Bill Lockwood has a really big cactus on his Ashhurst property.

Ashhurst's giant cactus

A six-metre high cactus that towers over an Ashhurst man's house serves as a memory of his wife.

Hospital clears itself

Medical staff made the right call by leaving an injured man in parking lot to wait for an ambulance, an investigation ...

Injured man was left unattended 100 metres from a hospital front door for almost an hour.

'I can't remember'

8:18 AM  Booze and drugs prevent man from remembering illegal sex, he claims.

FMG building grows

9:01 AM  The new FMG office's progress is clearly visible above barriers around the site.

Dead in the water

Progress on providing a natural burial site in Palmerston North has been delayed.

Taylor too good to be dropped

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

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A winter's tale on a summer's night

Director Sara Brodie at the site for this year's Summer Shakespeare.

It's Summer Shakespeare time again, and this year, it's headed to the Manawatu River.

Man missing for two days

Police are searching for Christopher Neal, 36, who was last seen in Pahiatua.

Girl hit by truck meets the driver

I heart humanities

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Taylor too good to be dropped

Ross Taylor can afford to leave if he wants.

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

Overhaul won't stop cricket next season

Following the abandonded one-day international match at McLean Park, the ground's outfield will undergo an overhaul, ...

All going to plan, there will still be a full summer of cricket at McLean Park next season.

Manawatu not expecting Gibbins in 2017

Callum Gibbins played 66 games for the Manawatu Turbos.

Manawatu Turbos not expected to feature Callum Gibbins in 2017 after his contract with Glasgow Warriors.

Curtis returns for NZ sevens

Ambrose Curtis played for the New Zealand Maori last year.

New Zealand sevens coach Scott Waldrom has a sure bet with Ambrose Curtis back in Las Vegas.

Sofia Rosa to clash with Winx?

Sofia Rosa is being aimed at a clash with super mare Winx in the Group I Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

If top New Zealand mare performs on Saturday, she is likely to clash with Winx.

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Taylor too good to be dropped

Ross Taylor can afford to leave if he wants.

OPINION: Ross Taylor always seems to be hung out, as if he's still paying penance.

Don't underestimate the humanities

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OPINION: Successive governments have taken the view that education is about generating a short-term profit.

Goodbye to a friend

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OPINION: My friend John Schnellenberg died last week.

Confession no easy task

Confessing your failings to a witness can be excruciating.

OPINION: Preparing for, and going to, confession is much harder than it may seem.

A year of steady changes

Palmerston North City Council building dominates The Square.

OPINION: The annual cycle of city life has thrown up some wins along the way.

Lifestyle

A winter's tale on a summer's night

Director Sara Brodie at the site for this year's Summer Shakespeare.

It's Summer Shakespeare time again, and this year, it's headed to the Manawatu River.

Taking taonga puoro further video

Taonga puoro artist Rob Thorne will be taking up a major musical residency later this year.

Palmerston North taonga puoro artist lands a major residency.

Massey alumnus' debut novel

Author Bonnie Etherington has just had her first novel published.

Bonnie Etherington has gone far since gaining a masters from Massey University.

Globe Sunday Matinee Concerts back again

Sylvia, David and Diana Neild. The violinist, pianist and flautist make up the Neild Trio.

The first year of Sunday Matinee Concerts in Palmerston North's refurbished community theatre has been a success, with a new year of music under way this month.

Manawatu couple to perform in Spain

Warren Warbrick (left) accompanying Virginia Warbrick on a putorino during a performance of "Tahi80'.

Two Manawatu musicians are taking their Maori cultural performance to Adelaide and Spain.

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