Miss Teen Manawatu Hannah Sowman and Miss Manawatu Michelle Feldberg were crowned at a pageant at the Regent on Broadway.

Miss Manawatu crowned

Miss Manawatu Standard's beauty takes home the Miss Manawatu crown.

Solutions not for all

Whakarongo is Palmerston North's next housing area.

Solutions to Auckland's housing shortage could harm Palmerston North's growth.

A tent and Ch-what?

Early in 1919, a strange new word started buzzing around Palmerston North.

'You have no rights'

More than half of army recruits have been verbally abused by instructors, a report shows.

Region tops country for jobs growth

Latest jobs figures show Manawatu/Whanganui is a "power house".

Pipers and drummers go world class

A youthful Manawatu No 1 pipe band is off to compete in the world championships in Glasgow.

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Return of bottle drives supported

Glass and Plastic bottles stacked for recycling.

5:03 PM  Palmerston North's call for refunds on returns of beverage containers has won 90 per cent support from New Zealand councils.

Sallies will provide fewer beds

4:44 PM  The Salvation Army is cutting down on the amount of accommodation it provides in Palmerston North.

Who wants to be mayor of Palmerston North?

What happened to Mary? video


Foreman given a hero's farewell

Retiring Varsity and Manawatu Turbos hooker Rob Foreman, top, was carried off the Oval by fellow front rowers Nick ...

GOOD SPORTS: Rob Foreman was the toast of Varsity on the weekend.

Marist embarassed by Wellington Olympic

Marist player Imogen Boss and Massey player Melissa McKenna battle for the ball in the wet and windy conditions on Sunday.

 The pressure has suddenly gone on Palmerston North Marist.

Five added to Turbos for preseason

Freyberg midfielder Mapa Tuipulotu is one of five players who will join the Turbos squad for their preseason campaign.

Five players have been added to the Manawatu Turbos squad on short term deals to prepare with the side during preseason.

Boys' High beat Kings College

Michael Ioane was one of the standouts for Palmerston North Boys" High School in their win against Kings College.


Hankins Shield victory for Varsity

Varsity fullback Clayton Stewart searches for a way through the Kia Toa defence.

Varsity crowned champions of Manawatu club rugby after nail-biting Hankins Shiled final win over Kia Toa.


Sky stranglehold stupifying

Fairfax Media has pulled out of Olympics coverage in Rio.

OPINION: Sports lovers the losers in Olympics broadcast wrangle.

Realism needed in the war on terror

NICE, FRANCE - JULY 16: A woman weeps as she views flowers and tributes on the Promenade des Anglais on July 16, 2016 in ...

OPINION: The French prime minister is in a bit of trouble for saying "France is going to have to live with terrorism".

OPINION: Calm needed in police powers debate

The scene of a police shooting in Rotorua on Thursday.

 OPINION: We live in an age where jumping to conclusions has never been easier.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Queues formed as people flocked to their nearest Lotto counter to buy a ticket for Saturday's draw.

OPINION: Last week, apparently everybody did, writes Richard Swainson.

Acting with minimum effort

Gary Sinise in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

OPINION: He might only be putting in 40 per cent, but Gary Sinise is a saving grace on Criminal Minds - Beyond Borders.


Beervana nirvana

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Beer writer Phil Cook at Beervana.

Beervana showcases better than any other festival how craft beer has well and truly moved on from faddism.

Walking a narrow path to God

The five families living in an intentional Christian community in the rural Manawatu village of Kimbolton.

A year ago an intentional Christian community was set up in rural Manawatu. We go inside.

What to do if a stray cat visits

Anderson's Veterinary Hospitals in Palmerston North has recently had several stray cats brought in by caring people who ...

OPINION: One of the ever present rescued cats from work called L&P decided to get on the two-storey roof.

Call the Midwife reigns supreme

Call the Midwife is into its fifth season.

OPINION: Call the Midwife (TV One, Wednesdays) is now into its fifth series, with strong story lines that reflect medical science in the early 1960s and the awakening lifestyle revolution for young people.

A big brown tent and Ch-what?

The Apollo Concert company.

Early in 1919, a strange new word started buzzing around Palmerston North.

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