Sophie Hambleton from TV3's Westside will make her solo play debut in Fleabag.

Fleabag navigates being a girl

Centrepoint Theatre's upcoming show Fleabag packs a sucker punch.

Attack 'matter of time'

Phillip McLean looks at one of the injuries caused by Bear the dog.

Dog's brutal attack on man was only stopped by a well-placed finger poke.

Jail for abusing stepdaughter

Judge labels sex offender's excuses as "lame".

Cops come through for Te Kahu video

When 6-year-old's red ball was stolen he went to the cops. He's chuffed with the outcome.

An anxious return

A rugby referee says his assault by a player will always be at the back of his mind.

Capital route slashed

Lack of flights catches commuter by surprise.

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News

Green light tested in city park

Councillor Chris Teo-Sherrell with the recently  erected solar- and wind-powered street light.

4:28 PM  Palmerston North is embarking on a free trial of a public lighting system that makes its own power from the wind and sun.

Alleged protester gets bail

4:06 PM  After more than two months in custody alleged Budget Day protester, Ken Thurston, gets bail.

Off-kilter playhouse a hit

Turkish Delight on The Square

Sport

Goss full of pride

New Zealand sevens captain Sarah Goss, who is from Feilding, was flocked with request for photos on her return to ...

As New Zealand women's sevens team captain Sarah Goss returned to Manawatu for the first time since leading her team to an Olympic silver medal, she was overcome with pride.

Is McLeod the toughest of them all?

Sarah McLeod, pictured here playing for the Manawatu Cyclones, is chasing the national title in the Tough Guy and Gal ...

Sarah McLeod is competing at the national tough guy and gal champs.

Six changes for Turbos

Tim Cadwallader will get another chance to start at hooker.

Callum Gibbins, Chris Eves, Otere Black added to Turbos' starting XV for match against Southland.

Tufuga a happy hooker

Manawatu Cyclones hooker Rebekah Tufuga, centre, in typical barnstorming form at a Black Ferns trial last year.

The Manawatu Cyclones host Wellington this weekend.

NZ squashies give Australia thrashing

New Zealand's Kiriana Andrew, 18, left, comes forward to play a shot against Australian 16-year-old Elle Lane at ...

NZ took on Australia in Palmerston North this week.

opinion

Library uproar needs solving

Gary Barnett has taken his complaints about bad behaviour at the Feilding Public Library to the Manawatu District Council.

OPINION: Do the teens causing chaos at the Feilding Public Library need a space of their own?

Turbos looking good if they can cure leakages

Is lock Kane Thompson the man to help steady the Turbos shonky form at lineouts.

OPINION: You have to be able to take the pain if you are a Manawatu Turbos fan.

Was divine assistance the Greeks' steroids?

"The gods do not bestow winning qualities on all men alike," Odysseus said. Usain Bolt clearly got an ample portion.

OPINION: In the wake of the Olympic doping scandals, it is worth noting that the first sporting event recorded in Western literature was marred by accusations of unfair advantage and performance enhancement.

At the mercy of digital geeks

The digital age sometimes feels less like like progress and more like a war.

OPINION: I have a love-hate relationship with technology.

Opinion: Argument for liberal democracy remains strong

Venezuela's president Nicolas Miduro waves the national flag.

Critics of New Zealand's neoliberal consensus should bear in mind the alternatives.

Lifestyle

A theatrical take on the navy

Writer Gregory Cooper (in barrel) and other cast members of The Compete History of the Royal New Zealand Navy in rehearsal.

The Royal New Zealand Navy gets portrayed on stage.

Noise makes a comeback

Musicians and artists Kirsty Porter and Sarah Bingle are bringing back some noise to the Palmerston North music scene.

A Palmerston North gig is bringing back some old school noise.

Bravery fuels two new books

Professor Glyn Harper has added to his extensive list of authored books on military history.

Two books celebrating New Zealand and the Victoria Cross are aimed at a cross section of readers.

REVIEW: Tight, pacey performance delivered

Catriona Tipene in a new translation of Henrik Ibsen's play, "When We Dead Awaken".

This last play of Ibsen's, written in 1899, is now having its first-ever performances in New Zealand by the Walking Shadows company.

REVIEW: Concert delightfully narrated

Members of the Manawatu Sinfonia and Youth Orchestra rehearsing ahead of the performance of Peter and the Wolf.

REVIEW: The Manawatu Youth Orchestra and Sinfonia recently performed Peter and the Wolf to a packed house in Palmerston North.

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