Shane Harwood of the Nelson Tigers had his car catch fire during the qualifying rounds of the Superstocks Teams Champs in Palmerston North.

Car fire no deterrent

Despite his car being left a blackened mess, Nelson Tigers' Shane Harwood kept on racing.

Violence unveiled

Police family violence information disclosure scheme supported.

Violent past disclosure scheme helping to inform women, says women's refuge.

Online voting application

Plans advance to trial online voting in Palmerston North.

Views on signs sought

Election sign rules have gone out for public comment.

Crash driver named

The 23-year-old man killed in a crash near Ohakea was Carl Amey of Rongotea.

Hawkes Bay swoop in

Hawkes Bay Hawkeye captain Steve Jude led his team to its first Teams Champs title.

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10-year-old sells toys to raise money for charity

Matilda Brown (10) from Te Horo, with Freddie the goat at Zippity Zoo in Manakau. Matilda is helping to raise money for kids with cancer. The zoo is hosting a fundraiser to help.

Matilda Brown, 10, wanted to help a cancer fundraiser by selling her toys.

Burmese children learn their language

More than 10,000km from home, Burmese children are learning their native language in NZ.

Ticket name debacle leaves woman out of pocket

Bridge site sought


Central and Canterbury to square off

The Central Hinds will meet Canterbury in the Twenty20 final in Christchurch next week.

The women's T20 and one-day finalists have been found.

Horgan and Barrett keep the faith

Pat Horgan was in good touch as he and Chris Barrett won the Manawatu open pairs title at Palmerston North on Monday. Finalist Mark Noble, left, looks on in the background.

Pat Horgan and Chris Barrett won a tight Manawatu open pairs bowls final.

Long's wait is over

Shane Harwood of the Nelson Tigers makes a swift ext from his car after it caught on fire at the Teams Champs at Arena Manawatu.

The Hawke's Bay Hawkeye finally won their first Teams Champs title.

Manawatu riders brave toughest race

Manawatu mountain bikers Peter O'Sullivan, left, and Steve Pedley after finishing the extreme Pioneer race from Christchurch to Queenstown at the weekend.

Two Manawatu mountain bikers completed the toughest race they've ever done.

Hunt has the sharpest eye

Palmerton North's Martin Hunt won the Manawatu 50m open prone championship title at the Rifle Rod and Gun Club at the weekend.

The Manawatu 50m outdoor and 10m air rifle target shooting championships were at the Rifle Rod and Gun Club last weekend.


Crying wolf with TPP conspiracy theories

Thousands of people gathered in Auckland's CBD to protest against the signing of the TPP at Sky City.

OPINION: Aesop told of a shepherd boy who thought it would be funny to scare the villagers by crying out that a wolf was attacking his flock.

Zika virus: Don't panic

Researchers are working on a vaccine to the mosquito-bourne virus Zika, and in due course, will come up with one, Gwynne Dyer writes.

OPINION: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas is just the latest new disease to spread panic around the world.

State interferes with the naming of babies

Breakers player Tai Wesley with wife Chyna and son Major.

OPINION: The difficulties experienced by basketball player Tai Wesley in the naming of his firstborn son awoke old memories.

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Europe's symbol of unity under theat

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (left) and Justice Minister Jean-Jacques Urvoas, address a joint news conference after a meeting to find a common front on security challenges at Val Duchesse castle in Brussels, Belgium.

OPINION: “Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister.


A circle of friends

Ephraim Russell is the White Room Gallery's first exhibiting artist for the year.

Art for Ephraim Russell is often a collaborative thing rather than a solo pursuit and his new exhibition is one where he is amongst friends.

Power of the horse video

Papanui Station musters are best suited to horses.

Mustering on horse back is becoming a bit of a dying art but for some, it's a necessity.

The Finest Hours movie deserves way more acclaim

Chris Pine in The Finest Hours.

REVIEW: Two of the finest hours of my viewing season were sitting with my funny goggles on my nose enjoying The Finest Hours in 3D.

The fall out and the fight

Roy Sefton has been a staunch battler for the New Zealand Nuclear Test Veterans' Association.

Nuclear testing in the South Pacific. Operation Grapple happened over 50 years ago, but for Roy Sefton it is part of his everyday life.

A centenarian’s story

Train crash at Rakaia , 1899.

Emily Allington’s first memory was of the shine on her mother’s highly polished floors.

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