Auction at capacity

Livestock, motorbikes, and a stuffed emu

This year's Ashhurst small holders auction struggled under the strain of its own success.

Fatal crash in Tararua

2:05pm Palmerston North woman Monique Miers has died in a single-vehicle crash in Tararua.

Trees get the chop

Broadway's trees have hit the chipper. By 2pm yesterday, they were gone.

Man tried to set petrol station alight

2:00pm A Manawatu service station is closed after a man attempted to set it alight by pouring petrol on the forecourt.

Lower toll still too high

The summer road safety campaign has ended with six deaths in the Central District.

Waitangi Day celebrations

Manawatu towns are gearing up for Waitangi Day with family activities planned.

More user-pay to fund councils?

A looming cash crisis could see councils resort to user-pays for rubbish, sewerage, library and water services.

Cop car crashes costly

Crashes, dings, scrapes and acts of vandalism have cost Central District police almost $130,000 in car repairs.

Veterans get one last ride

High-speed chase ends in arrest

80 laps for 80 years

Effervescent octogenarian Bill Devonshire has celebrated his birthday with a splash.

Hawke Cup stays in Manawatu's hands

Manawatu hung on to the Hawke Cup against Taranaki after rain washed out all play.

Eketahuna match more orderly

Eketahuna's Hurricanes-Crusaders match on Saturday might have got the drop on the four held at Mangatainoka.

Mathieson sets record, CD win title

Mathieson leads way as CD triumph

Oram prepared for tough ride

James Oram is gearing up to compete in his third New Zealand Cycle Classic.

250 Abano jobs up in the air

Some lab staff were in tears after news their employer withdrew from a regional district health board tender.

Kathmandu punished after loss forecast

Retailer's shares slump on news it would slip into the red for the first half, after nearly $12m profit last year.

How work skills will change

Restaurateur refused to kill cockroaches

Kiwi gets top job at Westpac NZ

David McLean was drawn home from the bright lights of New York City by the allure of his "dream job".

Serena's success a stunning achievement

There was no containing the joy of Serena Williams when she had triumphed in the Australian Open women's tennis final.

Hard-felt anguish from 1992 defeat

What's the event that has most upset you in your life? The death of friends and relatives?

Only time will tell

Isis fight not all it's cracked up to be

Rachel Stewart: Free speech for all

Since my last column, some in the dairy farming community have been telling me, and everyone else, who I am.

Bump in the night

They try to explain the unexplainable - but don't call them ghostbusters.

Overtones call for choral voices

Female barbershop chorus the Manawatu Overtones are singing out for more birds to join their flock.

Movie review: Into the Woods

What he does with the shadows

Birdman and American Sniper

BirdmanĀ (4 Stars)

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