Reed a perfect fit

Triathlon coaching squad's two gurus at helm

Husband and wife team run F3 Triathlon Coaching, which stands for Feel Fit and Faster.

Principal remains in jail

Elvis Shepherd Former principal who sexually abused two boys "making progress" with therapy programme, but will remain in prison.

Police complaint handling slammed

Watchdog finds police failed to adequately deal with assault allegation against Feilding officer.

Award nominations fall short

For the first time in the scheme's 26 years, Palmerston North will not give civic honours this year.

Arrests after large police search

Police arrest 16 people after searching more than 100 properties in Manawatu, Horowhenua.

Labour deputy targets startups

David Parker, on a visit to Palmerston North, says NZ needs conditions to foster companies like Obo.

Judge lenient on pot grower

marijuana Ashhurst man given a reduced sentence for cannabis-growing equipment and cheating his power bill.

Business time: City's new food outlet

Here's what's happening in the Manawatu business world.

Birthday bash heralds parade

'Passion' leads to big prize

Suman Warrior

Troops preparing for mayhem

Soldiers from around the world descend on Linton Military Camp for command exercise Suman Warrior.

Manawatu wary of Hawke Cup challengers

Manawatu bowler Navin Patel The Manawatu rep cricket team will have a target on their backs this summer, as holders of the Hawke Cup.

Glut of quicks sends Badenhorst south

Palmerston North's Roald Badenhorst is changing allegiances to Otago this summer.

The one rugby stat that matters

Nicol chooses to dwell on positives

tammy reed

Reed a perfect fit

Husband and wife team run F3 Triathlon Coaching, which stands for Feel Fit and Faster.

Power boss on $32k a week

Contact Energy new logo After turning in a bumper profit, Contact Energy chief executive Dennis Barnes appears to be the top paid power company chief exec again.

Victory over fine print

Retailers are warned they can no longer use fine print to hide information or mislead people.

Brazil hub for Tait's growth

PGC announces EPIC offer

Synlait milk

Synlait Milk takes top award

Canterbury's two top businesses hail from the dairy and tourism industries.

Third time lucky for Legends

Palmerston North's The Square Sometimes, good decisions take time.

Labour fails to woo voters

There will be successful Labour prime ministers in the future. Some of them will even go on to become enduringly popular statesmen.

No bombshell, just questions

Welcome to mediocrity, population: one beer

Papatawa school

Tararua schools flourishing

Rural schools are often the heart of their communities and it's tragic whenever they are forced to fold.

Humour and a few twists in hero's tale

kid Teacher Tim Jones is known for his humour in class and has brought that to a script written for his school's first production in seven years.

Muscle-building on steroids

Doping sports stars fall from lofty pedestals but experts say ordinary Kiwi gym goers are paying a different kind of price for dabbling in the world of performance and image-enhancing drugs.

'Mr Big' speaks out against steroids

From flour power to the Cake Tin

aline tran

An eye for cinematic splendour

Aline Tran doesn't see the world as most people do; she notices detail, light, the way sun or shade falls on a face, the angle, the colour and the tone.

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