Helen Baucke with dance partner Douglas Jarrett prepare to trip the light fantastic at the Blended Blue Ball in support of Plunket on August 8.

A chance to dance with the stars

Time for all to have a ball - a genuine old-school formal ballgowns and tux 'n tails event.

Underpaid for 6 years

School failed to keep record of how many hours matron worked, but argued it had done little wrong.

Teen admits burnouts

A Feilding teenager is in court after doing burnouts in the town's cemetery.

Save hundreds by switching over

Households save hundreds of dollars each year by switching power companies.

Video: Powerful haka by pupils video

A spine-tingling haka by more than 1500 boys was a powerful tribute to a much-loved teacher.

Street fight ends with court date

Man accused of causing grievous bodily harm won't face trial until 2016.

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Weaving the strands at UCOL

Maureen Lambert works on her basket in flax making/Harakeke wananga at UCOL.

5:25 PM  A group of deaf people celebrated Maori Language Week by finishing flax baskets five weeks in the making. 

Teen missing from Whanganui

Police have concerns for a missing thirteen year old girl.

Undersized paua sold for cash, kai

Sludge found in Kapiti stream


Plenty of new Turbos to ponder

Manawatu Turbos training in Palmerston North for the 2015 Season. Jason Emery is back from the Highlanders.

A wealth of talent means Turbos coach has a field of options to chose from.

Laumape an imposing specimen

Laumape will bring another level of professionalism to Manawatu and the Hurricanes.

Nehe Milner-Skudder in his All Blacks portrait.

Milner-Skudder desperate to make All Blacks debut

Milner-Skudder hopes to play the Rugby Championship decider in Sydney in two weeks time


Nats face third-term blues?

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 26:  Prime Minster, John Key speaks to the media following his speech at the Annual National Party Conference at Sky City on July 26, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

OPINION: Is National catching a case of the third-term blues?

Why Whanganui wants to lynch me

OPINION: The good people of Whanganui want my guts for garters.

Picking winners isn't such a winner for Sunsuper

Losing a family member is tough, even just the cat

I am writing this column having just showered off dirt from the ground in which I buried Marcus, our family cat.


Getting personal with paint

Kirsty Porter's upcoming exhibition deals with the subject matter of people.

Palmerston North artist Kirsty Porter will be the artist in residence for August at the White Room Gallery.

Ardijah is coming our way

Kiwi band Ardijah will be part of a Palmerston North pub's reopening night celebrations.

Violinist Natalie Lin will be joined by two other top young musicians to perform in a national tour.

Top trio tour the country

CLiK is a trio of top New Zealand chamber musicians and they are coming to Palmerston North.

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