Feilding sprinter Vanessa Story has returned from an international meet with six medals.

Sprinting to world champs gallery

A Feilding athlete and Mum is in training for the track and field world champs in France next month.

$10k average load debt 

Raewyn Fox, chief executive of the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services launched the new "Code of responsible borrowing", developed as a corollary to the code that lenders will have to meet.

Manawatu's average debt of $10,000 is higher than the national average.

$5m on health claims

Knees, hips, skin and bowel are the most common operations in the region.  

All he wants is to ride a bike

Zooming around on a set of wheels is what Matthew Hollier dreams about.

Back where it all begain

After graduating from Massey 32 years ago, Ray Geor is set to return as new pro Vice-Chancellor.

Farewell John Campbell,  video

OPINION: John Campbell will be waking up this morning probably slightly hung-over after last night’s send off.

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Festival provides cultural immersion

IPC Omatsuri Day at IPC Tertiary Institute .
themed around Kyoto, the ancient capital city of Japan.,Katherine Setiadi counts as Lochy Jensen, 15, and Finnian Galbraith, 15 from Kapiti College play the "Kingyosukyi" or "Fish scooping game" .

A piece of Japan's ancient capital Kyoto has been brought to life in Palmerston North.

Red Cross sale gets green light

Thousands of classics, essays, cookery, history and even Mills and Boon books drew hundreds to the first day of the annual Red Cross book sale opening.

Firefighter in measles scare

One person critical after Levin crash

Sport

Kias bomb chance to take out OB-Marist

Halfback Toby Morland had a big game for Te Kawau against College Old Boys on Friday night.

Manawatu club rugby had their only night round at Massey University on Friday.

Giants too good for Jets in Palmy

A stellar performance from Josh Duinker saw the Nelson Giants start their North Island road trip with a 105-88 win.

Manawatu Jets guard Dion Harris tries to drive through Nelson Giants forward Phill Jones in their game at Arena Manawatu on Friday night.

Jets still winless at home

Nelson giants make sure Manawatu Jets are still without a win at home.

Opinion

School start times raise issues

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OPINION: Group entry intakes at schools need to ensure the best interests of the children are preserved.

Online voting a must

OPINION: Was the Palmerston North City Council really serious about boosting voter numbers?

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Intersection of Roberts Line and Napier Road.

Roundabout the logical relief for Roberts Line

OPINION: It's not complex - convenience and cost are no substitute for safety.

Lifestyle

Lucky break for festival

Andrew London

REVIEW: Appearing as part of the Jazz and Blues Festival, Andrew London’s satirical take on everyday life always makes for an enjoyable evening.

In the heart of the outbreak

Thousands perished, some survived. The world rushed to the aid of West Africa following the Ebola outbreak at the end of last year.

Deirdre O'Kane, centre, is an indomitable crusader for kids in Noble.

Doughty Irishwoman a child crusader

Christina Noble is far from nobility by virtue of her upbringing.

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