Phyllis Maihi and her three children made it out of their burning house without injury.

Suspicious blaze

Everybody in a Palmerston North house escaped the fire uninjured.

Internet ultimatum

This could be the future of Correspondence School learning, to the chagrin of those in remote New Zealand.

With internet-based home schooling on the rise, what happens to rural families?

Let us watch

OPINION: It's simple, cheap and effective, so there's no excuse not to livestream.

Marlow calling the shots in Aussie

Good Sports: Manawatu women on both the New Zealand and Australian rugby boards.

Sub-optimal service ends

Urology patients will no longer fall through the gaps as hospitals combine powers.

Pharmac rejection disappoints

Government drug-buyer will not be funding or subsidising sanitary items for women.

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Marching for science

A crowd of 234 people joined Palmerston North's March for Science.

Scientists urged to get out of the lab and spread the good word about what they do.

Picketing for a pay rise

Restaurant Brands staff go on strike demanding higher pay, as company profits rise.

Dog down a drain

Screwdriver attack


Marlow calling the shots in Aussie rugby

Manawatu's Pip Marlow is on the Australian Rugby Board.

Good Sports: Manawatu women on both the New Zealand and Australian rugby boards.

Marist put rough start behind them

Palmerston North Marist coach Shane Rufer was pleased they got their first point of the season when they drew with ...

Palmerston North Marist are finally on the board.

Boys' High beat Grammar

Michael Halatuituia, pictured here playing for the Manawatu under-16s, was one of three Palmerston North Boys' High ...

The Palmerston North Boys' High School first XV put on a fine display of scrambling defence as they beat Auckland Grammar 22-17 in Auckland on Saturday.

Top four pull ahead

College Old Boys wing Patrick Reid scores one of his three tries in his side's win over Te Kawau.

Big scores dominated round seven of Manawatu club rugby as the top half of the table flexed their muscles over their lesser rated opponents.

Kia Ora make statement with big win

The Linton Cobras and Kia Ora Warriors produced the match of the round in the Coast to Coast competition.

The Kia Ora Warriors turned it on in the second half against the Linton Cobras.


Let us watch

Michael Feyen rightly told the MidCentral DHB about the success of his council's livestreaming.

OPINION: It's simple, cheap and effective, so there's no excuse not to livestream.

Wars are not easy to avoid

Anzac Day is a chance to remember the sacrifice of New Zealanders in war.

OPINION: There is no perfect formula or ideology that makes war obsolete.

John Clarke was swell

John Clarke as Fred Dagg, in 1978.

OPINION: John Clarke was a wonderful entertainer and a great man, writes Richard Swainson.

Barrett the bulldozer

Beauden Barrett leaves most other players in his dust.

OPINION: First five on track to be one of our best, and English language at its worst.

Raw milk's raw deal

Drinking raw milk straight from the udder never harmed anyone.

OPINION: Karl Du Fresne rallies against rules, regulations and bureaucracy.


Using their nine lives

Cats have inbuilt mechanism to save their nine lives.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Cats have an amazing ability to come out of anything unscathed.

Stalwart club no longer

Longburn Women's Institute silver jubilee committee and foundation members, 1957. From left, Mrs Rowland, Mrs ...

MEMORY LANE: The Longburn Women's Institute is the victim of busy modern-day life.

Some assembly required

There's good DIY and there's bad DIY, and then there's How Not to DIY.

TUNNEL VISION: These words strike daggers into the heart of Malcolm Hopwood.

The art of war in Wellington

Portraits of real New Zealand veterans by Matt Gauldie take unexpected guises.

Reflecting on mortality and the military, are civilian art appetites too soft?

Visiting a family hero

Arthur Evans' service medals.

Flight Sergeant Arthur Evans was killed attempting to sink the deadliest battleship in the world.

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