An artist's impression of what the Mangaone Stream pathway could look like upstream of Pioneer Highway with some selective planting.

Keeping the city green

Gaps are appearing in Palmerston North's canopy of trees. How might they be plugged?

Massey manslaughter

Massey University student Virginia Ford was killed in March 2015 by Jesse John Stuart Ferris-Bromley.

Jesse Ferris-Bromley bashed his partner multiple times before her death, court hears.

Child 'left in car overnight'

Police say a mother failed to tell them she had a baby in her car when they removed her to stop her driving.

Prison investigations ongoing

Prisoner seriously assaulted in prison is out of hospital, but no arrests made.

Girl sells toys for charity video

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

Bridge site sought

Work is close to beginning on a pathway from Palmerston North to Linton Military Camp.

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Memorial site for crash victim

Flowers and a Te Kawau rugby shirt were left at the site where Carl Amey died in a car crash on Saturday, February 6.

11 min ago  Flowers and a rugby uniform have been left at the site of a fatal car crash.

A life on paper

4:24 PM  Artist James Robinson opens the floor with the first exhibition of the year at the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery.

Beggars on council hit-list

Cheap supermarket booze hurting business for bars


Upsets always a chance in bowls

Pat Horgan, left, and Mark Noble played an exciting Manawatu men's pairs final at Palmerston North on Monday.

Reputations haven't counted for much in bowls recently.

Lindsay gets the adrenaline pumping

Angus Lindsay won the main event at the Adrenaline 6 fight night.

Wellington's Angus Lindsay beat Terrence Montgomery of Auckland in a full Thai rules fight.

Kiwi driver looking forward to Manfeild

Brendon Leitch, here in action at Taupo during round four of the Toyota Racing Series last weekend, is the leading Kiwi in the series, which finishes at Manfeild this weekend.

Brendon Leitch is the leading Kiwi in the TRS this year.

Koroi centre of attention

Vilimoni Koroi aims to make the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in his final year at Feilding High School.

Vilimoni Koroi is considering playing in the midfield.

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.


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 life on paper

James Robinson is an artist interested in the psychology  of his practice.

Artist James Robinson opens the floor with the first exhibition of the year at the Zimmerman Contemporary Art Gallery.

Steve Jobs a frustratingly unpleasant movie character

Michael Fassbender puts in a brilliant performance as Apple founder Steve Jobs

REVIEW: Michael Fassbender plays a grumpy Steve Jobs in the biopic film.

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.

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