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The Gray family, from left; Amanada, Amber, Kensie (baby), Jason and Issy. Issy has a rare gene mutation. She is blind, deaf and fed through a tube. The family is currently fundraising for a modified vehicle.

Family love for Issy Gray

Isabelle Gray, 3, has a rare gene condition and a heart of gold.

Community mourns   video

Forensic teams search the area where Alex Fisher's body was found on Waitarere beach.

1:39 PM  Post mortem and formal identification to be carried out on body believed to be Alex Fisher's

Who was Alex Fisher?

Alexander Fisher didn't let asthma get in the way of living an active life. 

'Nightmare' client avoids jail

Palmerston North woman avoids jail for her part in the importation of methamphetamine.

Military mishap sparks blaze

Military training exercise went awry causing smoke on Desert Road.

Town runs short of water

Ashhurst people asked to reduce water use while water main to town's reservoir is fixed.

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From teacher to top cop

Inspector Sarah Stewart is Manawatu's first female area commander.

Inspector Sarah Stewart taught in Gisborne before following her dad into the police.

A cafe coffee lover

Reporter Kelsey Wilkie checks out what makes Espresso 101 a coffee lovers dream.

Community in shock video

Mystery, then a tragic discovery video


Few changes for cricket clubs

Marist wicketkeeper/ batsman Mitchell Renwick has stood down as the captain of the team in the hope to minimise the disruption caused by his representative commitments.

With the Manawatu Club Cricket season set to get underway this weekend, sports reporter Shaun Eade checks out who is set to star for the remaining three teams.

Smith boosts Manawatu United

Josh Smith, left, will boost Manawatu United for their game against Hawke's Bay this weekend.

The addition of Josh Smith to Manawatu United's starting side is hoped to boost their goalscoring chances.

Smith in serious condition after fire

Super stock driver Simon Smith is in a serious condition in Middllemore Hospital after his car caught fire at Arena Manawatu on Wednesday night.

Super stock driver Simon Smith is in a serious condition after his car caught fire in what has been described as an inferno at Arena Manawatu on Wednesday night.

Vipers eye upset

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League: Kiaora vs Hawkes. L to R: Kele Kose and Philip Taylor.

The Central Vipers are eyeing a chance to get a rare victory over the Akarana Falcons in the final round of the New Zealand Rugby League Premiership this Saturday.

Bryant learns from failures

Lance Bryant has been using his loss to Israel Adesanya in March as a learning experience.

Losing is not something Lance Bryant is accustomed to, but he has been taking plenty of lessons from it.


Health ratings the soft approach

A health star label is unlikely to have any impact on our thirst for sugary drinks, which know are bad for us.

OPINION: The addition of a health rating to soft drinks is little more than a cosmetic gesture.

Hansen has us spooked

Waisake Naholo and coach Steve Hansen have everything under control at the World Cup.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has got us spooked at the Rugby World Cup.

Living in the moment

KARL DU FRESNE: At 65 should I be watching my pennies or living in the day?

I recently passed a personal milestone. I became a superannuitant.

Labour has choice to make on TPPA

TPPA protesters.

If the TPP represents a halfway-decent deal for New Zealand, my bet is that Labour MPs will give it their blessing.

NZ roads perfect for reality TV

Mount a camera on the dash and watch the drama unfold.

Speeding New Zealand drivers would make great reality TV, except, perhaps, for the carnage they regularly produce.


Familiar beers worth revisiting

Luke Nicholas' Epic Armageddon may be winning all the awards, but his Pale Ale is among a number of beers people should not overlook.

With new beers released every other day, we sometimes forget about more common brews.

Art is the spice of life

Jonathan Ormrod

The White Room gallery is a year old and has brought back its first exhibiting artist, Jonathan Ormrod.

New Zealand Burlesque Festival returns

Kerry Rodda on stage as MisRed Delicious.

Kiwis, prepare to blush. The New Zealand Burlesque Festival is back.

Enough poison to kill off possums

Miranda Harcourt and Peter Hambleton in The Brokenwood Mysteries.

OPINION: You only need to fall asleep once holding your Milo and you’ve missed a clue.

A dedicated follower of fashion

Kate Arbuckle with designs of her dress which has made it into the final three of the Brother Design Stars sewing and craft competition

A Palmerston North student has designs on winning a career in fashion.

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