi Komaru is Te Manawa's new touring exhibition that took two years and $300,000 to complete.

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