All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has owned up to the "massive mistake" of his late 2016 toilet tryst.

Aaron Smith's 'massive mistake' video

All Blacks star believes he has turned a corner since his 'very disappointing' end to 2016.

Attack shocks witness

An attack was near the corner of Main St and Princess St in central Palmerston North.

6:42 PM  A woman who saw a man and his son getting pummelled with baseball bats thought they would be killed.

Staying in prison

At 14 Hemi Te Poono was sent with CYF approval to live at a Mongrel Mob HQ. That put him on a path of destruction.

Brews, ewes and misty views

Nelson reporter Tim O'Connell found there's more to Manawatu than meets the eye on a recent visit.

Devil, dead man told him to do it

Echoes of the man Hemi Te Poono was accused of killing led him to attack prison guards and inmates.

Teen a bagpipes fan

Niko Tofa, 13, is in love with music, especially bagpipes.  

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Get into the grooves

Matt Davies is bringing his Black Plates Record Fair to Palmerston North for the third time.

6:29 PM  Black Plates record fair finds new home in Palmerston North bar.

Getting Manawatu on its feet video

6:27 PM  Want to run a half marathon but are puffed after a kilometre? New course could be for you.

Begging response returns to Plan A

Hospital changes not a sign of cost-cutting

Sport

Getting Manawatu on its feet video

Christina Wallis is training to do her first ever half marathon in a new programme called Run 21, run by Chris Sanson, ...

Want to run a half marathon but are puffed after a kilometre? New course could be for you.

Two Manukura teams Condors-bound

Manukura's Wipere Takitimu was one of his team's beat at the  Manawatu-Horowhenua-Kapiti Condor sevens qualifiers.

It was double delight for Manukura at the Manawatu-Horowhenua-Kapiti Condor Sevens qualifiers with both the boys and girls teams picking up upset wins to qualify for the national tournament

Aaron Smith's 'massive mistake' video

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All Blacks star believes he has turned a corner since his 'very disappointing' end to 2016.

Upsets in pennants

Matt Thomas won both his foursomes and singles matches in Taihape's upset win over Palmerston North in the A-pennants.

A pair of upsets has turned the A-pennants on its head after the fourth round in Levin on Sunday.

Double records for Wall

Benjamin Wall set records on the intermediate 1500m and 3000m races.

Benjamin Wall was the stand-out athlete at the Manawatu Secondary School Athletic Championships held at the Manawatu Community Athletic Track on Saturday.

opinion

Flawed man, marvellous musician

Chuck Berry's influence on music is undeniable.

OPINION: Not the least of Chuck Berry's achievements was survival.

Sin bin should be binned

It would have been better if Malakai Fekitoa was not shown a yellow card.

OPINION: It's time the red card was shown to the yellow card in rugby.

Enough of the pontificating by activist celebrities

Activist celebrities such as Angelina Jolie enjoy the luxury of being able to pontificate without ever having to deliver ...

OPINION: Celebrities have no more moral authority than the bank teller, the bus driver and the supermarket checkout operator, writes Karl du Fresne.

Closures sad for the city

The Gallery restaurant on Church St has closed after 16 years in the city.

OPINION: Closure of the Cloverlea Tavern and The Gallery a shame for Palmerston North.

What's a small political party to do?

Green Party co-leaders James Shaw and Metiria Turei.

OPINION: A change in government this year could present an existential crisis to the Green Party.

Lifestyle

Get into the grooves

Matt Davies is bringing his Black Plates Record Fair to Palmerston North for the third time.

Black Plates record fair finds new home in Palmerston North bar.

Some silly slices of Kiwi heaven

Prayer is the only way these new entrants to heaven will be saved from the fire and brimstone of God's wrath in Foxton ...

REVIEW: Cliches and misconceptions about heaven abound in Foxton Little Theatre's Kiwi comedy.

Love and murder in Fitzherbert Ave

The Fitzherbert St corner (left) and The Square, Palmerston North, 1905.

Memory Lane: A young stablehand in Palmerston North came across a grisly scene in 1906.

SS-GB an inspired alternative war

BBC mini-series SS-GB stars Kate Bosworth.

Tunnel Vision: What if Germany won the Battle of Britain?

Not too loose and not too tight

Cats can go wandering. Microchips can make it easier to find cats who have got themselves lost.

Paws and Claws: Collars can be a pain for cats and dogs.

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