The aurora australis as seen from Opiki.

Off the top of my dome

Celestial bodies will soon be visible from Palmerston North once more.

Deputy mayor row

Horowhenua councillor Ross Campbell is accused by other councilors of breaching the code of conduct.

Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen wants to change his deputy but can't.

Saddle Rd truck fire

Driver escapes with minor injuries as break-down causes delays.

Return of the cluster flies

It sounds like a horror movie plot - swarms of cluster flies besieging North Island homes.

Dog bites cop

A pit bull is in hiding after it chomped into a police officer's arm.

Safer roads and footpaths

These items top the wishlist heading for projects around Palmerston North.

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News

A slushy success

There's been plenty of water on the ice rink's surface.

7:37 PM  Water on Palmerston North's ice rink doesn't put off thousands of skaters.

Copycat inmates increase threats

6:37 PM  Manawatu Prison received the highest amount of bomb threats out of any prison.

Weevil welcomed by pest group

Tararua to learn from Edgecumbe

Sport

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.

Pulse face stern test

Fresh off a win over the Northern Mystics on Monday night, wing attack Whitney Souness, left, and the Central Pulse face ...

It will be a tough two days in Invercargill for the Central Pulse.

Marist need to find top gear

Palmerston North Marist need to pick up some wins at home.

Palmerston North Marist face another tough assignment this weekend.

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

Mills gets hot in Spurs' win

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills goes to the basket against the Memphis Grizzlies

A late three-point shooting clinic by Patty Mills has fired San Antonio to a home-court win over Memphis.

opinion

Ministry responds

Milk.

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.

Let us watch

Michael Feyen rightly told the MidCentral DHB about the success of his council's livestreaming.

OPINION: It's simple, cheap and effective, so there's no excuse not to livestream.

Lifestyle

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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