American Chautauqua poster.

A big brown tent and Ch-what?

Early in 1919, a strange new word started buzzing around Palmerston North.

'You have no rights'

The Defence Force says its instructor selection process has improved.

More than half of army recruits have been verbally abused by instructors, a report shows.

Region tops country for jobs growth

Latest jobs figures show Manawatu/Whanganui is a "power house".

Pipers and drummers go world class

A youthful Manawatu No 1 pipe band is off to compete in the world championships in Glasgow.

Women in police take a bow

Torch visit marks 75 years of women in New Zealand Police.

Beervana nirvana

Beervana showcases how craft beer has well and truly moved on from faddism.

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Auckland solutions not for regions

Whakarongo is Palmerston North's next housing area.

Solutions to Auckland's housing shortage could harm Palmerston North's growth.

What happened to Mary? video

After four days of searching, police consider scaling back efforts to find Mary Berrington.

Fabric art Matariki puppets enthral

Man injured by steer


College prevail in tense clash

The Manawatu club hockey competition is nearing the playoffs.

The latest wrap of Manawatu club hockey.

Stewart defends rainbow jersey

Southlander Bradly Knipe in action during the men's individual sprint competition.

Manawatu's Campbell Stewart twice came from behind to retain his world junior omnium title in Switzerland

Maximum ban for ref puncher

Manawatu club rugby player Pama Paisami has been banned from rugby for life after punching a referee.

Club rugby player given life ban for punching a referee, knocking him to the ground.

Another title for Stewart

The New Zealand men's team pursuit team on the way to winning gold at the junior world track cycling championships in ...

Chalk up another gold medal for Campbell Stewart.

Bryant v Betham not any time soon

Boxer Lance Bryant, right, and his trainer Mike Meehan.

Betham v Bryant will have to wait.


Sky stranglehold stupifying

Fairfax Media has pulled out of Olympics coverage in Rio.

OPINION: Sports lovers the losers in Olympics broadcast wrangle.

Realism needed in the war on terror

NICE, FRANCE - JULY 16: A woman weeps as she views flowers and tributes on the Promenade des Anglais on July 16, 2016 in ...

OPINION: The French prime minister is in a bit of trouble for saying "France is going to have to live with terrorism".

OPINION: Calm needed in police powers debate

The scene of a police shooting in Rotorua on Thursday.

 OPINION: We live in an age where jumping to conclusions has never been easier.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Queues formed as people flocked to their nearest Lotto counter to buy a ticket for Saturday's draw.

OPINION: Last week, apparently everybody did, writes Richard Swainson.

Acting with minimum effort

Gary Sinise in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

OPINION: He might only be putting in 40 per cent, but Gary Sinise is a saving grace on Criminal Minds - Beyond Borders.


Beervana nirvana

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Beer writer Phil Cook at Beervana.

Beervana showcases better than any other festival how craft beer has well and truly moved on from faddism.

Walking a narrow path to God

The five families living in an intentional Christian community in the rural Manawatu village of Kimbolton.

A year ago an intentional Christian community was set up in rural Manawatu. We go inside.

What to do if a stray cat visits

Anderson's Veterinary Hospitals in Palmerston North has recently had several stray cats brought in by caring people who ...

OPINION: One of the ever present rescued cats from work called L&P decided to get on the two-storey roof.

Call the Midwife reigns supreme

Call the Midwife is into its fifth season.

OPINION: Call the Midwife (TV One, Wednesdays) is now into its fifth series, with strong story lines that reflect medical science in the early 1960s and the awakening lifestyle revolution for young people.

A big brown tent and Ch-what?

The Apollo Concert company.

Early in 1919, a strange new word started buzzing around Palmerston North.

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