Lae Katene-Rogan (Year 13), prefect at Hato Paora College rehearses the Kapa Haka theCollege will perform at Government House at the arrival of Prince Harry on Saturday.

A haka for Prince Harry video

4:25 PM  A group of Manawatu school boys will welcome Prince Harry to New Zealand.

Arrest in teen death

Palmerston North teen Nathan Booker died after being found submerged in a bath while in respite care.

Woman charged in connection to the death of Palmerston North teenager tragedy.

Driver dies in fiery crash video

4:39 PM  Car burst into flames after crashing into a truck and dodging police spikes, killing driver.

Disabled couple left on train hoist

4:28 PM  A train started pulling away from station while two people were still on its mobility hoist.

Same-sex marriage wish fulfilled

A Palmerston North couple waited 18 months to get the right to be legally married.

Abuse litters council hearing

Legal threats and personal abuse against mayor sent a submissions hearing into disarray.

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News

Football growth needs grounds

Youngheart vs Heartland Wairarapa at Memorial Park - Youngheart Sean Liddicoat (left) and Heartland's Kurtis Paine. An all-weather surface is being promoted as key to strengthening performance

5:28 PM  Manawatu Football sees an artificial sportsfield as crucial for developing players to top competitive levels.

Heavy debt leaves RSA struggling

 Heavy debt and expected losses could force a RSA to sell-up and merge, barely a month after Gallipoli centenary commemorations.

Young teens hospitalised for eating disorders

New ambulance base for Levin

Sport

First Manawatu wider rep squad named

Feilding Yellows prop Sean Rankin comes up against the Feilding Old Boys-Oroua defence.

4:44 PM  If there is a hunt on for Turbos players it is for tighthead props and first five-eighths.

New Central Districts boss no stranger to region

New Central Districts chief executive has experience working in the region.

Chris Eves at Hurricanes training.

Eves to make first start for Hurricanes

4:30 PM  Manawatu prop Chris Eves will start his first Super Rugby match on Saturday  when the Hurricanes take on the Sharks at Westpac Stadium.

Opinion

Explanation for funding cut please

Money, money, money

OPINION: Loss of funding for Safety Advisory Board is a blow to Palmerston North.

Many reasons not to change the flag

OPINION: I know it's not a matter of life and death, but I like the New Zealand flag and will resist efforts to change it.

Generic fire service

When termites stop holding hands, look out!

OPINION: There is an interesting, slightly humorous observation about insects and older wooden houses.

Lifestyle

Making music on maternity leave gallery

Rowena Jones has set up a new music school for kids and adults in Feilding.

Feilding Mum and former HOD of music at Feilding High School is using her maternity leave to start up a new music school for children and adults in the community.

Collecting the proverbial

A project exploring proverbs from a wide ranging nationalities aims to provide valuable insight into our culture.

The Hoopla Series poets who have all made it onto the Nielsen Weekly Bestsellers List of New Zealand Fiction. From left: Carolyn McCurdie, Jennifer Compton and Bryan Walpert.

Poetry comes out on top

A trio of poets have made it onto the bestsellers list, one being an associate professor at Massey University who's book Native Bird tells of his life in New Zealand as a new settler from America.

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