Palmerston North Girls' High School students Elizabeth Cocks, left, Hannah Blyde, Caitlin Hartnett-Poelman and Ella Miranda model their wearable art pieces ahead of their shows on Thursday.

Art that is fit to wear

Match sticks, barbed wire, builder's paper and old brown lino - all can be used for adornment.

Boy dies after crash

Kaide Preston, 5, from Levin, died after sustaining critical injuries in a car crash over Queen's Birthday weekend.

A young boy has died after three days in hospital following a crash in Levin.

Anzac Cliffs work closes for winter

3:14 PM  Work to stabilise the Anzac Cliffs has been put on hold until next summer.

No blame for death of autistic kid

Children cannot be watched "like hawks" coroner says, after 5-year-old drowns in a tank.

Three strikes' fifth year

Supporters of a law designed to combat violent crime say it should be extended to cover more offences.

Jets knock over Hawks

Jets have their second win of the season in Napier.

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Book sale a success

Taine Jonson, 6, looks through the children's book on the last day of the Red Cross book sale in Palmerston North.

The annual Red Cross book sale has once again been a success, with up to $100,000 raised for the charity.

Fundraiser for young crash victim

An online fundraiser has been set up to help the family of a 5-year-old boy who has died in a car crash.

Dairy farmers to be $150k poorer

Regional growth in the spotlight

Sport

Barrett back, Black released

Hurricanes first five Beauden Barrett has been passed fit to play against the Highlanders in Napier on Friday after a month out of Super Rugby with a knee injury.

Hurricanes star first-five passed fit to play, allowing junior fill-in to fly to Italy to play at the U20 world champs.

Te Kawau snatch an away win at last

Te Kawau came of age in beating Feilding at Johnston Park on Monday.

Manawatu Jets guard Brook Ruscoe led all scorers with 26 points in their win over the Bay Hawks at Napier on Monday.

Ruscoe has a big night in win over Hawks

Manawatu Jets win second game in a row over Bay Hawks.

Opinion

Second night a fizzer

Pam Corkery in full flight.

3:15 PM  OPINION: No one was rail-roaded from Dancing with the Stars after all

Shaw faces challenge leading Greens

OPINION: Everybody is full of advice on the Green Party on the retirement of its abrasive co-leader Russel Norman and the appointment of newcomer James Shaw as his replacement.

writing

A sad night for TV journalism

OPINION: The end of broadcaster and journalist John Campbell's reign as the king of television current events was one of those rare moments where media outlets put aside their rivalries for a night to recognise a true legend's achievements. 

Lifestyle

Residents had to walk, not fly, over river during bridge work gallery

The Mangarere Bridge has opened after refurbishments. Manawatu District Mayor Margaret Kouvelis, Isobelle Fallaver, and Rangitikei District Mayor Andy Watson cut the ribbon.

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Classic ballet captivates

REVIEW: Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' presents Sleeping Beauty. Regent on Broadway, Sunday, May 31st. Reviewed by Stephen Fisher.

Success in pool and school

Sport is not always glamorous but 13-year-old Holly Marshall has become immune to the shrivelled fingers and funny smells that go hand in hand with competitive swimming.

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