Manawatu Turbo fans are paying the price to support their team.

Turbos kids tickets pricey

Children's trip to the rugby looks expensive compared to other grounds.

Worries over safety

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Timothy Hunt -  employed Burr to undertake tree felling on the block were Lincoln Kidd died.

Lincoln Kidd told family about perceived safety issues on the forestry block where he died.

Jets coach off to the US

The Manawatu Jets will have a new coach next year with Darron Larsen taking a job in the States.

No international flights for regions

Airport boss says there are no plans for airlines to fly internationally from regional airports.

Mood softens around flag debate?

OPINION: The initial knee-jerk uproar from most Kiwis was both predictable and reasonable but has the mood since softened?

Wettest winter yet

Winter has just ended and it was the wettest in Palmerston North's recorded history.

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Ooooby roadshow in town

Ooooby chief executive Pete Russell.

9:33 AM  A business promoting 'buy local' is coming to town to promote its crowd-funding campaign.

Final four flag designs gallery video

Prime Minister John Key has picked his favourites of the final four flag designs.

Families await change

The little train that really could


Jets coach off to the US

After nearly 20 years of involvement with the Jets, Darron Larsen is off to the United States.

The Manawatu Jets will have a new coach next year with Darron Larsen taking a job in the States.

Phillips scores four in Boys' High's massive Rankin Cup win

Palmerston North Boys' High School's Hayden Phillips has scored 10 goals at the Rankin Cup tournament at Auckland this week.

Palmerston North Boys' High School crushed Burnside High School at the Rankin Cup.

Murray gives up the greens

Ken Murray, long-serving greenkeeper at the Palmerston North Bowling Club is retiring.

Ken Murray is retiring as greenkeeper at the Palmerston North Bowling Club.

Feilding High School building for future

Feilding High School centre Christina Cotton about to fire a pass down court against Heretaunga College at the Lower North Island secondary schools tournament at Vautier Park on Monday.


Netball Manawatu dig up important piece of their past

Netball Manawatu stalwart Betty Steffensen, left, and general manager Bronwyn Mead with the recently-discovered minutes book from the founding of the association in 1928.

A priceless relic has been discovered in the bowels of the netball Manawatu pavilion at Vautier Park.


Editorial: Mood softens around flag debate

The government's Flag Consideration panel have chosen four from the 10,292 alternative designs

OPINION: The initial knee-jerk uproar from most Kiwis was both predictable and reasonable but has the mood since softened?

Editorial: Your move, Air New Zealand

Jetstar has announced new regional flight routes, including Palmerston North.

OPINION: OPINION: Let the airfare price wars begin - and not a moment too soon.

People have a right to know

Manawatu River looking upstream from Palmerston North's wastewater discharge point.

OPINION: The public have to be included in plans about Palmerston North's discharge to the Manawatu River

Socialist utopia proves elusive

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In the minds of liberals everywhere, the nations of Northern Europe have mastered the alchemy of high taxation and stringent labour regulation needed to create a progressive paradise.

The challenge of conservation

Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki speaks at the Wildbase Recovery Conference in Palmerston North.

New Zealand's first threatened species ambassador has a tough, but potentially rewarding, job ahead of her.


Teen has a way with words

Eric McKee has written his first novel at age 15.

A Palmerston North boy has taken a 100 word homework assignment and turned it into a novel, with plans for a trilogy.

Earthy Australian drama jerks the tears

Michael Caton plays a crusty, sick loner in Last Cab to Darwin.

REVIEW: Last Cab to Darwin touches on Australians' base culture, at length.

Walsh hangs up the keys on Palmerston North venues

David Walsh is retiring after almost 40 years managing public entertainment venues in Palmerston North

Manager of Palmerston North venues hands over the keys to facilities with a plan.

When cats and dogs get itchy

Billy T Cat enjoys the simple pleasures in life: good food, good drink and great company, all the time.

Allergies have been the theme for this week’s patients, which is quite unusual for this time of year.

Shakespeare en pointe

Choreographer Liam Scarlett used the dancers personalities as a basis for building their on stage characters. Dancers in the background: Kohei Iwamoto as Puck, MacLean Hopper as Oberon and Tonia Looker as Titania.

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is touring its brand new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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