Shane Harwood of the Nelson Tigers had his car catch fire during the qualifying rounds of the Superstocks Teams Champs in Palmerston North.

Car fire no deterrent

Despite his car being left a blackened mess, Nelson Tigers' Shane Harwood kept on racing.

Violence unveiled

Police family violence information disclosure scheme supported.

Violent past disclosure scheme helping to inform women, says women's refuge.

Online voting application

Plans advance to trial online voting in Palmerston North.

Views on signs sought

Election sign rules are out for public comment.

Crash driver named

The 23-year-old man killed in a crash near Ohakea was Carl Amey of Rongotea.

Hawkes Bay swoop in

Hawkes Bay Hawkeye captain Steve Jude led his team to its first Teams Champs title.

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News

Bridge site sought

The Manawatu Riverside pathway at Dittmer Drive could soon be linked by bridge to a companion path on the opposite bank.

18 min ago  Work is close to beginning on a pathway from Palmerston North's Fitzherbert Bridge to Linton Military Camp.

Keeping city green

3:11 PM  Gaps are appearing in Palmerston North's canopy of trees, and residents are being asked to tell the council what they think of plans to plug them.

Firefighters battle vehicle fire video

The sevens of speedway

Sport

Hunt has the sharpest eye

Palmerton North's Martin Hunt won the Manawatu 50m open prone championship title at the Rifle Rod and Gun Club at the weekend.

The Manawatu 50m outdoor and 10m air rifle target shooting championships were at the Rifle Rod and Gun Club last weekend.

Manawatu athletes amongst the winners

Manawatu's Tessa Webb on her way to winning the 2000m steeples at the Athletics Wellington championships at Masterton at the weekend.

 Mananwatu athletes impressed at the Wellington championships.

Burnt car doesn't stop Harwood

Shane Harwood of the Nelson Tigers had his car catch fire during the qualifying rounds of the Superstocks Teams Champs in Palmerston North.

Despite his car being left a blackened mess, Nelson Tigers' Shane Harwood kept on racing on Sunday night.

Hawkes Bay swoop in for champs win

Hawke's Bay Hawkeye Thomas Stanaway (87B) ends the Manawatu Mustangs final hopes spinning race leader Jordan Dare.

The Hawkes Bay Hawkeyes have won their first Teams Champs title.

Norris has one hand on title

English teenager Lando Norris has just about sewn up the Toyota Racing Series after the penultimate round of the series at Taupo on Sunday.

Pint sized, 16-year-old English teenager Lando Norris, has his sights set on the Toyota Racing Series, which finishes with the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild next weekend, after winning the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy at Taupo on Sunday.

opinion

Crying wolf with TPP conspiracy theories

Thousands of people gathered in Auckland's CBD to protest against the signing of the TPP at Sky City.

OPINION: Aesop told of a shepherd boy who thought it would be funny to scare the villagers by crying out that a wolf was attacking his flock.

Zika virus: Don't panic

Researchers are working on a vaccine to the mosquito-bourne virus Zika, and in due course, will come up with one, Gwynne Dyer writes.

OPINION: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas is just the latest new disease to spread panic around the world.

State interferes with the naming of babies

Breakers player Tai Wesley with wife Chyna and son Major.

OPINION: The difficulties experienced by basketball player Tai Wesley in the naming of his firstborn son awoke old memories.

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Europe's symbol of unity under theat

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (left) and Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas, address a joint news conference after a meeting to find a common front on security challenges at Val Duchesse castle in Brussels, Belgium.

OPINION: “Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister.

Lifestyle

A circle of friends

Ephraim Russell is the White Room Gallery's first exhibiting artist for the year.

Art for Ephraim Russell is often a collaborative thing rather than a solo pursuit and his new exhibition is one where he is amongst friends.

Power of the horse video

Papanui Station musters are best suited to horses.

Mustering on horse back is becoming a bit of a dying art but for some, it's a necessity.

The Finest Hours movie deserves way more acclaim

Chris Pine in The Finest Hours.

REVIEW: Two of the finest hours of my viewing season were sitting with my funny goggles on my nose enjoying The Finest Hours in 3D.

The fall out and the fight

Roy Sefton has been a staunch battler for the New Zealand Nuclear Test Veterans' Association.

Nuclear testing in the South Pacific. Operation Grapple happened over 50 years ago, but for Roy Sefton it is part of his everyday life.

A centenarian’s story

Train crash at Rakaia , 1899.

Emily Allington’s first memory was of the shine on her mother’s highly polished floors.

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