Snow hits farmland in Apiti, northern Manawatu as stock wait to be fed.

Frosty weather hits Manawatu

Manawatu residents  are being told to wrap up warmly as the bitter cold will be a feature of the region all week.

Fraud costs $1.6m 

Winz office Taihape, Work and Income

There is no excuse for benefit fraud, regional commissioner for the ministry says.

Methods pay off with high steaks

Alternative thinking is paying off for father and son farmers who recently won NZ's "Steak of Origin" competition.

Small, but a 'world-leader'

APEC scientists and directors hoped to learn from Palmerston North's low-carbon systems.

Tap water, au naturel

New tap draws water from the bore, giving residents a source without flouride.

Fishy migrants need saving

Electrofishing and fish ladders were among activities held by the Horizons Regional Council in Levin as part of World Fish Migration Day.

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Baby formula security changes

Supermarkets have  made changes to safety measures implemented after a threat to poison  infant baby formula with 1080.

5:00 AM  Foodstuff's supermarkets have announced changes to their baby formula monitoring system, following discussions with MPI.

Home of affordable housing

5:00 AM  Manawatu / Wanganui is the most affordable area in the country for first -time buyers, a report says.

Feilding fraudster takes $250,000

Trafficking comments confound


What next for Campbell?

john Campbell has made the decision to leave TV3.

5:00 AM  OPINION: He will probably not find the comparison flattering, but I think axed television presenter John Campbell has more than a bit of Glenn Beck about him.

Dying Dad taught me how to live

OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.


Convicted killer's interview should happen

OPINION: Convicted double murderer Scott Watson has hardly been the loquacious type since being found guilty of killing Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in the Marlborough Sounds, sometime after New Year's Day in 1998.


Musical dawn in Palmy video

Palmerston North rock band Dusk Till Dawn rehearse in one of the practice rooms at The Stomach.  From left: Lee Hamilton, Steven Whittaker, Jayson Harris and William Palmer

Dusk Til Dawn are a rock 'n' roll band who are finding their way on the Palmerston North music scene.

Food glorious food

In July, 1904, Mrs Elizabeth B. Miller, a well-known cookery tutor, launched her second book of recipes and tips: The Economical Technical Cookery Book, published by a Dunedin firm. At 380 pages, it was said to be "confidently recommended to the economic and careful housewife."

Capturing the sun

Sunlight-Ihi Komaru is Te Manawa's new touring exhibition that took two years and $300,000 to complete.

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