Palmerston North Girls' High School students Rebecca Bleackley, 17, Danielle Deans, 17 and Georgie Allpress 17 launch their new product for the young enterprise scheme.

Students brew a business

Budding entrepreneurs are brewing up new business ideas, including a body scrub made from used coffee grounds.

Rain floods homes gallery video

Mud covers Wright St in Wellington's Mt Cook.

10 min ago  Heavy downpours overwhelm some homes and infrastructure in the capital.

Urgent development needed in city

Palmerston North urgently needs housing development, an expert says.

Images of quake tough to watch

Family, friends crowd around as destruction from Nepal's earthquake played out on TV.

One injured after car rolls on SH3

One person was in a critical condition after a car rolled on State Highway 3 near Sanson.

Gorge closes to prevent future woes

The Manawatu Gorge set to close on Wednesday as rockfall protection is installed.

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Horizons seeks feedback

Horizons Regional Council generic

Less than a week remains for residents wanting to make submissions on Horizons Regional Council's draft Long Term Plan.

Evicted after meth discovery

A man felt "victimised" when his HNZ tenancy was terminated after methamphetamine was found contaminating the property.

Mixed views on capital value

Gorge alternatives costly


Neil Hood tight lipped over Central resignation

No-one can confirm exactly why Neil Hood resigned as chief executive of Central Districts.

8 min ago  A wall of silence has gone up in Central Districts over the resignation of chief executive Neil Hood.

Impressive weekend of Anzac relays

Alan Adamson's weekly athleticscolumn

Tu Toa first five-eighth Joey Te Huna, centre left, trying to weave his way through the Rongotai College defence in their match at Tu Toa yesterday

Big win for Tu Toa over Rongotai

Tu Toa punching above their weight again.


Key gets off lightly for 'horseplay'

PM John Key admits he needs to conduct himself more carefully in public following revelations he repeatedly tugged a waitress's ponytail in an Auckland cafe.

OPINION: Supporters who claim the hullabaloo over John Key's ponytail pulling is a beat-up should ask themselves this question: what if it had been Andrew Little? 

The PM, ponytails and pratfalls

OPINION: He can be a fun guy, but this week Prime Minister John Key looked like a prize jerk.

It's not about trade - it's about control

What do you know about the TPPA?


When rugby went to war

Rugby historian Clive Akers has written an ebook on the effect war had on rugby.

Rugby did not escape the impact of WWI and a project showing just how much it was affected by war.

Drama at the coalface

Coaltown Blues is a play with real grit, written by a man who was bought up in a mining township. 

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