All aboard the Turbo Express

Landmark now in local colours

Rugby fans were able to get on board with members of the Manawatu Turbos - on board a train, that is.

Woman found dead in car

Police are investigating the death of a woman found in a car in Whanganui today.

Crash victim dies

A Feilding woman critically injured in a car crash near Apiti has died.

Man denies murder

A Halcombe man says he is not guilty of murdering former Palmerston North man Brett Hall.

Regions' needs ignored

Should some towns in Manawatu/Whanganui be abandoned?

Water plans embraced

Professor Mike Joy has welcomed the Green Party's plan to make all of New Zealand's rivers and lakes safe to swim in.

Naylor given 50pc chance on website

business graphs The contest for the Palmerston North electorate is neck and neck, according to an online prediction tool.

Model trains go fully digital

Model trains have moved into the 21st century, with the technological advances ensuring there will be a next generation of hobbyists.

Native fans will make the most noise

Swing bridge may hold sway


All aboard the Turbo Express

Rugby fans were able to get on board with members of the Manawatu Turbos - on board a train, that is.

Greatest of escapes staged by Kia Toa

Newton Tudreu A year ago, Kia Toa's Newton Tudreu had blazed over to score the winning try with three minutes to play to beat College Old Boys in their semifinal.

Big bucks not everything

Beauden Barrett's decision to extend his Hurricanes career was about staying with a franchise that felt like ''home''.

Barrett signs with Hurricanes

Milne eyes more game time

Liana Leota

Manawatu going to Games

It seems Manawatu's Commonwealth Games contingent for Glasgow has reached 10.

$4.8m for Dotcom music service

Baboom on track to raise $4.8m from investors as Mega loses its chief executive just ahead of its backdoor NZX listing.

House sales continue slide

Mortgage restrictions and rising interest rates are being blamed for unusually weak winter house sales.

How the Kiwis fought off Qantas

UK push for double-decker buses

Ian Thorpe

ASB adds diversity clause

Ian Thorpe's tell-all interview has prompted ASB Bank into adding diversity clauses to all its sponsorship contracts.

Bias in the eye of the beholder

Why don't I write more columns about how well Labour is doing at the moment?

Olympian's brave legacy

Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe can be forgiven for being unsure about publicly announcing his homosexuality if the recent slurs from a fellow Australian broadcaster are an example of how these issues are treated by the sporting fraternity.

'Party vote only' logical tactic

Inside the mind of a stalker

Korotangi Paki

Absurd logic in Maori King case

It's a funny old world we live in.

Flashback: Lorraine Downes crowned

Lorraine Downes Lorraine Downes was 19 when she arrived in St Louis. She left an international celebrity.

The Curtis method

Missing from our screens for some time, Kiwi actor Cliff Curtis is back with a vengeance.

Auctioning off a glam girl

Rebel artist has delicate touch

Hekia parata

'Schools, not salaries!'

Government's controversial multimillion-dollar schools success scheme causes concern among school leaders.

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