Ruth Hodgson enjoys her birthday greetings, but says 103 is just a number.

Don't worry, says 103-year-old

"I never think of my age. If I want to do something, I just get up and do it."

Man and son beaten

The attack was near the corner of Main St and Princess St in central Palmerston North.

A man, his teenage son and their dog were pulled from a vehicle and attacked.

'Major inaccuracies' in SAS claims

12:19 AM  Hit and Run authors stand by their work, as Defence Force chief slams "major inaccuracies".

Top cats strut their stuff

A sphynx kitten grabbed a top-four prize, but a blue burmese won the show.

Otaki-Levin road clear

Traffic now flowing easily between Otaki and Levin.

Man in Bulls crash named

The motorcyclist who died in a crash in Bulls was 26-year-old Hayden Tahau.

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ACT aims to claim balance of power

ACT leader David Seymour aims to rebuild the party to hold the balance of power.

ACT party faithful plan revival of political fortunes.

Manawatu women's cricket pioneer dies

There were two deaths in the Manawatu sporting fraternity recently.

Retro sale attracts 540 people

Perfect attendance scores for new councillors


Manawatu women's cricket pioneer dies

Manawatu and Central Districts women's cricket stalwart Pamela Harvey, here in her playing days, died earlier this month.

There were two deaths in the Manawatu sporting fraternity recently.

United snare second title of season

United captain Logan McHardy played a crucial knock in the Twenty20 final against Freyberg at the weekend.

United have their name on the Twenty20 trophy for the first time.

Massey get points victory

The Massey University women's sevens team finished third at the National Tertiary Women's Sevens tournament, but still ...

The University of Canterbury walked away with the gold medals from the National Tertiary Women's Sevens tournament, but it was hosts Massey University who took top points.

Narrow losses cost Manawatu men

There was no joy for Manawatu's bowlers at the national intercentre championships in Wellington at the weekend.

There was no joy for Manawatu's bowlers at the national intercentre championships in Wellington at the weekend.

Rasmussen produces stunning effort

Palmerston North's Mya Rasmussen was firstly surprised at her time and celebrates after her record-breaking swim at the ...

Mya Rasmussen produced a stunning record at the New Zealand age group swimming championships.


Flawed man, marvellous musician

Chuck Berry's influence on music is undeniable.

OPINION: Not the least of Chuck Berry's achievements was survival.

Sin bin should be binned

It would have been better if Malakai Fekitoa was not shown a yellow card.

OPINION: It's time the red card was shown to the yellow card in rugby.

Enough of the pontificating by activist celebrities

Activist celebrities such as Angelina Jolie enjoy the luxury of being able to pontificate without ever having to deliver ...

OPINION: Celebrities have no more moral authority than the bank teller, the bus driver and the supermarket checkout operator, writes Karl du Fresne.

Closures sad for the city

The Gallery restaurant on Church St has closed after 16 years in the city.

OPINION: Closure of the Cloverlea Tavern and The Gallery a shame for Palmerston North.

What's a small political party to do?

Green Party co-leaders James Shaw and Metiria Turei.

OPINION: A change in government this year could present an existential crisis to the Green Party.


Love and murder in Fitzherbert Ave

The Fitzherbert St corner (left) and The Square, Palmerston North, 1905.

Memory Lane: A young stablehand in Palmerston North came across a grisly scene in 1906.

SS-GB an inspired alternative war

BBC mini-series SS-GB stars Kate Bosworth.

Tunnel Vision: What if Germany won the Battle of Britain?

Not too loose and not too tight

Cats can go wandering. Microchips can make it easier to find cats who have got themselves lost.

Paws and Claws: Collars can be a pain for cats and dogs.

Loving jibes and self-deprecating humour

Geraldine Brophy,  Lynda Milligan and Julie Edwards star in Grumpy Old Women's new show Game of Crones.

Review: The actors and audience were in good humour for Game of Crones.

Canuck country string band to play

Canada's All Day Breakfast Stringband from Montreal from left Max Evans - fiddle, Andrew Kobus - mandolin, Dara Weiss - ...

A touring Canadian old time country music group is on a 23-centre tour of NZ and stops by for a concert in Palmerston North.

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