Leo Whittington, 4, of Palmerston North, participates in the Toro Pikopiko Puppets performance of  Mighty Maui at the Globe Theatre by holding up a kahu (hawk) during the storytelling during Waitangi Day.

Waitangi a day of celebration

Crowds enjoyed peaceful Waitangi Day celebrations in Palmerston North.

Sevens of speedway

Chris Flett and Peter Rees relax ahead of the teams champs in Palmerston North this weekend.

It's all about the Superstock Teams Championships in Palmerston North this weekend.

Man dies in crash

A 23-year-old man has died in a car crash near Ohakea.

Palmerston North's beautiful berm

A quiet cul-de-sac in Palmerston North has the most beautiful berm in the country.

Bus services could merge

Marton bus service could be merged with the new Whanganui to Palmerston service.

Diesel spill on state highway

A log-splitter flipped over, spilling diesel on to State Highway 3 at Whangaehu.

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Migration to Manawatu-Whanganui region hits 25-year high

Students from a Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School English as a second language class.

Migration to the Manawatu-Whanganui region has reached a record-breaking high.

Health translation spend trebles

The cost of providing translation services has more than trebled at the MidCentral District Health Board.

Decline in unemployment

No money for Highflyers creditors


Eagles import feeling confident

From the Gold Coast to the Teams Champs Chris Flett will be all out to heap misery on Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay fans when he lines up for Canterbury.

Chris Flett is back racing at the Speedway Teams Champs this weekend.

Rees happy to be back

Back after two years, Peter Rees will race with his sons Asher and Ethan this weekend, not for Palmerston North but for Gisborne.

Peter Rees is stoked to be back at the Teams' Champs.

Farm Jam Sherwood's holiday video

New Zealand freestyle motocross rider Levi Sherwood relaxes on site of the 2016 Farm Jam event, at the Frew family farm in the Otapiri Gorge.

Levi Sherwood to start 2016 campaign at Farm Jam.

Fond Grand Prix memories for Hartley and Bamber

Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley say the New Zealand Grand Prix and Toyota Racing Series have had huge influence on their respective careers.

Two Kiwi Porsche drivers at the top of their game say experiencing the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild was deeply influential on their subsequent elevation to international careers.

Museum tackles All Blacks' haka history

All Blacks perform the haka before playing New South Wales at Athletic Park, Wellington on September 15, 1923. NZ won 38-11.

The All Blacks' haka history leaves plenty of holes for New Zealand Rugby Museum.


State interferes with the naming of babies

Breakers player Tai Wesley with wife Chyna and son Major.

OPINION: The difficulties experienced by basketball player Tai Wesley in the naming of his firstborn son awoke old memories.

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Europe's symbol of unity under theat

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (left) and Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas, address a joint news conference after a meeting to find a common front on security challenges at Val Duchesse castle in Brussels, Belgium.

OPINION: “Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister.

Dallas: Well-timed people's champ

John Scott leaves the ice with his daughter after winning MVP following the championship game of the 2016 NHL All Star Game at Bridgestone Arena.

OPINION: A sporting underdog story emerged this week, just when fans needed one.

OPINION: Higgins sale causes concern

A Higgins worker sealing part of the riverside walkway access in Palmerston North.

OPINION: When Irish immigrant Dan Higgins started his small contracting company in Manawatu in the 1950s, he probably never imagined it would evolve into the industry powerhouse it is today.


A circle of friends

Ephraim Russell is the White Room Gallery's first exhibiting artist for the year.

Art for Ephraim Russell is often a collaborative thing rather than a solo pursuit and his new exhibition is one where he is amongst friends.

Power of the horse video

Papanui Station musters are best suited to horses.

Mustering on horse back is becoming a bit of a dying art but for some, it's a necessity.

The Finest Hours movie deserves way more acclaim

Chris Pine in The Finest Hours.

REVIEW: Two of the finest hours of my viewing season were sitting with my funny goggles on my nose enjoying The Finest Hours in 3D.

The fall out and the fight

Roy Sefton has been a staunch battler for the New Zealand Nuclear Test Veterans' Association.

Nuclear testing in the South Pacific. Operation Grapple happened over 50 years ago, but for Roy Sefton it is part of his everyday life.

A centenarian’s story

Train crash at Rakaia , 1899.

Emily Allington’s first memory was of the shine on her mother’s highly polished floors.

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