Tangi Utikere has been appointed deputy mayor by Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith.

Former rival to be Smith's deputy

9:18 PM  Palmerston North's new deputy mayor is 36, and half Cook Islander.

Negotiations 'a farce'

District health boards and a union representing junior doctors are still not seeing eye to eye.

Doctors union says DHBs are happier to pay for strikes than settle.

Trees ablaze by riverbank

9:47 PM  A stand of trees was ablaze on a riverbank south of Taihape.

Division at the council table

Helen Worboys' selection of senior positions is criticised by Manawatu councillors.

Car crashes into fence

A car has crashed into a suburban fence in Roslyn.

Tararua council sworn in

The new mayor of Tararua and councillors were sworn in on Wednesday.

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Kashmir a prison, protest organiser says

A protest march and vigil taking a stand against the crackdown on unrest in Kashmir will be held on Sunday, organised by ...

Palmerston North protesters will take a stand against human rights abuses happening in Kashmir.

Where's the jury?

Murder trial put on hold after not enough people show up to take part in the jury panel.

Autism system 'needs change'

Mayor back in the building


van Tuyl stuck in the stables

An injury to Double J Sunshine means Katharine van Tuyl will miss the four-star three-day eventing competition in ...

This was meant to be a break out season for eventer Katharine van Tuyl and Double J Sunshine, instead they will spend most of it in the stables.

Fresh faces for Heartland XV

TIMARU, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 22: James Lash of Buller looks to pass the ball during the Heartland Meads Cup match ...

New Zealand Heartland XV coach Barry Matthews has selected 15 new caps to tour Fiji.

Otago expected to land key signings

New Zealand Secondary Schools wing Mosese Dawai in action against Fiji this year.

New Zealand Secondary School wingers likely to head south.

McCullum battles on in biography

Brendon McCullum has come out swinging in his book, Declared.

OPINION: It was no surprise that Brendon McCullum should come out swinging in his book Declared.

Clubs reduce carbon footprint

Palmerston North Golf Club is one of several Manawatu sports groups to benefit from a scheme aimed at cutting carbon ...

Bright new lights and recycling bins are the key to saving money and keeping club grounds clean.


McCullum battles on in biography

Brendon McCullum has come out swinging in his book, Declared.

OPINION: It was no surprise that Brendon McCullum should come out swinging in his book Declared.

Government blind to road toll realities

A fatal car crash on State Highway 3 at Penny Road, south of Sanson.

OPINION: Drivers aged 60 aren't a particularly high risk, but the risk grows dramatically with age.

There's no shame in being a mother wearing many hats

Must being a mother define a person?

For me, 'mother' has always been a verb, not a noun.

Ngaruawahia P crackdown a warning

Tribal Huk Waikato president, Jamie Pink with the hammer took with him to clear the P houses out of Ngaruawahia

OPINION: Gang action in Ngaruawahia erodes the rule of law.

Time-honoured traditions still have a place in our schoolyards

Aspiring netballer Kyla Murdoch has been told she can't bring her ball to school.

OPINION: Many New Zealanders will have fond memories of playing bullrush, climbing trees and kicking balls around sports fields at school.


Comedy satire out trumps Donald

Alexander Sparrow in character as Donald Trump.

Comedian brings his political satire about Donald Trump to Palmerston North. 

Stoking the artistic fire gallery

Nick White's home in Woodville is also his studio and workshop.

A gallery and a workshop in Woodville is like stepping into another world.

Globe series to finish on a high

Leading Kiwi pianist Ludwig Treviranus provides the finale for the 2016 Globe Sunday Matinee concert series.

Leading NZ pianist Ludwig Treviranus brings to a close the first year of the Globe Sunday Matinee concert series

Annual summer concert series needs musos

Three members of the four-piece band, The Bing Turkby Ensemble playing during the Sounds of Summer 2016,  from left; ...

The call has gone out for local musical participants in the annual Sounds of Summer concert series.

Duo pay tribute to tenor Mario Lanza

Lindsay Perigo, broadcaster and author has written a biography of singing great, Mario Lanza.

Karl Perigo and his uncle, well-known broadcaster Lindsay, perform together in Operatunity's homage to Mario Lanza

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