Packed and ready for school

New entrant Maziyah Maxwell all set for his first day

He's got a Spider-Man lunch box, a monster-shaped school bag grand plans to explore the playground.

Rapist handed 13 yrs

Tararua man who inflicted two nights of rape, terror on woman sentenced to 13 years.

Drowned man identified

The body of a man found in the Whanganui River has been identified as Jayden Tilby.

Fury at wastewater dumping consent

Feilding tangata whenua "furious" wastewater will still be piped into Oroua River.

Water restricted as demand soars

Plunging water storage levels in Palmerston North prompt hosing restrictions starting today.

Candidates set up rival debate

Mayoral hopefuls not invited to debate set up their own forum.

Business awards to become biennial

Changes are coming to the Manawatu Business Awards despite last year's success.

Candidates back RMA reform

Proposed changes to the Resource Management Act have support from most Palmerston North's mayoral candidates.

Packed and ready for school

State housing plan set

Overtones call for choral voices

Female barbershop chorus the Manawatu Overtones are singing out for more birds to join their flock.

CD won't have a bar of Wellington's land grab

Central Districts Cricket happy to help Wellington, but don't plan on relinquishing two lower North Island republics.

It's going to be super

Tickets have been sold, the pitch is primed and Eketahuna is ready for an influx of Hurricanes and Crusaders fans.

Oram prepared for tough ride in Classic

Jet-setting Horvath king of the court

Oram prepared for tough ride

James Oram is gearing up to compete in his third New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Craft beer demand froths over

Wellington micro breweries struggle to fill orders as Auckland's penchant for craft beer sends demand skyward.

Multi-storey development gets nod

Hutt City Council has accepted plan changes for a multi-storey retirement village in the area to the dismay of some.

Farmers hoping for end of big dry

Skills and expertise a trade asset

Finance company selects AB

Smiths City Finance enlist All Black Kieran Read as a new face for the brand, in an attempt to grow the lending arm of the national retail business.

Yeastie Money

Yeastie Boys The team behind Yeastie Boys are hoping to convert people to more than just their mad-yet-magical beers

Taking us for a ride

We have a pronounced aversion to TV commercials in our house. They have to be muted.

Movie review: Into the Woods

Threats go beyond freedom of speech

Blinkered over kids on quads

We would never let a child handle a gun, but we let them ride quad bikes.

Overtones call for choral voices

Female barbershop chorus the Manawatu Overtones are singing out for more birds to join their flock.

What he does with the shadows

Australian Raymond Crowe has adults and children spellbound by his shadow puppet show.

Revving up old the Singer

Film review: Taken 3; Exodus: Gods and Kings; Paddington

Birdman and American Sniper

Birdman(4 Stars)

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