Sounds so generous

Nearly $30,000 gift has mother in tears

A very large donation has bought Emerald Tuhiwai-Polson the ability to hear.

High-speed chase ends in arrest

A high-speed police chase through Palmerston North ended with one arrest this evening.

Schools' $7m facelift

More than $7 million will be poured into Manawatu schools this year for property projects.

One dead in Bulls car crash

A Whanganui man has been killed a single-car crash near Bulls.

January drownings nearly double

With 18 drownings overall this month - up from 10 at the same time last year - safety leaders are concerned.

Youths blamed for toilets closure

Tararua District Council closes the domain's public toilets following damage blamed on young people.

Shed spared from fast-moving fire

A vegetation fire has ripped through farmland near Feilding, narrowly missing a farm shed.

Problems plague water supply

Bugs and brown dribble are flowing from the water taps in Dannevirke after a string of problems affect the Manawatu town's water supply.

Shop assistant stole over $12,000

New international students strategy

35kg lighter and ready to tri'

She lost 35 kilograms training for a triathlon last year, and now she's gearing up to give it another crack.

Rees and Rees: 'We had no choice'

Palmerston North's teams champs thrown into turmoil with father, son duo pulling out of Panthers.

Youngster firing up racing career

An Otaki 16-year-old is motoring into the lead of the New Zealand Formula First Championship.

Farmer sets drag speed record

Barry takes over yellow jersey in NZ Cycle Classic

Oram prepared for tough ride

James Oram is gearing up to compete in his third New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Squeeze put on lemons

Soaring lemon prices are leaving a sour taste in shoppers' mouths.

Inventor embraces digital tools

There are some brilliant ideas swirling through the heads of Kiwis. In the past they would die with their creators, never finding life.

Demand for builders heats up

Fonterra's architect takes on Canberra

Analysts bullish about beef

Beef and sheep farmers can look forward to a positive year, according to the Rabobank agribusiness outlook for 2015.

Isis fight not all it's cracked up to be

The only reason Turkey doesn't shut its border is that it doesn't really want to.

That's rich, to say wealth can be shared

I don't know whether we should be flattered or flabbergasted. Or simply just aghast.

Rare treat at Tangimoana

Catton does New Zealand proud

Blinkered over kids on quads

We would never let a child handle a gun, but we let them ride quad bikes.

Overtones call for choral voices

Female barbershop chorus the Manawatu Overtones are singing out for more birds to join their flock.

Movie review: Into the Woods

Carla Amos reviews 'Into the Woods', starring Meryl Streep.

What he does with the shadows

Revving up old the Singer

Birdman and American Sniper

BirdmanĀ (4 Stars)

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