Death row prisoners in the Dead Wrong production, Raiha Kiriona, left, lead actor Jamiee Harris, middle, and Connor Parker.

Dancing with death

A dramatic stage piece about the death penalty takes out student Stage Challenge award.

Lights for safety

The new motion sensor lights at the Ruahine St pedestrian crossing should, hopefully, prevent more serious crashes at the notorious black spot.

Ruahine St pedestrian crossing lights are in place and expected to go live on Monday.

Hampered by early home time

A strict curfew at Caccia Birch is stymieing the function centre's potential, say trustees.

Mid-winter swimming madness

It has been some time since managing to put pen to paper so there is a lot to report

Kids escape daycare

Two children broke out of daycare and wandered across a four-lane road.

Truck tips on Desert Rd

A truck driver was taken to hospital after his truck tipped on the Desert Road.

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Property market supply drops

The average asking price for a house in Manawatu/Whanganui has dropped.

10 min ago  Asking prices are flat, but so is the supply of new properties.

Cold, dry spring expected

12 min ago  A wet winter is giving way to a cold spring in Manawatu.

Model festival a hit

Failed farming empire wrapped up


Story hoping for success at track and field champs

Manawatu masters athlete Vanessa Story is competing in three sprint events at the world track and field championships in France this month.

Manawatu's Vanessa Story has potentially her best chance at winning a medal at the world masters track and field championships in France.

Gibbins was itching to get back to Turbos

Manawatu captain Callum Gibbins set to lead his team in first Premiership campaign.

Manawatu’s Selica Winiata will be focusing solely on sevens ahead of the Rio Olympics next year.

Winiata's focus strictly on sevens

For the first time in 14 years, Selica Winiata won't be sighted in a Manawatu Cyclones jersey.


Duncan Garner: Keep evil in prison

FFXENT. Supplied image of Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan for Story.

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.

Racism in sport 'disgraceful'

OPINION: The actions of the spectators who racially abused a Christchurch club rugby player to the point where he asked to be taken off the field were utterly disgraceful.

Tararua District Council offices, Dannevirke, New Zealand, Saturday, July 26, 2008. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

Resignation symptom of wider dysfunction

OPINION: The resignation of a five-term district councillor in Tararua should not have been allowed to happen. 


Film festival flies into Palmy

Activist Tame Iti is the focus of 'The Prince of Peace', a flim showing in Palmerston North as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Martial arts, Mafioso comedy and a controversial New Zealand activist are all the subject of films soon to be screened in Palmerston North.

DC-3 comes in for landing

A project illustrating a slice of New Zealand aviation history has taken off.

Kapiti artist Anne Bellamy with one of her watercolours.

Art trail price hike slammed

Trail no democracy as art and crafters revolt.

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