Philip Ropiha, right, and his son Thornton Ropiha check out some of the die-cast models on display at the Manawatu Model Toy Vehicle Collectors Fair.

Model festival a hit

The first die-cast model festival since the death of a long-time collector has proved popular.

Private weeps in dock

Private Sosaia Tassy Albert Junior Filimoemaka pleaded guilty to three charges at Court Martial.

12 min ago  He hit a soldier with a bottle to see if it would smash. Weeks later, he forced two soldiers to drink.

Spring to be cold, dry

Heavy rains and flooding this winter likely won't repeat, with a dry, cold spring expected.

Otere Black Turbos' main man

10:51 AM  Aaron Cruden playing for the Manawatu Turbos again this season - forget it.

Failed farming empire wrapped up

Millions paid back, but millions still owed, after large farming businesses liquidated.

Hampered by early home time

A strict curfew at Caccia Birch is stymieing the function centre's potential, say trustees.

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Feilding rugby player cops massive ban

One of the biggest bans in Manawatu rugby club history has been handed down.

0 min ago  A Feilding senior reserve rugby player has copped one of the biggest bans in Manawatu history.

Property market supply drops

Asking prices are flat, but so is the supply of new properties.

Manawatu golf loses well-known hairdresser

Child attacker stays in prison


Pirates do senior second double

The Pirates players celebrate after winning their second successive Manawatu senior seconds final.

12:10 PM  Pirates intend going for the threepeat next year after winning the senior second club rugby final again.

Marist injuries are taking toll

Palmerston North Marist football team come undone for sixth match in a row.

Manawatu Development XV No 8 Matt Gardner.

Development XV crunch Wairarapa-Bush

An under-strength Wairarapa-Bush Heartland were virtual sitting ducks for the Manawatu Development XV.


Duncan Garner: Keep evil in prison

FFXENT. Supplied image of Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan for Story.

OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.

A little city with soul

OPINION: Somewhere between New Plymouth and Palmerston North lies a city nestled on a river valley floor.

Tararua District Council offices, Dannevirke, New Zealand, Saturday, July 26, 2008. Credit:NZPA / Ross Setford

Resignation symptom of wider dysfunction

OPINION: The resignation of a five-term district councillor in Tararua should not have been allowed to happen. 


Poet pens a wild persona

Johanna Aitchison has recently had her third volume of poetry published.

Palmerston North writer Johanna Aitchison has penned her third book of poems.

Film festival flies into Palmy

Martial arts, Mafioso comedy and a controversial New Zealand activist are all the subject of films soon to be screened in Palmerston North.

Death row prisoners in the Dead Wrong production, Raiha Kiriona, left, lead actor Jamiee Harris, middle, and Connor Parker.

Dancing with death

A dramatic stage piece about the death penalty takes out student Stage Challenge award.

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