Big dry brings restrictions

No guarantee rain will ease hot conditions

Water and fire restrictions are expanding across the wider Manawatu as this year's dry weather continues.
Toni Apa and daughter Elen

Body found in river

A man's body was pulled from the Whanganui River by police this morning.

More charges coming?

Further charges could be on the way for man accused of sexually violating women in their homes.

Long road for unskilled jobseekers

Near half Palmerston North people on job seekers benefit have been on it for over a year.

Falling child abuse rates still high

Child abuse claims have declined in Manawatu and across NZ, but remains alarmingly high.

Graduates chasing pay overseas

Survey finds students seeking bigger pay overseas, some to leave soon as courses finished.

Accused in drugs case out on bail

One of the people arrested as part of a Horowhenua methamphetamine sting has been given bail.

Sharing recycling message with Japan

It seems the best way to share rubbish and recycling tips is over a cup of coffee.

Plunket urges swimming lessons

Flood of cash for river upgrades

Bound for big challenge

A Palmerston North teen is ready to face his fears.

Jet-setting Horvath king of the court

Nick Horvath is back teaching in Palmerston North, but has been called up to play again for NBL team Sydney Kings.

Feilding throwers in limelight

Feilding throwers have won both the men's and women's discus competitions at the Cooks Classic.

Old Boys end Palmerston's unbeaten stretch

Aussie steals Kiwi thunder

Oram prepared for tough ride

James Oram is gearing up to compete in his third New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Bank fee case awaits Aussie outcome

Fair Play on Fees is eyeing the result of a similar stoush in Australia before it proceeds any further.

Kiwi hits fresh three-year low

NZ dollar tumbles against the greenback as markets predict the Reserve Bank will cut the official cash rate this year.

Kupe results look positive: NZOG

Licence at a premium

Don't store fuel at home, motorists warned

People making the most of low fuel prices are even trying to fill up empty soft drink bottles at the pumps.

Threats go beyond freedom of speech

Social media seems to the favourite platform for revealing the darker, nastier and potentially violent side of human nature.

Tennis stars' outfits no excuse for sexism

The focus should be on the game, not on tennis stars' outfits.

Exciting race for mayoral chains

More about politics than art

Labour needs to devise a strategy

As long as Labour can be disciplined enough, there are methods of beating National in the next election.

Revving up old the Singer

Reporter Thomas Heaton meets up with quilting expert Ron Te Kawa.

Film review: Taken 3; Exodus: Gods and Kings; Paddington

The perfect weekend movie combo - kidnapping, gunplay, gods, kings and, of course, marmalade.

Country comes to town

Fiery festival hits Hunterville

Birdman and American Sniper

Birdman (4 Stars)

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