Retired artist and teacher Bruce Rennie.

A big heart and a lifetime of art gallery

Head of art at Rangitikei College for 35 years, Bruce Rennie was a flamboyant anomaly for his time.

Gardener's lucky day 

A Holden Commodore went through a fence on Pioneer Highway in Palmerston North.

1:26 PM  Allan Burne chose the right day not to garden.

Death row dog reprieve

A dog used to attack someone set to get an 11th-hour rescue from death row.

Bennett wins deputy  video

8 min ago  Simon Bridges has lost his bid to be deputy prime minister.

A blast in the past

MEMORY LANE: News photographer Maurice Costello captured local life and times on film for 38 years.

Waiting for a home

Palmerston North looks for a partner to help build much-needed housing.

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News

Teen's unusual birthday video

Rhiana Bragg-Meyers, 14, and Jamie Wheeler, 14, were involved in a community-minded birthday scavenger hunt in Feilding.

It wasn't a party, cake and presents. But getting out and helping others showed these teenagers "more of what's out there".

Health board cuts cleaning for pensioners

First MidCentral threatened to cut off a 96-year-old, now two more women suffer similar treatment.

Two people seriously injured in crash

Suspicious car fire in Rongotea

Sport

Big wins for hoops juniors

Callum McRae starred in the Junior Tall Blacks' win over Guam at the Oceania under-18 basketball championships in Suva.

Easy wins for NZ's junior men's and women's basketball teams at the Oceania under-18 championships.

No Bull, this is the big time

Harry Bull works Benzini at the iconic Sha Tin racecourse earlier this week.

The Bull family from Hunterville set to take on the worlds best horses in Hong Kong.

Old Boys' appeal turned down

The result of the game between Marist and Old Boys last weekend will stand.

The result of the game between Marist and Old Boys last weekend will stand.

Kiwi cyclists on top in Melbourne

Dylan Kennett won gold in the 4000m individual pursuit at the Oceania track cycling championships in Melbourne on ...

Kiwis rack up five golds and 16 podiums on an outstanding day at the UCI Oceania Track Cycling Championships.

Ryder returns for CD

Jesse Ryder returns for the Central Stags this weekend.

The Central Stags welcomed back their power hitter for Knights clash.

opinion

The law is indeed an 'ass'

Horowhenua mayor Michael Feyen says the law is an ass.

OPINION: Somehow, our lawmakers managed not to imagine that a mayor might be keen to stick with their original choice of deputy.

A great from the golden age of Hollywood turns 100

Kirk Douglas, who starred in Spartacus in 1960, has turned 100.

OPINION: If 2016 isn't the worst year in recorded history for celebrity deaths it certainly seems like it.

Why having a Xmas birthday sucks

What can be done to make birthdays on Christmas Day happy?

Who would want to combine two of the best days of the year into one?

Key cared about his country's success

John Key cared about the success of the country he led, writes Liam Hehir.

OPINION: John Key has never shown any great desire to change who New Zealanders are.

Banning seclusion rooms looks too simplistic

Should seclusion rooms be banned?

OPINION: Education Minister Hekia Parata, who plans to outlaw seclusion rooms, says she understands managing challenging behaviour can be very difficult.

Lifestyle

A news photographer captures key moments

A lone passenger waits at the bird bespattered city council bus stop under the trees in The Square. The stop had its ...

MEMORY LANE: News photographer Maurice Costello captured local life and times on film for 38 years.

A big heart and a lifetime of art gallery

Retired artist and teacher Bruce Rennie at his home in Marton.

Head of art at Rangitikei College for 35 years, Bruce Rennie was a flamboyant anomaly for his time.

Ooch, ouch

A cattery can look after cats while people go away on holiday.

OPINION: There's something about a cat or a dog sitting outside the ranch slider or door in the evening waiting patiently to be let in.

New Blood stars start at the bottom

There's plenty of blood in New Blood.

OPINION: New Blood (UKTV Wednesdays) is about new blood and there's plenty of it.

Rodger Fox to strike up the Christmas band

The Rodger Fox Big Band and guests are coming to the pre-Christmas party in The Square.

The Rodger Fox Big Band is to headline the Christmas in The Square entertainment

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