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Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School has 700 students take part in the science and technology fair. Samara Southcombe, 12 talks through her hypothesis with Jugde Alison McRae.

Students question their world

More than 700 children showed off their inventions at the local science and technology fair.

Armed police callout

200313 NEWS - Photo:  Chris Hillock / Waikato Times.   A road worker was fatally shot yesterday afternoon on Tram road, near the Atiamuri bridge.  Northern cordon on Tram road  George Taiaroa. police generic

A firearms incident sparks an Armed Offenders Squad callout in Dannevirke.

Motorcyclist dies in Whanganui

6:31 AM  A 29-year-old man is dead after a motorcycle crash at Castlecliff beach.

Groom lands date with a judge

A pre-wedding celebration involving cognac, speeding and burnouts landed the groom in court.

Floods: $4m clean-up bill

Rangitikei ratepayers could be left holding a $4 million clean up bill after the June flood.

Tararua councillor resigns

Five-term councillor Warren Davidson has resigned, claiming cases of bullying and abuse.

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Lock your bike to a key

Lock your bike here - Palmerston North's latest bike stands are in the form of keys and padlocks.

Bike stands that look like padlocks and keys have been installed in Palmerston North's Square.

Schools kapa haka festival

Hundreds of schoolchildren have got behind this year's kapa haka festival, Te Pai Tamariki.

Building consents surge ahead

Cliff upgrade costs increase


Will Cruden return with Turbos?

All Blacks playmaker Aaron Cruden could make his return with Manawatu.

With the NPC two weeks away from kickoff we take a look at some intriguing talking points.

Rally Wairarapa absorbs Daybreaker

Manawatu's Daybreaker Rally has been morphed into the Daybreaker Rally Wairarapa.

Outgoing Manawatu Cricket Association president David Townend, left, and the new man Murray Brown.

Frugal Manawatu cricket in surplus again

6:30 AM  A tight financial rein has seen the Manawatu Cricket Association post its second successive surplus.


Racism in sport 'disgraceful'

26072015 News Photo:David Walker/Fairfax NZ. The Christchurch club rugby final was played at Malvern Park, between Lincoln University and Christchurch. Christchurch's Fijian winger Sake Aca (pictured) was the target of racial taunts during the weekend's game.

OPINION: The actions of the spectators who racially abused a Christchurch club rugby player to the point where he asked to be taken off the field were utterly disgraceful.

Laumape signing a cross-code coup

This Ngani Laumape saga has been a publicity coup for rugby.

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Language can equal understanding

7:00 AM  OPINION: Learning and appreciating another culture's language is a pathway to greater understanding, awareness and empathy, writes Matthew Dallas


Art trail price hike slammed

Kapiti artist Anne Bellamy with one of her watercolours.

Trail no democracy as art and crafters revolt.

Schools' Pasifika passion shines

Horowhenua schools claimed top two places for cultural performance at annual festival.

Leo Cooney's model DC-3 inspired a display at Te Takere about early air travel in New Zealand.

DC-3 comes in for landing

A project illustrating a slice of New Zealand aviation history has taken off.

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