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Bryan and Jo Guy launch a new book about how they coped with the murder of their son Scott and the arrest/trial of Ewen Macdonald.

Guy farm for sale

The Feilding farm where Scott Guy was killed in 2010 is up for sale.

Police find items video

Alexander Fisher has been missing since early on Tuesday.

As every hour passes, police say their concern grows for the safety of missing 10-year-old Alexander Fisher.

Threat made to university

Massey University has become the third university to receive a threatening message.

Woman caused fatal crash

Jessie Batt chewed gum in the dock while the court heard how she caused a child's death.

New bridges to cost $53.5 million

Two of the "most well-travelled provincial bridges in the country" are set to be replaced.

Festival featues stilettos, sequins

Performers will descend on Palmerston North for a festival with sequins and sultry moves.

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Alex Fisher disappearance: Man arrested video

Police have released this photo of Alex and his brother, Eric. Police want to hear of sightings of the pair, either together or alone.

Police have arrested a man connected to the disappearance of Levin boy Alex Fisher.

TPPA disappoints dairy sector

The TPPA has few obvious benefits for the dairy sector commentators say.

River park plans progress

Dannevirke's pensioner flats for sale


Ferris and Kiri eye NRL

Fabien Kiri makes a break for the New Zealand under-18 team against the Australian Schoolboys.

Not even a hit in the neck could dampen Jackson Ferris' excitment to represent his country with the New Zealand under-18s.

Wilkinson happiest back on big tour

Tim Wilkinson playing in the Web.com Tour Championship tournament in  Florida.

Tim Wilkinson contemplated trying the European Tour had he not qualified for a sixth season on the PGA Tour.

Goalscoring the key for Central

Central will need Jane Barnett to score plenty of goals if they are to crack the top four in the National Womens' League this season.

Central Womens' new coach is confident he has the attacking threats in his side to rectify last National Womens' League seasons' poor form in front of goal.

Horror start to season for Small

Bevan Small bowled a solitary delivery for the Stags before suffering a dislocated shoulder in Napier on Tuesday.

Central Stags paceman Bevan Small suffered a dislocated shoulder after his first delivery at Nelson Park.

Manawatu swimmers post top 10s in Canberra

Manawatu swimmer Xavier Hill recently competed in Canberra.

Two swimmers from Manawatu competed in the 2015 state teams age competition in Canberra.


Living in the moment

KARL DU FRESNE: At 65 should I be watching my pennies or living in the day?

I recently passed a personal milestone. I became a superannuitant.

Labour has choice to make on TPPA

TPPA protesters.

If the TPP represents a halfway-decent deal for New Zealand, my bet is that Labour MPs will give it their blessing.

NZ roads perfect for reality TV

Mount a camera on the dash and watch the drama unfold.

Speeding New Zealand drivers would make great reality TV, except, perhaps, for the carnage they regularly produce.

Fair suck of the sav Aussies

Australia is keeping many New Zealanders (by name only) in detention centres.

OPINION: Mean. Hostile. Unforgiving. Harsh. A breach of the most basic of human rights. But legal all at the same time.

Editorial: More care needed with the grieving

Vincent Drummond-Paulo's headstone in the Kelvin Grove Cemetery offending the family of a person buried nearby is regrettable on so many accounts.

There are fewer things more sensitive in our society than issues raised when dealing with grief and the dead.


New Zealand Burlesque Festival returns

Kerry Rodda on stage as MisRed Delicious.

Kiwis, prepare to blush. The New Zealand Burlesque Festival is back.

A dedicated follower of fashion

Kate Arbuckle with designs of her dress which has made it into the final three of the Brother Design Stars sewing and craft competition

A Palmerston North student has designs on winning a career in fashion.

Benny Tipene takes to Europe

Benny Tipene in Greece, one of his stop-offs on his European trip.

Benny Tipene set off on a European tour lately and Carly Thomas caught up with him for a bit of a chat.

Dogs can leave others needing stitches

Dog on lead.

I never thought I would get older but it seems to creep up on you. Some may remember Sunday family picnics or Dad taking you fishing but these seem to be unfortunately forgotten as life is very busy and many people work on Sundays. And that includes us here at the hospital.

Yarn bombers strike again

A member of Wooly Riot at work on the boulders at the Napier Rd entrance to the city.

Palmerston North's Woolly Riot have been bombing the city again...with wool.

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