Two slips are about 2 kilometres apart and it will take weeks for the road through the Manawatu Gorge to reopen.

A look inside the stricken gorge video

The road through the Manawatu Gorge will be closed for weeks - and here's why.

Cyber act in action

The Harmful Digitial Communications Act was passed in July 2015.

Act helps as more than 20 people prosecuted for posting harmful content online.

Ram-raid attempt to steal cigarettes

A stolen ute was used to ram into a BP station in an attempt to steal cigarettes.

NZDF civilians take strike action

Union accuses the Defence Force of intimidation after strike action.

Coma patients medical guinea pigs

Doctors can legally experiment on adult coma patients in NZ without their consent if it's in their "best interest".

Tourism tips in the 1920s

Memory Lane: How to attract more tourists? The Standard had the answer 95 years ago.

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Women's expo draws a crowd

Melissa Frank, left, and Renee Dingwall sample Bio Farm milk with James Tait-Jamieson.

Thousands of women, and some men, turned out for the women's expo.

Security issues at military base

They are charged with protecting our country. But can they protect themselves?

The coming drone 'arms race'

Taking care of business


Crosswell's courageous battle over

Jimmy Crosswell died on Friday after a short battle with illness.

GOOD SPORTS: Former Manawatu under-20s flanker Jimmy Crosswell's battle with illness has come to an end.

Te Kawau upset Kia Toa

Varsity lock Mickey Woolliams was one of his side's best in their messy win over Linton Army.

 A late try helped Te Kawau pull off their first big upset of the season knocking off Kia Toa 35-33.

Wairarapa lose in thriller, Stop Out go top

Micky Malivuk (Stop Out, left) and Josh Stevenson (Napier City Rovers) challenge for the ball at Hutt Park.

A log jam forms at the top of the Central League, after Wairarapa United lose.

Magpies get on the board

There were only two games in the Coast to Coast competition this weekend.

There were only two games in the Coast to Coast competition this weekend.

College start title defence with big win

Massey's Mitchell Cronin, centre, and Thomas Walshe of Palmerston North Boys' High School clash during the opening ...

The club hockey season has begun.


RP18 a notion from another age

"13 Reasons Why" Star Gets A Tweet From Her Idol Lady Gaga!

Come on kids, time to watch 13 Reasons Why.

Urgent surgery required

New Zealand's own Martin Henderson stars as Dr Nathan Riggs in Grey's Anatomy.

TUNNEL VISION: It could be time for Grey's Anatomy to surgically remove itself.

Revolution not so far-fetched

Gerry Brownlee missed his calling, writes Richard Swainson.

OPINION: I've been watching a lot of Russian propaganda on YouTube this week.

We're stuck with the gorge

Drone shot of the 2017 Manawatu Gorge slip, blocking State Highway 3 at the Woodville end.

OPINION: Manawatu Gorge closures may be costly to the region but the alternative options are even pricier.

Ministry responds


OPINION: Regulating high-risk products is necessary, says top manager.


Tourism tips in the 1920s

Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles' wedding day.

Memory Lane: How to attract more tourists? The Standard had the answer 95 years ago.

Who's really in charge?

Your dog sleeping in or on the bed with you is your own choice, but one day, the tables may turn.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Dominance is a word that animal behaviourists talk about all the time.

Viewing the greats

Pablo Picasso, Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, 1932, Tate, London, 2017.

A CRITICAL EYE: The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate is one of the blockbuster exhibitions of the year.

Author on a mission

Glyn Harper reads his WWI children's book Jim's Letters to a class at Tiritea School.

Whether it's military histories for adults or children, Glyn Harper is prolific.

Using their nine lives

Cats have inbuilt mechanism to save their nine lives.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Cats have an amazing ability to come out of anything unscathed.

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