Two Manawatu women, Mara Whittem and Shelley Bishop, took over books and clothes to children in Fiji. They were shocked by the fact some of these kids didn't have a ball to play with so are wanting to start up a programme to send toys, clothes, and resources over to schools and villages.

A holiday to help others

A holiday to Fiji turned into a volunteer mission to help Fijian children.

Alex Fisher farewelled video

Alex Fisher, 10, will be farewelled in a funeral in Levin today.

Family of boy at the centre of a massive search have arrived for his funeral.

Parole decision reserved

The man acquitted of murdering Feilding farmer Scott Guy will have to wait to find out if he will get an early release from prison.

Jail for cutting of GPS anklet

A month on the run for cutting off home detention monitoring leads to 18 months' imprisonment.

Crash victim named

Palmerston North woman identified as motorcyclist who died in  crash near Foxton.

Formula threat arrest

Businessman charged over alleged 1080 milk contamination threat, as police search Rangitikei property.

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Pongaroa had a shakey start to the week

The quake (its location pictured in red) was 30 kilometres deep, 15km east of Pongaroa, in the Tararua district. On GeoNet's website, more than 4400 people reported feeling the quake.

Pictures fell from shelves in Tararua as a magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook the region on Monday night.

School's future secured

Growth is on the agenda for a Palmerston North School after it secures its future.

Computer programme locates stolen laptop

Nursing lecturers gather at UCOL


Black's goalkicking unprecedented

Otere Black slots another conversion for Manawatu.

Otere Black goalkicking feats for the Manawatu Turbos might merit an entry in the record books.

Whibley wins through appendicitis

Taikorea's Paul Whibley (Yamaha YZ450F), with another series win in his sights.

Palmerston North's Paul Whibley wins motocross race then heads off to hospital.

Tri season kicks off at Linton on Sunday

Manawatu triathlon season starts.

The Manawatu triathlon season is set to begin with the first race on Sunday  at Linton Army Camp.

Smith's condition improving

Stockcar driver Simon Smith remains in intensive care after his car caught fire last Wednesday.

Stockcar driver Simon Smith's condition has continued to improve, but he still has a long road to recovery.

Sunny future for eventing horse

Katharine Van Tuyl in the first ESNZ Eventing Super League at Taupo, on Double J Sunshine on the cross-country phase.

Palmerston North rider Katharine Van Tuyl is hoping her eventing horse Sunny will carry her to Adelaide next year.


Editorial: Why sport is the real winner

France's Dimitri Szarzewski, left, Sebastien Chabal and Imanol Harinordoquy face the All Blacks as they perform their pre-match Haka before the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal rugby match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, October 06, 2007.

If there's one thing that the 2015 Rugby World Cup has taught us, it's that there's no such thing as a sure thing. 

Bipartisan support needed for TPPA

TPPA protesters including band members from Modern Maori Quartet.

As I detailed in an earlier column, coming out in support of the treaty will be painful for Labour.

TPP situation calls for statesmanship

Labour leader Andrew Little.

OPINION: It would be a good thing for the country if TPP-enabling legislation had bipartisan support.

Garner: Do you worry about crime?

A new crime survey this week suggests assaults, robberies and burglaries are trending down.

So if crime is dropping how much safer do you really feel?

Look deep into Horizons

05062012 NEWS SUPPLIED/Taranaki Daily News. Rachel Stewart. Riding Shotgun Columnist. Opinion, File.

OPINION: Horizons must be taken to task for blatantly helping farmers dodge the rules, writes Rachel Stewart.


Manawatu represented in MKR

MKR competitors Simon and Lauren are friends from Palmerston North.

Manawatu has a big presence in the new season of TVNZ's My Kitchen Rules with four competitors hoping to keep their aprons on until the very end.

Kiwi musical icon stops off

Musician Don McGlashan is stopping off in Palmerston North to round off his national solo tour.

Iconic kiwi musician Don McGlashan is coming to Palmerston North.

Tosca simply unforgettable

St Mark's pupil Archie Taylor, 11,performing a solo from the top box in the opera Tosca.

REVIEW: Tosca by Puccini. New Zealand Opera – St James, Wellington. Tomorrow, (Tuesday) at 6pm, Thursday and Saturday at 7.30pm.

Country visits town for Rural Day

Feilding hold their annual Rural Day where residents flood Manchester Square and take part in various farm-themed activities.

Feilding's Manchester Square played host to sheep, goats, pigs, ponies and thousands of visitors during its annual Rural Day.

Depp is one terrifying gangster

Johnny Depp gives a frightening performance in Black Mass.

REVIEW: Black Mass might be a crime movie about a thoroughly detestable crook, but it is one of the year's must-sees.

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