Walsh and her modified wheelchair compete in the Round the Bays half marathon in Wellington.

Half marathon in a wheelchair video

Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Vicki Walsh thought her racing days were over. But her friend had other ideas.

Pricey seminar rankles

Palmerston North city councillor Aleisha Rutherford has  up for women in local government training course.

The cost of a seminar for women in local government raises eyebrows.

'Appalling driving' 

Within 40 minutes, 15 vehicles crossed yellow lines in the Manawatu Gorge.

Safety slips hurt 

Small slips cause days of pain for council staff as they miss work.

Chefs on fire video

The country's best cooks work to perfect their entries for Plate of Origin.

Chopper called to Waiouru

Rescue Helicopter flies man suffering "medical emergency" to hospital.

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Tampon funding 'needed'

Juanita Van Winkel with Rebecca Culver are supportive of Pharmac potentially funding sanitary items.

Palmerston North women are relieved to hear sanitary products could be funded by Pharmac.

DHBs, junior doctors settle

A deal is done but talk between two parties had become strained.

Taking taonga puoro further video

Councillors oppose grand draft plan


Rufer takes Marist reins

Shane Rufer will coach Palmerston North Marist this year.

Palmerston North Marist has a new coach.

Missing medal pops up

Dave Fulton has been trying to recover a family heirloom, a 1912 FA Cup winners medal, which as stolen from his mother ...

A medal that belongs with a Manawatu family has a a habit of going walkabout.

Miracle turnaround by bowlers

Craig Gush, front left, from the Manawatu fours team, bowls during their game against Hawke's Bay at the rep hexagonal ...

It was a good weekend for the men, not so much for the women.

Cup drought over

Manawatu No 2 Bridget Dickins won all three of her matches as Manawatu beat Wanganui to claim the Christie Cup at the ...

The Christie Cup is back in Manawatu.

Successful start for Sanson

Manawatu's Chris Sanson crossing the finish line to win the Wellington Round the Bays half marathon on Sunday.

Manawatu runner Chris Sanson was in good form for his first major run of the year.


Confession no easy task

Confessing your failings to a witness can be excruciating.

OPINION: Preparing for, and going to, confession is much harder than it may seem.

A year of steady changes

Palmerston North City Council building dominates The Square.

OPINION: The annual cycle of city life has thrown up some wins along the way.

Sir David, the snail

A new Australian snail was named after Sir David Attenborough.

Tunnel Vision: "We could think of no better person to name a genus after."

Going for Brock

Mark Hunt takes a shot at Brock Lesnar during the UFC 200 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2016.

Opinion: Men just don't get as big as him without using steroids.

Halbergs' olympic bent

Campbell Stewart, at the Halbergs.

And right it was too, stifling the normal moaning about the awards.


Taking taonga puoro further video

Taonga puoro artist Rob Thorne will be taking up a major musical residency later this year.

Palmerston North taonga puoro artist lands a major residency.

Massey alumnus' debut novel

Author Bonnie Etherington has just had her first novel published.

Bonnie Etherington has gone far since gaining a masters from Massey University.

Globe Sunday Matinee Concerts back again

Sylvia, David and Diana Neild. The violinist, pianist and flautist make up the Neild Trio.

The first year of Sunday Matinee Concerts in Palmerston North's refurbished community theatre has been a success, with a new year of music under way this month.

Manawatu couple to perform in Spain

Warren Warbrick (left) accompanying Virginia Warbrick on a putorino during a performance of "Tahi80'.

Two Manawatu musicians are taking their Maori cultural performance to Adelaide and Spain.

The heart of rural post video

Ron Lawrence's last day on the job after 20 years.

After 20 years of being a rural postie in Manawatu, Ron Lawrence has done his final round.

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