School set for showdown

Boys vs girls

It's all gone a bit wild west at Waituna West School, with an old-fashioned showdown between the sheilas and blokes.

Carrying Tasers urged

Police association calls for Tasers to be routinely carried after officer was mauled by dog.

Lundy laptop not examined: police

A laptop to be used by Christine Lundy at their home was overlooked by police.

'This day will forever live in my memory'

A Thai businessman and philanthropist has been given an honorary doctorate from Massey University in recognition of his work.

Island backed for wastewater

Matakarapa Island has been endorsed as the site for Foxton's wastewater discharge.

Long term plan not auditor approved

Approval of the Palmerston North City Council's draft Long Term Plan documents has struck a glitch.

Help for sexual violence victims

Client-focused changes to ACC's services around sexual violence have been a long time coming.

School set for showdown

It's all gone a bit wild west at Waituna West School, with an old-fashioned showdown between the sheilas and blokes.

Fire station to be quake proof

'Mid-life crisis' spurs Cheryl to NZ honours

More women working past 65

The number of Manawatu women working past the age of 65 is expected to double in the next decade.

No alarm bells ahead of seven-a-side event

Most firefighters in Palmerston North will be playing football this weekend but rest assured there will still be someone on duty.

Of mice and (wo)men

Keen golfers were pleased with the weather as they putted their way around the Manawatu Golf Club course to support the Arohanui Hospice and honour the late Michael Higgins.

It's a lifelong Story that just keeps getting better

Athletics coach an old master

Lucrative prize for nine-hole shootout

The Horizon Golf Shootout at the Manawatu Golf Club will have a record prize pot for any such event in New Zealand.

Cap to lift on insurance disputes

Disputes of up to $350K will be able to go to a resolution service instead of court.

$300m Albany complex launched

Cheapest apartment in the Auckland block will start from $399,000 for a one-bedroom unit.

Calling fowl on chicken prize

Wendy's opens in Dunedin

Rental investment rules may tighten

The Reserve Bank is looking at changing how much banks can lend to residential landlords.

Editorial: Let's hope Iraq won't be price too high to pay

An important argument behind the justification for any kind of involvement in armed conflicts overseas has always been the perceived threat to national interests.

New mayor fulfils election promises

Palmerston North's new mayor Grant Smith has, and the cliche is not my own, hit the ground running.

Editorial: Arming our police step into a darker future

Just try to do right thing in no-win scenario

Editorial: Closed minds on euthanasia hinder debate

What is it about euthanasia that sees the debate constantly hi-jacked by fringe elements and flung onto the crackpot pile, somewhere among anti-fluoridation and anti-vaccinations?

Food forms basis of art display

Food will also be the main theme for a collaborative art exhibition in Palmerston North.

Movie review: Jupiter Ascending

It may have been written in the cosmos that Jupiter Ascending would take audiences by storm but the planets, the plot and the characters were wildly out of alignment.

Downtime dress dilemmas

Musician shows his diversity

School springboard to stardom

Ben Orwin-Higgs played a star in a nativity play. Now he's starring in a high school production. Carly Thomas meets the ambitious teen.

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