Holly Pearce, 12, enjoys her ride on the ice despite the surface water.

A slushy success video

Water on Palmerston North's ice rink doesn't put off thousands of skaters.

Arson a 'cry for help'

Scott Peter Bulman was sentenced at the Palmerston North District Court for arson.

6:39 PM  A man committed arson so he would be locked up. The courts obliged.

Fire ravages home

6:04 PM  Three people escape a house fire in Roslyn, Palmerston North.

Motorcyclist dies

A man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a tractor in Manawatu.

We're stuck with the gorge

OPINION: Manawatu Gorge closures may be costly but the alternative options are even pricier.

Museum plans bigger exhibitions

New building will enhance the Waiouru army museum's ability to show off its wares.

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Wrongfully convicted man dies

Palmerston North man David Dougherty, who was wrongfully accused of rape, has died.

13 min ago  David Dougherty, who was wrongfully convicted of rape and abduction, has died. 

Taking care of business

6:04 PM  Manawatu's Suzie Johnson will step into the ring for the Battle of the Belts.

Eco-lodge still for sale in raffle

Plaque to Helen Kelly unveiled


Grand Prix won't grow - Quinn

A crash during the grand prix race at Manfeild Circuit: Chris Amon this year.

Hampton Downs track owner says New Zealand Grand Prix should have gone to his venue.

Innovation key for Manawatu rugby

Turbos wing Newton Tudreu and lock Liam Hallam-Eames will be able to benefit from the now completed Manawatu Rugby ...

A high performance centre, a mobile app, beetroot juice and drones all additions for Manawatu Turbos in 2017.

FOB-Oroua, contenders or pretenders?

Halfback Tom Stewart is one of the young stars in the FOB-Oroua backline.

Heading into the eighth week of Manawatu club rugby, it is still hard to gauge the quality of Feilding Old Boys-Oroua.

Changes all round for club netball

Last season's grand finalists Massey and Manukura Black will be contenders for this year's premier club netball title.

The region's top netballers will be in action next week.

Hockey start no pipedream

Club hockey will start this weekend after a broken water pipe caused last weekend's round to be cancelled.

After a false start, club hockey is back on.


We're stuck with the gorge

Drone shot of the 2017 Manawatu Gorge slip, blocking State Highway 3 at the Woodville end.

OPINION: Manawatu Gorge closures may be costly to the region but the alternative options are even pricier.

Ministry responds


OPINION: Regulating high-risk products is necessary, says top manager.

The problem with pace setting

Runners cross Tower Bridge, the halfway point of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.

OPINION: Pace setting is taking the breeze out of top-class athletics distance records

The military child

Military families should take the chance Anzac Day presents to give themselves a pat on the back.

COLD COFFEE: As part of a military family, I see first-hand the effects our lifestyle has on family.

Public radio at its finest

Sir Geoffrey Palmer, one of three prime ministers featured so far on RNZ's The 9th Floor.

OPINION: RNZ mighht be too full of itself sometimes, but The 9th Floor is excellent.


Author on a mission

Glyn Harper reads his WWI children's book Jim's Letters to a class at Tiritea School.

Whether it's military histories for adults or children, Glyn Harper is prolific.

Using their nine lives

Cats have inbuilt mechanism to save their nine lives.

PAWS AND CLAWS: Cats have an amazing ability to come out of anything unscathed.

Stalwart club no longer

Longburn Women's Institute silver jubilee committee and foundation members, 1957. From left, Mrs Rowland, Mrs ...

MEMORY LANE: The Longburn Women's Institute is the victim of busy modern-day life.

Some assembly required

There's good DIY and there's bad DIY, and then there's How Not to DIY.

TUNNEL VISION: These words strike daggers into the heart of Malcolm Hopwood.

The art of war in Wellington

Portraits of real New Zealand veterans by Matt Gauldie take unexpected guises.

Reflecting on mortality and the military, are civilian art appetites too soft?

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