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Shane Ruwhiu who is doing a weight loss challenge for people with diabetes.

Competition to address obesity

A competition has been launched to help reduce obesity rates in Maori and Pacific people.

'The light of their life'

Mark Lundy with his wife Christine Lundy and daughter Amber, 7.

Amber Grace Lundy loved to dance and was the apple of her father's eye. Then he killed her.

'I did it, I did it to the kids'

A veteran detective tells of the tragic double-murder suicide that continues to puzzle him.

Man dies in fire video

A man has died after a house fire in Ashhurst in the early hours of Monday morning.

Historic kiln needs helping hands

Gumboots and clippers are needed for Hoffman Kiln working bees.

Cyclists unfazed by weather 

Neither wind nor rain could keep mountainbikers from the 2016 Crank-It Winter Series.

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Pensioners shake it off in parody

Couple Margaret Gregory, 71, and Gerald Gregory, 77, are among the pensioners at Julia Wallace retirement village, ...

19 min ago  A Taylor Swift parody has Palmerston North pensioners shaking off their way to stardom.

Kiwi sacrifice in WWI France remembered

A young historian is reviving memories of Palmerston North soldiers' contributions to WWI. 

Gang member sentenced

Agri-app boosts data access


Super bowls club in pipeline

Could there be a super bowling club in Palmerston North?

Could there be a super bowling club in Palmerston North?

Taihape hearts broken in thrilling final

A flock of Taihape supporters took a bus to Cook's Gardens in Whanganui to watch their team battle Border.

Taihape rugby fans disappointed after Border emerge victorious in premiership final.

Novice fighters turns it on

Scorpion Gym held a novice fight day at the weekend.

Scorpion Gym held a novice fight day at the weekend.

Kiwi cyclists on top of the world

Manawatu's Campbell Stewart, right, about to slingshot Southland's Tom Sexton forwards during the madison race at the ...

There were more medals for young Kiwi cyclists in Switzerland.

Life membership for Sixtus

Vern Sixtus is the newest life member of Bowls Manawatu.

Bowls Manawatu handed out a prestigious honour at the weekend.


OPINION: Pageant needs empowerment focus

Miss Manawatu and Miss Teen Manawatu 2016 at the Regent on Broadway.

OPINION: The Miss Manawatu pageant on Saturday night was quite the glitzy affair.

Getting back into the game

Jason Woodward scores a try for the Hurricanes in Saturday's game against the Sharks. 

Super Rugby Quarter Final: ...

OPINION: I've been thinking a bit about Super Rugby lately, writes Liam Hehir.

A bridge for many reasons

A view of what Palmerston North's proposed cycle and pedestrian bridge would look like from upstream.

OPINION: OPINION: More information is needed to fill the cycle and pedestrian bridge void.

Sky stranglehold stupifying

Fairfax Media has pulled out of Olympics coverage in Rio.

OPINION: Sports lovers the losers in Olympics broadcast wrangle.

Realism needed in the war on terror

NICE, FRANCE - JULY 16: A woman weeps as she views flowers and tributes on the Promenade des Anglais on July 16, 2016 in ...

OPINION: The French prime minister is in a bit of trouble for saying "France is going to have to live with terrorism".


Revenge movie unpredictable

Martin Landau, left, and Christopher Plummer  in Remember.

REVIEW: Revenge thriller Remember hits all the right buttons, writes Peter Lampp.

Beervana nirvana

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Beer writer Phil Cook at Beervana.

Beervana showcases better than any other festival how craft beer has well and truly moved on from faddism.

Walking a narrow path to God

The five families living in an intentional Christian community in the rural Manawatu village of Kimbolton.

A year ago an intentional Christian community was set up in rural Manawatu. We go inside.

What to do if a stray cat visits

Anderson's Veterinary Hospitals in Palmerston North has recently had several stray cats brought in by caring people who ...

OPINION: One of the ever present rescued cats from work called L&P decided to get on the two-storey roof.

Call the Midwife reigns supreme

Call the Midwife is into its fifth season.

OPINION: Call the Midwife (TV One, Wednesdays) is now into its fifth series, with strong story lines that reflect medical science in the early 1960s and the awakening lifestyle revolution for young people.

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