Crowds bow their heads in remembrance at the Anzac Day dawn service at the cenotaph in Palmerston North.

Anzac service draws thousands video

Thousands of people gathered in darkness in Palmerston North's The Square to see in the rising sun and commemorate the Anzac centenary.

WWI links shared

Marton's Jennifer Greener has shared her great uncle's Anzac war stories as part of the RSA's ShadowBattalion initiative.

Marton woman shares story about great uncle who was killed in WWI

 Rams' third win over the Jets

 Rams consign Manawatu Jets to sixth loss in a row with a 81-74 win in Palmerston North.

Birthday bugle call 

Artist Jack Register has his own way of marking Anzac Day. For a start, April 25 is his birthday,

Anzac Day weather fine

Those attended dawn services around Manawatu should wrap up warm with a chilly morning expected on Anzac Day.

Anzac link to Feilding

Potentially were it not for some creative thinking Feilding sergeant we could be celebrating Ausnew Day each year instead.

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News

Seed drill a Rolls Royce system

Dr John Baker and his innovative cross-slot seed drill which promotes healthy soils.

Feilding soil scientist and inventor is on a mission to save the world's soils and has created the "Rolls Royce" of direct drill seed machines.

Heartfelt heartland Anzac service gallery

 A clear, starry sky greeted those in attendance of the Taihape dawn parade on Saturday.

War medal thieves had heist wishlist

Parakeets land at Mt Bruce

Sport

Ngatai's return timely for Jets

Manawatu Jets big man Jordan Ngatai has returned from a foot injury to boost their injury-hit forward stocks.

New Jets forward Jordan Ngatai returns to fitness

Palmerston North's Ellery wins national club singles

Ross Ellery's comeback to bowls this year has paid off with a national title.

Neil Hood has resigned from his post.

Hood quits as head of Central Districts

Neil Hood made a shock resignation as Central Districts chief executive on Friday.

Opinion

The PM, ponytails and pratfalls

20042015 News. Cameron Burnell/Fairfax NZ. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott hold a joint press conference at Te Papa.

OPINION: He can be a fun guy, but this week Prime Minister John Key looked like a prize jerk.

Letters: April 21, 2015

OPINION: I am concerned that the National Party list MP Jono Naylor appears to have broken ranks with his party.

Texts to the editor

Well done and congratulations to Martin Egan, potential councillor. Today he was door knocking in our area and meeting people. No other candidate that I am aware of has made that effort, so I've changed my voting list around a bit. Thank you Martin. Peggy Wood

Lifestyle
Chris Green performs in the one man play Coaltown Blues.

Drama at the coalface

Coaltown Blues is a play with real grit, written by a man who was bought up in a mining township. 

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