The scene of a fatal house fire in Exeter Cres, Palmerston North

Burns sustained while trying to save life

 A firefighter suffered burns to hands trying to save a life in a fatal house fire.

Searching for Alex video

Alexander Fisher has been missing since early on Tuesday.

10:31 AM  Alex Fisher, 10, described as "sensible" child as the bush search for him enters a second day.

Lake used 'like a toilet'

The Waitangi Tribunal has been told that Lake Horowhenua is like being waist deep in a long drop.

Park path opened to view

Memorial Park's makeover is continuing with a new, safe path down the bank.

New replica plane for Pahiatua

The iconic aluminium Pahiatua plane will be replaced with a new, and safer fibreglass model.

Prison pencil stabbing

Manawatu Prison inmate used pencil to stab in earlier incident, before guard attack. 

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New Zealand Burlesque Festival returns

Kerry Rodda on stage as MisRed Delicious.

11:20 AM  Kiwis, prepare to blush. The New Zealand Burlesque Festival is back.

Bags of evidence in search for boy video

Items of interest have been found in a forest where a 10-year-old is missing, police say.

Children in drunken pizza run

Job growth slows down


Horror start to season for Small

Bevan Small bowled a solitary delivery for the Stags before suffering a dislocated shoulder in Napier on Tuesday.

Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.

Manawatu swimmers post top 10s in Canberra

Manawatu swimmer Xavier Hill recently competed in Canberra.

Two swimmers from Manawatu competed in the 2015 state teams age competition in Canberra.

Manawatu confident of securing Hurricanes match

The Hurricanes could be making a repeat visit to Palmerston North.

If the sums add up, the Hurricanes will play a Super Rugby match in Palmerston North next year.

Sergent reflects on a year to forget

Jesse Sergent leads the breakaway group during the  UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Richmond, Virginia.

Professional Jesse Sergent has had a year to forget on the world cycling tour.

Softball teams on the rise

Bramac Aces batter Mary Ireland.

Manawatu Softball started with a big increase in teams, eight men's and six women's.


Living in the moment

KARL DU FRESNE: At 65 should I be watching my pennies or living in the day?

I recently passed a personal milestone. I became a superannuitant.

Labour has choice to make on TPPA

TPPA protesters.

If the TPP represents a halfway-decent deal for New Zealand, my bet is that Labour MPs will give it their blessing.

NZ roads perfect for reality TV

Mount a camera on the dash and watch the drama unfold.

Speeding New Zealand drivers would make great reality TV, except, perhaps, for the carnage they regularly produce.

Fair suck of the sav Aussies

Australia is keeping many New Zealanders (by name only) in detention centres.

OPINION: Mean. Hostile. Unforgiving. Harsh. A breach of the most basic of human rights. But legal all at the same time.

Editorial: More care needed with the grieving

Vincent Drummond-Paulo's headstone in the Kelvin Grove Cemetery offending the family of a person buried nearby is regrettable on so many accounts.

There are fewer things more sensitive in our society than issues raised when dealing with grief and the dead.


New Zealand Burlesque Festival returns

Kerry Rodda on stage as MisRed Delicious.

Kiwis, prepare to blush. The New Zealand Burlesque Festival is back.

A dedicated follower of fashion

Kate Arbuckle with designs of her dress which has made it into the final three of the Brother Design Stars sewing and craft competition

A Palmerston North student has designs on winning a career in fashion.

Benny Tipene takes to Europe

Benny Tipene in Greece, one of his stop-offs on his European trip.

Benny Tipene set off on a European tour lately and Carly Thomas caught up with him for a bit of a chat.

Dogs can leave others needing stitches

Dog on lead.

I never thought I would get older but it seems to creep up on you. Some may remember Sunday family picnics or Dad taking you fishing but these seem to be unfortunately forgotten as life is very busy and many people work on Sundays. And that includes us here at the hospital.

Yarn bombers strike again

A member of Wooly Riot at work on the boulders at the Napier Rd entrance to the city.

Palmerston North's Woolly Riot have been bombing the city again...with wool.

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